A group of students seated in South Dining Commons at The University of Kansas

KU Student Life

As students, Jayhawks contribute to the tradition of innovators who inspire us — and reflect the inclusivity and ambition traced through our legacy.

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Consider the essentials

The campus experience looks different for everyone. But we provide all Jayhawks with the essentials: convenient amenities and resources committed to your health and well-being.

Students studying in their room at Ellsworth Hall

Make every day an exploration

Beyond the classroom, you’ll find countless opportunities to build leadership skills, broaden your interests, and deepen your connections across campus.

Students at KU's School of Journalism and Mass Communications marketing agency collaborate on a creative project

Find your fit in the Jayhawk community

At KU, identities and interests converge. Every day brings new discoveries and fresh ways to collaborate, commune, and belong.

Students take a group photo at UnionFest during Hawk Week
Two students use the Burcham Park bike path along the Kansas River in Lawrence

Check out Lawrence

There’s no place like home. For Jayhawks, that’s Lawrence — a historic city known for its eclectic arts and culture scene. Hike our hills, bike our trails, and explore what it means to be a Lawrencian.

See more Lawrence
Students cheer during a KU men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse

Experience KU fandom

Athletic excellence inspires us. One chant unites us. See why KU fandom is inseparable from our university’s history and the Jayhawk experience.

Explore KU athletics