Hawk Week 2018 Highlights

Hawk Week 2018 Highlights

Thursday, August 16 - Sunday, August 26

  • Thursday, August 16
    • Honors Open House
      • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Nunemaker Center
      • Stop by Nunemaker Center for some light refreshments and to meet the Honors staff, our Student Peer Mentors, and the Honors Student Council!
  • Friday, August 17
    • Jayhawk Jumpstart
      • (Office of First-Year Experience)
      • This required program for all NEW KU students focuses on individual and community well-being. Students participate in important conversations about social justice, personal safety and community expectations, and health and wellness. Jayhawk Jumpstart helps students to meet one another and to reflect on those experiences that make us stronger as a community.
  • Sunday, August 19
    • Honors Convocation
      • 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Burge Union
      • Enjoy meeting with your seminar instructor, seminar assistants, and classmates. Following a brief welcome program, you’ll walk up the hill (from the Burge to Nunemaker Center) to symbolize the start of your KU Honors career!
  • Monday, August 20
    • First Day of Classes
  • Saturday, August 25
    • Super Service Saturday
      • (Center for Community Outreach (CCO))
      • Super Service Saturday is a one-day volunteer event. While engaging in volunteer opportunities through the CCO, new KU students will discover community agencies throughout the KU and Lawrence community.
  • Sunday, August 26
    • Planning Your Honors Path: Where Can Honors Take You?
      • 2:00-4:00 p.m., Ballroom, Kansas Union
      • This continuation of the University Honors Program orientation will introduce you to the Honors Enhanced Learning Experience (ELEs). Honors faculty, staff and peer mentors will be on hand to help you discover and plan your path at KU.

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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