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Being a Jayhawk is a family tradition for many of us. The KU Alumni Association can help keep that tradition going strong for generations. As the children and grandchildren of KU alumni begin thinking about college options, the information below may help your future Jayhawk find his or her way to the Hill.

Targeted outreach of your legacy student

Help us identify future Jayhawks by sharing the names of prospective KU students who are in the sixth grade or older. After you complete the Legacy Recruitment Program form, your future ‘Hawk will become part of the Office of Admissions mailing list and will receive information about KU. (Note: A student who has already applied for admission to KU is already on the mailing list.)

We complement the recruitment efforts of the Office of Admissions and departments across campus with targeted mailings, KU packages, phone calls and individualized campus visits. Our Office of Legacy Relations communicates with all legacy students who have been admitted for the upcoming fall semester.

Legacy Recruitment Form




One-stop resource for KU Alumni Association members

We help KU alumni navigate the KU admissions process by scheduling campus visits, advocating for students who seek scholarships and connecting parents and grandparents to campus contacts in financial aid, housing, etc.

Email Danny Woods, assistant director of legacy and alumni programs, at dcwoods@kualumni.org with your recruitment questions or connect directly with your student’s admissions representative.

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Freshman Scholarships

KU offers four-year renewable scholarships to incoming first-time freshmen, and three-year renewable scholarships to incoming transfer students.

Starting in fall 2018, KU will offer new scholarship amounts for out-of-state students. Scholarships include the KU Excellence, KU Distinction, and KU Achievement awards. The awards are based on a combination of test scores and GPA and are awarded as partial tuition waivers.

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KU Winter Receptions

KU alumni are our greatest asset in the recruitment of future Jayhawks. Each year, alumni volunteers and staff members host winter receptions for prospective students who have been admitted to KU and their parents.

Beginning in San Francisco in 2012, the series has expanded to 14 different cities. Events take place in early January. The winter receptions give current KU students the opportunity to serve on student panels in their hometowns while they’re on winter break.


Discover where a KU degree can lead

Read profiles of current students and alumni to find out why they became a Jayhawk, how KU propelled them into their current career, their favorite spots on campus and best advice for future students.


Student Alumni Network

The Student Alumni Network (SAN) is a level of membership in the KU Alumni Association especially for current students that provides many benefits and opportunities. It is open to all undergraduate students at no cost. Members receive free gifts and invitations to events throughout the year, including free Finals Dinners, opportunities to network with alumni and more.

Parent Membership

Did you know that parents can join the KU Alumni Association? You don’t need a KU degree to be an Association member. KU Alumni Association memberships are open to all KU friends and families, including parents. Stay connected to your child’s home away from home on the Hill, and we’ll provide all the benefits of membership, including our award-winning, bi-monthly Kansas Alumni magazine. Learn more, and join today.