Welcome Back!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Whether you’re new this fall to the University of Kansas, or returning to campus for another school year, the School of Engineering has 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. 21,
 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eaton Hall. Lunch served noon to 1 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom. 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. 21-31. 

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. 24
, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Eaton Hall, Engineering Courtyard. 

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.  

Society of Women Engineers Welcome

Tuesday, Aug. 26,
 6 p.m. to 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.  

Diversity Programs Welcome

Wednesday, Aug. 27,
 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Spahr Classroom

. 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.

Frosh Frenzy

Friday, Aug. 29, 
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
, 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.

Carnival in the Courtyard

Friday, Aug. 29,
 6:30 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.  

Engineering Career Fair Workshop

Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Spahr Engineering Classroom, Eaton Hall. Engineering students are encouraged to attend a workshop with presentations from the Engineering Career Center that offer comprehensive advice on how to prepare for Evening With Industry and the Engineering and Computing Career Fair. The KU Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers sponsors the event, which will provide tips on dining etiquette, resume preparations, wardrobe advice and include a mock career fair booth. It's open to all engineering students. 

SWE Evening With Industry

Tuesday, Sept. 16,
 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
 Kansas Union Ballroom, 5th floor. 

Enjoy dinner and mingle with employers looking for eager and capable interns. Cost is $15 for engineering students and business attire is required. 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

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 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 Family Day

Saturday, Sept. 20, TBA (2.5 hours before start of football game)
 Eaton Hall Atrium.

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

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