Virtual Summer Series for Incoming Residents

Living on campus for the first time in Fall 2024? Participate in virtual Q&A sessions over both Zoom and Instagram this summer!

From May 2024-July 2024, we are offering five informational sessions (including live Q&A) on various topics to help answer your questions about room selection, residence hall policies, move-in day, and more! There will be five Zoom-based “What’s Up Wednesday” presentations on select weeknights at 7pm, three of which will be followed by Instagram Live sessions on the same topic the next day (Thursdays) at 12 noon. Incoming students and their families are invited to attend both the Zoom presentations and the Instagram Live sessions, or whichever is more convenient for them. The full schedule for these summer sessions is listed below.

Through these conversations, we look forward to sharing campus knowledge with you, answering questions big and small, and engaging with our newest Golden Bears! We can’t wait for you to see what “Live Here, Roar Here” means here at KU!  


Room Selection: Our Associate Director will answer your questions about housing options, Special Interest Housing Communities, the selection timeline and process, give general tips about the MyCollegeRoomie platform, and answer the most common questions that come up throughout the summer. 

What’s Up Almost-Wednesday: Tues. May 21 at 7:00pm 

  • A recording of the live Zoom from 5/21/24 can be found here.

    Meal Plans & Dining: Our Associate Director will give an overview of our dining facilities, meal plan options and pricing, and explain dining terminology such as Flex, Bear Bucks, FAB, and more. If you have questions about food on campus, don’t miss this one! 

    What’s Up Wednesday: Weds. June 12 at 7:00pm

    • A recording of the live Zoom from 6/12/24 can be found here.

    Instagram Live: Thurs. June 13 at 12:00 noon

    • Follow us @LiveHereRoarHere on Instagram  

    Setting Up For Success: Wondering what to bring to set up your room? Wondering what NOT to bring? Wondering what kind of staff support you’ll have? Seasoned campus professionals and former residents will share their best tips about how to safely set up your space, and how to thrive in your hall throughout the year.  

    What’s Up Wednesday: Weds. June 26 at 7:00pm

    Instagram Live: Thurs. June 27 at 12:00 noon

    • Follow us @LiveHereRoarHere on Instagram 

      Community Expectations & Policies: As a new Golden Bear, it’s important to know the policies that keep you and fellow residents safe. Our senior leadership will review basic policies, give advice about common mistakes new residents make, and review the supports and structures in place within our residential communities.  

      What’s Up Wednesday: Weds. July 17 at 7:00pm

      Instagram Live: Thurs. July 18 at 12:00 noon

      • Follow us @LiveHereRoarHere on Instagram 

      Welcome Home, Golden Bear! Move-In & Welcome Week: Your first days on campus are exciting, informative, and incredibly memorable. We know it can also be overwhelming, though, and we are here to help. Knowledge is power! We will tell you what to expect on move-in day, answer any questions about logistics, and review what Welcome Week will look like. 

      What’s Up Wednesday: Weds. July 24 at 7:00pm

        Please note that all Zoom presentations will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel on the Friday following the session. If you do not wish for your Zoom name to be shared, feel free to change it to “Anonymous” before logging into the Zoom. You are welcome to keep your video off as well, and we ask that all attendees please remain muted throughout the presentation. Questions can be entered into the chat feature at the end of the presentation in the Q&A portion. Questions will also be taken live during the Q&A portion at the end of each Instagram Live.