Welcome Back!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Whether you’re you’re on campus for another school year, or returning to the School of Engineering for the first time since orientation, welcome back!  Construction on a massive expansion, known as the Learned Earned Engineering Expansion Phase 2, is in full swing, so there are several changes to pedestrian access at Learned Hall, Spahr Library and the Engineering Courtyard.  A full rundown of the project and a Q&A with all the details is available here.

There are a wide range of activities to kick off the start of the new academic year. Here are a few of many important events in the next few weeks:

Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 22
10 a.m. - noon,
 Eaton Hall room 2
Lunch served noon to 1 p.m., Spahr Library.

All incoming graduate students are invited to attend orientation, which offers students an opportunity to meet graduate students and faculty, receive enrollment assistance, and obtain information about KU, the city of Lawrence, and the community. In addition, most departments host individual sessions, where students can connect with faculty, staff, and students in their area of interest.  

Hawkweek Activities

Aug. 23-30

Incoming freshmen can take part in dozens of activities throughout the week that will familiarize them with the KU campus, KU traditions, their class schedules, the libraries and their new classmates.  

Engineering Student Council Welcome Back

Sunday, Aug. 25
Noon - 2 p.m.
Eaton Hall, Engineering Courtyard

A welcome back event for students in the KU School of Engineering with free food and a chance to learn about student organizations and opportunities to get involved. Hosted by Engineering Student Council.  

Diversity Programs Welcome

Monday, Aug. 26
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Spahr Library

Students from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) host an event to welcome students to campus and learn more about their organizations. Organizational photos will be taken.


Society of Women Engineers Welcome

Tuesday, Aug. 27
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Spahr Classroom

The KU Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts an event to welcome students back to campus and introduce them to the organization. Organizational photos will be taken.  

Frosh Frenzy

Friday, Aug. 30
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Eaton Hall, Engineering Courtyard

A fun Amazing Race-style event to help School of Engineering freshmen meet their classmates and learn more about the KU campus. Prizes, followed by free food. Hosted by Engineering Student Council. Participants should wear shoes they can run in and dress for the weather.

Rockin’ on Learned Lawn

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Learned Hall back lawn and the Engineering Courtyard

Stick around after Frosh Frenzy for music, food, prize giveaways, and a chance to interact with engineering staff, faculty, and other students. This event is open to all School of Engineering students, faculty and staff and their familes and is sponsored by Engineering Student Council and the KU School of Engineering.  

SWE Evening With Industry

Tuesday, Sept. 17
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.,
Kansas Union Ballroom, 5th floor.

Enjoy dinner as you schmooze with employers looking for eager and capable interns.  Cost is $5 for SWE members, $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by Friday, Sept. 14. To register, click here. Sponsored by the KU Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers in conjunction with the School of Engineering Office of Diversity and Women’s Programs.  

Fall Engineering & Computing Career Fair

Noon - 5 p.m.
Kansas Union, 5th floor.

Employers and KU students can make career connections and explore job and internship possibilities. Students should dress professionally and research employers of interest.  Coordinated by Engineering Career Center.

Engineering Family Day

Saturday, Sept. 21
TBA (2.5 hours before start of football game)
Eaton Hall Atrium

A chance to socialize with engineering faculty and staff and to learn more about several student organizations. Food is served.



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