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May 24, 2024

Planning for Open House 2025 begins

Submitted by Marlyn Engle

In April, the Office of Recruitment and Admissions hosted the largest Open House since 2019. 

An Open House kick-off meeting will take place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Berney Family Welcome Center to discuss timeline, tracks and outcomes, and more. A calendar invite will be sent out via the Open House listserv. If you are not on the listserv and would like to be added please email kstateoh@k-state.edu

The use of tracks and outcomes were added in 2024 to enhance guests' experience. Outcomes provided goals for the department and organizations to achieve. These included the following: students will begin to envision themselves as part of the Wildcat family; participants will be exposed to engaging programs and activities that showcase the university's offerings; students will build an affinity to an academic area of interest.

The Open House schedule included icons for each track — Admitted Wildcat, Future Wildcat, kindergarten-eighth grade and Manhattan community/K-State alumni — listed after each event. This helped guests plan their day and find activities dedicated to each group.

This year, a pre-registration option was also offered. 2,201 guests registered. The K-State Student Union's traffic report noted 7,710 door opens, making Open House 2024 the most well-attended Open House since 2019. We are excited to see the numbers grow in 2025.