Rock Chalk, Welcome Back

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Whether you’re returning KU for another exciting year or a first-year Jayhawk arriving in Lawrence for the time, welcome (back) to campus! Several events are planned at the School of Engineering and across the university to greet students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Here’s a quick rundown:

Welcome Back Events

Hawkweek Activities  

August 16-26, Various Locations Campuswide

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 Academic Welcome

Friday, August 17 – 3-5 p.m., LEEP2 McClendon Atrium

The Engineering Academic Welcome provides an opportunity for incoming students to tour the School of Engineering, see various labs, research projects and to meet student groups. 

Engineers Rock the Block 

Saturday, August 18 – 2:30, LEEP2 & Engineering Courtyard

Engineers Rock the Block is a welcome event, primarily aimed at first year students, though all engineering students are welcome to attend. There will be lawn games, music and light refreshments.

School of Engineering Welcome Back

Friday, August 24 – 4-6:30 p.m., LEEP2 McClendon Atrium, Engineering Courtyard

Enjoy fun games and free food from the School of Engineering. All students, faculty, staff and families welcome.

IHAWKe Diversity Programs Welcome

Wednesday, August 29 – 5:30 p.m., LEEP2 McClendon Atrium

Engineering Diversity Programs welcome is set for 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug 29 in the LEEP2 McClendon Atrium. This event provides a chance for students to learn more about the student groups which comprise IHAWKe (Indigenous, Hispanic, African-American, Women KU Engineers).Students can also meet the director of the program, Andrew Williams, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

SWE Evening with Industry

Monday, September 17 -- 6 p.m to 8 p.m., Burge Union Forum CD

Evening With Industry is an annual dinner held the night before the fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair. It is a great networking opportunity for students and employers to visit prior to the career fair. Engineering and computing students get an exclusive opportunity to interact with prospective employers. Pre-registration and payment must be made in advance. The cost is $15 per person and registration is open to all engineering students.

Fall Engineering & Computing Career Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 18 --  noon to 5 p.m., Kansas Union, 5th and 6th floors

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 Open House 

Saturday, September 29 -- 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 29, LEEP2

The Engineering Open House is an opportunity for prospective undergraduate students and their families to explore the KU School of Engineering. There will be departmental information sessions that explore our degree programs and career opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities through tours led by Engineering Student Ambassadors. We hope this event will help you understand what makes the KU School of Engineering unique!


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