How much food, entertainment and fun can you handle? Find out at K-State's Open House, and explore campus during this carnival-like event.
Start planning your Open House visit now. When you show up:
- Pick up a map and program in the Union.
- Don't forget to fill out your passport for a chance to win prizes.
- Get instructions at the information table in the Union.
No reservations are required at this free event.
This schedule is representative of events you'll find at Open House.
Nine Colleges, a World of Options
- College of Arts and Sciences
Experience interactive demonstrations, including a poet-in-the-box and a real-time seismometer, and see more than 20 departments on display. See all Arts and Sciences events
- Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Check out the ingenuity of our design teams, like the Formula One car and concrete canoe. Engineering Complex. See all Engineering events
- College of Business Administration
Find your next adventure in the Business Building by competing in interactive activities or racing through the Adrenaline Rush inflatable obstacle course. Don't forget to snap a picture at our photo booth! See all Business Administration events
- College of Education
Young (and young at heart) visitors will enjoy a petting zoo, riding the train, a bouncy house and more in Bluemont Hall. See all Education events
- College of Agriculture
Stop by Waters Hall for an airbrush tattoo, then make your way to fascinating exhibits, like food science experiments and bug-petting zoo. See all Agriculture events
- College of Human Ecology
Can you hear me now? Get a free hearing screening in the audiological suite from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 127 Campus Creek Complex. See all Human Ecology events
- College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Help build BOXhattan and try your hand at city planning using recycled materials and Lego bricks on the third floor of Seaton Hall. See all Architecture, Planning & Design events
- College of Veterinary Medicine
See the amazing two-headed calf and other extraordinary birth anomalies in 204 Trotter Hall. See all Veterinary Medicine events
- K-State Polytechnic
Visit the polytechnic campus in Salina to take to the skies using the Garmin Glass Cockpit. Feel like you're operating a Cessna 172! See all Kansas State Polytechnic events
- K-State Olathe
Participate in fun, sensory-based activities and grab a snack at our Kansas City-area campus. See all Kansas State Olathe events
Food for All, All for Food
- Rise and dine
It's an Open House tradition! Stop by the pancake feed in 1023 Seaton Hall from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to get your fill. Don't forget the syrup!
- Visit Lacy's Fresh Fare
Serving delicious bierocks and other treats from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Justin Hall.
- Swine Vet Club
Enjoy a pork burger, baked beans and soda, all prepared by the Swine Vet Club, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mosier Hall.
- Just dough it
For years, K-Staters have stopped by Shellenberger Hall to pick up their homemade baked goods. Follow the delicious smells to 204 Shellenberger Hall.
- Real deal
Get a real K-State experience at the Derby dining center when you purchase breakfast, lunch or dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Charge up
It's a must-do in Manhattan, and it's right on campus. Stop by Radina's Coffeehouse in the Leadership Studies Building or Engineering Hall for your caffeine fix.
Treat your ears to this campus singing sensation, which can be heard on Bosco Student Plaza at 10:30 a.m.
- Swingin' Spurs
Put a little country in your day by watching K-State's Swing Dancing Club show their stuff at 11:10 a.m. on Bosco Student Plaza.
- K-State Marching Band and Drumline
The Pride of Wildcat Land will demonstrate true K-State passion at 2:30 p.m. on Bosco Student Plaza.
- Lecompton Reenactors
Take a step back in time and watch the Lecompton Reenactors display their historical acting skills at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Quad.
Wildcats of All Ages
- Math whiz
Students compete in the Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad from 9 a.m. to noon in 143 Cardwell Hall. Competitions for grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12.
- Hands-on fun
Build a toolbox and join in fun simulations at children's displays throughout the Engineering Complex.
- No work, all fun
Calling all future Wildcats! Join us in front of Bluemont Hall to take a turn in the bounce house, a ride on a train and a kettle corn treat.
- Creepy crawly
Be a “pollinator-for-a-day” and cheer on your favorite cockroach during the cockroach races at West Waters Hall.
- Blast off into your future
Create your own recycled material rocket with the early childhood education faculty and student association in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall.
- Space to play
Want to show off your creativity and design skills? Stop by Weigel Library in Seaton Hall and spend some time contributing to Lego creations.
- No appointment needed
Kids can bring their stuffed animals for treatment at the stuffed pet clinic in the small animal lobby of Mosier Hall.