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K-State New Employee Welcome

Welcome to K-State! 

Human Resources (HR)  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!

Now offering both in-person and virtual programs, the K-State New Employee Welcome (KSNEW) and K-State New Employee Welcome - Virtual (KSNEW-X) has expanded to provide programming to employees working on-campus or at remote locations. The traditional K-State New Employee Welcome and the KSNEW-X virtual session will each be held once a month with an extra in-person program in August. Dates for programing are provided below.

KSNEW and KSNEW-X Program Dates

2024 KSNEW Programming DatesIIt
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. Please see program details below for more information.

On-Campus Welcome Event Program Details

The On-Campus K-State New Employee Welcome program will occur once a month for half a day with an extra session in August. 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, Banquet Room C [unless other noted].

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.

  • 10:15-10:50 a.m. - Understanding Your Benefits
    This session is a follow-up to on-demand benefit training and will consist of ample Q&A time with the benefits team.
  • 11:00-11:30 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.

  • 11:30-12:00 p.m. - K-State Non-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. 
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch (provided with RSVP)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Campus Tour [optional]
    Take a tour of the K-State campus and discover where to find buildings and resources across campus. This tour is provided through the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Check-in at the Welcome Desk at the Berney Family Welcome Center.


2024 KSNEW-X 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. 


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

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.