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K-State New Employee Welcome

Welcome to K-State! 

Human Capital Services (HCS) invites all new employees to attend the K-State New Employee Welcome. Whether you attend one of our virtual experiences or our on-campus welcome event, upon completion, you will have the knowledge, tools and resources to be successful in your new role at K-State!

The K-State New Employee Welcome (KSNEW) and K-State New Employee Welcome - Virtual (KSNEW-X) is held on the second Wednesday of the month except for in August when we hold a session on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Currently, due to limitations brought on by COVID-19, we are currently only offering KSNEW-X. 

 KSNEW Program Dates

K-State New Employee Welcome: A Virtual Experience (KSNEW-X)

The K-State New Employee Welcome - Virtual (KSNEW-X) is part of a holistic onboarding experience designed to increase knowledge and understanding of K-State and what it means to work for the university. Designed for new employees in their first year of employment, the virtual experience provides an alternative to the traditional in-person experience. The virtual program follows a format similar to the On-Campus experience touching on topics such as history and traditions, current university-wide initiatives, benefits, resources and more.

KSNEW-X is held via Zoom and other media sources to share the K-State way. 


K-State New Employee Welcome: On-Campus Experience (KSNEW)

Designed as a half day experience, this event is the first in a year-long comprehensive program to help acclimate new employees to K-State culture, structure, and resource. In addition, this program will help new employees understand campus initiatives, university history and traditions. This program is offered to new, permanent employees. 


Applicant PortalKSNEW-X On DemandKSNEW/KSNEW-X Register Now

On-Campus Welcome Event Program Details

The On-Campus K-State New Employee Welcome program will occur once a month for half a day. The schedule will include topics such as benefits, resources, K-State history and traditions and campus resources. The program will be held in the K-State Alumni Association, Tadtman Boardroom.

Program Details
  • 8-8:30 a.m. - Registration, Welcome, Housekeeping

  • 8:30-9 a.m. - Discover K-State: History and Traditions
    This session will introduce new employees to the rich history of K-State including our most cherished traditions.

  • 9-9:30 a.m. - Discover K-State: Future Focused
    The President's Office will provide information on many of K-State's key initiatives and projects currently underway to help achieve our mission and goals

  • 9:45-10:15 a.m.- People, Culture, Principles of Community
    This session will introduce new employees to the people, culture and principles that guide K-State.

  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. - Understanding Your Benefits
    This session will provide need-to-know information containing basic and voluntary employee benefits as well as employee perks.
  • 11:25-12:15 p.m.- Key Resources
    This session will share how employees navigate K-State and the resources that will allow them to be successful, including but not limited to, IT services, systems, the university structure, the PPM and the University Handbook.

  • 12:15-12:40 p.m. - K-State Anti-Discrimination Policy (PPM 3010)
    The Office of Institutional Equity will present information on PPM 3010, the university non-discrimination policy. Participants will learn what conduct is prohibited and how to recognize it, the Policy's jurisdiction, how to make a report under the Policy, and how reports are reviewed and resolved. 
  • 12:40-1:15 p.m. - Lunch Break (lunch is provided)

  • 1:15-2:00 p.m. - K-State Campus Walking Tour
    The Office of Student Life, New Student Services will guide program participants through the K-State Campus. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program mandatory?

All new employees are strongly encouraged to attend this program as it establishes a strong foundation for their new employment at Kansas State University.


Who should plan to attend this program?
  • All new benefits-eligible employees (faculty, unclassified and university support staff) within their first 90 days of employment.
  • Rehires that have been away form three or more years


What if I am unable to attend the first session after I am hired?

Please sign up for the next available session however, attendance in the first session after your hire date is most desirable.