August 2013

Best in the Nation

Life is good for Kansas State University students, who were once again named among the happiest students in the nation, according to the 2014 edition of the Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges." K-State is also on Business Insider’s list of Top 20 best colleges in the nation, and Manhattan takes the No. 3 spot in Forbes magazine as one of the best small places in the nation for businesses and careers. Life is good as a Wildcat.

Read more about the Princeton Review here


K-State Family Day - Saturday, September 7th

Join your student Saturday, Sept. 7, for the 85th annual Family Day. Families can enjoy time together on campus in conjunction with the football game against Louisiana Lafayette. Events, many of which are FREE, run all day Saturday and showcase colleges, departments and student activities. Families can enjoy campus tours, discounted admission to the insect zoo, activities in the library, and family-friendly films, among many other activities.

Visitors can also register for the Family Time in Cat Town pre-game tailgate which includes a meal, door prizes and the chance to win $2,000 towards your student's tuition. Earlier in the day, the Legacy Pinning Ceremony will be held to recognize generations of K-Staters by allowing family members and current K-State students to unite over a shared symbol of honor during a small ceremony and brunch.

We look forward to seeing everyone on campus next weekend!

Visit the Family Day website

View the Schedule of Events

Register for Family Time in Cat Town and the Legacy Pinning Ceremony


Wildcat Football in the newly updated Bill Snyder Family Stadium

The first football game of the year is upon us, and we expect the stadium to be full and finished with renovations. Check out the links below to see where the stadium construction started and how far it has come and to plan out game days with an up to date schedule. Remember, the first game of the year is on Friday, August 30th.

Learn more about the new West Stadium Center here

2013 K-State Football Schedule


Keeping the peace in the residence halls

One major change that college presents is students' living situations. Whether students join a Greek house, live in a residence hall or get an apartment off campus, most will be living with at least one roommate. Living with a stranger, your best friend, or an acquaintance can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be impossible or stressful.

Find more information on handling roommate situations here


On-campus employment opportunities for students

K-State employs thousands of students in various departments across campus. Whether your student is interested in helping out with tuition fees or just looking for a bit of spending money, there are many opportunities for employment on and off campus. Career and Employment Services can help students find the right job with flexible hours to fit their schedule.

Check out on-campus job opportunities


One Stop Shop for Success

The One Stop Shop for Student Success is a place for students to access important programs and services for their success at K-State. Featuring information about some of the most popular aspects of the student experience, this site can connect students to resources related to their academic, personal, and professional goals. This online resource details everything from ways to get involved with one or more of the over 400 student organizations K-State has to offer to important tips on staying safe throughout your college years.

Visit the One Stop Shop webpage


Get involved with the PFA

The Parents and Family Association helps you connect to K-State. Our website keeps you up to date on events like Family Day and Open House, which give you the opportunity to come to campus and spend the day with your student.

Through the Parents and Family Advisory Board, you can participate in student recruitment events in Kansas and beyond. You also can help us raise funds to support scholarships and make enhancements to student life at K-State.

Learn about the PFA

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