Part 3:  Wildcat Warm-up

Wildcat Warm-up is an in-person extended Orientation and Enrollment program for all incoming students. This optional opportunity is for you to begin making connections at K-State and pump up your passion for purple before classes start.

Wildcat Warm-up allows you to get a head start on

  • leadership,
  • student involvement,
  • academic success, and
  • K-State resources, along with
  • learning history and traditions. 

Join other new K-State students in this immersive experience to build friendships, meet faculty and staff, and learn what it really means to be a Wildcat!


Thursday, Aug. 13 — 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 14 — 9:30 am to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 15 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


K-State campus in Manhattan, KS


  • Activities and programs designed just for you
  • Meals (K-State dining centers)
  • WWU water bottle and snacks
  • Access to WWU app or physical copy of participant guidebook
  • Exclusive events to jumpstart your K-State journey!

The cost for participation is $70, with the option to bill to your student account.

Register for Wildcat Warm-Up

Goals and objectives

Wildcat Warm-up is a time to foster relationships with new friends and learn all that you can about life as a K-State student. All program activities will be focused on the following areas:

Community — This will be a time to meet others and have fun! You will learn K-State's principles of community while putting them into action.

Inclusion — K-State affirms the value of human diversity and inclusion and stands against all forms of discrimination. You will participate in an intercultural learning experience and have collaborative conversations related to understanding yourself and others.

Well-being — We want you to be successful and have a proactive approach to well-being. Participants will explore things to do in Manhattan and discuss campus resources, cocurricular activities, personal strengths, healthy practices, and the many dimensions of wellness.

Have questions? We've got you covered.

We are here to help you every step of the way with multiple ways to find additional information.

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