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Parents and Family Association

Parents and Family Association
Director Mindy Weixelman
Kansas State University
122 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6108 fax

October 2012


Homecoming Week

Come celebrate Kansas State with your student at this year’s K-State Homecoming Week, October 21-27. Homecoming Week is packed with fun activities and events for students, alumni and the Manhattan community. See the parade Friday night and trick-or-treat in Aggieville. See the Wildcats take on Texas Tech at the football game Saturday.

Check out the Homecoming Week website
See the schedule of events
Get info on the parade
Book your hotel room


Kansas State University recognized by Higher Learning Commission

K-State has once again earned kudos from its accrediting agency. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association voted to keep the university accredited until a review in the 2021-2022 academic year. Among the aspects noted repeatedly in the commission's report was K-State 2025, a series of goals including rising in the ranks among the nation's public higher education institutions.

Read more about this accomplishment
Learn more about K-State 2025 


Share safety tips with your student

Crime statistics compiled annually by the K-State Office of Student Life show K-State is among the safest universities in the Big 12. K-State is safe because faculty, students and staff approach campus safety as a shared responsibility.

Learn more about keeping K-State Safe
FAQs about campus safety
Watch a video about campus safety measures


Resident Assistant (RA) Hiring

Does your student want to help fellow K-Staters with their campus experience? If your student is planning to return to the residence halls next year and is looking for employment, K-State Housing and Dining Services is hiring Resident Assistants. Our live-in RAs serve and support residents throughout their experience on campus. To become an Resident Assistant, your student must attend an information session to gain  access to the online application.

Learn more about becoming an RA
Read the RA job description



On September 10, all freshmen received an email inviting them to complete a MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible) student success survey. It is designed to help students improve study habits and connect to great campus resources. Results are shared with select faculty members, academic advisors and residence hall staff so they can also assist with student success.   

Learn more about the program

For more information, contact Kevin Cook, MAP-Works coordinator at kcook@k-state.edu.


Housing and Dining Services/ATA Shuttle Service

K-State Housing and Dining Services and the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (ATA) have partnered to provide students, faculty and staff with a free shuttle service. The fixed-route loop connects Jardine Apartments, the Living Community at Claflin, the Center for Child Development, Kramer Dining Center and Derby Dining Center.

See the schedule for purple bus #1
See the schedule for purple bus #2
See the route map for the buses

Housing and Dining Services hours for Thanksgiving and winter breaks

Residence halls and the LC at Jardine close at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, for Thanksgiving Break and reopen at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov., 25. Residence halls and the LC at Jardine close at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15, for winter break and reopen at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

Check out the Residence hall calendar

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 out of state. You can also help us raise funds to support scholarships and make enhancements to student life at K-State.

Learn about the PFA
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