Student athletic passes are changing this fall. Here’s what you need to know

K-State students partake in the Wabash Cannonball tradition during the K-State football game against Baylor in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Sept. 30, 2017. (Meg Shearer | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State students won’t need an actual pass to get into football and basketball games this year. Instead, they will only need their phones.

In order to enter games, all students will be required to show their student ID and their mobile ticket at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Bramlage Coliseum.

Students will receive an emailed copy of their ticket the Thursday before all home football games. For basketball games, students will receive their tickets 48 hours prior to game day.

K-State Athletics advises that students screenshot the barcode on the second page of the PDF ticket before game day in order to make entering a more streamlined process. If students are unable or forget to screenshot their ticket, the email version will also work for entering the facilities.

Students who do not have smartphones will not be allowed to print out their mobile tickets to get into the games. If they need assistance they should contact the ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS or email

K-State Ticketing Services says this adjustment will make it easier for students to keep track of their tickets, make entering games easier and help reduce the use of paper for passes.

At football games, students can still enter and exit the game as many times as they would like until the fourth quarter, as long as they scan out before re-entering the game. After leaving Bramlage Coliseum, you will not be allowed to re-enter the facilities.

In an interview with K-State Athletics, athletics director Gene Taylor said that this adjustment is meant to better cater toward students.

“Like most of us now, but I think even more so for our students, they live on their phone,” Taylor said. “For them to feel like they have to print out a ticket or pick up a ticket, it just limits their interest of whether they want to come. We think it will be a much easier option for them to come, show their phone and walk in and not have to either pick up a ticket or print a ticket out.

To go along with the ease of having mobile tickets, they will also come with higher security. Each ticket has a unique barcode, allowing one scan per entry. If a ticket is duplicated, altered or sold, Athletics will refuse admittance into the game and possibly revoke the season pass, said Kenny Lannou, senior associate athletics director for communications and public relations for K-State Athletics.

If students have any issues with receiving their tickets, they are encouraged to check their junk mail first, and not hesitate to contact K-State Ticketing Services for more help at 1-800-221-CATS or

Hi, I'm Molly Hackett and I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in broadcast journalism in May 2020. When I worked for the Collegian, I had a variety of different jobs, including managing editor and sports editor. Additionally, I served a one year term on the Collegian Media Group Board of Directors. I also worked for KKSU-TV and appeared as an anchor on MHK All Day during my final semester at K-State. In my free time, I like to spend time with the people closest to me, travel, drink coffee and take naps.