The Opening Paths to Individual Opportunity and Success (OPTIONS) program is a five-day residential program designed to assist TRIO-eligible incoming freshmen with their transition from high school to KU. As an OPTIONS student, you’ll have the opportunity to move into the  residence halls five days early and participate in activities designed to connect you with campus organizations and resources prior to the first day of fall classes.

Contact person:

LaTisha Davis, Program Coordinator



Eligibility Requirements:

  • Freshman students
  • One of the following:
    • First-generation college student
    • Students with a documented disability
    • Students with low-income status

Why this program?

  • Make your transition to KU easier and have extra time to become familiar with campus
  • Move in a week earlier at no cost
  • Connect with other KU students like you
  • Ask questions directly to KU personnel and professors
  • Learn how to manage your scholarships, grants, and loans from experts
  • Get help finding campus jobs
  • Learn more about KU resources and how to succeed in college
  • Enter to win a $500 scholarship

Application window:

January 7, 2019 - June 30, 2019 (Priority deadline: May 18, 2019)

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