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New Student Services

New Student Services
Kansas State University
Berney Family Welcome Center
705 N 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506


785-532-3696 fax


New Student Services assists prospective and new undergraduate students and their families. The services, activities, and programs offered are designed to provide information and support to promote a successful transition to the K-State community.

Admissions Representatives

Admissions Representatives (ARs) communicate to prospective students and their families, and educational personnel about academic programs and student life opportunities. Admissions Representatives hold responsibility for the development of an effective student recruitment program within a specific geographic region.

Campus Visits

The campus visits program provides personal tours to prospective students and their families. Student guides conduct tours of the campus throughout the year.

Group Visits

Group visits are available for school or community groups and offer a variety of schedule options.


Special events are held throughout the academic year and provide another opportunity for future students to visit the campus. Some events are held at locations around the state and across the country.

Selective Scholarships

New Student Services organizes the selective interview process for a number of scholarships for incoming students. These scholarship opportunities include a supplemental application. Scholarships are:

Presidential Scholarship

This award seeks to attract top students who demonstrate the potential to make exceptionally strong contributions to the K-State student body, both in the classroom and in the student life of the university.

Nancy Landon Kassebaum Scholarship

The Kassebaum Scholarship seeks to recognize students who aspire to careers in public service.

Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship

The Urban Leadership Scholars Program seeks to shape the next generation of great American urban leaders.

K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship

The K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship competition identifies and rewards exceptional high school seniors with a commitment to serving others in their community, school, or place of worship.


Following a prospective student's visit to campus, student staff follow up with a phone call to gather feedback.

Welcome Center Ambassadors

If you are interested in assisting with on-campus events like Junior and Senior Days or off-campus events such as K-State Celebrates, pizza parties, and Career Connections Nights, or helping create a personal K-State touch, please log on to OrgSync and search for the Welcome Center Ambassador Application! Welcome Center Ambassadors sometimes serve in special interest groups, including Transfer Ambassadors, Multicultural Ambassadors, Texas Ambassadors, and more!

Presidential Lecture Series (PLS)

Presidential Lecture Series is a service offered by the University at no charge to middle schools, high schools and community colleges. The series makes faculty and staff members available for lectures on a variety of topics.

Orientation & Enrollment

Orientation and enrollment is a program that welcomes new students and their families. Programs are held prior to the start of each semester and include information about student life, academic success, and campus policies.

Wildcat Warm-up

Wildcat Warm-up is the optional, extended orientation program for new freshman. Students stay on-campus for the weekend following their orientation & enrollment session and learn about campus traditions, student involvement, academic success, K-State services and history.

StrengthsQuest™ Initiative

K-State has partnered with Gallup to become a strengths-based campus in an effort to increase student retention, engagement, and the overall well-being of our undergraduate students. All new freshmen, transfer, and international students have access to the CliftonStrengths™ online assessment. Students taking the assessment identify their top five strengths and have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one peer coaching and other education programming to dive deeper into their talents, helping to develop their strengths. More information on CliftonStrengths™ at K-State can be found here.

Blue Key Senior Honor Society

Blue Key Honor Society is an honor society that recognizes college students in their senior year. The organization is founded on principles of scholarship, leadership, and service. New Student Services sponsors Blue Key Senior Honor Society and supports their programs that help with the recruitment and retention of K-State undergraduates through leadership development programming.