K-State 101

Admissions 101
10 a.m. and 1 p.m., K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
Learn what it takes to be admitted into Kansas State University

Campus tours
9 a.m.-2p.m., K-State Student Union
Walking tours of the K-State campus given by student ambassadors. Please meet at the Office of Recruitment and Admissions table in the Student K-State Student Union. Tours leave every 30 minutes.

Housing tours
Noon-3 p.m., all residence halls and Jardine Apartments

Tour any of our 10 residence halls or Jardine Apartments. Tours begin at each hall’s front desk and depart every half hour with the last departure at 2:30 p.m.

• Derby Community — located on the east side of campus.

  • Haymaker, Ford, Moore and West Halls.
  • Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House.

• Strong Community — located on the east side of campus.

  • Putnam and Van Zile Halls.

• Kramer community — located on the west side of campus.

  • Goodnow, Marlatt and Wefald Halls.

• Jardine Apartments — located on the north side of campus.

  • Meet at the Jardine Tower, 1603 Hillcrest Drive.

K-State and Manhattan community bus tour
9 a.m.-2 p.m., K-State Student Union
Explore our beautiful city and campus on our bus tour!

Transfer/nontraditional student information session
11a.m.- 1:30a.m., Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Get your tranfer questions answered!

Hale Library

2D digital drawing
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hale Library Innovation Lab, first floor
Learn how to create a 2D digital drawing using state of the art tablets.

Ag accessibility and academia games
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hale Library Great Room, third floor
Unearth and grow your knowledge with an all inclusive gaming experience.

Bond with the K-State Board Game Club
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hale Library Great third floor
Try your hand at card, board and dice games.

Digital AI petting zoo
10 a.m.-noon, 359 Hale Library
Explore the wonders of the different species of artificial intelligence.

Find your K-State legacy
9 a.m.-2 p.m., 508 Hale Library
Come check our vintage collections and discover your ties with K-State.

Play while you create
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hale Library Innovation Lab, first floor
Play while you create anything you can imagine.

Talk to a collections expert
9 a.m.-2 p.m., 508 Hale Library
Ask about our collections from written to digital information covering the 1400s to today.

Test your K-State knowledge
9 a.m.-2 p.m., 508 Hale Library
Try your hand at trivia and timelines.

Tour of Hale Library
9 a.m.-2 p.m., first floor Sunflower Entrance
Take a 30-minute tour of historic Hale Library and visit our collaboration spaces including the Dow Center, Great Room and Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab.

VR experience
9 a.m.-2 p.m., 231 Hale Library
Immerse yourself in a virtual reality with sight, sound and fun. Try your hand at trivia or games.

Leadership Studies

Are you smarter than an honors student?
All day, Leadership Studies Building
Test your trivia knowledge against a K-State honors student and win a prize. Information about the university honors program will also be available.

K-State Family Feud
Top of every hour starting at 10 a.m., Town Hall, Staley School of Leadership.
K-State Family Feud is played by two teams of students, faculty and fans! The objective of the game is to guess the most popular answers to survey questions related to Kansas State University’s history, traditions and culture. Episodes start filming at the top of every hour!

K-State Strengths initiative
All day, Staley School of Leadership
Stop by the Staley School of Leadership to discover how you can use your top 5 CliftonStrengths to thrive! Explore moments of excellence with K-State Strengths peer coaches, eager to help you name, claim and aim your strengths towards success.

Plinko with purpose
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Table outside of the Staley School of Leadership
Plinko with Purpose combines the excitement of a classic game show with the opportunity to learn more about non-profit leadership. It’s a fun and engaging way to learn more about the important work that non-profits do in our communities and earn exciting prizes!

Wheel of opporunity
9a.m.-3p.m., Leadership Studies Building, front sidewalk area
Our Wheel of Fortune-style game will offer information about Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research and its goals. All ages who may be interested in learning more about research and scholarships are welcome to swing by and win a prize!

Around Campus

Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity informational
9 a.m.-noon, College of Agriculture, Waters Lawn Stop by the AGR booth to learn more about our fraternity and K-State Greek life.

Band hall open house and tours
All day, Tracz Family Band Hall, World War I Memorial Stadium
Walk through the recently renovated space which features a rehearsal hall, instrument and uniform storage, instrument repair room, changing room and office space. The hall is the home of the K-State Marching Band and Classy Cats. The improvements were funded through private donations.

Can you solve it?
All day, Cardwell Hall
Join us in Cardwell Hall to interact with mathematical games, puzzles, and mazes. Take away gifts will be at each display/activity.

Fear Factor: Global Food Systems leadership edition
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Participants are given a sample of a food that holds significance to our global farming community. Try the foods and learn more about their impact — if you dare!

K-State Online
All day, K-State Student Union
K-State offers online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and certificate and professional development opportunities for those who are unable to attend on-campus classes. Technology, flexible hours, affordability and award-winning programs make K-State a leader in online education.

XXVI Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad
9 a.m.-noon., 101 Cardwell Hall
The XXVI Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad is a competition for grades 5-12. Prizes will be awarded at the end of Open House.

You Gotta Have Art open house
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Beach Museum of Art
Visit the current exhibitions and participate in art activities inspired by the exhibition “Where the Magic Happens: The Artist in the Studio.” Celebrate the final weekend of “wood+paper+box in your hands” by creating your own mini-installations.