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The Department of Geology is located in historic Thompson Hall on the main campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan. Our main office is located in 108 Thompson Hall.

Our faculty office, top-notch research laboratories, and teaching facilities are located throughout Thompson Hall and neighboring Nichols Hall.

Thompson Hall is located on the southeastern edge of campus near the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and McCain Auditorium. Nichols Hall is located directly west of Thompson Hall.

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Prospective Undergraduate Students:
If you are a prospective student considering K-State for your undergraduate degree, or if you would like to schedule a campus visit, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. They host a variety of events for new and prospective students, including Powercat Preview, K-State Open House, and New Student Orientation.

Prospective Transfer Students: If you are interested in transferring to K-State, we encourage you to consider attending Transfer Visit Day! These events are fun, informative, and free to attend, providing prospective transfer students with insight into the transfer process and the vast array of opportunities that K-State has to offer.

Prospective Graduate Students: If you are a prospective graduate student, please review the Geology M.S. Program requirements and contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Matthew Brueseke, to discuss your academic interests and assess the best time to visit campus.  After making arrangements with Dr. Brueseke, please complete the Graduate School Admission Requirements. If you would also like a general tour of campus during your visit, please complete the campus tour request form.



Visitors will need a virtual visitor permit to park on-campus. Visitor permits can be purchased from the parking portal or guests may utilize ParkMobile at meters and/or in the parking garage. Permits are required to park on Kansas State University campus from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You can register your vehicle for event parking on your computer or with your mobile device. Payment will be available upon arrival using the ParkMobile app or a pay station in the Student Union parking garage.

Parking Services is now utilizing a License Plate Recognition system, which utilizes drivers' license plates as their permit, eliminating the need for physical permits like hang tags. Please ensure when visiting campus that you pull into stalls with your license plate facing the drive lane.

Visitors may park in lots A1, A2, or the K-State Student Union Parking Garage. We kindly ask that you DO NOT park in the Beach Museum lot (A1A) adjacent to Thompson Hall and the Beach Museum - you will be ticketed and we are not liable for fines incurred.

Additionally, visitors can also purchase temporary permits from the Parking Portal.

Campus Parking Map 2023-2024