Capitalizing on the ongoing campus construction projects, Kansas State’s annual all-university Open House is themed “The Future is Built Here.” The event is K-State’s largest event of the year and is expected to bring in about 20,000 people.
The Manhattan campus’ Open House is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
According to the Open House website, students, prospective students, families, alumni and guests can “enjoy food, fun and a glimpse of a purple-tinted future” during the event.
- College of Arts and Sciences
The physics department will host user-friendly demonstrations and interactive activities at 11:30 a.m. in 103 Cardwell Hall.
- College of Engineering
Students and faculty will race bicycles powered by grass-trimmer motors between Rathbone and Seaton halls.
- College of Business Administration
Guests can visit the college’s new building and learn about the college’s history.
- College of Education
A petting zoo, balloon animals, snacks and more will be available in Bluemont Hall.
- College of Agriculture
Airbrush tattoos, milking demonstrations and a bug petting zoo will be available outside of Waters Hall.
- College of Human Ecology
Guests can get a free hearing screening in 127 Campus Creek Complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Guests can help build “BOXhattan” out of recycled materials and Lego bricks on the third floor of Seaton Hall.
- College of Veterinary Medicine
A two-headed calf and other birth anomalies will be available for viewing in 204 Trotter Hall.
- Rise and dine
Pancake feed in 142 Seaton Hall from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Bake sale
The K-State Bakery Science Club will have baked goods available in 204 Shellenberger Hall.
- Frozen yogurt
Visitors can find it available outside of Justin Hall.
A barbecue lunch outside of Bosco Student Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Dining Centers
Meals at the Kramer and Derby dining centers can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Stop by Radina’s Coffeehouse in the Leadership Studies Building or Engineering Hall for on-campus coffee.
The student group can be heard on Bosco Student Plaza at 9:50 a.m.
- Swingin’ Spurs
The K-State Swing Dancing Club will perform at 10:30 a.m. on Bosco Student Plaza.
- K-State Marching Band and Drumline
The Pride of Wildcat Land will perform at 2:30 p.m. on Bosco Student Plaza.
- Lecompton Reenactors
The Lecompton Reenactors will perform their historical acting skills at 10 a.m. on the Quad.
- Jordy Searcy
Jordy Searcy will perform music at 12:45 p.m. on Bosco Student Plaza.
- K-State Tap Ensemble
The K-State Tap Ensemble will perform at noon on Bosco Student Plaza.
For a full schedule, visit www.k-state.edu/openhouse/events/.