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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? 

First-Year Seminars - Spring 2015:

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

Residential CAT Community Expansion - Fall 2015:

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. 

For more information about the living-learning communities offered, check out our Residential CAT Communities web page www.k-state.edu/cat/residential/.

If you have any questions about any of our four programs, please email us anytime at kstatefirst@k-state.edu