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Jul. 29, All day
Lunchtime Mindfulness
Jul. 29, 12:30 pm
Fall New Student Orientation & Enrollment
Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
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Jul. 30, All day
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 31, All day

Hilltop Closed
Jul. 29, All day
Fall New Student Orientation & Enrollment
Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 30, All day
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 31, All day
Hilltop Closed
Aug. 01, All day

The Animal Care Unit (ACU), a core laboratory and service unit of the Office of Research, is responsible for care of all teaching and research animals on the Lawrence campus. The ACU exists to advance the research and teaching missions of the University by providing, faculty, staff, and students training and support in the use of laboratory animals and by maintaining exemplary standards of animal care through effective resource management.

KU-Lawrence adheres to the highest standards of animal care and maintains an Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and is a United States Department of Agriculture registered research facility. The ACU has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International since 1982.


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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
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$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
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