Orientation and Check-In
All international students are required to attend orientation before the semester begins. The program is designed to inform new students of important immigration regulations and to familiarize them with the university and the Manhattan community. International Student and Scholar Services conducts an orientation program for all new international students. The program is designed to inform new students of important immigration regulations and to familiarize them with the university and the Manhattan community.
Orientation provides important and valuable opportunities for you, to get information that won't be as easily obtained later on. Many current international and American students volunteer to assist during orientation so it is also gives the newcomers an opportunity to meet new friends upon arrival. See the orientation schedule.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require that you check
in with the International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS) upon your arrival
to Kansas State University. The ISSS is located at the corner of Mid-Campus and Claflin
We have created a check-in schedule and you must come to the ISSS during one of the dates and times (click on link below for schedule) in order to check-in with our office. It is very important that you come to the ISSS during one of the scheduled check-in sessions so that we know you have arrived on campus. If you arrive on campus between August 14th and August 18th, you will attend one of the check-in sessions listed in the Orientation Schecule, one on August 17th and one on August 18th. Please see our online orientation schedule for the time and location of these sessions.
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 and I-20 or DS-2019.
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.
Check in procedures and times
The English Language Program (ELP) provides a number of language proficiency tests for determining students' language proficiency. Screening takes place at the beginning of each semester with the English Proficiency Test (EPT). Learn more about the English Proficiency Test (EPT).
Register for your K-State eID before you arrive. As a member of the K-State community, you must register an eID, which will serve as your key to K-State's electronic resources. Choose your eID carefully. Your eID becomes part of your K-State e-mail address ("YOUReID@ksu.edu"). K-State eIDs allow access to all computers on campus and online resources.