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Principal and Counselor Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Visit campus to learn more about the K-State student experience!

  • Receive an in depth look at academic colleges
  • Visit with different student life areas
  • Connect with your former students
  • Network with colleagues
Register here


 Schedule (subject to change)

8-8:30 a.m.

Registration outside of Cottonwood Room K-State Student Union second floor

Breakfast and browsing fair of student life and campus departments

8:30-9 a.m.

Welcome session in the Flint Hills Room, K-State Student Union second floor

9-9:30 a.m.

Campus Tour: Explore K-State's campus and learn about some campus history!

9:45-11:00 a.m.

Academic/Student Life session #1 (choose one)

College of Agriculture
Join us in the Agronomy Department and enjoy a fun and interactive activity learning about plant reproduction. Also, be prepared to get your hands dirty playing in the soil. Visit Throckmorton Hall and learn about the high demand for agronomists and experience the applied science of Agronomy. 

College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Please visit the College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) to learn more about the design and planning professions. This session includes an information session and tour of Seaton Hall, including visiting design studios and talking to students. You will also learn more about the Seaton Hall renovation and new building project beginning fall 2015. 

College of Business
Find out what makes K-State's College of Business Administration different than any other business program in the country. Learn more about our unique programs like our Professional Advantage, Executive Mentor and Career Coach. You will also get an opportunity to view a sales lab demonstration by marketing faculty/students and gain information about our National Strategic Selling Institute (NSSI). We will review plans for our new building and how it will benefit our students. Come and see what it takes to help each student have a clear path to success. 

11:15 a.m.-12:30pm

Academic/Student Life session #2 (choose one)

College of Engineering
Join us to learn about the Engineering Programs at K-State. Participants will be given a tour of the Engineering Complex, as well as a few of the spaces where engineering students learn every day. Additionally, participants will tour the Nuclear Reactor, which is located right on campus! 

College of Arts and Sciences
We hope you will join us to learn about some of the arts and sciences that comprise the name of our college! We will begin by talking with English professors about the portfolio and workshop systems used in Expository Writing 1 and 2, our required composition course. They will also discuss the range of literature and writing courses that are open to all students. Next, we will head to the Biology department and learn about the three undergraduate options: Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology. We will get a glimpse of the innovative studio approach to teaching Principles of Biology that integrates the lecture and lab into an interactive, hands on classroom experience. Finally, we will head to the Art department and get to see students in action in studios for painting, metals, printmaking, as well as a freshman 3D design class. 

College of Human Ecology
“In a world focused on things, we focus first on people. “ This simple statement is the foundation for the academic programs in the College of Human Ecology. Learn about the range of programs offered by the College of Human Ecology that prepare graduates to improve human health and well-being. 

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Guest Speaker: Flint Hills room, K-State Student Union

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Academic/Student Life session #3 (choose one)

Staley School of Leadership Studies
Several current students and student groups will highlight their experiences in Leadership Studies. Experiences will represent the minor and programs which serve over 2,500 students at K-State. Following the presentations, there will be time for a Q&A with the current students and a faculty representative. Come learn more about the Staley School of Leadership Studies!

College of Education
Come and watch a demonstration of the SWIVL Robot and Zoom conference software, a model developed by the Kansas State University College of Education to provide distance supervision of pre-service teachers and cooperating teachers. Through the use of these emerging technological resources, a quality link exists to remote student teaching placements that were previously inaccessible for observation, and the issues and limitations of distance student teaching placement requests and under-served areas can be addressed. 

Open Option Program (Arts and Sciences)
Come chat with Open Option advisors about all the advantages of Open Option for your students who are undecided about a major. Whether your students have too many academic interests or just can't decide, Open Option advisors will keep them "academically safe," while offering them a chance to explore their academic interests. 

3:00-4:15 p.m.

Academic/Student Life session #4 (choose one)

College of Veterinary Medicine
Join us for a tour of Trotter Hall with our Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Admissions and Diversity! This tour is limited to ten participants. 

Pre-Health Programs (Arts and Sciences)
Come visit Ackert Hall to view classrooms and laboratory facilities, including the cadaver lab. You will also hear from a panel of current K-State Pre-Health students and advisers who will share their experiences during a question and answer session.

Athletics"Adopted NCAA Legislation- What does it mean for you? With recent changes to NCAA legislation affecting initial eligibility standards for high school students, it is important that you understand how these changes affect your prospective student athletes' enrollment. More restrictive requirements are in place for the class of 2016, including the timing of core course completion and an increase in grade point average in order to be eligible for competition at the Division 1 Level. We invite you to join us to learn more during our session! 

4:30-5 p.m.

Send Off Reception- Location TBD 

Additional Information

You will receive a parking permit and confirmation with parking instructions by email after you register. 

If you wish to meet with your former students, please contact Jessica Arnold (email below) to learn how this process will work and to set up a location and time. You must contact Jessica by October 13 to schedule a time. Room locations are limited, so please be sure to reserve a room and time early.


E-mail Jessica Arnold
Contact the Office of Admissions
1-800-432-8270 or 785-532-6250

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