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EXCITE Shadow Days

Shadow Days

New in 2020! New Majors, New Format, Same Great Experience!

Fall 2020 Dates Coming Soon! 

High school students are invited to come experience a day in the life of a K-State student! Each participant will be paired with a current K-State student who shares similar interests in science, technology, engineering, or math. Together they will attend class, tour campus, share lunch, and discuss what it's like to be in a STEM major at K-State.  

What is the Goal?

The mission of EXCITE Shadow Days is to increase girls' interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Who Should Attend?

This event is intended for students currently in high school (grades 9-12) with an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) related careers.

What Will We Do?

You will join a current college student majoring in a field you are interested in as she goes about her normal day at K-State and experience “a day in the life” firsthand. Lunch, a drawstring bag, and pencil are included in your registration fee. 

What's New this Year?

New Majors: The College of Architecture, Planning and Design is now considered STEM! That means high school students interested in design and planning professions can now spend the day with a K-State undergraduate majoring in architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture or regional and community planning!

New Format: You asked, and we listened! Students will now receive a little bit more information on applying to K-State, as well as the many opportunities offered through STEM colleges. Don't worry - the majority of the day will still be spent one-on-one with a K-State undergraduate. In this new format, the first 30 minutes of the day will be spent with New Student Services and one of six STEM colleges on campus. *Note: Check in will now start at 8:30!*

What Colleges are Being Featured, and When?

The STEM colleges are: Agriculture; Architecture, Planning and Design; Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Health and Human Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine.

In Spring 2020, we highlighted the following STEM colleges: 

  • February 12 - College of Architecture, Planning and Design
  • February 26 - College of Health and Human Sciences

Check back soon to see our dates and featured colleges for Fall 2020! 

What if I'm Not Available on the Day that my College of Interest in Featured? Can I Still Sign Up for Another Day?

YES! Students are welcome to participate in any day that works for them. We will still pair you with a K-State student majoring in a field of your interest. And, you'll still learn about resources and opportunities available at K-State no matter which day you choose to select. 

When & Where?

We will start the day in the K-State Student Union at 8:30am, and will meet with New Student Services and College representatives from 8:45-9:15am. You will be picked up by your host shortly thereafter and spend the majority of your time either in class or touring campus. The day will end around 3pm back in the Union.

How Do I Sign Up?

Print registration forms and consent waiver. Mail completed forms and payment (check/money order) to: EXCITE Program, 1011 Seaton Hall, 920 N. 17th Street, Manhattan, KS 66505 at least two weeks before their desired date. Space is limited. Upon receipt of your completed forms and payment, we will send a confirmation letter and information packet to the email provided on your forms. *Note: adding "K-State KAWSE" to your address book ensures our emails will reach you!

Groups of 4 or more are encouraged to contact the EXCITE! Program Coordinator (Morgan Greene, kawse@ksu.edu) at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure space is available. 

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Permits are required on campus Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm. The parking garage operates 24/7. Daily permits are $5. Hourly rate in the parking garage is $1.50 up to a maximum of $12/day. Visitor permits may be obtained from the Information Kiosk on 17th Street adjacent to the garage from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F, from the Parking Services Office at 1 KSU Parking Garage at the corner of 17th and Anderson from 7:30 am to 5 pm M-F, and are available 24/7 from the KSU Police Dispatch located in Edwards Hall. They can also be purchased online and printed out by clicking on K-State Online Parking.

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