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K-State Today Student Edition

March 24, 2020

Students: Help your home away from home; complete 2020 Census

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

K-State students: The university misses you — as do the Manhattan and Salina communities — and we hope you're all doing well as we all adjust to this new challenge. While you may be away from your university home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's one important way you can help.

The 2020 Census is important to the communities that surround K-State because of the funding decisions that will impact the services we all enjoy.

The Census Bureau recommends that students be counted in their university community where you would normally be living. The following video explains more. 

 As noted in the video, students who live off campus, should follow these steps: 

  • Go to my2020census.gov to respond to the Census, regardless if you received the mailer at your house/apartment at school.
  • Click "Start Questionnaire" and then click "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." Respond to the prompts. 
  • Be counted in the community where you were supposed to be residing on April 1. 

Students who live in residence halls and Greek houses do not need to respond to the 2020 Census — the Census Bureau works with facility administrators to count these residents. 

Results from the 2020 Census will be used to: 

  • Direct federal funds to local communities for schools, roads and other public services. These funds support services that every K-State student, faculty and staff needs and uses.
  • Help communities prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs.
  • Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S House of Representatives and your political representation at all levels of government.

Learn more at 2020census.gov.