CAT Communities

One interest, endless connections

Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Communities are set of learning communities specifically designed for first-year students. They are a terrific way for students to make a great start at K-State.

The CAT Communities are designed around student interests, and they offer mentoring from a professor and an advanced undergraduate Learning Assistant who shares the students' interests. They are an ideal place for students to meet each other and to study together.

Residential CAT Community Expansion 

We are expanding our Residential CAT Communities for the Fall of 2015! There are a total of 35 CAT Communities being planned for the 2015-16 school year, and each one offers fantastic learning opportunities across many topics that might interest you. These Communities are designed to serve you, as a first-year student at Kansas State University. 

Residential CAT communities provide an opportunity to connect with others who share your academic interests by placing you in the same on-campus residence hall. Like all of our CAT Communities, about 22 first-year students take a group of classes together. In the Residential CAT Communities, you also you live, eat, sleep, study, and socialize near each other, too! 

For more information about the living-learning communities offered, check out our Residential CAT Communities web page:

For answers to questions, or for more information about these CAT Communities, please contact any one of our K-State First team members anytime:

Gregory Eiselein
Kylie Kinley
Mandi McKinley
Mariya Vaughan 

K-State First
008 Leasure Hall
(785) 532-1501