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FHSU AT A GLANCE

15,908 STUDENTS

4,486 ON-CAMPUS 6,924 ONLINE 4,498 INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

FROM

105 KANSAS COUNTIES 48 STATES 30 COUNTRIES Member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

120+

200+ DEGREE PROGRAMS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

COLLEGES

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College of Education College of Health and Human Services Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics 1


Tomorrow is Made

SEIZE TODAY

Here, we believe the future is made by individuals with the determination and innovative spirit to turn challenges into opportunities. The caring people of this remarkable university are fully committed to the vital role they play in transforming lives and developing the engaged global citizenleaders that will shape the world of tomorrow. I hope that as you thumb through the pages of this viewbook you will begin to imagine yourself reflected in the pages of this viewbook and can begin to see all the exciting possibilities that await you. Can you see yourself cheering on Tiger Football and Soccer teams to an MIAA Championship? Just imagine yourself rolling up your sleeves and serving the community alongside peers who share your desire to give back. Can you picture yourself working in an undergraduate research laboratory or showing up for the first day for the internship of your dreams? This is a place where you can discover your calling, create lifelong friendships, and prepare for a rich personal and professional life after you graduate. The FHSU experience can be your launching point for the tomorrow you will make.

My personal journey started in high school in a single-parent home. My senior guidance counselor attempted to shatter my dream of going to college when he told me I wasn’t smart enough and didn’t have enough money to think about college. My mother was furious, and she convinced me that “anything is possible if you work hard and focus on taking things one day at a time.” She was right, and like my mother, I believe in the potential of each of our students and celebrate with pride and passion every success. I believe there is no limit to what you can achieve in college, and in the life that awaits you after graduation. You have what it takes to be a Tiger. I look forward to welcoming you to Hays and the Tiger family. Kind Regards,

Tisa Mason President of Fort Hays State University

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WHEN PASSION MEETS PURPOSE

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GREAT THINGS ARE MADE You are unique, and your academic journey should be unlike any other. Don’t settle for just “checking the boxes” of a degree when you can choose courses and programs of study that fit you. Whether you want to study biology or graphic design, you’ll find a home and pathway here at FHSU. Haven’t decided yet? We see the value in an

interdisciplinary approach to learning–which means mixing and matching majors, minors and certificates to find the perfect mix for you. Now is the time to grow, learn and make your own future. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THAT LIVES At Fort Hays State, conducting research in leading-edge labs, completing internships with hometown businesses or big corporations and serving your community through civic learning is simply part of the Tiger experience. We call it “experiential learning.” You learn best when you can put all you’ve learned in the classroom to work in a meaningful way. From history to health care, there is an experiential learning opportunity to help you bring learning to life. What can I do with a major in…? Explore career ideas for every major at FHSU.edu/explore-careers

20-25 STUDENTS PER CLASS

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ACADEMICS

Majors & Minors

Accounting Agriculture* Agriculture Business Agronomy Animal Science Art History Art* Athletic Training Banking Beef Cattle Management Biochemistry Biology* Business Development and Sales Business Education (Training and Development) Chemistry* Communication Communication Sciences and Disorders Computer Networking Computer Programing Computer Science Construction Management Corporate Communication Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Digital Marketing Digital Media Production and Journalism Early Childhood Unified Economics Elementary Education Engineering Design English Literature English Writing English* Entrepreneurship Environmental Biology Environmental Geology Finance Financial Planning Forensic Science General Studies Geography Geology Geographic Information Systems Global Business English Graphic Design Health and Human Performance* Health Informatics Health Promotion and Wellness Health Studies History*

* Program available for secondary education teacher training.

Find your fit, and full list, at FHSU.edu/majors-minors

Human Resource Management Industrial Technology Information Networking and Telecommunications Information Systems Information Systems Engineering Interior Design International Business and Economics Journalism Management Management Information Systems Manufacturing Technology Marketing Massage Therapy Mathematics* (Industrial/Academic) Medical Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound, Radiologic Technology) Modern Languages* (Spanish, Chinese, French and German) Music* (Composition, Performance and Technology) Natural Resources (Including Range and Wildlife Biology) Nursing Operations Management Organizational Communication Organizational Leadership Paleontology Petroleum Geology Philosophy Physics* Political Science Pre-Professional (Including Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-PT, Pre-OT, Pre-Theology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine) Psychology Public Accounting Public Relations and Advertising Recreation and Sport Management Teacher Education* Social Work Sociology Special Education Sport and Exercise Therapy Studio Art Technology Leadership Technology Studies* Theatre Tourism and Hospitality Management Web and Mobile Application Development

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FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

Your Journey Starts Now Learn wherever you want and however you need—because at Fort Hays State we never put limits on what you can achieve or how you can achieve it. This is an innovative education that reaches way beyond the expected to help you go farther and get there faster. GET YOUR CREDITS

HONORS COLLEGE Do you love a challenge? Develop your confidence and skills as you push yourself to reach for the stars and find a family of like-minded peers in this progressive learning environment. Learn more at FHSU.edu/honors.

FHSU ONLINE At FHSU, online learning isn’t new to us. We’ve been in the business of delivering one-of-a-kind online programs for decades. The same world-class faculty that teach our on-campus classes teach online allowing you to balance family, internships, travel and other opportunities while staying on track to graduate.

We know your educational achievements aren’t limited to our campus, which is why we work hard to give you the credit you deserve for everything you’ve experienced. Transfer Students: Fort Hays State University accepts credits from all regionally accredited U.S. institutions, military credits evaluated by the American Council on Education and more. Concurrent classes: Fort Hays State University collaborates with high schools to offer concurrent college credits for students on select academic pathways.

“I was on the fence about FHSU, but I wish I would have come here first. Fort Hays State is big enough to offer all the opportunities a college should and cozy enough that the people truly care about knowing you and helping you succeed.” HANNA BRACELIN Psychology

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ACADEMICS

GO. LEARN. DO. Sometimes the greatest thing you will do here at FHSU won’t be here in Hays at all. Explore the world with Study Abroad opportunities and immerse yourself in something new. Whether you travel a week, a semester or a year—we’ll be here to support you throughout your journey. We have to admit, it is very likely international student exchange programs may look a little different next year due to COVID-19. We appreciate the value of a global experience though and you can be confident that if you want to travel abroad there will be a program and opportunity for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (ISEP) With 100 international locations to choose from – including sites in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and more – you will be immersed in a new country and culture.

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) PROGRAM Expand your education and pay the same affordable FHSU tuition while living and learning at member colleges and universities in the United States, Virgin Islands, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS Dive deep into a specific subject such as the Galapagos ecosystems, and learn about it’s global impact with a faculty-led program to Ecuador, Germany, Ireland, Senegal, Italy – the possibilities are endless.

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Priority deadline to apply:

MARCH 1, 2021

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We’re more than a campus–

WE’RE A TIGER FAMILY Friends quickly become family as you share late night pizza at study sessions, explore the 40 Days at the Fort together and bond over shared passions and future goals. You will get to know your faculty mentors

outside the classroom and enjoy preferential room placement in Victor E. Village with your fellow learning community members. Learning community spots are limited and fill quickly.

LEARNING COMMUNITIES + 1st to Finish + Artful Minds + Athletes Today, Leaders Tomorrow + Career Ready Tigers + Designing and Building Your Future + Everybody’s Business + Go Global! + Help Starts Here + Imaging with Tiger Pride

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+ L3: Live. Learn. Lead + Nightingale Power + Opportunity through Education + Outdoor Adventure and Wide World of Sports + Tiger Traditions + Transfer Network + White Coat Professionals


SUPPORT

“When I first visited FHSU, it felt like home. I have that kind of support not only from my friends, but from faculty and staff. My education teachers are very open and they are here for you. I know I can talk to them anytime about anything and if I ever need help, their door will be open. I participated in a teacher education learning community and the 40 Days at the Fort when I came to FHSU and loved it so much that we created a learning community 2.0. We gained so much from sharing our experiences and taking classes together that we didn’t want it to end. I know when we all graduate and have our own classrooms, we will still be close friends and continue sharing ideas, resources and lots of laughs for years to come.” SYDNEY SIMMONS Elementary Education

Find your place to thrive at FHSU.edu/LC

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OUR STRIPES ARE ONE OF A KIND

BUT WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER At Fort Hays State we care for each other and our dedicated professionals are available wherever and whenever you need them.

WRITING CENTER Whether you need help finding the right words for an essay or an extra pair of eyes to catch any errors in your paper, our supportive team of student consultants will give you the confidence to strengthen your writing ability.

TUTORING SERVICES No matter how challenging the course material, our free peer tutoring will put you on the path to mastering it. From homework assistance to test preparation, we’re committed to helping you excel in every class.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Find more resources at FHSU.edu/students

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Throughout your time at FHSU, your dedicated advisor is always available to meet one-on-one. We are here to discuss your educational goals, career dreams and any challenges you may face along the way.


SUPPORT

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER FHSU’s Student Health Center provides high-quality health care and health education right here on our campus, empowering our entire community to live healthier lives.

KELLY CENTER If you need a hand—maybe someone to talk to—our exceptional team of professionals at the Kelly Center offer free personal counseling for any reason.

TIGER WELLNESS & FITNESS CENTER Research shows that the more active you are, the better you will do academically and professionally. So whether you love to pump iron or prefer a group class such as Yoga, Zumba or TRX, we are here to help you keep moving and meet your physical health goals.

“My freshman year, I struggled with Math and the staff at the Kelly Center were so helpful! I couldn’t have done it without them, and I ended up with an A in the class.” BRAXTON ROTH Business Management

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Future Focused FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

Find the major that leads to your dream job. Polish your resume and brush up on your interviewing skills. Land an internship at an industry-leading company, network with alumni or explore full-time job opportunities with Handshake—FHSU’s modern career development platform. Wherever you go next, Career Services will prepare you to successfully enter the job market.

“Working with the professors in Hammond Hall, I was able to make connections with professionals within journalism and informatics in person and virtually. This helped to get my name out there before I even graduate, but also helped me condense my list of future career interests. Professors at FHSU play an active role in students’ lives and help promote a happy and successful future.” HAILEY CHAPMAN Information Networking & Telecommunications

“College is all about connections. Career Services not only creates opportunities to make these connections, but they are also invaluable in maintaining these connections. Being a Hansen intern has helped me grow my communication skills and put me ahead of the game in terms of workplace readiness.” BRADY STEPHENSON Grow Hays Intern, Soul Bloom Finance Intern Bachelor of Business Administration

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OPPORTUNITIES

Not sure what your dream job is yet? That’s alright! Explore how your interests and major choice can lead to a rewarding career. FHSU.edu/explore-careers

FHSU CAREER & INTERNSHIP EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR CAREER FAIRS, INTERVIEWS AND EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

Making Your Mark: FHSU Career Readiness Week Resume Madness Virtual Career & Internship Day Applied Technology Career Day Speech Language Pathology Fair Mock Interview Day On Campus employer interviews

Resume & Cover Letter Writing ABBB Interviewing Five Tips for Networking Success Graduate School Ready Using Social Media in Your Job Search

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Roll up your sleeves,

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WE LEARN BY DOING.


OPPORTUNITIES

We know some of the most valuable lessons aren’t taught through lectures—so we offer hands-on training whenever we can, preparing you to achieve more in your career and life. With world-class academic programs led by passionate professors, an abundance of research opportunities and endless chances to get involved, it’s no surprise that FHSU graduates leave campus with the skills and expertise they need for success. + Nursing students work with state-of-the-art simulation equipment that recreates real-life hospital scenarios. + Our Herndon SpeechLanguage-Hearing Clinic is the perfect environment for Speech-Language Pathology students to receive training and administer care for patients.

+ The Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) offers the latest in sports health innovations and clinical experience. + The Construction Management concentration in the Applied Technology program prepares students for industrial positions as well as leadership roles in the field.

+ Students looking to complete internships have a wealth of resources to help them find the perfect opportunity. + The FHSU farm offers 3,800 acres of hands-on learning experience in crops, cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and equine production.

John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD) Every year, hundreds of students, faculty and members of the community take part in this celebration of research and creativity. Nearly every academic program at FHSU is represented through scholarly presentations and student-led research projects.

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TIGER FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIPS

ACT SAT

FHSU offers first-time, full-time, on-campus freshman students the opportunity to receive an automatic and renewable scholarship based on a combination of their ACT/SAT score and GPA. Students may be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in scholarship funds automatically and these scholarships are renewable for three additional years, provided normal scholarship eligibility criteria are met.

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$3,750 $2,750 $2,000 $1,500

TIGER PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP VICTOR E. SCHOLARSHIP BLACK & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP HAYS CITY SCHOLARSHIP

WE NOW SUPERSCORE! You can view and accept your offer at FHSU.edu/freshmenscholarships Final deadline is June 30, 2021 15

HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT AVERAGE

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Cost should never be a barrier to your dreams and success. FHSU proudly offers the most affordable four-year tuition rate in Kansas and automatic scholarships—so you can confidently work toward your goals without the stress of finances.

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14801450


SCHOL ARSHIPS

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14101390

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12901260

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12501230

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11201100

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10901060

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1020990

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TUITION COSTS 2020-21 KANSAS RESIDENT

CONTIGUOUS STATE RESIDENT & MSEP

NON- RESIDENT

Tuition and Fees

$5,449.20

$7,523.10

$15,895.80

Books and Supplies

$606.00

$606.00

$606.00

Room and Board

$8,374.00

$8,374.00

$8,374.00

Total Cost Per Year*

$14,429.20

$16,503.10

$24,875.80

Cost Per Credit Hour

$181.64

$250.77

$529.86

*Estimated undergraduate cost of attendance is based on 30 on campus credit hours. Costs are subject to change in accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents.

SPECIAL OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP $7,700/YEAR AZ, IA, TX, WY SCHOLARSHIP

NON- RESIDENT

Tuition and Fees

$8,195.80

$15,895.80

Books and Supplies

$606.00

$606.00

Room and Board

$8,374.00

$8,374.00

Total Cost Per Year

$17,175.80

$24,875.80

ACCESS TO ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY GRANT Students who meet eligibility criteria can apply for an annual renewable scholarship ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.

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TRANSFER AWARDS New, incoming, on-campus transfer students with at least 30 credit hours of classes can apply for a transfer scholarship. These annual awards range from $500 to $1,500. Phi-Theta Kappa All-Academic Team Scholars may qualify for a $2,250 renewable scholarship.


COST & TUITION

TUITION & COSTS COMPARISON FULL YEAR

KANSAS

Fort Hays State University

$5,449.20

Emporia State University Wichita State University

$6,970.78 $8,433.56 $10,581.00

Kansas State University

$11,165.90

University of Kansas

FULL YEAR

COLORADO

Fort Hays State University

$7,523.10 $9,306.00

Colorado Mesa University University of Northern Colorado

$10,061.60

Colorado State University - Colorado Springs

$10,091.00 $12,432.00

Fort Hays State University FULL YEAR

NEBRASKA

Colorado State University

University of Nebraska - Kearney University of Nebraska - Omaha University of Nebraska - Lincoln

$7,523.10 $7,939.50 $9,039.90 $9,522.00

Apply for additional scholarships at FHSU.edu/finaid/scholarships Priority deadline is November 15, 2020 Final deadline is February 15, 2021

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FHSU Residence Halls You’ll find your home away from home and immerse yourself in all campus life has to offer living in our newly-constructed residence halls.

McMindes Hall

On-campus Perks

Co-ed wing and floor, private pod restrooms and showers, oncampus dining.

Victor E. Village FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

Co-ed, learning communities, private pod restrooms and showers, on-campus dining.

Stadium Place Apartment-style with two-bedroom and four-bedroom options.

Agnew & Heather Halls Suite-style with three-bedroom and four-bedroom options.

Wooster Place Apartment-style for married couples, families or upperclassmen with one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.

Tiger Village Greek organizations and transfer network with one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.

Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall Private rooms, for students interested in entrepreneurship (application required).

+ Cable, WiFi and Residential Life Movie Channel which features a selection of movies on rotation every month. + Shared community spaces perfect for studying, collaboration or game night. + Free laundry facilities and Laundry Alert system so you know the minute your clothes are ready. + Customizable meal plans and dining dollars for snacks (and the occasional late-night takeout order). + Delicious on-campus dining options: McMindes Café, Tiger Pizza, Starbucks, The Market, Mondo Subs, Pizza Hut Express, Bowl Life, Burger 785 and Sono Latin Cuisine. + Permit-based parking zones available across campus are $13 for on-campus residents.

“I don’t think I would be where I am today without all of the available resources on campus, not only academically but also health and mental well-being. It is great to have people who share a common interest and to have all those resources available right here in Hays.” HECTOR HERNANDEZ Music Education

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COMMUNITY

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OUR TIGER PRIDE RUNS DEEP FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

“I chose FHSU because it just, fits.” We don’t mean to brag, but ‘fit’ is the No.1 reason students choose Fort Hays State. When you

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join a club, student organization or Greek Life, you create a legacy that will last for years to come. With more than 120 different student organizations, you’ll find a group of peers that share your passion and be able to use your skills and interests to build connections and make a difference on campus and in our community.

Student Organizations From the Creative Arts Society to Student Government, and Petroleum Geosciences to Circle K International, there something for everyone and an opportunity to explore your interests! + Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association + HALO + Coder and Programmers United + Sigma Alpha + Alpha Kappa Psi + American Democracy Project + Black Student Union + Encounter

+ Rodeo Club + Shotgun Team + Tigers 4 Ever + Women in STEM + TigerLAN E-Sports + Us 4 U + Gay Straight Alliance + International Student Union


COMMUNITY

“When starting college, I was timid and struggled to communicate my thoughts with others, but through getting involved with student organizations (especially FHSU Barn Hoppers), I have learned how to communicate with a large group of people. I have also gained leadership and communication skills while I had the opportunity to network and meet so many incredible people who I now consider some of my closest friends.�

YOU BELONG HERE Joining a sorority or a fraternity is a commitment to community involvement and personal growth. Greek Life at FHSU is vibrant and active because we are dedicated to shaping leaders, building diligence and cultivating belonging.

Fraternities + Alpha Gamma Rho + Phi Delta Theta + Sigma Alpha Epsilon + Sigma Chi + Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sororities + Alpha Gamma Delta + Alpha Sigma Alpha + Delta Zeta + Sigma Sigma Sigma

MARIELA ESTRADA Elementary Education & Spanish

Learn how you join Greek Life at FHSU.edu/greek

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A Beacon on the Plains FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

Fort Hays State students and the regional community have a special relationship. We champion each other to greater success and earn our reputation for being a “beacon on the plains.” You can put your education and compassion to work with the Collaborative Arts Project, Tiger Pals, or one of the many opportunities to partner with our community for the greater good. Learning and life-changing experiences are limitless when local organizations, businesses and our Tiger community work together. Here are a just a few of the student organizations and service events you can join to make a difference at FHSU and in our community. + American Medical Association Premedical Club + American Red Cross Club + Catholic Disciples + Circle K International + Tigers In Service + United Methodist Student Organization + The Big Event + Adopt a Highway + Victor E. Community Garden + Big Brothers Big Sisters

“If I could give advice to a new student, it would be to balance your life. Make time for friends, intramurals and athletics, school work and family. You’ll make lifelong friends at FHSU.” CHANCE FULLER Health and Human Performance

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COMMUNITY

BE A FAN AND AN ATHLETE Whatever your skill level, you’ll find fun and friendly competition in more than 300 intramural activities ranging from Basketball and Bowling to Frisbee Golf and Lawn Games! Jump in, stand out and feed your competitive spirit!

+ Basketball + Belly Flop Contest + Bowling + Clay Shooting + Darts + Dodgeball + E-Sports Tournaments + Fantasy Football

+ Frisbee Golf + Lawn Games + Mud Volleyball + Pickleball + Racquetball + Softball + Trout Derby + Water Polo

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CAN YOU HEA Immerse yourself in the excitement of NCAA Division II athletics and feel the boom of the Sig Ep Cannon fire at Lewis Field with every Tiger touchdown. We need your voice behind the home bench to help cheer our athletes on to greatness and more MIAA Division Championships.

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Men’s Athletics

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Basketball Baseball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Track and Field Wrestling

Women’s Athletics Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball

Cheerleading & Yell Leading Our Tiger pride runs deep and the FHSU Cheer Squad champions our student body and athletics every step of the way. You’ll find these dedicated and hardworking Tigers not only lighting up the halftime events but spreading Black and Gold pride throughout the community.

Tiger Proud The three-time conference champion Men’s Soccer Team has made eight consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament in the program’s nine-year existence! That’s the second-longest active streak in the nation!

Pack the Coliseum There’s nothing like game night when 2,518 Tiger fans fill Gross Memorial Coliseum with their cheers! The Lady Tigers had a record season cut short in 2020 due to the COVID-19 and they are hungry for a 2021 championship.


ATHLETICS

R OUR ROAR?

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BIG CITY OPPORTUNITY

Hometown Heart FHSU and Hays, Kansas are a perfect match. This city we call home is big enough to offer everything a college town should and small enough to put all that opportunity at your fingertips. Incredible

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food, great music, colorful festivals and welcoming events—Hays has it all. You’ll find there’s something for everyone here and we’re a tight-knit community that supports you inside and outside the classroom.

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COMMUNITY

+ Land an internship with a small business or the local branch of a national corporation – or take advantage of the boom in remote internship opportunities. + Rally your friends and try a legendary burger from the Golden Q or sushi at the newly remodeled Sake-2-Me. + Celebrate FHSU and the region’s German heritage every fall during Oktoberfest and Homecoming. + March 2 Main alongside Victor E. Tiger and get to know downtown’s boutiques and shops. + Take a one-of-a-kind journey under the lights of downtown while you experience the local arts and take in a live concert at the quarterly Chestnut Street District Art Walk. + Stay active with an excursion to Frontier Park, local hiking and jogging trails and disc golf courses. + Join the Center for Student Engagement and the Hays community at the Jammin’ into Summer concert and carnival.

LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN The Arts are thriving in Hays and your talents will be appreciated as you inspire the crowd when taking the field with the marching band, bring cultural opportunities to the community on the theatre stage or fill the streets with music at an open-air performance. Whatever your gifts, FHSU will encourage you and challenge you to grow your abilities, create exceptional art and perform with pride—and we can’t wait to applaud your performance.

Performing Arts Opportunities Instrumental + Hays Symphony Orchestra + Jazz Combo + Pep Band + Symphonic Winds + Tiger Marching Band + Wind Ensemble

Theatre

Vocal + Concert Choir + Fort Hays Singers + Women’s Chorale

Other Activities + Color Guard + Tiger Debs Dance Team

+ Musical + Opera

+ And don’t miss the annual FHSU NIRA Rodeo!

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IT’S YOUR MOVE Coming to college can feel like a big transition, but we’ll make sure you don’t make that transition alone. You’ll be guided through

“At FHSU, they take the time to connect with you one-on-one. Faculty put their students first. You can give them a call at 9 p.m. when you need a shoulder to lean on and they listen because they are the people you can talk to about anything. This is are your family away from home, and they push you to be the best student you can be.” DENISE LASTRA-BLANCO Organizational Leadership

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the entire process by FHSU student leaders, faculty mentors and staff advisors who will inspire you with their own experiences and well-earned wisdom. Our orientation programs are designed to surround you with mentors and peers, creating meaningful connections, building friendships and helping you find your place.

First Year Experience Tiger Stripes Pre-enrollment

40 Days at the Fort

Let the countdown begin! Every spring semester you begin working with your advisor to select courses and get an indepth look at all the resources we offer to equip you for success.

Your official six-week welcome to campus is filled with fun events and educational programs that will plug you in to everything happening on campus.

Welcome Weekend

UNIV 101

To kick off your first semester, you’ll learn everything you need to know about FHSU traditions, participate in social events and connect with your academic department.

This first-time freshmen course will teach you the basic skills you need to thrive as you transition to college life.


NEXT STEPS

Take charge of your future You may have dreamed of earning your Tiger stripes and changing the world since before you can remember or you might not know where you are headed yet—either way, Fort Hays State is where your adventure begins.

VISIT WITH US Meet virtually or on-campus. Connect with an academic department faculty member and your admissions counselor. In-person visits will also include a campus tour. Schedule today at FHSU.edu/visit

SEND US YOUR SCORES Every incoming freshman is required to take either the ACT or SAT. Use our Scholarship Estimator to see if you automatically qualify for Tiger Freshmen Scholarships ranging from $6,000 - $15,000. Check out FHSU.edu/freshmenscholarships

APPLY FOR ADMISSION Our recommendation? Apply early. After you’re accepted, you can apply for housing and additional FHSU scholarships—and then you can spend the whole year celebrating. Apply today at FHSU.edu/apply

ACTIVATE YOUR TIGERNETID TigerNetID is a unified username and password authentication system. Activate your TigerNetID to explore your financial and academic information, FHSU e-mail and other online services. Get started at FHSU.edu/activate

COMPLETE THE FAFSA Each year, we award and deliver more than $59 million in financial aid to help our Tigers succeed now and after graduation. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the December 1, 2020 priority deadline. Fill out your FAFSA at FAFSA.gov

APPLY FOR HOUSING After you are accepted, you can apply to live in one of our on-campus residence halls. See what life on campus looks like at FHSU.edu/reslife

ATTEND AN EVENT Learn more and get all of your questions about college and Fort Hays State answered. See for yourself everything FHSU has to offer. Sign up today at FHSU.edu/admissions/upcoming-events

ENROLL IN CLASSES You’ll need a map to guide you on your journey and it all starts with a Tiger Stripes Pre-Enrollment Day where you’ll set your first semester’s courses and get valuable first-year student information. Sign up in early spring at FHSU.edu/fye/tiger-pre-enrollment

APPLY FOR MORE SCHOLARSHIPS Additional scholarships are available from various sources, including FHSU, the State of Kansas and community organizations. Just remember, the priority deadline is November 15, 2020 and the final deadline is February 15, 2021. Apply now at FHSU.academicworks.com/opportunities

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