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International Student and Scholar Services

Spring 2020 Welcome and Orientation

New students holding F-1 or J-1 visa status may enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the program start date on your I-20 or DS-2019. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require that you check-in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) upon your arrival to Kansas State University. ISSS is located at 104 International Student Center. Click here to see a map. Check-in sessions are offered beginning as early as December 16th, 2019. A full list of check-in sessions can be found at this link.

Click Here to See a Schedule of Orientation Events 

It is very important that you come to ISSS to check in so that we know you have arrived on campus. Please be sure to bring ALL your immigration documents with you when you come to ISSS for your check-in session. These documents include your passport, I-94 card (or electronic print-out), and I-20 or DS-2019. You will also be required to fill out an information sheet (given to you at the check-in session), on which you will need to provide the U.S. address where you will be living during your time at KSU.

Once you arrive at our office to check-in, we will make copies of your immigration documents and review the student checklist with you. This checklist includes information on obtaining your student I.D. card, English Language Program testing, and information about TB testing, as well as other important information, and it is an important part of our check-in process.

In addition to our check-in, you are REQUIRED to attend our on campus orientation on Monday, January 13th, 2020. Registration begins at 8:15am in Umberger Hall room 105. During orientation, you will be given valuable information regarding immigration regulations, health care, and the English Language Program, as well as the various student services available at Kansas State University and the International Student and Scholar Services office. A complete schedule of the orientation events will be posted in the near future.

*Please note that the International Student Orientation is DIFFERENT than the student check-in sessions. You are required to complete both.

Orientation Links

Welcome to K-State!!! We're glad you're here!

Click on the links below to view information and links to resources that have been created to help make your adjustment to Kansas State University and the community of Manhattan as simple and stress-free as possible. Information on campus safety, driver's license information, and our shopping shuttle schedule are just some of the helpful resources you will find. Also, please feel free to contact our office directly if you have any questions.

Kansas State University: Sense of PlaceA video snapshot of Kansas State University.

Campus Map - An interactive map of Kansas State University- Manhattan

Introduction to Manhattan, KSCheck out this YouTube video of just what makes Manhattan, KS the place it is!

Life in the Little AppleFind information about community events in Manhattan or learn about the hotspots by visiting the Manhattan Conventions and Visitor's Bureau website.

Campus Safety - Video introducing various campus resources to help keep you safe while at K-State!

Drivers License Info- Important information to read if you are wanting to drive in the U.S.


Orientation Sponsors

Thank You 2019-2020 International Student Orientation Partners!!!

Bank of America

Commerce Bank

K-State Federal Credit Union




Spring 2020 Check In Dates


Contact ISSS at: 785-532-6448 or isss@ksu.edu