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Principal and Counselor Day

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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 in the Great Room of the Berney Family Welcome Center.

Breakfast and browsing fair of student life and campus departments.

8:30-9 a.m.

Welcome session

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 to learn more about food science as a major and pathway to the food industry and professional health schools. While making ice cream, you will explore hands-on applications of ingredients and the science behind food. Capacity for this presentation is 24 participants. 

College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Please visit the College of Architecture, Planning & 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. 

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 Career Development programs. Take a tour and check out the "Hot Spots" of our new building, like our Center for Entrepreneurship, Student Financial Trading lab, MIS studios and role play rooms in our National Strategic Sales Institute. Come and see how we help each student have a clear path to success.

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

Academic/Student Life session #2 (choose one)

College of Engineering
Learn more about all of the exciting opportunities available for your students at the largest engineering program in the state of Kansas! Participants will be given the opportunity to meet with our recruitment staff, in addition to several engineering ambassadors. During the opening informational session, our recruitment staff members will discuss specific scholarships, facilities, the Engineering Leadership and Innovation Program, Alumni Mentor Program, Academic Success Center, and much more. In addition to an informational session in the Ice Conference Room, participants will be given the opportunity to tour the brand new Engineering Hall expansion. 

College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences encourages all students to work closely with faculty on research projects. Come get an inside peek into the exciting opportunities for undergraduate research available in just two of our 23 departments. A chemistry professor will describe some of the ongoing research in that department and the ways students can get involved. Then we will visit the Chapman Center for Rural Studies where a history professor will explain how undergraduate students conduct research into the history of small towns in Kansas. 

College of Human Ecology
“In a world focused on things, we focus first on people.“ This statement is the foundation for the academic programs in the College of Human Ecology. We invite you to visit Justin Hall to meet Dean Buckwalter and members of our Human Ecology Academic & Student Services team. We will share updates and information about the range of programs offered including:

  • Health Sciences: More than half of our 2,544 undergraduate students are enrolled in majors leading to health professions or health professional schools.

  • Interior Design: Ranked #6 (top 4 percent) in the United States

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: In the past ten years, all of our students (100 percent) successfully passed the national speech-language pathology exam resulting in 100 percent competitive employment in the profession.
  • Personal Financial Planning: The only financial planning program in the country to place a student team in the finals of the national financial planning competition every year since its inception, recently winning the national 2105 Financial Planning Challenge in Boston and winning a $10,000 scholarship for the program.

Visit us and learn about all academic programs that prepare graduates to improve human health and well-being!

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon at the new Kramer Dining Center

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
We hope you will join us to learn more about the largest education program in the state of Kansas. During our session, you will meet with members of our recruitment and advising staff to discuss opportunities for your students. You will learn about the Educators Rising peer mentorship program, our technology initiatives and the EdCats program. You will also have a chance to tour Bluemont Hall to see how we help our students prepare to be impactful teachers in their future classrooms!

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 give students the courage to explore, the power to choose.

3:00-4:15 p.m.

Academic/Student Life session #4 (choose one)

College of Veterinary Medicine
Join us for a tour of our veterinary facilities with our Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Admissions and Diversity! This tour is limited to 20 participants. 

Health Professions Advising Program (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 were put 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 

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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919 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
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