Grandparents University 2016 registration open

K-State College of Education and K-State Alumni Communications

Willie the Wildcat signs autographs during Grandparents University 2015. (Photo: Ashley Pauls)

The young campers at Grandparents University may not be old enough to enroll as official Kansas State University students, but they can still get a chance to participate in the K-State college experience, all while making special memories with their grandparents. 

The College of Education and the K-State Alumni Association are once again co-sponsoring Grandparents University, a summer camp where grandparents and their grandchildren (ages 8-12) can engage in a variety of learning experiences on the K-State campus in Manhattan, Kansas. Any alumni is welcome to bring a special niece, nephew or neighbor, as well.
 
Camp will begin midafternoon July 31 and will conclude with brunch Aug. 2. All participants will stay together in a residence hall suite and eat in the Derby Food Complex just like a college student. The schedule includes activities from units such as Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, K-State Athletics and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Additional opportunities include swimming and bowling and, of course, getting a scoop of Call Hall ice cream. There also will be time to explore campus while participating in a scavenger hunt. 
 

Residence hall decorating is another highlight of Grandparents University. (Photo: Linda Cook '77)
“Make plans now to reunite with campus, do the Wabash, and spell K-S-U,” said Debbie Mercer ’84, ’88, ’96, ’99, dean of the College of Education. “Share your K-State pride while making memories with a special child in your life. We can't wait to welcome you back to campus!”
 
If you have questions, call the registration office at 785-532-5569. Registration opened Feb. 1. Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible.
 

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