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K-State First
Kansas State University
014 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Establish your foundation for success.

A great college experience starts with a great first year.

K-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career.

K-State First has something for everyone, and we want you to get connected to exciting and engaging learning opportunities that will help you to succeed throughout your time at K-State!

We offer Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Learning Communities and First-Year Seminar courses designed specifically for first-year students that will help you progress towards your degree and engage in interactive, engaging, and small classes with peers who are interested in similar topics.

We are also the home for the University's common reading program, K-State First Book (KSFB). In everything we do, K-State First is deeply committed to academic excellence, community, equity, and the empowerment of students. Check out our informational brochure and flyer for additional information.

Our team is always here to help you find the right place to start your K-State journey. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email kstatefirst@k-state.edu or phone (785) 532-1501. We are happy to set up appointments to meet online or in our Holton 14 office as well. We'd love to hear from you.

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We're Hiring!

K-State First and the Pre-Professional Advising Center are seeking an Office Specialist. The Office Specialist will provide essential support to the administrative, office management, financial, and personnel development operations.

Learn more and apply here.