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Military and Families

Welcome to our military-inclusive university!

Kansas State University is home to the state's largest military population in higher education. It's easy to see why when you look at the ways we help soldiers, veterans and their families feel at home. Military-connected students have been a cornerstone of our campus for more than 150 years. K-State is recognized nationally year after year for its military inclusiveness. 

Our faculty relate to the needs of military-connected students. Many of them have research that's connected to the armed forces, from making the meals soldiers eat in the field safer to improving marriages impacted by deployment.

The main campus in Manhattan is a 15-minute drive from Fort Riley. We have outreach programs at Fort Riley as well as at Fort Leavenworth. Our staff, academic programs and current student groups work together to make K-State friendly and accessible. Ready to get started?

Future Students

Our staff is ready to help!

Being a Veteran at K-State

Find out about finances.

Explore employment opportunities

We welcome applicants who have experienced the breadth and diversity of military life!

Join our campus community

University events. Check out the calendar to stay up to date on athletics, free entertainment, student art programs, traveling performances — look for military discounts! — and more.

Military Affairs. Community outreach, relevant research, guest speakers, education and other activities.

Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services. Get help when you need it, meet other students, and don't forget to hang out in the veterans' lounge in our Student Union!

HandsOn K-State. Looking for volunteers or want to volunteer yourself? It's the place to learn more.

Open House. Come to this event offered annually in April and enjoy a family-friendly event showcasing the best of K-State.

Institute for Health and Security of Military Families. Learn more about how you can get involved with research and programs addressing the health and resiliency of National and International military personnel, veterans and their families after the battle.

Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC. K-State's ROTC programs prepare students for success.

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Questions?


Lydia Barnhart
Contact Lydia Barnhart,
Coordinator of Special Populations in New Student Services. She is here to help!