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College of Arts and Sciences

Orientation & Enrollment

What is it?

Orientation and Enrollment (or simply O&E) is all about welcoming you to the K-State family and helping students prepare for their first semester on campus.

We in the College of Arts and Sciences love to welcome new family members at O&E and want to provide some helpful information as you prepare to arrive.


  • Plan on a full day - You will find a general itinerary below, but plan to be on campus all day. 
  • Bring a sweater - Believe it or not, you may find yourself needing one. Because there are so many people in the Student Union during O&E, they keep the AC very cold. So, even though it's hot outside, everyone is cold inside. Bringing something to put on will help.
  • Bring a snack - The day can get fairly scheduled, making it hard to break away if that hungry moment hits. That's when a snack and a bottle of water can help!
  • Share your fun - This is an exciting day, so share it with your friends through social media! And, be sure to include us in your fun (@KStateArtSci).


The day is generally broken into two halves. The morning is dedicated to orientation and the afternoon is set aside for advising, enrolling in classes and exploring campus.

8:00 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Tips for Success
9:45 a.m. The K-State Show
11:15 a.m. College Orientation Session*

8:00 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. College Life 101
9:45 & 10:25 a.m. Student Services Sessions
11:15 a.m. College Orientation Session*

*You will receive information about advising appointments and locations at this session.

Orientation Booklets


The K-State Admissions Office provides a wealth of information about O&E, including:

  • Parking and directions
  • What to do prior to coming
  • How to schedule or reschedule your O&E date
  • How to register your eID
  • Much more!

To find the answer to those and other questions, visit the Admissions website, which provides info for everything listed above and more.


If you get lost or are not sure where to go at any point during O&E, here are two locations you can go for help:

  • Welcome Desk - This is the first and best location for help. The Welcome Desk is located on the first floor of the K-State Student Union.
  • Dean's Office - You can always come to the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, located in 107 Calvin Hall. We can help you get to where you need to go.