As Kansas University students begin their annual return to Mount Oread, KU will have its usual slate of activities waiting.
Megan Baker, project coordinator in KU’s Office of New Student Orientation, said that this year’s Hawk Week activities, which start Sunday and run through Aug. 22, will feature a few changes from years past.
Monday’s Traditions Night and Wednesday’s opening convocation will include new Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, she said.
A new event scheduled this year on “Greening the Crimson and Blue” will center on how to make the campus more environmentally friendly. That will take place at a student rain garden in front of the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center.
All events are free.
Other highlighted activities for the week include:
• 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, Kansas Union: Unionfest: Seasons of a Jayhawk, featuring prizes, a mini-carnival and an indoor ice skating rink.
• 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, Adams Alumni Center: Ice Cream Social, featuring free ice cream, giveaways and music.
• 8 p.m. Monday, Memorial Stadium: Traditions Night.
• 9 p.m. Monday, Campanile Hill: Concert featuring five-piece electro-pop band Passion Pit.
• 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday: Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, Rec Fest and Info Fair.
• 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, Daisy Hill: Rock-A-Hawk, featuring music, snacks and games.
• 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Wescoe Beach: Take Over the Beach, featuring entertainment and information on how to become involved with cultural organizations.
• 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dole Institute of Politics: Roll with Dole, featuring free dessert, fun and games.
• 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lied Center: 144th Opening Convocation.
• 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center: Greening the Crimson and Blue.
• 6 p.m. Aug. 21, Lied Center: Family Arts Festival.
• 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Lied Center: Outdoor concert featuring 18-year-old jazz-blues fiddler Amanda Shaw.
• 9 p.m. Aug. 21, Daisy Hill: Movie on the Hill, “Star Trek.”
• 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, fourth floor, Kansas Union, Center for Community Outreach service project. Volunteers will be bused to community organizations to perform service projects.