Spirit of the Holidays

It’s that magical time of the year as the Spirit of the Holidays are everywhere in Manhattan. Make plans to shop, attend events, gather with friends, and make lots of memories.

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Kansas State University

The No. 1 choice of high school students in the state of Kansas, Kansas State University is also the state's first established public institution of higher learning.

Kansas State University

Brief History

As the first land grant university created under the Morrill Act, K-State opened in 1863, and offers many cultural, recreational, educational and athletic attractions.


K-State is a comprehensive university and a major center of teaching, research and service with an enrollment of 25,000 students and nine academic colleges:

  • Agriculture
  • AP Design
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Human Ecology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Technology & Aviation (Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina)


Special tours offer groups of 10 or more an insider’s view of on-campus sites, such as the nuclear reactor and the fire department headquarters. Enjoy a walking tour of campus, a leisurely stroll to connect you with the beautiful aesthetics of the K-State campus.

Visit historical buildings. Learn about life in K-State's newest housing residence, Wefald Hall, or the offerings that surround the on-campus Jardine apartments. Absorb the history of K-State; take a break in the renovated K-State Student Union, and enjoy some Call Hall ice cream and signature crown rolls. Welcome to K-State!