Multiple food options are available at the K-State Union: Food Court, Bluemont Room, The Cat’s Den, Caribou Coffee Shop, and the Subway sandwich shop in the Recreation Center/Bowling Alley.
The "Nontrad Lunch 'n Study" is for non-traditional students held in the Staterooms #1, #2, or #3 by the K-State Union Food Court. It is held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch or purchase food from the food court. Come meet and network with other non-traditional students. It is also a quiet place to collect your thoughts.
There are other options within various campus buildings including: The Snack Bar on the first floor at Hale Library in the 24 hour study area, and the Campus Grounds in the College of Engineering.
The Dairy Bar in Call Hall sells ice cream, malts, sandwiches, and such take-home items as milk, eggs, butter, cheese, and meat (Cuts of beef, pork, and lamb are available). Contact 532-1292.
Food vending machines are located in many campus buildings. "The Bakery" sells baked goods in the lower level lobby of the Derby Dining Center.
Bakery goods, flour, cracked wheat cereal, bran, and other grain items are available Wednesdays in Shellenberger Hall. Times and dates are advertised in the Collegian.
There are three childcare facilities on the K-State campus. These are popular facilities, so make arrangements early.
Located at Jardine Apartments (1948 Jardine Drive,L-9) accepts children from one year and walking to 12 years old. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This Center offers "childship" scholarships to student families. It is licensed for 197 children, 532-3700.
Located on North Manhattan Avenue on the northeast side of campus, it is licensed for 12 children, one and a half to three years of age, and 18 children, three to five years of age, 537-0713. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A list of other child care centers, and licensed and registered day care homes, is available from the Non-Traditional Student Services office, Flint Hills Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, 1-800-227-3578 or 532-7197, or from the Riley County Health Department at 776-4779.
Campus housing includes rooms in residence halls and 640 apartments in the Jardine Apartments in the northwest part of the campus, 532-3790. Jardine Apartments provides living space for students who are at least 25 years old or graduate students or student families. Some single older students live in Van Zile residence hall. Most rooms in the halls are double occupancy, but singles are available.
On campus overnight accommodations and/or guest housing is occasionally available. It is best to call in advance, 532-6453.
Housing (off campus)
There are off-campus rental units available at varying prices. There are long waiting lists for public housing. The Manhattan Housing Authority is located at 300 N. 5th Street, 785-776-8588. If you qualify you may want to try for one of these units. Non-Traditional Student Services has information about rental units. Also, consult the the Office of Student Activities and Services at the K-State Union.
The Central Mail Service in Dykstra Hall sells stamps, money orders and other postal supplies; weighs, insures and registers mail and receives outgoing mail. A self-service postal unit is located in the lower level of the K-State Union. You can weigh packages, buy stamps, and mail your letters and small packages any time the Union is open.
With the use of coins and Wildcat photo ID cards, photocopying machines are located in Hale Library, in many of the branch libraries on campus, as well as in some campus buildings. The Copy Center at the K-State Union has 10 computers with laser printing capabilities to use for a fee. IBM typewriters are available for student use at no charge. The Copy Center sells a selection of quality stationery and matching envelopes for resumes and letters of application. Several of the colleges also have their own copy centers. Please check with your department office for the locations.
Some of the campus buildings have "Campus or Local Call Only" telephones (i.e. K-State Union, Chester Peter Recreational Complex). You may make local calls from these phones at no cost. Pay phones are available in several buildings (i.e. Justin Hall, Bluemont Hall, Hale Library).
Campus safety (Wildcat Walk escort service)
The University Campus has emergency telephones on poles with blue lights on the top. They are part of the campus security plan and the phones are connected to the University Police Office. They may be used to summon immediate help in case of personal assault, fire, or other emergencies. At night, KSU students can escort you to campus locations within a six-block radius. Call 395-SAFE, 395-7233.
Campus phone book
This is a campus directory with lots of extras. It includes: campus and city maps, phone numbers for students, faculty, all campus student organizations, and Salina Campus, official academic major listings, "Student Life Handbook," directory advertising and coupons. You can purchase this directory at 103 Kedzie or at the K-State Union Book Store around October each year.
All K-State students and employees have a free K-State electronic ID on the central computing system. It allows access to e-mail, the Internet, the World Wide Web, file space for class work and projects, and a personal web page. There is an expectation for ethical and courteous behavior in the use of these computing resources.
Passwords on electronic IDs must be changed two times per year. Learn more about your K-State eID and password.
University computing labs are available 24 hours a day at various locations on campus. The labs may be freely used by students and employees. Labs provide campus wireless internet service for labtop access to many programming languages and software programs, including e-mail, Internet/web access, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, file transfer, and multimedia creation. These labs may be reserved at times for classroom use, so check the schedule posted on the door.
The student newspaper is published daily during the fall and spring semesters and only on Wednesdays during the summer session. This is the source for campus information related to club and organization meetings, campus activities, and other happenings related to the University. You can get the newspaper at Kedzie Hall and Student Publications. Other locations include Hale Library, the K-State Union, and many classroom building sites. You may also view the Collegian online at www.kstatecollegian.com or call 785-370-6355.
The student yearbook comes out in the spring of each year. It contains memorable pictures of the past years' campus life and group pictures of most clubs and organizations on campus. Contact the Royal Purple at 103 Kedzie Hall, 532-6557, for more information or to purchase a copy.
Items for sale or rent
A message board to assist students who want to buy or sell articles or need special information is located in the K-State Union. The K-State Collegian also has a classified ad section. Call 785-370-6355.
If you commute, you may need a place to store items during the day. Lockers are available in the following buildings:
K-State Union (at the recreation facilities offices)
K-State Union also has lockers that can be rented. For a locker there is a $10 deposit for the key and $7.75 for fall/spring rentals and $4.75 for summer rentals.
Free coin operated lockers and daily use lockers -- you provide the lock or you may rent a locker annually or by the semester in the locker rooms.
Small clothing lockers in Justin Hall are available for Human Ecology majors only. Check at 119 Justin.
The quick-stop store, located on Petticoat Lane in the basement of Van Zile Hall, was established for the convenience of K-State students. It is also available to faculty, staff and guests of the University. The student store serves as a teaching lab for students in Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management and Dietetics (HRIMD) programs. The store reserves the right to request University identification.
Lost and found
Lost and found services are located at the Union Director's Office, the University Police, and within departments or college offices.
Your KSU ID card is required to cash a personal check at the Commerce Bank in the Union. There is a .75 fee for cashing checks and a limit of $25, if you are not a customer of Commerce Bank.
All ATM machines are located on the lower floor of the K-State Union.
The Wildcat Card is your official university photo ID. It can be used for access/entry, as a calling card, vending machine, printing, library usage, debit account, and meal debit plan. The card can be used to purchase books, school supplies, food, bowling, movie tickets, and more in the K-State Union and additional selected campus locations for food and drinks.