Full Return to Our Nest


"The Union prides itself as being the heart of campus. We are honored to provide safe and engaging facilities where students, alumni, and all fellow Jayhawks are welcome."

JJ O'Toole-Curran
Interim Executive Director


KU Bookstore Savings for Students by Digital Access
Students Served Through KU Dining Plans
Events Booked in Union Buildings

KU Memorial Union

Event Services Team

Welcoming to Our Nest

The KU Memorial Union welcomes our newest members; Andrew Murray, Director of Catering and Event Services, Aubrey Liby, Catering and Event Services Manager, and Leila Ahvarhoush, Event Planning Manager. The team has also launched a new self-service portal to make your experience with us better.
Mrs. E's


We employ over 500 students with the intention to not only provide employment but also to allow them the experience to grow with us as we provide the building blocks for successful future careers.

From retail, IT, marketing, and business administration, the Union has opportunities to fit every Jayhawk and fulfill their goals.
Nest Reveal

A Full Nest

The excitement of the National Championship had campus engagement soaring. For the 2022-2023 school year we saw increases in student enrollment, which in turn impacted each of our units across campus!

KU Bookstore


Nest Events

As Jayhawks made a return to campus, so did events. Including an increase in Author events co-hosted with the KU Bookstore and various campus departments including the Hall Center for Humanities, the Dole Institute of Politics, and the Commons. Authors included Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Columbia and Nobel Peace Price recipient, as well as Dan Glickman, former Secretary of Agriculture.

Graduates Served

The tradition of Walking the Hill is strongly supported by the KU Bookstore. We served over 5,000 graduates as they prepared to turn their tassel, celebrate their accomplishments, and leave the nest.


The Bookstore employs KU students in not only part-time associate positions, but also in various leadership roles at our locations. Over 100 students are employed every year to work in one of our 6 locations.

KU Dining

Food Truck

Nest Variety

With the return of students, KU Dining rapidly worked to meet student dining needs. To help relieve staff and shorten wait lines in residential dining centers, food trucks were brought to Daisy Hill in partnership with SUA's Thursday Nights on the Hill. This brought both a variety and life to campus and was a well-received event by students.

Nest Nutrition

We have doubled our reach to students with food allergies and other dietary accommodations. We accomplished this by increasing signage of allergen-friendly foods and better efficiency on our website. Students have the ability to make a 1-on-1 appointment with our dietitian to gain a better understanding of how to manage dietary needs on campus.
Marty Levendusky

Employing our Flock

Working with KU Dining not only provides students with real-life experience that they will take on with them after their college experience but also gives the students a platform to provide for themselves financially.

Wish you were here
Game Day
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Welcome Back

Thank you for enriching our current programming dollars and helping our students thrive.