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Frequently Asked Questions

Shown below are answers to the frequently asked questions about the KU mascots. If your question isn't answered here, contact Cat Jarzemkoski at 785-864-3002 or catj@ku.edu.

Scheduling a Mascot

How do I schedule a mascot to attend an event?

Use the Mascot Request (pdf) form at least four weeks before your event.

How much does it cost to schedule a mascot to attend an event?

Commercial entities (ie: for-profit organizations) will be charged a fee of $150/hour, plus mileage. Departments of the University of Kansas will be charge a fee of $100/hour, plus mileage.

Being the Birds

What are the requirements to make the squad?

See the Selection Criteria section of the Tryouts page.

Do you give mascot scholarships?

Yes. Mascots receive $300/semester. (An additional $50/semester is possible for those members who have at semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.)

When and where are tryouts?

See the Tryouts page.

I want to go to KU - what do I do now?

Visit KU Admissions.

I'm planning to visit KU. Can I ask some questions?

Cat Jarzemkoski (KU's Spirit Squad Coordinator) would be happy to meet with you and answer any of your questions during your campus visit. To set up a time to meet, email Cat at catj@ku.edu.

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