Monthly On-Campus Update
Back-to-School Edition
Before You Move In
The residence halls officially open for occupancy at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.  For a variety of reasons, some students need to be on campus before this date. Housing and Dining Services will allow you to move in to your permanent assignments anytime after 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, for an additional per-day fee of $45. When you arrive, simply check in at your hall's front desk. Contracts for students who arrive early begin at time of check-in.

Also, please don't ship any items prior to an Aug. 12 arrival. Addresses for each residence hall can be found on the  HDS website
Move-In Day: Where to Go
We have created a plan in partnership with campus police to make traffic flow efficiently on the two busiest move-in days: Sunday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 18.
 
If you plan to arrive on either of these days, please observe the directions specific to your residence hall to ensure the process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. We are mailing these directions in addition to a move-in parking permit and map to all domestic residents. Click on your hall below to view a preview (PDF). Please bring this with you and place it on your dash to help our traffic and parking crew assist you.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to assisting you and your family with your transition to Kansas State University.
When you arrive at your residence hall, you must check in at your front desk before proceeding to your room. A staff member will provide you with directions from there. On Sunday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 18, we will have staff and our Welcome Cat volunteers (wearing neon yellow T-shirts) to help you. The Welcome Cats will help direct traffic and carry belongings inside. However, we encourage you to bring a dolly or hand truck, as moving cart availability is limited.

You can reduce move-in stress by avoiding those two days, or by moving in after 7 p.m. from Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 16.  If you choose to move in after 7 p.m. on these days, the $45 early arrival fee for that day will be waived. All check-ins on Friday, Aug. 17, will incur a $45 early arrival fee. No check-ins will be permitted from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
All students can begin using the academic year meal plan selected on their contract on Saturday, Aug. 18. Meals for early occupancy students will be served at Derby Dining Center beginning with breakfast on Monday, Aug. 13.  Learn more about dining on campus
Stay Connected and Download These Helpful Apps
KStateHDS social shares info about events, job opportunities, restaurant specials, contract
deadlines and more. It's also a fun snapshot of life on campus. Follow us!
K-State Mobile
College students are busy people. You have classes, homework, maybe a job, clubs or intramural sports ...

The K-State Mobile app helps you manage the many aspects of life at K-State: Check your email, view Cat Cash balances, log in to K SIS (manage classes, check financial aid and academic records, etc.), view dining menus and the event calendar, and much more.

Keep it all in one place with the app!
K-State Alerts and LiveSafe
K-State Alerts is Kansas State University's emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information to the university community quickly using many channels.

LiveSafe is an app for the K-State community that provides a direct connection to K-State police so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you and your friends stay safe every day.

Love to play sports? Download the IMLeagues app to stay up to date with intramural sports at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. Registration for flag football, ultimate frisbee, doubles volleyball, tennis singles and more is open Aug. 20-31. Learn more about Recreational Services at K-State.
Order a Parking Pass
If you're bringing a car to campus, don't forget to order a parking permit. Order yours at least a week before you arrive to ensure your permit will be available at your residence hall when you move in. 
 
Complete the Meningitis Form
The Kansas Board of Regents requires all incoming on-campus residents to be vaccinated against meningitis or to sign a waiver refusing receipt of the vaccine. 

Please review the requirements and complete the documentation form located on the  Lafene Health Center website .
Prepare to Connect
All residents will be required to complete the network registration process in order to connect a computer, hand-held device or gaming device to the internet.

Visit our  website  for important information about preparing your devices for connection in campus housing.
Training Now Available for ASAP Program
As part of K-State's comprehensive and proactive approach to encouraging students to stay safe and healthy, K-State requires all students to complete the online  Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention, or ASAP, program . Training for the fall semester is now available to all students who have enrolled in fall classes. Students will have 20 days to complete the training from the time they get the email invitation.

For more information or help with technical issues, please visit ASAP  online email them  or call them at 785-532-5271.
Looking For a Job at K-State?
Dining Services
Are you planning ahead for fall and need a job? Our dining centers and retail operations are currently accepting applications and schedules for the fall semester. 

Dining Services offers competitive wages and flexible hours that work with your class schedule. Visit our  employment page  to learn more and apply.
Community Assistant
Desk operations are a critical component of our residence hall system. In this role, you're able to provide customer service to the hall community through equipment checkout, mail distribution, security management and other administrative duties. This position allows you move in early and set your work schedule to ensure that you'll be a successful student.

Find more information and apply online today.
Part-Time Opportunities Fair
Students looking for a part-time job on- or off-campus are encouraged to attend this free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Union Ballroom. Bring multiple copies of your resume and dress in business casual attire. Find more information on the Career Center website .
After You Move In
Mandatory Floor Meetings
Housing and Dining Services staff will host floor/community meetings on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. Important information about living on campus will be shared, therefore these meetings are mandatory for all residents. See your resident assistant (RA) for details. 
Updated Smoking Policy
The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes or burning tobacco in any other form or device, as well as the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, hookah or other water pipe devices and all other related devices, is prohibited in university owned vehicles and on university property, except inside personal vehicles. University property includes, on the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses: inside buildings and structures, outdoors, and within state-owned vehicles.
K-State Week of Welcome
Don't miss out on all the fun events at this year's   Week of Welcome ! You'll meet fellow Wildcats, learn about important university resources and score a bunch of free stuff.

Follow #KStateWOW on Twitter to see what's going on when.
Late Night Pancake Feed
Each year, Housing and Dining Services hosts a pancake feed on the night of our official move-in day to welcome all Wildcats, new and returning, and provide some much-needed R&R after a long day. Thousands attend this free event to take advantage of the pancakes and sausage, inflatables, games and music. The event is from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Join us!
New Student Convocation
Walk to Bramlage Coliseum with your floor following your floor meeting on Sunday, Aug. 19, and enjoy special presentations to commemorate the start of the school year.
Kick-Off Pep Rally
After convocation, make your way to Bill Snyder Family Stadium and join fellow K-Staters for dinner while you learn about time-honored K-State Traditions.
Career Center Cookout
Come to the Berney Family Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 22 for a free T-Shirt (while supplies last) and lunch sponsored by Cox Bros. BBQ! You'll also be able to meet your career advisor and learn about what the Career Center has to offer.
Transfer Student Meet-and-Greet
New and current transfer students are encouraged to attend this meet-and-greet to get to know each other, ask questions and chat about how the first week of classes is going. The event is from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in Union 207. Snacks will be provided.
Roommate Agreements
When you move in to your on-campus living space, you and your roommate(s) will be asked to complete a roommate agreement. This document outlines expectations for cleaning, guests, noise, and other aspects of cohabitation that have the potential to cause conflict between roommates. We hope this proactive approach will prevent problems, but should they occur, your hall staff are happy to counsel you through them. Let your RA know if you're having troubles before they get out of hand!
You Are Welcome Here
Students, faculty and staff joined together for the
K-State Unity Walk on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, where we reaffirmed who we are, what we value and what we stand for as the K-State family.

Read the Principles of Community and learn about the diversity offices available to students.

Stay up-to-date on inclusion and diverstiy news and events at K-State by subscribing to the KSUnite Weekly newsletter, published every Monday.
Dining Services Information
There will be no classes on Labor Day, Sept. 3, but the residence halls will remain open. Keep an eye out for more information regarding the weekend's dining center hours.
Dining Center Details
The  hours of operation  for our dining centers are posted on our website.  

Smartphone users can access the daily menu by bookmarking  housing.k-state.edu/mobilemenu
  
Have a question or concern for our  dietitians ? They're more than happy to assist. If you have special dietary needs,  visit our nutrition page  to learn more about how we can help you navigate your dining center and make healthy choices. 
Check Out Our Retail Locations
We have several retail locations on campus for added convenience. Quik Cats convenience stores, Cornerstone Coffee & Bakery shops, Overtime Grill and the new Union Station make it easy for you to grab a meal, a drink, a toothbrush and much more on your way to or from classes. No need to walk to your car and leave campus!

Visit our  retail page   to learn more about these locations. 
Living at Kansas State University
Welcome Home
We're excited you have chosen to live with us! However, we understand that the transition to college may be difficult for some students. Don't worry, we are here to help!

Our  Resource Guide for Families  (PDF) has additional information about living on campus, including important dates, services and policies.
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