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K-State First

A great college experience starts with a great first year

K-State FirstK-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career.

We offer first-year seminar courses and learning communities designed specifically for first-year students only. We are the home for the University's common reading program (KSBN) and a one-on-one mentoring program (GPS) that connects new students with other members of the K-State family. In everything we do, K-State First is deeply committed to academic excellence, community, diversity, and the empowerment of students.

We're also here to help. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at kstatefirst@k-state.edu. We'd love to hear from you.

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Position Opening. Kansas State University is looking to hire an Assistant Coordinator for our first-year experience program, K-State First. The Assistant Coordinator provides leadership for our university-wide mentoring program, Guide to Personal Success (GPS), as well as critical support for all of K-State First. This position is an essential part of a team working to provide an outstanding undergraduate experience for the students at Kansas State. Click here for the full job description. Applications are due April 15th.
 
One of our CAT Community professors, Dr. Laura Kanost, is making a real difference in our community with her service learning projects for students. Way to go, Dr. Kanost!
 
K-State First is proud to announce that our programs are directed by an award-winning faculty member. Dr. Greg Eiselein was named 2013 Kansas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE. To see one of his classes in action click here or to find out more about the award click here
 
K-State First offers four programs for first-year students that are open to all students, in any field of study. To learn more about our programs, browse the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please email us at kstatefirst@k-state.edu