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


COVID-19 Updates

Our K-State First team is working remotely, so please contact us through email kstatefirst@k-state.edu. We will be checking our office voicemail periodically, but email is the best way to work with us! Remember to check k-state.edu/COVID-19 for updates and answers to frequently asked questions.

Enrollment 2020

Students, are you interested in getting connected to our high impact classes during your enrollment appointment in June? Check out the video Begin Your K-State Journey to explore your options and take the next steps to your success at K-State!

A great college experience starts with a great first year

K-State FirstK-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.

We offer first-year seminar courses and learning communities designed specifically for first-year students only. We are the home for the University's common reading program, K-State First Book (KSFB), and a one-on-one mentoring program, Guide to Personal Success (GPS), that connects new students with other members of the K-State family. In everything we do, K-State First is deeply committed to academic excellence, community, diversity, and the empowerment of students. Check out our informational brochure and flyer for additional information.

We're also here to help. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at kstatefirst@k-state.edu. We'd love to hear from you.

Guide to Personal SuccessK-State First BookCAT CommunitiesFirst-Year Seminar
10th Anniversary On Hold

K-State First 10th Anniversary Updates

We have had such a great time celebrating 10 years of our K-State First program and its impact on student success so far this year. Our 10th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off event allowed us the opportunity to see all of the ways we are supported by and connected to our university and local community, we highlighted the amazing work being done by students and faculty/staff at our awards banquet, and several of the teachers that are a part of our program shared their experiences with failure and resiliency at this year's Spotlight K-State. We are also so thankful and appreciative of all the amazing support and donations we've received for our #10for10 scholarship campaign!

With current events surrounding COVID-19 and the disruption of normal operations for...pretty much everyone, we've decided to put our 10th Anniversary events and fundraising plans on hold for a bit. So many K-Staters are finding ways to support, inspire, celebrate, serve, and care for our students, our colleagues, and our broader community. While we are still working to increase access to our high impact programs through scholarship opportunities, we want to help meet the needs of our students and friends right now during this unprecedented upheaval. We encourage you to support these important programs and funds if you are interested in and able to give:

Together we will remain #KStateStrong, and we look forward to continuing our 10th Anniversary celebrations with you in the fall!

K-State Strong