Open House
Kansas State University
Phone: 785-532-6250
1-800-432-8270 (toll free)
k-state@k-state.edu

Events schedule

Tours

Campus tours

Walking tours leave every half hour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the last tour departs at 2:30 p.m.) from the admissions booth in the Union. Las visitas que se ofrecen al mediodia y a la una de la tarde se ofrecen en ingles y en español. 

Housing options 

Stop by Housing and Dining Services’ booth in the Union to learn how we make on-campus living such a popular choice among K-State students. You’re welcome to drop in for a tour at any of our residence halls or Jardine Apartments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., or sign up for our shuttle service at the booth. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes (also between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) from the semicircle nearest to the Bosco Student Plaza on the west side of the Union.

The shuttle will stop at the following locations:

  • Kramer Complex (Marlatt and Goodnow halls, Kramer Dining Center)
  • Jardine Apartments (Cornerstone Coffee and Bakery, Quik Cats Convenience Store/JP’s Sports Grill)   
  • Derby Complex (Ford, Haymaker, Moore and West halls, Derby Dining Center)
  • Strong Complex (Boyd, Van Zile, Putnam halls)

Light refreshments will be provided at several locations, and a $6.50 sandwich bar will be available at Derby and Kramer dining centers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check out the specials at JP's Sports Grill in Jardine, open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Scholarship/cooperative house tours 

Women: Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House: 1500 N. Manhattan Ave.  

Alpha of Clovia: 1200 Pioneer Lane

Men: Smith Scholarship House: 331 N. 17th St.

Fraternities and sororities

Visit the Greek Affairs table in the Union to learn more about the fraternity and sorority experience at K-State. Greek ambassadors will be on hand to give you information and answer questions about how to join, the benefits of going Greek and anything else you want to know about the Greek community at K-State. Individual houses will be open for tours throughout the day, and many organizations will have tables in the Union. You can find more information about Greek life at k-state.edu/greek. 

Recreation Complex

Visit the newly expanded and renovated Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex, the campus hub for fitness, recreation, intramurals and club sports. Guided tours will be offered all day, or drop by to look around. Parents or guests accompanied by a K-State student can get a free day pass. Denison Avenue and Olympic Drive (east of the football stadium). 

Alumni Center

Stop by for refreshing lemonade and pick up a K-State traditions brochure. The center, home of the K-State Alumni Association, offers a friendly atmosphere for returning alumni and friends to meet and serves as a conference center for the community. Check out the Memorabilia Room, the original Bluemont Arch and a bronze Wildcat statue. Three of the 150th anniversary Wildcat March statues also temporarily call the center home.

Go green, stay purple

K-State has been in the recycling game since 1989. Stop by the K-State Recycling Center, located near Weber Hall, to see how we are implementing a one-stop drop method for easy recycling. Recycling helps the university as well as the environment.