On-Campus Housing
Move-In Update
Dear Student, 

Housing and Dining Services strives to provide students with an affordable, safe and pleasant living environment that supports their ability to succeed at K-State. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus community.

The COVID-19 pandemic creates challenges and opportunities for us to serve students who choose to live on campus. As we prepare to open our residence halls and dining centers for the fall 2020 semester, we have made several updates to our housing and dining operations to enhance safety and mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, including reducing housing density, staggering the move-in schedule to reduce the size of gatherings, adding conduct standards and protocols for residents, modifying dining operations, and enhancing sanitation and cleaning in residence halls, dining centers and other shared spaces.  
Housing Operations
Residence Hall Handbook and Calendar
The residence hall handbook includes important policies and procedures, including specific changes related to COVID-19. Residents are responsible for adhering to the terms of the handbook, including the procedures specific to COVID-19.  Each resident should review the Residence Hall Handbook (PDF) in its entirety. The updated calendar with important dates is included in the handbook as well. 

Cancellation Deadline Extended
We recognize that COVID-19 presents unique considerations for our incoming residents. To give students proper time to review the changes in the Residence Hall Handbook and the updated calendar and consider their own circumstances, the deadline to cancel residence hall contracts and still receive a refund of initial payment has been extended to Aug. 1, 2020. Cancellations received after Aug. 1 are subject to the terms and conditions of the residence hall contract, which incorporates the Residence Hall Handbook.

Suites Still Available
A limited number of spaces in suite-style rooms are still available. We have extended the deadline to change rooms in the Resident Portal to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5, for students who may want to change to another space.

Move-In Dates and Process
  • The residence halls will open for early fall semester occupancy starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
  • Students will complete the online check-in form to reserve a specific move-in day and time. 
  • Time slots will be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day with a limited number of students per slot. 
  • Early arrival fees will not be charged for students moving in Aug. 9 or later. Meals for move-in week will begin with breakfast on Aug. 10. 
  • Resident contracts will officially begin on Thursday, Aug. 13, or when a student checks in, whichever occurs first. 
  • More detailed information about the logistics, safety protocols, traffic flow and parking of the move-in process will be sent to residents a couple weeks prior to move-in beginning.

For specific questions about move-in, email  hdsmoves@k-state.edu .
Meal Plans and Dining Operations
In order to decrease the number of people in the dining centers at a given time, the frequency of meal plan holders entering the dining center throughout the day will be reduced. Meal plans have been changed to 14 swipes or 20 swipes per week. Students who previously signed up for the 14 or 12+ meal plans will be on the 14 meal plan at the $2,140 per semester rate. Students who previously signed up for the All-Access Meal plan will be placed on the 20 meal plan and their rate will be lowered to $2,300 per seme ster. Students can change their meal plan until Sept. 15, by emailing  housing@k-state.edu  from their K-State email account and indicating which meal plan they want. Student accounts will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the cost difference. 

Students can eat at either Kramer or Derby Dining Center. Most dining options will be carry-out, but limited options will be available for a dine-in experience. Additional pop-up meal service stations will be announced to serve students during high volume meal times to improve physical distancing and decrease wait times. Menus and meal hours will be posted on the Housing and Dining Services website.

More information about specific dining center operations will be shared in early August.

Derby Dining Center Renovation Information
Housing and Dining Services began renovation of Derby Dining Center in the 2019-2020 academic year. The renovation will continue into the 2020-2021 academic year with anticipated completion in fall 2020. The renovation will include a new entry on the southeast corner of the building, updates to the first floor, a new single staircase entry to the food service area and a new open dining experience on the second floor. Updated fire safety and heat and air systems will be installed as well. Derby will continue to serve meals to students during the renovation, though certain lines and menu concepts may be limited and pathways to and through the dining center may change as progress is made. Housing and Dining Services will work closely with our contractors to minimize the disruption to students while maximizing communication of important information during the process.

Visit our  Construction Updates page  for the most up-to-date information on this project. 
Preparing For Move-In
To help you prepare for August move-in, we created a checklist to complete before your arrival.
  • Closely read the updated Residence Hall Handbook (PDF).
  • Review room assignment and meal plan through the Resident Portal.
  • Communicate with your roommate(s).
  • Check your email for more information about the move-in process and be sure to sign up for a move-in time. Prior to creating your move-in appointment, you will submit your emergency and confidential contact information.
  • Prepare for move-in by reviewing the list of items to bring and not to bring (PDF).
  • Look for your room and board charges to appear on your university bill around July 15.
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the university health requirements
  • If bringing pets, complete the pet policy form (PDF) obtain signatures from roommates and submit to Housing and Dining Services prior to move-in. 
  • If bringing a vehicle, purchase a residence hall or Jardine Apartments parking pass from K-State Parking Services
  • If bringing a bicycle, complete the free registration form to receive your bicycle permit.
On-Campus Employment Opportunities
We encourage you to consider on-campus employment with Housing and Dining Services. We offer flexible work schedules and support students in their academic pursuits. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Linen and Care Packages
Lastly, make move-in easy and help support student activities. The K-State Association of Residence Halls (ARH) partners with On Campus Marketing (OCM) to offer products for campus living and themed care packages. You’ve likely received information in the mail this summer from OCM about these offerings. Proceeds from OCM purchases serve as fundraisers for ARH to support the many programs and activities students can participate in while living in on campus.  Shop the full assortment .
Stay Tuned
We recognize that preparing for this fall brings a wide array of questions, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to create a residence hall experience that meets the challenges of the times while also aiming to provide the community experience K-State is known for. We will provide additional updates for fall Housing and Dining Services operations throughout the summer through our website, social media and emails.

If you have any questions about on-campus living at K-State, please contact us using the information below. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!
Housing and Dining Services

K-State Housing and Dining Services | 785-532-6453 |   housing@k-state.edu  |  housing.k-state.edu
104 Pittman Building
Manhattan, KS 66506