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Recruitment and Admissions

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Kansas State University
Berney Family Welcome Center
705 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-3696 fax

785-532-6393 (fax)

Services and programs

Recruitment and Admissions assists prospective and new undergraduate students and their families. The services, activities and programs offered are designed to provide information and support to promote a successful transition to the K-State community.


Admissions Representatives

Admissions Representatives (ARs) communicate to prospective students, their families and educational personnel about academic programs and student life opportunities. Admissions Representatives hold responsibility for the development of an effective student recruitment program within a specific geographic region.

Campus Visits and Events

The campus visits program provides personal tours to prospective students and their families. Student guides conduct tours of the campus throughout the year.

Special events are held throughout the academic year and provide another opportunity for future students to visit the campus. Some events are held at locations around the state and across the country.

Competitive Scholarships

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions organizes the competitive interview process for a number of scholarships for incoming students. These scholarship opportunities include a supplemental application. Scholarships are:

  • Presidential Scholarship
    This award seeks to attract top students who demonstrate the potential to make exceptionally strong contributions to the K-State student body, both in the classroom and in the student life of the university.
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum Scholarship
    The Kassebaum Scholarship seeks to recognize students who aspire to careers in public service.
  • K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship
    The K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship competition identifies and rewards exceptional high school seniors with a commitment to serving others in their community, school, or place of worship.

Following a prospective student's visit to campus, student staff follow up with a phone call to gather feedback.

Welcome Center Ambassadors

If you are interested in assisting with on-campus events like Discover K-State Day or Admitted Wildcat Day or off-campus events like pizza parties, and Career Connections Nights, please reach out to us! Welcome Center Ambassadors sometimes serve in special interest groups, including Transfer Ambassadors, Multicultural Ambassadors, Texas Ambassadors and more!

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a program that welcomes new students and their families. Programs are held prior to the start of each semester and include information about student life, academic success and campus policies.

Wildcat Warm-up

Wildcat Warm-up is the optional, extended orientation program for new freshmen. Students stay on-campus for the weekend following their orientation and enrollment session and learn about campus traditions, student involvement, academic success, K-State services and history.

StrengthsQuest™ Initiative

K-State has partnered with Gallup to become a strengths-based campus in an effort to increase student retention, engagement and the overall well-being of our undergraduate students. All new freshmen, transfer and international students have access to the CliftonStrengths™ online assessment. Students taking the assessment identify their top five strengths and have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one peer coaching and other educational programming to dive deeper into their talents, helping to develop their strengths.

Blue Key Senior Honor Society

Blue Key Honor Society is an honor society that recognizes college students in their senior year. The organization is founded on principles of scholarship, leadership and service. Professionals in our office sponsor Blue Key Senior Honor Society and supports their programs that help with the recruitment and retention of K-State undergraduates through leadership development programming.


The admissions team within the Office of Recruitment and Admissions manages the undergraduate admission process for students entering and/or returning to the university.