The weather in Lawrence in mid June is warm-hot, with an average high in the mid 80's Fahrenheit (around 29 degrees Celsius) and an average low in the low 60's Fahrenheit (around 16 degrees Celsius).
Parking is free at Downs Hall. Parking on campus requires a permit or cash at the open lots, parking garages and meters, except on Saturdays and Sundays. KU and Lawrence have a bus service. KU on Wheels runs through campus and you do not need to pay to ride on campus. It is at least a ten-minute walk from your housing to the Engineering building. You can get on the bus at Downs Hall and get off at the School of Engineering (Eaton/Learned Hall). It will cost to ride the bus to locations off of campus (http://lawrencetransit.org/routes). The bus does not run on Sundays.
KU offers a guest wireless network, KUGUEST. You can access this though your wireless devices by selecting KUGUEST from your network control panel. KU is also a member the eduroam network. If you are visiting from another eduroam institution you can use make use your eduroam login. Please consult your technical department for eduroam setup instructions before leaving your institution.
Downtown Lawrence has a large number of restaurants, with many price ranges and a wide variety of cuisines. The Oread Hotel just off campus has several restaurants with many price ranges.
Lawrence also has a widely-known music scene, with a number of clubs downtown, various folk music venues around town, and several concert halls.
Attractions in Kansas City
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas city has some world class collections. For instance, there is one room displaying four original pieces of Claude Monet, and one room with works of Caravaggio, there is also a small but excellent Chinese collection dated back to the Shang dynasty.
More attractions in Kansas City can be found here.