The University of Kansas is a historic part of Kansas. The University is located on the eastern side of Kansas in Lawrence. There are a variety of attractions on campus, both academic and recreational.
University tours begin at the Visitor Center located at the corner of 15th Street and Iowa Street. The Visitor’s Guide and large campus map will help you find your way around campus.
The Student Union is a very popular building on Main Campus. Many walking tours begin there after checking into the Visitor Center. During my live tour, via Twitter, I ran into Mason Jones, a student ambassador for the University.
“I chose KU because my tour was the most memorable experience,” said Jones. Jones said that being an ambassador allows him to share his experiences and love for KU with others interested in attending.
The tour begins at the Visitor Center, busses over to the Student Union and ends at Strong Hall on Jayhawk Blvd.
To follow my tour around campus find me on Twitter (@CassidyRitter) and search #KwirkyKU. Or look at my live Twitter feed on the right side of this post. Feel free to tweet back about your own campus visit.
The Visitor Center also has an accessibility map. This map shows all buildings on campus, both Main Campus and West Campus, along with the floors that can be reached in each building with a wheelchair. The map also has specifications for 10 campus buildings. Watson Library is one of the buildings mentioned in the map stating where the ramp accessible entrances are located. The accessibility map also provides access information for parking, lift keys and Para Transit/ Lift Van.
The Para Transit/ Lift Van reads: “Students who cannot board, ride and disembark the regular KU on Wheels buses may arrange Para transit rides, a door-to-door service that is part of the KU on Wheels program.” This service is also available for students, faculty and staff on crutches.