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This Week on Campus

Monday, December 10, 2018

GOOD LUCK ON FINALS THIS WEEK! This is the last This Week on Campus for 2018.

Remember to take home any necessary medications, glasses, basketball tickets or other items you will need during winter break. The next THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS publishes on Tuesday, January 22, 2018.



Students living on campus may request a room or building change for spring semester. Submit an online assignment change request through the MyKU portal. Residents will be expected to move during finals week.


A student who plans to leave KU at semester’s end should complete a contract cancellation request through the MyKU portal. Contract cancellation charges apply. Students should consult the contract cancellation policy or, if there are questions, call 785-864-4560. December graduates or students with other qualifying circumstances, such as an internship or Study Abroad, are eligible for a one-semester adjustment to their total charges. University Career Center w/School of Education


Housing Undergraduate Employment Opportunity!

Are you interested in applying for a UG staff position for KU Student Housing and have questions?

Come and learn about the benefits of being a Resident Assistant, Proctor, & Food Board Manger  by attending one of the Information Sessions. During each session, information will be shared about the fall 2019 application process, what to anticipate after applying and questions will be addressed.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact ugrhousing@ku.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!


ORIENTATION ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED! Orientation Assistants guide, mentor, and lead new students throughout their first year. If you like helping people and want to make a lasting impact, you should apply to be an Orientation Assistant. The deadline has been extended until December 15th. Website

Office of First-Year Experience


STRESS BUSTING STUDY BREAK Take a time out from your studies to meet the Loving Paws therapy dogs! Stress management tips, giveaways and healthy snacks provided.

Plus FREE massages (first come, first served).

See you there!
Mon, Dec. 10, Watson Library, 7PM

Tues, Dec 11, Anschutz Library 7PM

Watkins Health Services, Peer Health Educators, KU Libraries


Recruiting LGB/TGNC students for a research study! Are you an LGB/TGNC student? Are you living on-campus? If so the LGBT Housing Study invites you to participate. You have a 1 in 10 chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card for completing a survey. In this study, we would like to know about:

·      Your experiences living on-campus

·      Your mental health

·      Your social support

·      Your satisfaction with life

·      Your perception of campus climate

·      Your academic performance

·      Your concealment and disclosure levels

 To be eligible, you must:

1.     Be an undergraduate OR graduate student

2.     Identify as LGB, transgender, or gender nonconforming

3.     Living in on-campus housing

To participate, please use the following URL: www.tinyurl.com/LGBThousing

If you have questions, please contact the research team: Call Rin Nguyen  (402) 472-3196 Email LGBTHousingStudy@gmail.com


Residence and scholarship hall residents may stay in Student Housing during KU winter break by signing up through the myKU portal. The reservation process will be available mid-November.

Apartments remain open during winter break. Residents of GSP, Corbin, Self and scholarship halls communities close for winter break and those residents may request Hashinger. All residents, except for those in apartments, who wish to stay must submit a reservation.

EARLY RESERVATION DEADLINE: Stop Day (5:00PM, Dec. 7, 2018). There is a $50 late fee after that time.

CANCELLATION FEE: Cancellations after 5:00PM on Dec. 8 but prior to winter break check-in will be a $50 fee. If you check in, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation.

Three winter break housing options:

Session 1:

December 14, 2018 through January 2, 2019    =   $418 (plus required block of 10 dining plan meals for $85)

Session 2:

January 3, 2019 through January 19, 2019        =   $352

Session 3:

December 14, 2018 through January 19, 2019  =   $792 (plus required block of 10 dining plan meals for $85)

Sessions 1 and 3 require a purchase of a block of 10 meals for $85.

The Studio Grill will be open 11:00AM – 1:00PM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM from December 15, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

Mrs. E's will be open with limited hours January 2 – January 18, 2019. Your academic year dining plan will be active January 2.


HOPE@CAPS Drop In Peer Listening Hours

Several dates/times/locations around campus

Website: caps.ku.edu  

Counseling and Psychological Services

HOPE@CAPS Mental Health Peer Educators are trained to provide support and resources to KU students. Stop by to talk, get support and learn about how to connect to useful resources. Check caps.ku.edu for times and locations.


Service Request Reminder:  

To report non-emergency maintenance issues, submit online service request.

Please submit one request for each repair to allow efficient response.

You can track the status of your request by selecting "my open service requests."

Non-emergency issues could include appliances, flooring, furniture, heating/cooling issues, window or window screen repairs, or replacing a light bulb in a university owned light fixture.

New Stouffer Place Apartments open NOW
More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities