Kansas Memorial Union

The Kansas Union

The Kansas Union is located at 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard near the northeast corner of campus. The Union serves as the center of the KU community. Throughout the Union you will find places to sit and eat, relax, or study as well as several shops and services.

The KU Bookstore and Jayhawk Ink are located on the 2nd floor of the Union. You can buy your class textbooks, school supplies, computers and computer supplies, and KU gear at the KU Bookstore. Jayhawk Ink offers printing services as well as selling popular books, magazines, and newspapers.

On the 3rd floor of the Union you will find The Market, where you can find food kiosks that sell food such as soup, salad, burgers and fries, sandwiches, pizza, sushi, Mexican style dishes, and various beverages and snacks. Just down the hall from The Market you can find Panda Express, which sells Chinese food. The 3rd floor is also home to the KU radio station, KJHK 90.7 FM.

From Jayhawk Boulevard you will enter the Union on the 4th floor. On that floor you will find a small retail store selling snacks, a Roasterie Coffee kiosk, the KU Card Center, a KU Info desk, and Commerce Bank. Numerous activities and events occur on the 4th floor of the Union.

The 5th and 6th levels of the Union are primarily rooms for meetings and events.

Student Union Activities

The Student Union Activities Board (SUA) is a student organization committed to planning free and low cost events for KU students. Most of these activities happen in the Kansas Union but some happen in other locations around campus or in Lawrence. There are even occasional activities in Kansas City! Some of the events SUA sponsors are Tea @ 3, International Nights, dancing, karaoke, talents shows . . . the list of activities is long and varied! These activities are a good way to get out and meet KU students of all backgrounds and have a little fun. Keep an eye on SUA’s events calendar at http://suaevents.com.

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities