Welcome to K-State!


When you arrive to Manhattan

You must report your arrival to Kansas State University with International Student and Scholar Services as required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

To complete the reporting requirements and check-in with ISSS:

  • Have your immigration documents scanned and saved for uploading purposes. Documents include passport (pages with photo and expiration date), I-94 (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home), I-20 or DS-2019.

  • Know the U.S. address where you will be currently staying at, even if it is a temporary address.

  • Complete the Check-In survey and upload the requested documents. You will then receive further information with a checklist of next steps.

  • If you need help translating the check-in survey please review this link: Step by step instructions for webpage translation in Google Chrome



Your next step is to read through the Arrival Checklist . Some of the items you may have already taken care of.

Spring 2024 New International Student Orientation

As a new international student at Kansas State University you are required to participate in the New International Student Orientation hosted by the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Our orientation will have both virtual and in-person components.

Virtual Orientation: After you have completed your ISSS Check-in survey, you will receive an email invitation to your K-State email for the ISSS orientation course in Canvas. Completing this course is mandatory and should be done before the in-person Orientation.

In-person Orientation: You are required to participate in the Spring 2024 in-person Orientation starting on January 8th, 2024 at 8:00 am in Umberger Hall, Room 105. We will have events scheduled for you throughout the week.

Please review the schedule of events below:

2024 New International Student Orientation Schedule


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