The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, KS on top of historic Mount Oread. Kansas is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. It was founded in 1866 as a public institution. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges, KU is ranked 106. The following programs are ranked #1 at Kansas: Special Education and City management/urban planning. Kansas also has 48 nationally ranked graduate academic programs. University of Kansas’s current enrollment stands at almost 28,000.
KU is where James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, founded a beloved tradition! Kansas basketball is the way of life for all KU students. Besides being know for basketball, KU has a football, baseball, softball, men’s golf, swimming and diving, track and field, women’s soccer, tennis, volleyball and tennis teams. The University of Kansas’s mascot is the beloved Jayhawk. You can see Big Jay and Baby Jay at all of the games cheering the Jayhawks on to a victory! Not only is KU’s mascot important, so are its many traditions such as “Waving the Wheat” after a victory or hearing the Rock Chalk chant. The University of Kansas has won many conference titles and National Championships with their basketball team, with their latest in 2008. The Kansas Football team latest Bowl Appearances were in 2007 to the Orange Bowl and 2008 to the Insight bowl. For many years KU’s biggest rivalry was with The University of Missouri and Kansas State University. With Mizzou’s move to the SEC KU and K-State still have the Sunflower Showdown each year for football and basketball. Some famous Kansas Athletes that you might know are: Aqib Talib (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Gale Sayers (NFL Hall-of-Fame running back), Lynette Woodard (First female member of Harlem Globetrotters and Olympic Women’s basketball gold medalist), Jacque Vaughn (27th pick in the 1997 NBA draft), Wilt Chamberlain (NBA Hall-of-Famer), Forrest “Phog” Allen (10th winning coach in college basketball history), and Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) just to name a few!
As a student at KU, at one time or another you might need a place to store your stuff between moves or if you head home for the summer. To help you find self storage units close to KU, you can look at online self storage directory. As you look for your self storage unit some things you might want to keep in mind is the size of the unit, climate control unit, look for student discounts. When it comes to the weather in Lawrence, climate control might be the way to go, especially in the hot humid summer! You don’t want your books, wooden furniture, electrics, bedding and clothing being susceptible to mold and mildew, which can happen when the humidity is high! Remember when you need a 66045 storage unit you can come here!
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