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Rock Chalk, Welcome Back!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Welcome (back) to campus, Jayhawks! Several events are planned at the university level and at the School of Engineering to greet students for the 2016-2017 academic year.

It’s also a landmark year for KU Engineering. We are celebrating our 125th year. We are also  pleased to welcome seven new faculty members this year, including two foundation professors.

Welcome Back Events

Hawkweek Activities 

Aug. 18-27. 

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. 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., LEEP2, McClendon Atrium. 

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

Diversity Programs Welcome

Monday, Aug. 22,
 6 p.m., LEEP 2, room 2015. Al Martin, KU EECS graduate and Vice President of Client Success and Continuous Engineering for IBM’s Analytic Platform portfolio will be the keynote speaker.

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

Frosh Frenzy

Friday, Aug. 28, 
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
, Engineering Courtyard. This event helps School of Engineering freshmen meet their classmates and learn more about the engineering complex. Hosted by Engineering Student Council. Participants should wear shoes they can run in and dress for the weather.

Rockin’ LEEP Lawn

Friday, Aug. 28, 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 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.

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