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FORT HAYS

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UNIVERSITY 2017-18

FORWARD THINKING. WORLD READY. HAY S, KAN SAS

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FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

WELCOME TO TIGER NATION

FHSU’s cozy, tree-filled campus is located in Hays, Kansas (on I-70, halfway between Kansas City and Denver). We’re small enough to give you personal attention, but big enough to provide over 60 academic programs and plenty of scholarships. You’ll get to work on the latest, cutting-edge technology, and because of our size, there’s no waiting your turn – in your first year, you’ll have opportunities to dive into your passion, whether it’s scientific research, entrepreneurship or the arts. We offer all this while still being the best value in Kansas. We support students with big dreams – the more audacious, the better – so whether you’re a creator, entrepreneur, designer, or artist (or even if you don’t know what you are yet), FHSU’s caring faculty will push you to be your best, mentor you, and help you understand that with hard work and support, the sky’s the limit.

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WELCOME TO TIGER NATION

founded in

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On-Campus Headcount

%

JOB OR GRAD SCHOOL PLACEMENT RATE

ON-CAMPUS CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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Academic Halls

1,000 20- 9 MEN’S 25 9 WOMEN’S

INTRAMURAL

300 ACTIVITIES

54 % 46 %

FEMALE

MALE

17:1

STUDENT FACULTY RATIO

students per class

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On-Campus Jobs

MIAA TEAMS

RESIDENCE HALLS

ATHLETIC

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APARTMENT COMPLEXES

$13 per year Off-campus parking permit $25 per year On-campus parking permit

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2 NEW Residence Halls


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“F H S U TA K E S HANDS-ON LEARNING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

T H E WO R L D

IS OUR

CLASSROOM

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ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS

At Fort Hays State University, we focus on you and your success. That means you’ll work side-by-side with faculty who are not only experts in their fields, but also love (and live) to teach and mentor you. FHSU’s size lets you get involved right away, and upon graduation your hands-on experience gives you a leg up on the competition when starting your career or graduate school.

95 % 100 % 100 % 95 %

of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school (or other schools) within 6 months after graduation of Science, Technology and Mathematics graduates accepted into pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy and chiropractic schools they applied to of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduates gainfully employed in their field

of teaching graduates are employed (the other 5% did not choose to enter the teaching field)

How we do it : •

First, we recruit optimistic, hard-working students like you.

We match your hard work with expert teacher-mentors who challenge and guide you.

We provide support services like tutoring and learning communities that keep you on track and help you focus your interests.

We don’t make you wait – we let you get involved right away. You get more hands-on experience than at other schools, and upon graduation you’ll have an advantage over the competition when starting your career or graduate school.

• We provide robust career preparation services, like help with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and help finding the right job. 5


OAD ABR DY STU C L U B S & O R G A N I Z AT I O N S FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

CREATIVITYSUCCESS AR T Interior Design Studio Art

BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Advertising and Public Relations General Communication

SOCIOLOGY

Business and Entrepreneurship

APPLIED BUSINESS Marketing

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Organizational Communication

Business Education: Corporate

ENGLISH*

Development, and Teacher Licensure

Writing

HISTORY*

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

LEADERSHIP STUDIES

Organizational Leadership

ICS

MODERN LANGUAGES*

BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS

Literature

Communication, Training and

ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Accounting Banking Finance

Financial Planning

Elementary Education Special Education

Early Childhood Unified

Health and Behavioral Sciences ALLIED HEALTH

Medical Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound

Radiologic Technology

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Speech-Language Pathology HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE* Athletic Training

Health Promotion and Wellness

WORLD READY Insurance

International Business and Economics

LEADERS

Political Management

TEACHER EDUCATION*

MU SIC

FORWARD THINKIN G

ENTRE PRENE URSHIP

Graphic Design

Pre-Law

Education

#ROAR TIGERS F U N

FR IE ND S FO R LI FE

Public Administration

International Relations

Recreation Management Teaching/Coaching

Sport and Exercise Therapy

TIGER NATIO N

Spanish (courses available in Chinese, French and German)

MANAGEMENT

Sports Management

General Management

NURSING

MUSIC AND THEATRE*

Operations Management

PSYCHOLOGY

Entrepreneurship

SOCIAL WORK

Music Education

LI M ITL ESS GREE K LIFE Human Resource Management

Performance INFORMATICS Composition Digital Media Production and Theatre Journalism PHILOSOPHY

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES

General Philosophy

Management Information Systems Web and Mobile Application

Science, Technology and Mathematics AGRICULTURE*

Agricultural Business

FAMILY S U P P O R T SKILLS

Moral and Political Philosophy

Development

Philosophy of Religion

Computer Networking

SERVICE-LEARNING

Art History

ART AND DESIGN*

CARE ERS

POLITICAL SCIENCE

HANDS-O N EDUCATIO N

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

FA M I LY

Here’s a list of degrees and areas of interest you can study at FHSU. For more information on each program, refer to that department’s website.

Agronomy

Animal Science

INTRAMURALS Health Informatics

Information Assurance Cyber Security

General Agriculture

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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HOME AWAY FROM ACADEMICS

Health Professions (including PreDental, Pre-Medicine, Medical

HANDS-ON EDUCATION

Technology, Pre-PT and Pre-OT)

FORWA RD THINKIN G

General Biology

Natural Resources (including Range and Wildlife Biology) CHEMISTRY* Biochemistry

Environmental

Forensic Science

Pre-Professional (including Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, and Pre-Pharmacy)

Computer Science MATHEMATICS*

Academic, Industrial GEOSCIENCES

DS FO R LIF E

Computer Programming

ENTREPRENE URSHIP

COMPUTER SCIENCE

TIGER NATION

CAREERS

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES*

WORLD READY

Technology Leadership

BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS

ABROA STUDY C L U B S & O R G A N I Z AT I O N S

LEADERS

Technology Education

#ROARTIGERS

FA M I LY

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Industrial Technology

MUS IC

CREATIVITYSUCCESS ART

SERVICE-LEAR

ATHL ETICS

Environmental Geography

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Human or Physical Geography Paleontology

Petroleum Geology

LIMITLE S SKILLS GREEK LIFES U P P O R T HOME Traditional Geology PHYSICS* Physics

Pre-Engineering

* Program available for secondary education

teacher training.

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Hands-On Technology A lot of schools have great technology, but as a student at FHSU, you’ll actually get to use it. Drones, robotics, laser cutters, radiologic diagnostic units, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, graphic information systems software, and electrophoresis equipment – if you can pronounce it, we’ve got it. Our students get real-world, hands-on experience on state-of-theart equipment that truly sets them apart. “Start here, go far, FHSU helps our graduates find careers all over the country”

Alumni Success

Over 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school (or other schools) within six months after graduation. Why do so many employers and graduate schools love FHSU grads? Because our students have a great reputation. They’re optimistic and never afraid to get their hands dirty. Unbound by limitations, our grads go as far as their imaginations and hard work can carry them.

Business and Entrepreneurship

Do you have a mind for business or a knack for crunching numbers? Or maybe you like to try new things, tear existing paradigms apart, and create something the world has never seen. If so, FHSU gets you, and we’ll provide the support you need to start up your ‘startup.’

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ACADEMICS

Help People Live Better

The world needs dedicated professionals committed to helping people lead healthier and happier lives. Through the study of Nursing, Speech Language Pathology, Social Work, Psychology, Athletic Training and other mental and physical health-related fields, our students get real-world clinical experience, preparing them for rewarding careers.

HOME TOWN: ROBINSON, KS CURRENT CITY SAN DIEGO, CA

Josey

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Grad Year: 2016

Teacher Education

Every day, teachers hold the future of the world in their hands. FHSU knows educating young minds is a meaningful and vital vocation – that’s why we support future educators by offering award-winning education programs. FHSU alumni from the College of   Education make up the majority of principals and superintendents in the state of Kansas.

Heart of Humanities

The heart of FHSU’s robust liberal arts education beats proudly throughout several quality humanities disciplines. Rigorous study in fields such as English, Philosophy, Leadership Studies, Sociology or Modern Languages not only gives students deep disciplinespecific knowledge, but it also equips our graduates with the skills employers seek most: critical thinking and reasoning skills, and high verbal and written communication abilities. 9

“FHSU provides an abundance of resources that allow students to learn all they can in the classroom and then apply those skills in the professional environment through opportunities such as internships, externships and positions during your college career. On top of that, you’ll likely graduate with a substantially smaller amount of student debt than if you were to attend another school. My time at FHSU prepared me for a bright and successful career in hospitality and I am beyond thankful for the amazing faculty that helped me get to where I am today.”


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RESEARCH NOW

We have all the state-of-the-art equipment of larger schools…without the waiting line. You can work side-by-side with faculty and conduct real research as early as your first year.

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ACADEMICS

HONORS COLLEGE The FHSU Honors College is a selective, highly competitive program for students with outstanding academic backgrounds. In addition to the classes you’ll take for your major, you’ll take a specialized honors curriculum – one that will challenge, nurture and inspire you.

FHSU.EDU/honorscollege

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SERVICE-LEARNING

Some courses incorporate community service activities into your academic coursework. It’s a true win-win experience: a community or organization benefits through your efforts, while you get hands-on opportunities to find solutions to real world problems as you develop the skills future employers will seek.

FHSU.EDU/ccl/service-learning

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STUDY ABROAD

Through FHSU’s study abroad and National Student Exchange programs you can pursue your area of passion in another state or another country. In many cases you can earn college credit, and through exchange programs you’ll pay regular FHSU tuition. With dozens of international choices, you can fill your passport with stamps from around the world while you collect unforgettable, life-changing experiences.

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CAMPUS LIFE

At college, you’ll spend most of your time OUTSIDE the classroom walls. With nationally ranked athletic teams, over 120 clubs and organizations, over 300 intramural activities, Greek Life and performing arts opportunities, FHSU makes sure you can fill your down time with plenty of friends and fun. And when it’s time to study, grab a bite or catch some shuteye, we’ve got your home away from home ready and waiting.

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CAMPUS LIFE

IT REALLY BRINGS US

TOGETHER, NOT

ONLY AS A CLASS

BUT A LM O S T L I K E A

F A M I LY “

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ATHLETICS

FHSU Tigers – the family of athletes, and fans that fuel their pursuit of championships – perform with dedication and passion. With nine intercollegiate sports for both men and women, the Tigers take on all comers in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

FHSUathletics.com

Wrestling finished 12th in the nation with four national qualifiers, as Jon Inman (197 pounds) and Brandon Ball (141 pounds) earned AllAmerica honors. Head coach Chas Thompson earned MIAA Coach of the Year honors for the first time in his career, while Ball earned MIAA Freshman of the Year honors.

Something to Roar About

572 Individual conference championships or firstteam all-conference selections 271 All-Americans 235 Academic AllAmericans or national All-Academic team members 35 Conference titles 13 appearances in the NCAA Division II men’s national basketball tournament 6 Academic national team championships 8 National championships

Women’s Basketball produced its sixthconsecutive 20-win season, going 22-8 overall and spent time in the national rankings for the fifth straight season. Rob Davis of Men’s Basketball earned AllAmerica honors, the seventh All-America selection in Fort Hays State’s NCAA Division II history. He is the 27th All-America selection overall in the program’s entire history.

Football made postseason games in back-toback seasons for the first time in school history. A 45-12 win over Eastern New Mexico in the Heart of Texas Bowl marked the first-ever win in a postseason game in program history.

Men’s Sports

Basketball Baseball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Track and Field Wrestling Yell Leading

Volleyball reached 25 wins for just the third time in its NCAA Division II history in 2016. The Tigers matched the second-highest win total in a season during the program’s NCAA Division II history. Men’s Soccer reached the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year, earning their third-straight NCAA Central Region Championship.

Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball

Whether you’re on the field or in the stands, you’re a vital member of the team. That’s why all athletic events are FREE to students with a valid Tiger Card.

Women’s Soccer reached the Central Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament and claimed a share of the MIAA Regular Season Championship. Women’s Cross Country finished 18th at the NCAA Championships, their first appearance at the championships in 20 years.

Women’s Sports

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CAMPUS LIFE

HOME TOWN: GRETNA, NE

Connor JUNIOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, FHSU FOOTBALL (SAFETY)

“The best thing about being a student athlete at FHSU is that the coaches and teachers genuinely care about your success. Being a student athlete at FHSU taught me how valuable time management is. I have learned how to work efficiently at a very fast pace in all things.” 17 17


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INTRAMURALS & RECREATION

Whether you’re a die-hard gym rat or a weekend warrior, FHSU has lots of ways for you to get your sweat on. From indoor and outdoor exercise facilities to intramural competitions, you can get involved, meet new friends and have a blast.

FHSU.EDU/intramurals FHSU HAS MORE THAN 300 INTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SOLO AND TEAM SPORTS. Easter Egg-extravaganza Bubble Soccer Inner-tube Water Polo Xbox Tournaments

Mud Volleyball Frisbee Golf Chili Cook-Off Belly Flop Contest

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Cut-Throat Racquetball Pickle Ball Diving Contest Catfish and Carp Derby


CAMPUS LIFE LIFE CAMPUS

• • • •

Work it Out

Wellness Center, complete with cardio machines and free weights Basketball courts, tennis courts, & racquetball courts Olympic-sized pool and diving area Dance room

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HOME TOWN: SAINT GEORGE, KS

Trey

SENIOR, ENGLISH AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

“The best thing about being in UAB is the talent! I have the opportunity to meet and work with amazing entertainers and performers. Even better, I get to work with an executive board as passionate as I am. UAB develops skills with real world application. It’s a great way to cultivate those skills and put them to good use, and better prepare me for life after FHSU.”

FACULTY, SMALL CLASS SIZES,

B EAUTI FUL

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

With over 120 on-campus clubs and organizations, FHSU has a club for whatever you’re into, whether it’s sports, politics, performing arts or a club related to your major (and if we don’t have it, you can create your own).

TIGERLINK.FHSU.EDU/organizations Get involved with clubs like: Agronomy Club Beekeeping Club Ceramica, FHSU’s ceramics club Coders and Programmers United Collegiate DECA Defensive Tactics Club (law enforcement-level self-defense) Encounter Generation: First! H.A.L.O. – Hispanic American Leadership Organization Shooting Sports Society of Student Sonographers Sternberg Geosciences Club (Club GEO)

Check out the complete list of clubs and organizations at the link above.

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GREEK LIFE

Through FHSU’s vibrant and active Greek system, you’ll form long-lasting friendships, further your academic success and join a family network you can be a part of your entire life. Throw away the stereotypes – at FHSU, fraternity and sorority life embraces five community pillars that guide organizations to enhance the community, university and its members. Each year, FHSU sororities and fraternities perform hundreds of hours of community service and raise thousands of dollars for local and national charities.

FHSU.EDU/greek

I HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY

TO MEET & WORK WITH

AMAZING

PEOPLE

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CAMPUS LIFE

Alpha Gamma Delta Delta Zeta

HOME TOWN: JETMORE, KS

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Kelsey

Alpha Sigma Alpha Alpha Gamma Rho

SENIOR, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY WITH A MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Sigma Phi Epsilon Alpha Kappa Lambda

Tiger Village: On-Campus Greek Housing

This new housing option provides unique houses for individual groups, including houses reserved for Greek organizations. These groups each have their own kitchen and living room, and share community spaces. It’s like living in a small home right on campus. Currently, Tiger Village houses the Greek houses of Delta Zeta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, as well as the Sophomore Experience and Transfer Network learning community.

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“The entire FHSU Greek community supports each other. There is no contest with one another (except during Greek Week) and everyone is always there to help out. Before I joined Greek Life I thought I knew a lot of people, but I was wrong. Becoming a Greek has opened so many doors that have led me to get to know some amazing people. After graduation I know that some of the connections that I have made along the way will eventually end up helping me.”


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HOME TOWN: CONCORDIA, KS

Brayden SOPHMORE, STUDIO ART

“FHSU has been a life-changing experience for me! I came from a small town and it was really nice to come to a school that had friendly teachers who really take time to get to know their students and work with you one on one. At FHSU, I was able to persue my passion for art right away.”

Performing Arts Opportunities Instrumental Tiger Marching Band Symphonic Winds Wind Ensemble Pep Band Jazz Combo Hays Symphony Orchestra Vocal Concert Choir Fort Hays Singers Women’s Chorale Theatre Opera Musical Other Performing Arts Activities Tiger Debs – Be a part of the official dance team of FHSU. Tryouts are held in late Spring. Color Guard – Perform with the Tiger Marching Band at events.

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PERFORMING ARTS

You know the feeling – basking in the spotlight on a stage, the audience hanging on your every word. Or the relaxed and ready feeling as you rest the bow on the strings. Or how, when you sing, you feel like you’re taking flight. If you want to pursue your love of theater or music (both vocal and instrumental), FHSU is full of opportunities. At FHSU, you don’t have to be a major to participate; most opportunities are open to ALL students.

FHSU.EDU/music-and-theatre/ensembles

“I AM BEYOND THANKFUL FOR THE AMAZING FACULT Y T H AT H EL PED M E

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RESIDENTIAL LIFE

FHSU’s residence hall community is where you meet up with friends, hunker down and study (a lot) and grab a bite to eat (or sneak in an in-between-class nap). In other words, it’s home. For most freshman students, that new home will be either McMindes Hall or Victor E. Village.

FHSU.EDU/reslife

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Campus Dining Options

All Residents Get: • Free cable and movie channel • Free Internet • Academic support • Free laundry facilities complete with a laundry alert system via text message and email • Free Campus Shuttle Service, plus an app that locates bus stops and real-time bus locations so you know how long your wait will be. FHSU.doublemap.com/map

McMindes Café 2mato (Victor E. Village) Memorial Union: Tiger Market, Pizza Hut, Sono (Mexican), Mondo Subs, Starbucks, and Grab ‘n Go Snack Shop You can pay with credit/debit card or cash, Dining Dollars (your pre-paid meal plan) or use Flexi Cash (money you load onto your Tiger Card).

AMENITIES

With our many housing options and caring staff members, life on campus at Fort Hays State University is a true living and learning environment. Read on and find out why FHSU Residential Life is the place for you!

SAFETY

Campus police, housed in the basement of Custer Hall, along with our staff members are available on call 24/7. Our buildings are secure; being locked or monitored.

MOVIES

With our Online Movie Streaming, you can view a large selection of films online for free by streaming anywhere on campus with mobile or desktop devices.

COOKING

WI-FI

The FHSU campus provides full wireless internet coverage. All rooms also have Ethernet access for alternate access.

WASHROOMS

Private washrooms in Stadium Place, Agnew and Heather Hall, while semi-private areas are available in the residence halls. All locations are centralized for optimal convenience.

LAUNDRY

Kitchenettes and microwave ovens for residents to use are located in each residence hall. Cookware is available to check out at the front desk of your hall. Residents are allowed to have microwaves in the rooms.

Each community has its own laundry facility and with the Laundry Alert program, you can view the progress of the machines!

CABLE

CLEANING

Extended cable television service is provided in each room at no additional charge. Eagle2Go is available by using most devices.

Bathrooms, lounges, hallways and other common areas are maintained by professional custodial staff! Light cleaning supplies are available for personal use.

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MCMINDES HALL

STADIUM PLACE

VICTOR E. VILLAGE

WOOSTER PLACE

AGNEW & HEATHER HALLS

DANE G. HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP HALL

635 residents, co-ed by wing and floor, private pod-style restrooms and showers, on-campus dining facility

Apartment-style living, 2 & 4 bedrooms

Apartment-style living, upperclassmen, family or married housing, 1 & 2 bedrooms

406 residents, co-ed, learning communities, private pod-style restrooms and showers, oncampus dining option

Suite-style living, approximately 120 residents each, 3 & 4 bedrooms

Private rooms, 33 residents, students interested in entrepreneurship, separate application required

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LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

No matter how ready you think you are, adjusting to college life can be a challenge. FHSU helps make that transition easier through learning communities. A learning community is a group of first-year students who share common interests, take classes together, live on the same floor, and participate in activities throughout the year. Learning communities are built around a variety of interests, from athletics, to majors, to entrepreneurship and innovation, to outdoor pursuits.

FHSU.EDU/lc

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Learning Communities for 2017-18

Athletes Today, Leaders Tomorrow Artful Minds Earth Rise! Everybody’s Business Go Global! Heart & Mind: Philosophy and the Arts Help Starts Here Ideas Change the World Imaging with Tiger Pride L3: Live. Learn. Lead Let’s Talk Nightingale Power Opportunity through Education Outdoor Adventure & Wide World of Sports Students Without Borders Tiger Traditions Transfer Network Zeneration One

HOME TOWN: VONA, CO

Tiffany JUNIOR, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT LEARNING COMMUNITY L3: LIVE. LEARN. LEAD

“Being part of a learning community helps you succeed in class because you share classes with people in your community and you have help in and out of the classroom.

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I joined a learning community at FHSU because I’m from out of state and I wanted to join a group going into college so I had a group of friends. But what I didn’t realize is that my learning community would become my second family.”


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15 THINGS EVERY TIGER HAS TO DO 1. BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC. Music, food, booths from area merchants and a chance to learn about FHSU clubs/organizations – you’ll get to know your new community right in the heart of campus on the FHSU quad.

2. CHECK OUT THE LOCAL CUISINE. BBQ, tacos, killer burgers, monster salads, coffee and shakes are just a short stroll from campus. Enjoy local unique spots like TK’s Smokehaus, Tiger Burgers, Gella’s Diner, Taco Shop, Breathe coffee shop and the Golden Q.

3. HIT UP STARBUCKS & MASSAGE CHAIRS Perk up or zone out in the Memorial Union in-between classes.

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Browse unique downtown shops and world-class art during Art Walks held throughout the year.

5. OKTOBERFEST & HOMECOMING Embrace the area’s German heritage and participate in Oktoberfest, and enjoy Tiger Homecoming traditions like the annual snake dance and the biggest bonfire you’ve ever seen. 12. MINIATURE GOLF/ DRIVING RANGE/DISC GOLF For outdoor fun, visit Precision Valley Golf Center for a game of miniature golf or perfect your skills on the driving range. Low on cash? Head to Frontier Park’s free disc golf course. 30


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9. ENCORE SERIES. Applaud amazing performances from world-renowned artists, musicians and national touring shows – and all affordable with your student discount.

6. MAKE A WISH Make a wish as you toss a penny in the Picken Hall fountain.

7. TGOF (TIGER GOLD ON FRIDAY). Wear your gold on Fridays and enjoy the perks of being a Tiger: free popcorn at the student info desk in the Memorial Union, discounts in the Hays community and that unique, #roartigers family feeling.

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8. STERNBERG MUSEUM Be amazed by exhibits that highlight the extraordinary scientific value of the region, including the world famous “fish within a fish” fossil. 11. FHSU RODEO Hooves and horns…and paws. Every year our Tigers grab the reins as they compete in this annual event.

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10. STUFF A TIGER Stuff your own personal tiger at the annual “Stuff A Tiger” event. Then refer to #2 on this list and stuff yourself.

13. AFTER DARK SERIES Hang out with friends in the dark and watch late night films while munching on snacks. What’s not to love? 14. INTRAMURALS EASTER EGG HUNT Put a spin on your Easter egg hunting skills and join over 100+ students for free breakfast and a variety of prizes.

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15. WALK ACROSS THE STAGE The most important thing any Tiger can do (and our #1 goal for you): Join the ranks of proud Tigers around the world when you graduate as a successful scholar prepared to make your impact on the world.


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COST

ACADEMIC YEAR

THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT

Fort Hays State University offers quality academic programs in a community that has your back every step of the way, and we do all that with the lowest tuition of any Kansas state school.

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HOW DO WE DO IT?

As you explore our costs and scholarships, you’ll see that we deliver maximum bang for your college bucks. We can offer such great value because of our innovative partnerships, energy independence (our two wind turbines provide up to 100% of our energy needs) and one simple fact: Student success is our #1 priority.

TUITION

KANSAS RESIDENT

TUITION AND FEES BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

CONTIGUOUS STATE RESIDENT & MSEP

$5,008.50 $840.00

$6,958.50

COST PER CREDIT HOUR

$14,831.70

$840.00

ROOM AND BOARD $7,853.00 TOTAL COST PER YEAR

NON-RESIDENT

$7,853.00

$13,701.50

$15,651.50

$166.95

$840.00

$7,853.00

$231.95

$23,524.70

$494.39

STUDENT SUCCESS IS OUR #1 PRIORITY Contiguous States Tuition Program

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

This program makes it more affordable for students from bordering states of Kansas (Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma) to attend FHSU. In many cases it is more affordable than your in-state universities.

Qualified students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin can save over $7,500 by paying our MSEP tuition rate. See if you qualify at FHSU.EDU/admissions/ Midwest-Student-Exchange-Program.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

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TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

DARE TO COMPARE KANSAS

Fort Hays State University Emporia State University Pittsburg State University Wichita State University Kansas State University Kansas University

COLORADO

$5,008.50 $6,609.00 $7,100.00 $8,093.30 $10,255.34 $10,823.00

Fort Hays State University Fort Lewis College Colorado Mesa University University of Northern CO CU-Colorado Springs Colorado State University

NEBRASKA

Fort Hays State University University of Nebraska-Kearney University of Nebraska-Omaha University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hastings College Doane University

$6,958.50 $10,918.50 $11,282.40 $11,855.20 $12,623.00 $13,829.28

$6,958.50 $7,325.00 $7,630.00 $8,978.00 $29,200.00 $32,250.00

SCHOLARSHIPS First-Time Freshman ACT/SAT Scholarships

Presidential Award of Distinction $3,500 Renewable

29 ACT Composite/1350 SAT or above

University Scholar Award

$2,000 Renewable

26-28 ACT Composite/1240-1340 SAT

Hays City Scholar Award

$1,500 Renewable

23-25 ACT Composite/1130-1230 SAT

Traditions Scholar Award

$1,000 Renewable

21-22 ACT Composite/1060-1120 SAT

Apply for these and other Fort Hays State University scholarships at FHSU.EDU/finaid/Scholarships. Priority deadline is November 15, 2017 and final deadline is February 15, 2018. *All First-time Freshman ACT/SAT Scholarships are renewable for three additional years if at least a 3.3 FHSU cumulative GPA is maintained. FHSU needs to have received test scores by June 1, 2018 to be eligible.

Special Out-Of-State Scholarship

Freshman and transfer students residing in Arizona, Texas, Virginia, or Wyoming can apply for a $20,000 scholarship. This $5,000 (awarded each year) scholarship is based on meeting eligible criteria.

Academic Opportunity Award

First-time, full time freshman on campus may be eligible for an Academic Opportunity Award in their major. Awards range from $500-$900.

Transfer Awards

New, incoming transfer students with at least 30 credit hours of classes can apply for a transfer scholarship. Amounts range from $1,000-$1,500 renewable awards.

Access to Academic Opportunity Grant Students can apply for an annual renewable scholarship ranging from $2,000-$4,000 based on meeting eligible criteria.

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FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

TIGER CHECKLIST Visit Campus

Get the inside scoop on FHSU from one-on-one meetings with faculty, students and staff. They’ll fill you in on financial aid, athletics, choosing a major, scholarships and what life is like as a Tiger. Daily tour times at 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Call 1-800-628-FHSU or visit FHSU.EDU/admissions/campus-visit to schedule an appointment.

Apply For Admission

Apply for admission today at FHSU.EDU/admissions. There is a $30 application fee. Apply early – the sooner you apply the earlier you can apply for housing, scholarships and financial aid (see priority and final deadlines below). Plus, with all this taken care of, you get to enjoy your senior year.

Take ACT/SAT

All incoming freshmen are required to take either the ACT or SAT. Students who score a 21 ACT/1060 SAT or above are automatically eligible for scholarships from $1,000-$3,500.

Apply for Housing

After you have been admitted, you may fill out your housing contract at TIGERTRACKS.FHSU.EDU (you’ll receive login info once you’re admitted).

Apply for Scholarships

Applying for scholarships is free and online at FHSU.EDU/finaid. NOTE: Priority deadline is November 15, 2017 and final deadline is February 15, 2018.

Attend a Student Recognition Program

FHSU honors students like you with our Student Recognition Programs (SRP). The SRP reception is a great opportunity to meet faculty members and other prospective students. Check FHSU.EDU/admissions in late fall for SRP 2018 times, dates and locations.

Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FHSU.EDU/finaid. The FAFSA priority deadline is December 1, 2017.

Save Your Seat In Classes

Once accepted and enrolled, you’ll need to register for Tiger STRIPES: Pre-Enrollment Days (mandatory for all incoming freshman and transfer students, $60 enrollment fee required). You’ll set your first semester’s courses and get other valuable first-year info. Sign up in early spring at FHSU.EDU/fye/tiger-pre-enrollment to reserve your spot.

Finalize Enrollment

Lock in your class schedule after July 1, 2018, on your TigerTracks account and get ready to begin your first semester. 34


WELCOME TO TIGER NATION

RESOURCES Being part of the Tiger family means we keep you safe, we support you and we provide guidance from the day you decide to become a Tiger through graduation and beyond. We do that through support services and programs like:

Safety Initiatives, such as the FHSU Shuttle Service (and an associated app) and Hays’ Safe Ride program, campus police escorts, vehicle unlock and jumpstarts

The FHSU Student Health Center, which provides a wide range of health care including treatment of minor illnesses, immunizations, physical exams and women’s health services

First Year Experience, an entire suite of programs designed exclusively for new students to help you make friends, find academic success and ease your transition to college The Kelly Center, which provides academic support and mental wellness services

Career Services, including career guidance, mock interviews, resume preparation and job networking

Financial Literacy Education and Services

such as SALT, a free, online resource that helps you finance a higher education, manage any debt and build your money skills And best of all? We provide all these services and programs while remaining the best value of any Kansas Board of Regents school.

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TRY US ON FOR SIZE.

Facts and stats are important, but in the end the most important consideration in choosing a college comes down to one simple question:

IS FHSU THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?

The only way to be sure is to schedule a campus visit. We’ll show you around, let you talk to current faculty and students and set up meetings and tours with the programs you’re interested in. You can learn about campus clubs and check out the residence halls.

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS VISIT

9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1:15 p.m., M-F 800-628-FHSU FHSU.EDU/admissions/campus-visit

JOIN TIGER NATION APPLY NOW

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Fort Hays State University Viewbook 2017-18  

FHSU’s cozy, tree-filled campus is located in Hays, Kansas (on I-70, halfway between Kansas City and Denver). We’re small enough to give you...

Fort Hays State University Viewbook 2017-18  

FHSU’s cozy, tree-filled campus is located in Hays, Kansas (on I-70, halfway between Kansas City and Denver). We’re small enough to give you...

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