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Orientation Procedures

 

Student Check-In Session

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require that you check in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) upon your arrival to Kansas State University. The ISSS is located at the corner of Mid-Campus and Claflin Drive.

It is very important that you come to the ISSS to check in so that we know you have arrived on campus. Please be sure to bring ALL your immigration documents with you when you come to the ISSS for your check-in session. These documents include your passport, I-94 card (or electronic print-out) and I-20 or DS-2019. You will also be required to fill out an information sheet (given to you at the Check-In Session) which you will need to provide the U.S. address that you will be living at during your time at KSU.

Once you arrive at our office to check-in we will make copies of your immigration documents and review the student check-in list with you. This check-list includes information on obtaining your student I.D. card, English Language Program testing, and information about TB testing, as well as other important information and is an important part of our check-in process. 

 

Spring 2016 Welcome and Orientation Acitivities Week is scheduled from Monday, January 11 to Sunday, January 17, 2016. 

Please click on the link below to view our Spring 2016 Check-in dates

Spring 2016 Check-in Schedule

 

REQUIRED Student Orientation

In addition to our check-in session, you are REQUIRED to attend the International Student Orientation. During orientation you will be given valuable information regarding immigration regulations, health care, the English Language Program as well as the various student services available at Kansas State University and the International Student and Scholar Services office. 

*Please note that the Student Orientation is DIFFERENT than the Student Check-In Sessions. You are required to go to both.

Spring 2016 International Student Orientation Schedule (pdf version)

Spring 2016 Orientation Week Activities

Monday, January 11, 2016 (All attendance is mandatory for all sessions today until 4:30 p.m.) in K-State Union, Forum Hall

  • Registration and Schedule pickup from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Welcome from Kansas State University at 8:45 a.m.
  • Information sessions at 9 a.m.
  • Immigration and Resources sessions in the morning and afternoon at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.
  • Lunch in the K-State Union at 12 p.m.
  • Purple Pride and Orientation and Enrollment preview at 3:15 a.m.
  • K-State Union Tour

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • English Language Program (ELP) English Proficiency Test at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lafene  Health Center
  • Check-in with ISSS (if you have not already done so) between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the International Student Center
  • Exchange Student session at 11:30 a.m. at the International Student Center
  • FREE LUNCH in Rathbone Hall, Fiedler Atrium
  • Workshops and Resource Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 in Rathbone Hall, 1109 Lecture Hall and  Fiedler Atrium
  • Helping International Student (HIS) welcome Dinner at 6 p.m. in Jardine's Frith Community Center

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • English Language Program (ELP) English Proficiency Test at 8:30 a.m.
  • Required Sponsored Student session at 10 a.m. at the International Student Center
  • Graduate Student Orientation and Registration from  1 p.m.to 4:30 p.m. in K-Sate Student Union.
  • Check-in with ISSS (if you have not already done so) between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the International Student Center
  • Study Abroad Mentors Bowling/Billards Night at 8 p.m. in K-State Union, Bowling Center.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • English Language Program (ELP) enrollment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at the Campus
  • "How do I get an On-campus job at K-State" presentation at 3:30 p.m. at the International Student Center
  • A Day in Residence Hall at 5:30 p.m.
  • Apartment Living in the U.S. at 6 p.m.

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Undergraduate student orientation and enrollment at 8:30 a.m. in K-State Student Union, Main Ballroom
  • English Language Program (ELP) enrollment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at the Campus
  • Acclimating to American Graduate Level Writing workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the International Student Center
  • International Buddies Welcome party at 6 p.m. at the International Student Center

Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Shopping Shuttle service
  • International Coordinating Council Pizza party at 5 p.m. at the International Student Center
  • K-State Women Basketball Game at 7 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum

Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Ice Skating in City Park. Meet at the International Student Center at 7 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2016

  • University holiday. No classes

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • First day of University classes

Orientation Links

Welcome to K-State!!! We're glad you're here!

Click on the links below to view information and links to resources that have been created to help make your adjustment to Kansas State University and the community of Manhattan as simple and stress-free as possible. Information on campus safety, driver's license information, and our shopping shuttle schedule are just some of the helpful resources you will find. Also, please feel free to contact our office directly if you have any questions.

Kansas State University: Sense of PlaceA video snapshot of Kansas State University.

Campus Map - An interactive map of Kansas State University- Manhattan

Introduction to Manhattan, KSCheck out this YouTube video of just what makes Manhattan, KS the place it is!

Life in the Little AppleFind information about community events in Manhattan or learn about the hotspots by visiting the Manhattan Conventions and Visitor's Bureau website.

Campus Safety - Video introducing various campus resources to help keep you safe while at K-State!

Shopping Shuttle- View the bus schedule for the ATA Bus which runs from campus to various locations in Manhattan.

Drivers License Info- Important information to read if you are wanting to drive in the U.S.

 

Orientation Sponsors

Please thank our 2015-2016 Orientation Partners!!!

K-State Federal Credit Union

Commerce Bank

T-Mobile

U.S. Cellular

Sunflower Bank

AT&T

University Crossing

Asian Market

Briggs Auto

Questions?

Contact ISSS at: 785-532-6448 or isss@ksu.edu