High school sophomores invited to try early taste of college life at
K-StateK-State Alumni Communications
|Current Student Ambassador
Mandy Marchesini (second from left) interacts with high school students
during the 2015 For Sophomores Only event. (Photo: Katie
Do you know a high school
sophomore who would make a great future Wildcat? If so, you can encourage him or
her to participate in For Sophomores Only, a special K-State Alumni Association
event that gives high school sophomores a chance to learn about college life.
The program is planned and hosted by Student Alumni Board, and all high school
sophomores are invited to attend.
“Sophomore year is the best time for
high school students to start their college search, and we want K-State to be a
part of that process,” said Jessica Elmore ’06, ’15, associate director of
diversity programs for the Alumni Association.
For Sophomores Only,
which takes place April 15-16 in conjunction with Kansas State
University's All-University Open House
, provides an interactive approach
for parents and students to experience the K-State campus firsthand. The program
includes small-group activities and discussions, a skit by Student Alumni Board
students and a dance/social Friday evening. The students also will participate
in a two-hour simulation of a year as a college student while their parents
attend a separate seminar about admissions, financial aid and scholarships.
Parents also are able to speak with parents of current K-State students about
preparing for college.
The cost for students participating in the
Friday and Saturday activities is $35. Each attendee receives a T-shirt and a
three-ring binder full of information about college planning. Parents may attend
For more information about For Sophomores Only and
registration, visit www.K-State.com/FSO
. Registration is due by March
30. The annual All-University Open House will be April 16, from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. in Manhattan and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Olathe and Polytechnic campuses.