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K-State Campus Resources

Books and supplies

The K-State Campus Store at the K-State Student Union is the official university bookstore and course materials headquarters. Students can buy new or used textbooks, rent textbooks or purchase course supplies.

Lafene Student Health Center

Lafene Student Health Center, on the west side of campus, offers high quality, easily accessible and affordable outpatient health care. The center also serves as a resource for health education, promotion and wellness.

The university requires a complete medical history, including a current immunization record, on all new students or transfer students.

Campus parking

Parking at Kansas State University is regulated and requires a university-issued parking permit. You can purchase a permit in 1 KSU Parking Garage after enrollment in classes.

On-campus housing

Housing and Dining Services provides residence hall living for approximately 3,800 students and 528 apartments for students and their families.

Residence halls

The university offers single-gender and co-educational halls. One residence hall allows stay for 9 months or 12 months, an option that is particularly beneficial to graduate students because they do not have to find other housing options during holidays and between semesters. 


Students with families of no more than two children and married couples with at least one spouse enrolled as a full-time student may apply for one and two bedroom apartments at Jardine Apartments.

Temporary housing

Housing and Dining Services provides temporary housing in the residence halls for international students who arrive early for the International Student Center's fall orientation and do not have permanent housing available to them upon arrival.

Learn about off-campus housing

K-State Libraries

K-State Libraries supports the university's diverse academic, instructional and research activities and maintain more than 2.5 million volumes across five Manhattan campus libraries.

The Libraries offers numerous resources for graduate students. Reference librarians are available to help with research and projects more than 80 hours each week when classes are in session.

Student support services

Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services

Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services helps students who are married, have children, are re-entering the educational system after several years or are 25 years of age or older. Staff members assist students with admission and enrollment and provide information on housing, child care, refresher and study skills courses, tutoring, financial aid, insurance, public school enrollment, community family programs, emergency locator and commuter information.

Child care services
On-campus child care facilities
Off-campus child care facilities

For a list of off-campus licensed and registered child care facilities, please contact Flint Hills Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 785-532-7197 or 800-227-3578.

Student Access Center

The Student Access Center provides a broad range of services to meet each student's needs. The center also advocates for students with disabilities.

K-State Family Center

The K-State Family Center provides high-quality, affordable individual, family, couple and group therapy for people in the Manhattan area.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services enhances student success and helps with decision-making, skill-building or mental health support.

Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE)

The Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE) works with campus and the community to promote the well-being of student through advocacy, programming, training, information and referral services.

Career and Employment Services

Career and Employment Services equips you with training, resources and connections to transition from college to career.

Powercat Financial Counseling

Powercat Financial Counseling provides free information and education to students who are seeking help with a variety of financial issues.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life promotes student success in the classroom and in life.

Police Department

The university Police Department has sworn police officers on duty 24 hours a day. It provides a contact for emergency repairs and acts as the university operator outside normal business hours. The department protects all properties owned and operated by the state educational institution or its affiliates.

Information Technology Assistance Center

The Information Technology Assistance Center, or iTAC, provides technology support to students, faculty and staff. The center is in Hale Library and offers services such as computer repair, electronic theses assistance and equipment checkout.

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers one-on-one consultations where students can talk about their writing projects with trained tutors.

Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center provides teaching and learning resources to help in your career as a student and instructor. The center's online library system also offers numerous electronic resources.