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Jan. 24, 2024

Spring 2024 Involvement Fair

Don't miss out on the Spring 2024 Involvement Fair on Jan 30 from 4-7 p.m. in MSU 218! Meet with various club leaders and discover a sea full of opportunity!

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JCPenney SUIT-UP Event - Sunday, February 4, 2024 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at JCPenney at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Get up to 50% off professional clothing. Bring KU ID. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED = JUST SHOW UP!

Free KU Basketball Tickets and More - Use your KU login, create an account and access student-only events, discounted KU Presents! tickets, and a FREE TICKET to regular season home basketball games.

VA Benefits Monthly Verification - Military/Veteran Students: Receive your monthly stipend or housing allowance by submitting your verification to the VA at the end of each month. More info – Mil-Vet D2l Knowledge Center.

Enrollment Certification Form - Military/Veteran Students: Reminder to submit your form for the Spring 2024 semester if you are using military benefits. This must be completed every semester.

Unlock Your Potential with Coursera Academy - Get ready for the next level! Soon, access Coursera’s Career Academy for free! Choose from 100+ certificates and 400+ online courses.

Start Your Semester on the Right Note With PSECU - Better banking with PSECU! Your on-campus credit union. Click the link to get started and earn up to $300 when you meet promo requirements.

We Want to Hear Your Thoughts on Study Abroad - Your participation in this short survey will help KU staff improve study abroad advising resources and design new programs.


Spring Semester Welcome Week Events run through  Feb. 1  - Full schedule

Wed. Jan. 24

Transfer Student Lunch and Learn - 11 a.m.-1 p.m., MSU 218/223.

Sailesh the Hypnotist - 7 p.m., MSU 218.

Thu. Jan. 25

Plan for Success: Syllabus Mapping 101 - Come to the Academic Forum for expert help on how to plan for each of your classes based off its syllabus.

Open Collegiate Recovery - Open activity/meeting for collegiate recovery for those who are curious, sober, and/or impacted by family/friends. Come join us at the Health Center from 7-8 p.m.

Designing Your Career Path Workshop - 11 a.m. "Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decision. Via Zoom.

Boxwood Welcome Days - Stop by from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a hot beverage and get to know the Boxwood House community, resources, programs and ease back into the semester. Meet new friends!

Fri. Jan. 26

Cookies with Your Coordinators - Connect with experts in First Year Experience, Transfer Engagement, Tutoring Services and Academic Recovery while enjoying delicious treats. MSU 218, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mon. Jan. 29

Writing Center Open Monday, January 29, 2024 -In-person and online sessions available. Contact us at 610-683-4733/ (RL100c). For an online session, please go to

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 3 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more. Via Zoom.

Tue. Jan. 30

Safe Space Training at Boxwood House - Noon-1 p.m. All are welcome. RSVP through Engage to attend.

Spring 2024 Involvement Fair - Meet club and organization reps. MSU 218, 4-7 p.m.

Senior Kickoff - 11 a.m. Receive info to successfully find employment Walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU! Via Zoom.

First FMLA General Board Meeting - 11 a.m., Boxwood House. Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is a campus club with a focus on activism, racial justice, gender equity, self-empowerment, and anti-violence.

First It's On Us General Board Meeting - 4 p.m., Boxwood House. A campus club with focus on raising awareness and sharing resources on healthy relationships, bystander intervention, to combat sexual assault.

Wed. Jan. 31

Winter Welcome Back at Boxwood House - 3-6 p.m. - All are welcome to join us at the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center for coffee, cookies and crafts at our open house event.

Poster Sale - Buy posters to decorate your dorm! Poster prices vary. Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

The Washington Center Info Session - 3 p.m. Want to intern in Washington D.C.? TWC's program places students in internships there. Via Zoom.

Designing Your Career Path Workshop - 3 p.m. Learn to access the latest career info and resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions. Old Main 138.

Senior Kickoff - 2 p.m. Receive info to successfully find employment Walk away with the knowledge, resources and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU! Via Zoom.