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Parents and Family Association members at display booth

The Parents and Family Association exists to support and help families. The following resources are a great place to begin as new students and their families navigate the sometimes challenging transition to a new campus.

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University Parent Guide

Explore K-State campus resources and learn more about the Manhattan community. This online and print resource is a special project of the Association.

Suggested readings

Enjoy several recommended book titles to learn more about the college transition and how to support your student.

Advice on transition issues

Explore a checklist created by parents who have experienced assisting their student transition to college.

What to expect—a timeline

Chart a student's transition to college with a timeline of transition.

K-State HD (a healthy decisions initiative)

Interested in connecting your student to information, resources, programs, and services designed to help them be successful? K-State has an entire campaign designed to reach students in all phases of their college career.

Career development timeline

Not sure how to help your student with career choices? Find advice and tips for career development for freshmen through seniors

Student concerns - academic and personal

The Office of Student Life is a resource for parents when they have concerns about their students. Trained professionals are available to discuss campus resources, strategies for parents, and will reach out to students when assistance is needed.

Money management education

Financial literacy is an important life skill. College students have so many financial choices and opportunities. Discover resources to help students make informed financial decisions.

Powercat Financial Counseling

Located in the Union, Powercat Financial Counseling is a convenient and free service for students to learn more about money management and budgeting.

University Life Café

University Life Café is an interactive website designed to engage college students to promote emotional wellness that can lead to academic success. This initiative is one part of a comprehensive, campus-wide support plan that includes programming and training for students, faculty and staff, and the services of the Counseling Services at K-State.

Student record FAQ's

Parents and family members sometimes have questions regarding access to student information. The K-State Registrar's Office has prepared a quick reference website for your use.

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