So, you think you are prepared for your first year at Kansas University.
Students at the Kansas Union offer the following essential items for KU newcomers:
"It allows you to keep in contact with parents and friends: It's good when you work with groups or you get in trouble and need a ride home."
- Sara Koven, Overland Park junior
"Because it's very handy to listen to music with all the walking you do on campus. Helps pass the time between classes."
- Tamara Onken, Lawrence freshman
"There are not enough computers for students who need them. This is one of the things they really don't stress."
- Miles Krouse, Peoria, Ill., graduate student
"Just to get around everywhere. People are always asking for rides.
- Kyle Geiken,
Burnsville, Minn., sophomore
"When it's winter and cold outside you can't walk from the dorms."
- Marc Tumanut,
Kansas City, Mo., junior
"In case something goes wrong with your cell phone, which always happens to me."
- Grant Baumgartner, Leawood senior
"You get so busy you need something to keep your life organized. You need to write things down."
- Natalie McDonald, Satana sophomore
"Sometimes it's quicker to get around, especially on campus. It's cheaper because of gas prices and no parking fees."
- Gene Espinoza, Pittsburg sophomore
Walking shoes, backpack
and water bottle
"Heels aren't going to get you around campus. You need a good backpack to carry all those books from Watson (Library)."
- Erica Gilmore, Iola senior
Students offer must-have tips Roommates have to learn to adapt Healthy eating habits prove challenging Adjusting to new surroundings takes time Organized living groups Music scene causes buzz downtown Career center helps students find jobs KU on Wheels helps students cross campus Newcomer Tips Personality, finances figure in where to live Programs connect many KU students with community Center for Community Outreach programs Campus involvement appeals to many Camping out for tickets creates memories 'Faith journey' awaits Crime declines on campus Recreation center offers fitness plans Advising center helps with students' transition Office provides resources for disabled students Library workshops gaining students