Summer Success Series

Summer Success Series provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to virtually build community with other students, connect with the AREC office, and learn tips to be successful in college and beyond.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • Prepare for your journey to campus  
  • Connect with other KU students like you 
  • Learn about campus and community resources

Summer Success Program: Student and Parent Sessions 

This is a virtual experience that takes place over the summer. There are a total of five student sessions and two parent information sessions. Students who attend three out of the five student sessions will be entered in a drawing for KU swag when they arrive on campus.  

Student Sessions will be from 3-4PM over Zoom: 

  • June 15: What do I pack? 
  • June 22: Let’s Talk about Money 
  • July 13: Building your Campus Community 
  • July 20: Connecting to Resources 
  • July 27: Set up for Success 

Parent Sessions will be from 12-1PM over Zoom: 

  • June 29 
  • August 3 

Recordings and Resources

Let's Talk about Money Presentation
Parent Session Presentation
What Do I Pack Presentation
Building Your Campus Community Presentation
Connecting to Resources Presentation
Set up for Success Presentation

Session-What To Pack?


Summer Success Series is free and available to incoming University of Kansas students that meet one of the following criteria: 

  • First-generation college students.
    • This means that none of a student’s parents or guardians received a bachelor’s degree.  
  • Students of Color 
    • Students who identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority. 
  • Low income/working class 
    • A student whose family meets the federal guidelines for low-income status. 
  • Participants in one of the following programs 
    • CAMP, Emerging Scholars, Hixson Scholars, Hawk Link, KC Scholars, KUEST ONE, Multicultural Scholars Program, Hispanic Development Fund Scholars, Larson Scholars, or TRIO SES/STEM. 

 Register Here

Links to attend virtual sessions via Zoom will be sent to all registered participants.