June 2013

K-State First helps every K-Stater have a great first year

There’s a stereotype that at a public university, students don’t get the personal attention they might at a smaller school. But that doesn’t hold true at K-State, a university with a decades-long tradition of putting students first.

Read more about the K-State First program

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Orientation Guide: Many free or inexpensive resources available to K-State students

For students who are feeling under the weather, getting stressed out or struggling to do well in classes, K-State offers many services to assist students, many of them at free or significantly reduced prices. 

Learn more about the many resources available to K-State students

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K-State Family Day

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 run all day Saturday and showcase colleges, departments and student activities. Families can enjoy breakfast, campus tours, discounted admission to the insect zoo, activities in the library and family-friendly films. Most events are free, but some may charge a small fee or require a reservation. More information about pricing and scheduling can be found here.

Visit Family Time in Cat Town before the K-State vs. Louisiana Lafayette game. Hosted by the K-State Parents and Families Association, this event creates all the excitement of a tailgate — from Willie the Wildcat and food, to door prizes and the chance to win $2,000 in tuition. Surrounded by other K-Staters, this event lets families bond with other K-Staters while showing off their K-State pride. Reservations are required. Register for Family Time in Cat Town here!

The Legacy Pinning Ceremony recognizes generations of K-Staters by allowing family members and current K-Staters to unite under a shared symbol of honor. Brunch will follow the pinning ceremony. The event will be in the Alumni Center ballroom and costs $15 per person. Reservations are required through the K-State Foundation website. Register for The Legacy Pinning Ceremony here!

Visit the Family Day website for more information


Fort Riley recognizes university president and first lady for support, educational advancement of student soldiers

Kansas State University's president and first lady are recipients of Fort Riley's highest honor for private citizens.

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Learn more about K-State's relationship with Ft. Riley and the military


Powercat Financial Counseling

Make sure your student is prepared to manage his or her finances during and after the college years. The Powercat Financial Counseling program has teamed up with American Student Assistance to provide students and alumni access to SALT, an online financial planning program. SALT provides free advice on managing money and student loans. It will supplement the university’s existing Powercat Financial Counseling, which was established in 2009.

Find out more about the new online program, SALT

Discover more about Powercat Financial Planning


Get involved with 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 enhancements to student life at K-State.

Learn more about PFA

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