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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.

Guide to Personal SuccessK-State Book NetworkCAT CommunitiesFirst-Year Seminar

What's New? 

Enrollment is now open for all Fall 2015 CAT Communities!

We have 35 CAT Communities 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. For a full listing of the options, check out our CAT Community page.

To enroll in our Residential CAT Communities fill out our survey HERE. If you're having trouble deciding on one, try out our Buzzfeed Quiz to see which one might be right for you!

To enroll in either a Non-Residential or Study Abroad CAT Community, fill out our other survey HERE.

First-Year Seminars - Fall 2015:

Check out the First-Year Seminar courses available now for fall enrollments: First-Year Seminars: Fall 2015 (PDF)