Graduate School Weekly Newsletter

July 27, 2021


Help promote Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation 
  • The Graduate School was pleased to have 60 participants in the GTA/GRA/GA orientation and approximately 100 participants in the New Graduate Student Orientation Zoom sessions on July 20! As a reminder, these sessions are scheduled to be repeated on August 4.  
  • We also invite new and returning graduate students to join us for a Graduate Student Experience Welcome session on August 18 (in-person and via Zoom).
  • Students can register through the time of the sessions to receive Zoom access. The Graduate School’s sessions on July 20, August 4, and August 18 are being recorded. Students who are unable to join live do not need to register. Recordings will be made available to all students, and we will share information about accessing the recordings through our communication channels.
  • Several other welcome and orientation activities are being offered by other units. Details about all activities for graduate students can be found on the Graduate School’s orientation webpage.
Graduate Student Ambassadors are welcoming connection for prospective students

This summer, the Graduate School welcomed nine new graduate student ambassadors, bringing the total to 21 ambassadors. Our ambassadors are a diverse group of masters and doctoral students. They represent 18 graduate programs across six academic colleges and come from six states in the U.S. and seven countries outside the U.S. Most ambassadors are studying on K-State’s Manhattan campus, but a few are in online or Olathe Campus programs. Some ambassadors are first generation students, non-traditional students, parents, or veterans. These students play a valuable role in serving as a welcoming point of contact for prospective and incoming students by responding to email inquiries about the K-State graduate student experience and providing campus tours. Meet the Graduate Student Ambassadors!

August 13 summer graduation deadline approaching

Masters and doctoral students planning to graduate in Summer 2021 must complete all requirements by August 13. Students and their major professors are encouraged to refer to the Graduate School’s graduation checklist for summer 2021 to make sure all requirements are completed to graduate in August.


Graduate Applications Processing

The deadline for departments to recommend admission for international applicants for Spring 2022 is September 1, 2021 for individuals who are living outside of the United States or for applicants who are currently enrolled at an institution in the United States who plan to travel outside of the USA prior to January 2022. The deadline to recommend those who are currently in the USA and do not plan on traveling outside the USA is October 1, 2021.


Save the date for Fall Semester Brown Bags

All Brown Bags will be held from 11:30am-12:30pm and will be in-person with an option to attend via Zoom.

  • September 21, 209 Union
  • October 19, Konza Room Union
  • November 15, 209 Union
  • December 13, 209 Union


View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.

July 27

Graduate Student Virtual Coffee Chat with Dean

Aug 1

GSC travel award application deadline for events that begin in October

Aug 4

Orientation for New Graduate Students, 10:30am-12:00pm

Aug 4

New GTA, GRA, GA Orientation, 1:00-3:00pm

Aug 18

Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing workshop for international graduate students, 9:00am-12:00pm

Aug 18

Graduate Student Experience Welcome Session, 1:00-4:30pm

Aug 19

Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants, 8:00am-noon

This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate program contact staff, and graduate faculty. Graduate students receive a weekly email on Mondays from the Graduate Student Council. Information about student events and opportunities are also shared here to keep graduate program administrators, faculty, and staff informed.