"From orientation to graduation, we love being a part of every step of the way for our Jayhawks."

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


Serving Our Students

For 2022-2023, we saw a 13% increase in bookings across our three spaces. Of those bookings, 2,426 of those were from student organizations.
Dining Staff

Working to Grow Our Nest

We employ over 907 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.
1923 Bday

Serving Through Tradition

The Union celebrated the centennial birthday of the 1923 Jayhawk on Family Weekend. The KU Marching Band lead the group of 650 attendees in a celebration of tradition on Ascher Plaza.

Campus Bookstore


Working for KU

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.

Serving Our Community Through Textbook Affordability

Committed to affordability, we've reduced costs to students by $303k, easing financial burdens. This initiative ensures easy access to digital resources, fostering a learning environment and empowering students to engage fully.

Working to Improve Student's Academic Journey

Launched in Fall of 2023, the KU Bookstore Student Course Materials Fund aims to provide textbook aid for eligible KU students. This initiative emphasizes our commitment to empower students in their academic pursuits.

Campus Dining

ConAgra Event

Serving Students Through Partnerships

This year, dining facilities partnered with Land O Lakes, ConAgra, and Hormel for events at Mrs. E’s and South Dining Commons. Chef-inspired menus engaged students, gathered feedback, and involved campus partners. Over 1,200 students attended, creating a fun environment for future menu planning.

Working with the Flock

This year, KU Dining hired 450+ individuals, opening all campus dining spots and Coffeehouse. These on-campus jobs offer students flexible work, imparting values like teamwork, communication, and guest service. With competitive pay and a skilled leadership team, a KU Dining job supporting students in many ways.

Serving Our Nest Early

KU Dining preps early for the school year, accommodating over 1,100 early arrivals like Band, Panhellenic, and Jump Start. In August of 2023, prior to classes beginning, 10,300 students joined UnionFest on Asher Plaza, our biggest turnout yet.


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