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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. 


Fall 2015 Welcome and Orientation Acitivities Week is scheduled from Monday, August 17 to Sunday, August 23, 2015. 

Please click on the link below to view our Fall 2015 Check-in dates

Fall 2015 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.


Fall 2015 Orientation Week Activities

 Monday, August 17, 2015 (All attendance is mandatory for all sessions today until 5 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 12:15 p.m.
  • Purple Pride and Orientation and Enrollment preview at 3:15 p.m.
  • K-State Union Tour
  • Study Abroad Mentors Bowling/Billards Night at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • English Language Program (ELP) English Proficiency Test at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-in with ISSS (if you have not already done so) between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Exchange Student session at 11:00 a.m.
  • FREE LUNCH in Justin Hall, Hoffman Lounge at 12:30 p.m.
  • Workshops and Resource Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Helping International Student (HIS) Welcome Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Graduate School Orientation and Activities from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Check-in with ISSS (if you have not already done so) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • International Coordinating Ice Cream Social at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Transfer Student Orientation and Enrollment at 8:00 a.m.
  • Mandatory Sponsored Student session at 9:00 a.m.
  • "How do I get and On-Campus job at KSU?" presentation at 3:00 p.m.
  • English Language Program (ELP) enrollment from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Residence Hall visit at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • Undergraduate Student Orientation and Enrollment at 8:00 a.m.
  • English Language Program (ELP) enrollment from 8:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m.
  • International Buddies Welcome party at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • Walk your class schedule from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • International Coordinating Council Picnic at 6:00 p.m

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • Walk your class schedule from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • K-State Convocation at 5:45 p.m.
  • K-Sate Kickoff and Pep Rally at  7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • FIRST DAY of university classes

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • FIRST DAY of English Language Program (ELP) classes


Spring 2016 Welcome and Orientation Activities for International Students 

More information for Spring 2016 welcome and orientation activities will be posted in mid-late Fall 2015.


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


U.S. Cellular

Sunflower Bank


University Crossing

Asian Market 



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