UNIV 101: Student Campus & Community Resources

This guide offers resources to help students familiarize themselves with research, writing skills, and the libraries, as well as serve as a repository for information sources and materials used in the UNIV 101 Information Literacy Unit.

Aerial Photo of University of Kansas main campus, Lawrence, KS.

Academic Assistance

Wingspan: Center for Learning and Writing Support

The Academic Learning Center provides a variety of programs to assist students with academic success.  Some programs include: supplemental instruction, tutoring services, academic consultations, workshops, and academic success guides

Academic Success

The Academic Success Office supports the intellectual engagement and pursuit of learning by KU students throughout their academic career, from orientation to graduation and beyond.

Student Success Programs

This page is an excellent resource communicating the variety of programs that KU offers for undergraduate students to support your variety of needs.  Check out the New Student Programs - At a Glance for an overview.

Campus Student Support

Student Support and Case Management

Student Support and Case Management empowers all students to address and overcome barriers to achieve their educational and personal goals while at the University of Kansas. SSCM works together with students, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity, to support and connect them to each other and their communities to promote a safer, healthier, and more caring environment.

Use this link to submit a care referral

Campus & Community Transportation

Campus & Community Transit

Together, the City of Lawrence and University of Kansas provide safe, convenient, affordable, reliable and responsive public transportation services to enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of the community.

Routes and Times

Lawrence Transit

Safety Information

Campus Safety & Police Information

The Campus Safety & Police Department is committed to cultivating partnerships within the Jayhawk community that promote a safe and secure campus environment and support the academic and research missions of the university.

KU SafeRide

SafeRide is a student-sponsored transportation service that provides a safe ride home for KU students at night.

University Housing Information

University Housing

Find information about student housing on the University campus and campus life here.  

Housing and Residential Life Handbook

Money Management Assistance on Campus

Student Money Management Services

Student Money Management Services (SMMS) is committed to improving KU students' financial situations by empowering them to analyze their finances, make sound decisions, and commit to controlling their financial lives while at the University of Kansas and into the future.

Lawrence Community Resources

Lawrence Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture

For information on programs and services offered through the City of Lawrence, as well as a fantastic offering of community classes, visit this website.

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce provide a wealth of information on community resources and opportunities to get involved.

Unmistakably Lawrence!

For additional information on happenings in the community, check out Unmistakably Lawrence!

Life in Lawrence for University Students

Check out this page, for further information about the public library and other community resources that might be of value to students attending KU.


Student Physical and Mental Health Resources

Watkins Health Services

 Watkins Health Services focus is on providing high-quality affordable student healthcare that supports the Jayhawk learning experience.

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual sessions, group sessions and psychiatric services are available.

Accessible KU - Mental Health Resource Guide

Check out this wonderful compilation of resources provided by Accessible KU for further research.

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

The Bert Nash Center is the designated community mental health center & the certified community behavioral health clinic for Douglas County, KS.

Lawrence/Douglas County Public Health

The Douglas County Health Department offers a wide variety of health services including, medical examinations, immunizations, clinics and behavioral health services.  Click on the link above for additional information.


Office of Equity & Diversity

Office of Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We strive for a campus where greater fairness, care, and belonging are integrated into our learning and workplace practices and all have opportunities to meet their academic and professional goals.