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Parents and Family Program


The Parents and Family Program exists to support and help families.  The following resources are a great place to begin as students and families navigate the K-State campus.

If you would like guidance in your search for information and assistance, the Program offers a hotline during regular business hours, 785-532-2222 or e-mail us.

In case of out-of-hours emergencies, call K-State Campus Police at 785-532-6412.

University Parent Guide

Explore K-State campus resources and learn more about the Manhattan community. This online and print resource is a special project of the Program.

Suggested readings

Enjoy several recommended book titles to learn more about the college transition and how to support your student.

Survival Skills for Parents

Rules created by parents who have experienced assisting their student transition to college.

First Generation Families

Resources available specifically to our students who are first in their families to graduate from a four-year college.

What to expect—a timeline

Chart a student's transition to college with a timeline of transition.

Student Guide to Help and Resources: One Stop Shop

The place to access important programs and services for success at K-State in one convenient location.

Parent Guide to Alcohol

Learn how to talk about alcohol with your student in this parent handbook.

Concerned about a student?

Are you concerned about the health, behavior, or welfare of a K-State student? The Office of Student Life can reach out to them to help them get the assistance they need. Just call OSL at 785-532-6432, or use the Student of Concern reporting form.