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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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Join a CAT Community Today!

Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Communities are set of learning communities specifically designed for first-year students. They are a terrific way for you to make a great start at K-State. We have over 30 CAT Communities that are tailored to a variety of degrees and interests!

The CAT Communities are designed around your interests, and they offer mentoring from a professor and an advanced undergraduate Learning Assistant who shares those. They are an ideal place for you to build a community of peers and get involved at K-State! For more information, visit our CAT Community page.

"K-State First gave me the option to connect with faculty, meet new people and make friends, and inevitably pointed me toward the major that lead me toward the career route I have chosen."

-Darrah Tinkler

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