New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

For first year and transfer students admitted for the fall semester, New Student Orientation is your next step to officially becoming a Wildcat.

What to expect through New Student Orientation:

  • You will get the attention you deserve through a 1:1 virtual appointment with your academic advisor. After learning more about your hopes and dreams, they will ensure that you sign up for the right classes, and can even add another major, minor, certificate, etc.
  • Parents/guardians and others in your support network will have opportunities to learn how to help you prepare for college and support your success.
  • Connect and make friends with current and new students.
  • Learn about campus resources and have fun during in-person programming in August designed to kick start your fall semester.
  • Access to an online orientation course that will help you learn the ins and outs of K-State.

If you missed registering for June New Student Orientation, please call 785-532-1521 and we will get you added if your academic program has capacity. Otherwise, August dates are open and available for registration. If you registered for June but have not scheduled an academic advising appointment to enroll in classes, please respond to your advisor's messages sent to your K-State email address.


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Three Steps For New Student Orientation

What you will need to register:

    • Determine the ideal timeframe for your virtual 1:1 appointment for academic advising.
    • Explore and decide on academic enhancements:
      • Honors Program - Are you intellectually curious? Do you enroll in challenging courses? Do you have lofty ambitions and career plans? The K-State University Honors Program can help you achieve your goals at K-State and beyond.
      • K-State First has something for everyone! Enroll in Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Learning Communities and First-Year Seminar classes designed specifically for first-year students like you. These small classes and learning communities will be interactive, challenging, and supportive spaces where you will find your community of peers who are interested in and excited about similar topics to you.
      • Leadership Studies provides an interdisciplinary minor in addition to an array of programs focused on civic engagement and service-learning activities – all with the purpose of educating students for and about leadership.
    • Indicate interest in activities such as Bands and Fraternity and Sorority Life in order to receive information on next steps.
    • For first year students, enter your math classes and grades earned so your academic advisor can prepare for your meeting.
    • A form of payment--there is a one-time, non-refundable $100 fee per student (no additional guest fees). The fee supports all aspects of NSO including materials for incoming students such as t-shirts, K-State First Books, yard signs, meals, parking, online orientation platform, operation costs, technology and staffing.


Additional Information

Still deciding if K-State is right for you? Plan to attend Admitted Wildcat Day - a special program intended to guide you in planning for the future.

New students who are military affiliated or non-traditional will engage in New Student Orientation, too. For specific questions, email

In addition to participating in New Student Orientation, international students will also attend International Student Orientation.

If you are interested in a dual major, double major, or secondary major, plan to talk with your academic advisor who will guide you through the process.