Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

First Day of Classes

Opening day of classes at the University of Kansas. Tuition for college classes was $30 per year. $10 per year for college prep classes. The first commencement was not held until 1873.

Lillian Leis-First KU Student


Newspaper clipping (below) from a Junction City, Kansas newspaper.


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