Information for students

Please watch K-State Today and the webpage for updates on this fluid situation. 


Fall 2020 semester

Kansas State University will resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester, but is moving the start and end dates of the semester up one week.

Under the adjusted fall 2020 semester academic calendar, the first day of classes will be Monday, Aug. 17. The last day of classes will be Friday, Dec. 4, with finals week from Dec. 7-11. The last day for in-person on-campus instruction will be on Nov. 20, right before the student Thanksgiving break. Following the break, the last two weeks of the semester, including final exams, will be completed using distance methods.

Read more about updates to the academic calendar


Fall 2020 housing and dining plans

Residence halls and dining centers will be open for the fall 2020 semester and K-State is incorporating extra health and safety measures for on-campus housing and dining. These updates to housing and dining plans aim to enhance student safety and mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. 

The housing and dining updates include safety measures in several areas: reducing housing density; staggering the move-in schedule to reduce the size of gatherings; additional conduct standards and protocols for residents; modifying dining operations; and enhancing sanitation and cleaning in residence halls, dining centers and other shared spaces. 

Read more about housing and dining updates for the fall 2020 semester.


Summer school 2020

As announced by Provost Taber April 13, 2020, all Kansas State University summer school 2020 courses across all campuses are online. Recognizing the financial challenges many are facing in this COVID-19 environment, the university also is significantly reducing online fees for summer school undergraduate and graduate courses this year. FAQ content is available on the summer school website


Graduate student guidance

Contact your supervisor for specific guidance relevant to your position. The graduate student section of the FAQ page addresses general questions and provides relevent links to resources:


Resources and student services

If you need assistance, contact via phone or email the appropriate campus service:

Office of Student Life, 785-532-6432,
K-State Polytechnic Office of Student Life, 785-826-2662,
K-State Olathe Student Services, 913-307-7373, 
Educational Supportive Services, 785-532-5642,
Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, 785-532-6444,

Registration/enrollment, transcripts and graduation/diplomas
For more information on registration/enrollment, obtaining transcripts or degree/enrollment verification, and graduation/diplomas, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website

Financial assistance for students in need

K-State's Office of Student Financial Assistance has developed a one-stop web page of resources available for students with a financial emergency including information about Student Emergency Grants, Student Emergency Loans, K-State Proud Student Opportunity Award and Cats' Cupboard. Students should also reach out directly to their financial aid counselor to ask about resources. 


Protect yourself, your family and the community

Students are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing and good hygiene techniques. Stay home when sick and encourage others to do the same. 
Learn more about health and safety practices at Kansas State University.