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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. Check out our informational brochure and flyer for additional information.

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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CAT Community Proposals for 2017

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In the fall of 2017, Kansas State University will continue the expansion of the CAT Communities, the university’s living-learning communities program. The goal is to continue offering a variety of CAT Communities designed to serve a diverse range of first-year students. These learning communities allow students with shared interests to enroll in a cluster of classes together and, in the case of the Residential CAT Communities, live together in the same residence hall.

Proposals for residential CAT Communities should be submitted electronically to kstatefirst@ksu.edu by Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Please complete and send the two-page “Residential CAT Community Proposal Form” (available below as Word document or PDF).

Residential CAT Community Expansion: Request for Proposals and Proposal Form (.pdf)

Residential CAT Community Expansion: Request for Proposals and Proposal Form (Word .docx)

Example of a completed Proposal Form (.pdf)

For answers to questions or for more information about proposal preparation and submission, please contact:

Gregory Eiselein

Director, K-State First

008 Leasure Hall


(785) 532-1501