Housing and Dining Services
Welcome to the Department of Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University!
As always, we're committed to providing a positive experience that enhances your education and connects you to the university. As you can imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to find new ways to provide this experience while safeguarding the health of our residents and staff.
Visit our COVID-19 Updates page to learn more about the changes we've made, and as always, contact your student living or dining staff with any questions or needs you may have.
Interested in Living on Campus at K-State? (New Residents)
The contract for 2021-2022 academic year housing will be available for completion at 3 p.m. CST Monday, Dec. 7. If you're not currently living in one of our communities but would like to sign up for housing in one of our residence halls, please follow these steps. (Students must be admitted to the university with a verified K-State eID to complete these.)
- Because you have the opportunity to select your specific room in April or May, you will not be asked for any room or hall preferences on the contract.
- The date you complete your contract will be your submitted date and will determine your place in line for room selection in May. If you are not 100 percent certain who your roommates will be, what meal plan you want or even what Residential CAT Community you are interested in, you have the option to return and change those selections on your contract.
Before You Begin
- You will sign your contract online through the K-State Housing and Dining Services Resident Portal. This will require your K-State eID and password.
- We recommend you try logging in to the Resident Portal prior to Dec. 7 to make sure you know your eID and have the correct password.
- If you are having trouble with your eID or password, contact the University IT Help Desk (iTAC) at 785-532-7722, firstname.lastname@example.org or use their online help resources. Housing and Dining Services staff do not have the authority to change passwords.
- For increased expediency when completing the contract, please use a laptop or desktop computer instead of a mobile device.
Step-by-Step Contract Guide (PDF)
Step 1: Complete the Residence Hall Contract
- When you complete the contract, you'll need to submit the $230 contract payment. This amount consists of a $30 nonrefundable processing fee and a refundable $200 initial payment. Contracts will not be processed or considered complete until the payment is made. If you have questions or concerns about the contract payment, please contact the Housing and Dining Services office for assistance.
- The initial contract payment is refundable until June 1, 2021.
- You can make changes in the Resident Portal until July 1, 2021. Editing your contract after completion won't change the submitted date or your place in line.
- Once you've completed the contract and submitted the payment, you'll receive a confirmation email. Please allow 10-15 minutes to receive this email.
Step 2: Explore Your Options
Step 3: Choose Your Living Experience
- Residents who are enrolled in a Residential CAT Community will begin to choose their living experience mid-April.
- All other new residents will begin to choose their living experience in May. Notification with your selection date and time will be sent to your K-State email in early April.
- July 1, 2021, is the last date to make changes in the Resident Portal.
Already Live Here and Wish to Return for 2020-2021?
If you're loving your campus home-away-from-home and want to reserve your space (or another space) for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Choose Your Experience process is coming up. Watch your email for more information. Your RA and community coordinators will also be working to ensure you understand the process and timeline.
We're here to answer your questions. Call us at 785-532-6453 or email email@example.com.