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Department of Housing and Dining Services
Kansas State University
104 Pittman Building
1531 Mid Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506

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785-532-6453
888-568-5027 toll free

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housing@k-state.edu

Departmental Guest Housing

Our Departmental Guest Housing service includes summer guest housing in the residence halls, and apartments in Ford Hall and West Hall that are available in fall and spring semesters. This service is available for individuals who are coming to K-State for academic purposes, university events or official campus visits. We are unable to accommodate social visits.

Those coming to K-State as visiting professors, collaborating in research, etc. may want to look at our University Guest Housing options.

Summer 2020 Guest Housing

K-State Housing and Dining Services offers guest housing in one of our residence halls during the summer for individuals here for university-related business, or a university event. You're welcome to call 785 532-6368 if you have questions about summer guest housing for 2020.

The residence hall to be used for guest housing in summer 2020 is not yet known, and rates for 2020 have not been set. The 2019 rates are shown below, for reference only. We will begin taking online reservations in March or April. The goal is to offer the option of multiperson suites, to accommodate families coming for orientation, etc.

Most guest housing rooms are two-person residence hall rooms, with one community bathroom on each corridor. Single males and females are normally housed on separate corridors, because bathrooms on corridors with regular double rooms have one central, single-gender bathroom. Regular Room Quick Tour (YouTube)

Multiperson Suites: For families only, we will have a limited number of multiperson suites ($33 per-person, per-night), which have an attached bathroom (shower and toilet). Multiperson suites can accommodate two, three or four guests. The majority of these suites have a two-person bedroom on either side of a bathroom. The bathroom (which can be locked) may be shared with another family. There is a sink and mirror in each bedroom. Because of space limitations, we can only provide suites to families needing housing for both males and females. Multiperson Suite Quick Tour (YouTube)

When making an online reservation (see Online Request for Guest Housing below), a separate submission for each person staying is needed. There is an input box provided, so the first and last names of all requested roommates can be listed.

Availability

Summer guest housing will be available from May 26 until August 16, 2019.

Orientation Housing

Because orientation in June starts early in the day, new students and family members may wish to stay in guest housing the night before, or possibly the night after. We want to accommodate everyone who needs this housing. When possible, please make a reservation in advance. (See Online Request for Guest Housing below.) We do take guests without a reservation, as well.

Wildcat Warm-up Housing

New students who have arranged to attend one of the three Wildcat Warm-up weekends in June will be housed in Ford Hall (females) and Haymaker Hall (males). Housing and meal costs during the program (Friday to Sunday) will be included in the Wildcat Warm-up fee, and the arrangements for participants will be made by the program. Participants will stay separately from any family members who travel with them, as meeting other new students is one of the goals.

Family members who have traveled with a Wildcat Warm-up participant (as well as Wildcat Warm-up participants who need to arrive early or stay late) can be accommodated in summer guest housing. This will involve separate charges, based on the housing and meals provided.

Please submit a separate reservation for each person staying in summer guest housing. The online form has an input box for guests to give the name of any roommates.

Room Rates 2019 / 2020 rates not set

Regular Double: $30 per-person, per-night (one single-gender bathroom on each corridor)

Regular Single: $37 per-person, per-night (one single-gender bathroom on each corridor)

Multiperson Suite: $33 per-person, per-night (with attached bathroom / only for family housing, because of limited availability)

We do not collect payment for summer guest housing in advance. Payment is requested upon arrival, by cash, check or credit card.

Long-Term Rates (2019)

For a continuous stay of 14 days or longer, a room and board package is available at a reduced cost. A package includes a regular room, either double- or single-occupancy, and 20 meals per week. (long-term rates chart) Please call us at 785 532-6368 to arrange for a stay of 14 days or longer.

Amenities

The following items will be provided in your room: sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, bath towel, hand towel, washcloth and plastic drinking cup. Towels and linens may be exchanged at the front desk.

Haymaker Hall has a kitchenette and television room in the basement lobby. There is a laundry facility in the basement. The charge to use washers and dryers is $1.50 per load. You may purchase a laundry use card at the front desk for $6.00 cash. K-State students may use Cat Cash for laundry. Unused value is not refunded. Our washers require the use of liquid detergent.

Policies

Weapons: Effective July 1, 2017, the university has a new weapons policy. Everyone in the university community, as well as guests, should be familiar with it. (link)

Smoking: Effective June 1, 2018, university policy allows smoking on campus only in personal vehicles. (link)

Computers and Ethernet

Wireless: Access is available in our residence halls and dining centers. Temporary guests may connect to the KSU Guest limited wireless network. No wireless key or registration is required. Long-term residents who have an eID may connect to the K-State wireless network. Registration of the computer is required.

Web Browser Stations: These are located in residence hall lobbies. A K-State eID and password may be used for access. Those with no eID may request a username and password at the reception desk. These stations provide general Internet access.

Ethernet/Wired: You may get more information on an Ethernet (wired) connection from our residential networking office. Registration of the computer is required, as well as a K-State eID. An Ethernet connection allows e-mail, Internet and K-State network access.

Laser printing is available at the residence hall front desk for 10¢ per page for a black and white, single-sided, 8.5 x 11" copy. Larger copies, color copies, etc. have a higher cost. Payment must be made via CatCash, which involves a K-State ID swipe.

Dining Services - Dining Center Schedules (2019)

Kramer Dining Center will serve from May 28 through approximately August 18.

Derby Dining Center is expected to re-open on August 18.

Sunday dinner is not served in our dining centers.

If you would like to arrange a meal plan, please indicate this when completing the online registration form. (Use the box labeled "Please specify any special housing arrangements, comments or questions," and you will be contacted.)

Dining Services - Meal Times (2019)

Meal times may be adjusted for holidays and special circumstances, but meals will still be served.

Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Dining Services - Rates (2019)

You may purchase individual meals at the dining center checker's stand. The daily discounted meal rate shown below is only available as part of a meal plan that is purchased in advance.

Breakfast$7.00
Lunch$9.00
Dinner$10.00
Sunday Lunch   $10.00
Daily Discounted Rate (Mon. - Sat.)  $24.00

Maps

K-State's Campus Maps Main Page will be useful to first-time visitors. You'll find links to various maps and services.

Parking

Residence hall parking lots are controlled by Parking Services, so we are unable to make arrangements for your parking. With a temporary permit, you may park in open areas of university lots, but you must avoid handicapped stalls, staff reserved sections and stalls, metered stalls, fire lanes, etc. Participants with a proper permit may park in general lots designated by letters D, GM, O, R, T, W and Z, excluding reserved and restricted stalls in these lots. Lots designated as Y lots are restricted. 

Each vehicle parked in university lots in the summer must have a permit to park on campus from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitor permits can be purchased from K-State Parking Services. The cost of a visitor permit in 2019 is $5 per day, $20 per week and $40 per month.

With a permit, Lots A14 and A15 near Haymaker Hall and Moore Hall will be available to you, as well as most lots immediately adjacent to other residence halls. Renovation of Lot B2, north of Claflin Rd., is planned for summer 2019. (K-State Parking Map)

Online Request for Guest Housing (Summer 2019) (available in spring 2020)

Academic Year (Ford and West)

Two apartments are available during the academic year, for up to 30 days. The apartments are not available for personal or family visits. The apartments are available only to those coming for academic purposes, university events or campus visits.

One guest apartment is available in Ford Hall (Map) during the academic year. West Hall (Map) also has one guest apartment. Ford Hall is an all-female facility, and the apartment is not available to single males.

Cost

The cost through April 2020 is $50.00 per night. The charge is for the apartment, not per-person.

Facilities

Both apartments have a private, attached bathroom, and are furnished.

The Ford Hall apartment has a bedroom with one double bed, and a separate room with kitchenette (refrigerator, oven, microwave oven and sink). Utensils are not provided.

The West Hall apartment has one double bed in the bedroom, and a sofa bed in the living room. The apartment has a small refrigerator and microwave oven.

Amenities

All bedding, towels, washcloths, soap, drinking cups, etc. will be provided, and beds will be made.

Television is not available in the Ford Hall or West Hall guest apartment, as the university no longer provides cable service to residences.

Internet Service

Wireless: Access is available in our residence halls and dining centers. Temporary guests may connect to the KSU Guest limited wireless network. No wireless key or registration is required. Long-term residents who have an eID may connect to the K-State wireless network. Registration of the computer is required.

Ethernet/Wired: You may get more information on an Ethernet (wired) connection from our residential networking office. Registration of the computer is required, as well as a K-State eID. An Ethernet connection allows e-mail, Internet and K-State network access.

Laser printing is available at the residence hall front desk for 5¢ per page; however, payment must be made via CatCash, which requires a K-State eID.

Maps

K-State's Campus Maps Main Page will be useful to first-time visitors. You'll find links to various maps and services.

Parking

Residence hall parking lots are controlled by Parking Services, so we are unable to make arrangements for your parking. With a temporary permit, you may park in open areas of university lots, but you must avoid handicapped stalls, staff reserved sections and stalls, metered stalls, fire lanes, etc. Participants with a proper permit may park in lot categories D, GM, O, R, T, W and Z, excluding reserved and restricted stalls. Lots designated as Y lots are restricted. (K-State Parking Map

Each vehicle parked in university lots in the summer must have a permit to park on campus from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitor permits can be purchased from K-State Parking Services at the Parking Garage, 706 N 17th St., or after business hours at the west entrance of Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive. The cost of a visitor permit in 2019 is $5 per day, $20 per week and $40 per month.

Reserving the Ford or West Apartment

Reservations are made by calling 785 532-6368 during business hours. Payment is by credit card, in advance or during the stay. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards are accepted. Under no circumstances can we receive or store credit card information by e-mail, or in any in written form. We will either do a card swipe in our office, or manually enter card information during a phone call.

If you have questions, contact Guest Services at 785 532-6368 or guestrh@ksu.edu.