Monthly On-Campus Update
May 2018

May is Here!   
In this, your last newsletter of the academic year, we'll cover important info regarding residence hall move-out, severe weather, dining and retail hours of operation, and more.

We hope this year brought more than just progress toward your degree. We hope you made new friends, learned a little about yourself (and life), and most of all, we hope you had fun.

If you're not returning next year, it was a pleasure hosting you! If you are, watch your K-State inbox for move-in info in late July or early August.

To all of you: Have a fabulous summer!
The residence halls close at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
Spring Weather 
As you no doubt noticed over the past three days, the weather in our area can change quickly this time of year. Kansas State University administrators encourage students, employees and parents to use weather apps and local news to stay informed of frequently changing and potentially severe weather, such as tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding.

If impending danger threatens one of the university's campuses, the K-State police or communications team will use K-State Alerts, the university's emergency notification system, to send notifications through email, websites, social media and text messages to those who have signed up. Specific safety information for residence hall residents and apartment residents is located on our website.

The K-State mobile app is another method for notification and can be downloaded from Apple's App Store or Google Play.

The safety of all K-Staters is the university's first priority. Please stay informed and safe this spring.
Move-Out Information
The residence halls close at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12. We ask that you see your hall staff to check out of your room within 24 hours of your last final, if it occurs before the official closing time.
Summer Housing is Still Available!

Still looking for a place to stay this summer? Housing and dining services offers week-to-week contracts so you can stay for as few as two weeks or as many as 13!

If you are living in the residence halls in fall 2018, the housing cost will be waived and you only have to pay for a 15- or 20-meal plan. Learn more, get answers to frequently asked questions and apply!

Move-Out Recycling
Summer is almost here! As you gather unwanted items in preparation for move-out, we ask that you utilize the recycling receptacles located in your hall's main lobby for nonperishable food, clothing, blankets and pillows, school supplies and books.

For larger items such as furniture and rugs, please use the corrals located next to the large trash and recycling bins outdoors.
  • Strong: behind Boyd Hall
  • Derby: next to Moore Hall, behind Ford Hall, on the Derby Courtyard
  • Kramer: next to Kramer Dining Center, next to Goodnow Hall

Student Leaders Celebrate Year, Accept Honors
Student leaders were recognized on Monday, April 30, at the annual Leadership Reception hosted by the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Check out these community of the year bid videos!
'Of the Year' Award Recipients
First-Year Experience: Brian Hernandez, Strong Community
Student: David Brown, Haymaker Hall
Resident Assistant: Frank Sandoval, Haymaker Hall
Residential Learning Assistant: Josh Woods, Haymaker Hall
Advisor: Melinda Gilliam, Ford Hall
Program: Caroling Caravan, Haymaker Hall
Outstanding Service Member: Mary White, Strong Community; Trystan Mies, Haymaker Hall; Derek Davidson, Strong Community
Community: Moore Hall
Student Success Assistant Job Opening
We are hiring Student Success Assistants for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you love helping others along with feeling like you are part of a family, then our office is the perfect place for you!

Interviews will be help April 30- May 4, so apply today! Applications are also available at both Kramer and Derby Student Success Center desks.
Dining Services
Get a Discount at the Dining Center 
If you're not returning to on-campus housing but have FOMO on eating at the dining centers, consider this: Students who work at our dining centers get discounted meals! Apply today
Dining Center Finals Week Hours
  • All three dining centers will begin serving breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Van Zile will be closed following lunch on Friday, May 11. Residents should eat Friday dinner at Derby.
  • Derby and Kramer will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11.
Quick Cats Finals Week Hours
Quik Cats will observe regular operating hours
May 6-10.

Van Zile & Kramer Dining Centers:
Friday, May 11: 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

Wefald Cornerstone
Friday, May 11: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cliffside at the Rec Complex
Friday, May 11: Closed
Retail Location Finals Week Hours
Cornerstone Coffee & Bakery, Jardine Apartments
  • Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11: 8 a.m.
    to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 13: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Starting Sunday, May 13: Sunday - Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
JP's Sports Grill, Jardine Apartments
  • Tuesday, May 8 - Saturday, May 12: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 13: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Starting Sunday, May 13: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Union Station by JP's, K-State Student Union
  • Saturday, May 12: Graduation buffet from
    11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed May 13-16
Celebrate at Union Station by JP's

Looking for a convenient place to eat with friends and family? Union Station by JP's, located on the first level of the K-State Student Union, accepts reservations for up to 16 people. Call 785-532-1114 to make yours today!
Union Station will host a graduation buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday,
May 12.

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Grad Bash
Students graduating in May and August are invited to a spring celebration to say farewell to your last days as a student, and hello to life as a K-State alumni.

Enjoy free food, drinks and live music, and all students who attend will receive a special gift from the Alumni Association.

Thursday, May 3, from 4-6 p.m.
Late Night Breakfast
Stressed about finals? Take a break at Late Night Breakfast! Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, tater tots, donuts, apple crisp and fruit will be served.

This event is open to all on-campus meal plan holders, just bring your K-State ID.

Sunday, May 6, from 9:30-11 p.m.
Derby Dining Center

May Day Parade of Events
Join the Strong Community for their end-of-the-year social on Sunday, May 6, in the Strong Community Courtyard.

2 p.m.: Tye Dye Goodbye
3 p.m.: Amazing Race to Lemonade
4 p.m.: Water Balloon Dodgeball
5 p.m.: Capture the Hall

Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 5
Kansas State Polytechnic
10 a.m., Student Life Center, Salina

Friday, May 11
Graduate School
1 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum
Veterinary Medicine
3:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium

Saturday, May 12
Arts & Sciences
8:30 a.m., Bramlage Coliseum
Architecture, Planning & Design
10 a.m., McCain Auditorium
11 a.m., Bramlage Coliseum

Business Administration
12:30 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum
2:30 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum
Human Ecology
4:30 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum
6:30 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum

Counseling Services
We're Moving!
Counseling Services will be closed the week of May 14-18 for their move to the lower level of Lafene Health Center. The new entrance faces Platt Avenue and we will re-open on May 21 at 8 am. If you have questions, please call 785-532-6927.

Interested in being an advocate for your peers and mental health? Sign up for a class to do just that today! Take Peer Advocates for Mental Wellness and Success (EDCEP 311:I) to learn about being a peer educator, stress management, depression, perfectionism, mental health stigma, and sexual violence/rape violence awareness and how you can present all of these topics to your peers once you are certified. For more information contact Wendy Barnes at

Conflict Resolution Course, Fall 2018
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
During the fall 2018 semester, the School of Family Studies and Human Services is offering two sections of FSHS/CNRES 300: Introduction to Conflict Resolution, which is an eight-week, online course designed for students of all majors and programs across the university.

The course is a survey of conflict resolution strategies that will provide students with the knowledge and relevant skills to be better classmates, friends, partners, family members, and workers in their future careers. Emphasis is given equally to foundational concepts of how to manage conflict more effectively as well as activities that allow students to practice these new skills. The seven major topics covered include the psychology of conflict, communication and conflict, intrapersonal and interpersonal conflict, conflict in families and across cultures, conflict in organizations and the workplace, negotiation and mediation.

The course counts toward K-State 8: Social Sciences and Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility, the Human Development and Family Science minor and Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies minor elective.

Enroll today through KSIS.  The instructor contact is Hunter Stanfield at
Attention: Transfer Students
Join the K-State Transfer Ambassador Program
We are welcoming applications from transfer students to become Transfer Ambassadors for the fall of 2018. This leadership role allows you to make the transition to K-State easier for future transfer students! If you're interested, please fill out the Welcome Center Ambassador Application. Please send any questions to

Are you a transfer student interested in a leadership position on campus? 
Kansas State University's Transfer Student Association is looking for a representative from each college to serve as a leader for the organization. TSA is a club for transfer students to connect through social events, making the transition to K-State even smoother.This leadership role would involve collaborating with the other TSA representatives to plan social activities for the club. Email  if you are interested!  
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