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Freshman Year Tips:

  • Get to know your RA, your roommate and others in your residence hall.
  • Get Organized. Become an expert on course requirements and due dates.
  • Find the ideal place for you to study.
  • Go to class (and hand in your assignments on time).
  • Learn good stress management techniques and use them.
  • Meet with your professors.
  • Get to know your academic adviser.
  • Get involved on campus.
  • Make healthy choices if you choose to drink / party.
  • Make time for you.
  • Make connections with students in your classes.
  • Stay healthy - get plenty of sleep, exercise and eat regular nutritious snacks & meals.
  • Seek a balance in your academic, work, and social / partying life.
  • Learn to cope with homesickness.
  • Keep track of your money.
  • Be prepared to feel overwhelmed. Talk with other students. You're not alone.
  • Seek help at University Counseling when you need it.


Please contact Taylor Zingg- Student Coordinator or J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or by email at for more information. Or stop by our temporary office - 209 2nd floor Hartman.

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Upcoming Events

Karaoke Nights, 8pm- 10pm, Overman Student Center U-Club

September 3

October 15

November 5

December 3

Alcohol Awareness Week:

October 11 - 17

HIV-AIDS Awareness Week:

November 16 - 21

Great Gorilla Smokeout:

November 19

Free Anonymous HIV Tests – Health Center:

September 17

October 15

November 19

December 16

Stressed Out?

Sressed Gorilla

Feeling Stressed? Test Anxiety? Log off in one of the five massage chairs in the Relaxation Room adjacent to the U-Club in Overman Student Center or try one of these useful Relaxation/Visualization Exercises!