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Special Events

Career Exploration

Career Exploration provides prospective students with the opportunity to learn about Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design, tour a firm, visit with design professionals, who are K-State alumni and meet other students who are interested in the design professions.

Career Exploration is organized by the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and is hosted by a design firm. Career Exploration will be held in the following cities during the 2015-16 academic year:

Kansas State University campus - January 23, 2016

Registration:       9 a.m.
Presentations:     9:30 a.m.
Location:             APDesign 
                          Seaton Hall
                          South Entrance on First Floor
                          Kansas State University Campus
                          Manhattan, KS 66506

Parking is free on the weekend; however, do not park in reserved stalls or in residence hall parking lots. The cost to park in the parking garage is $1.50/hour. All other lots are free.

RSVP by January 22nd

Design Expo 2016

DesignExpo is an opportunity to bring together students and professionals from firms throughout the country. Employers gain exposure to our students and are able to contact many potential employees leading to summer and academic internships or post-graduation employment. Students gain a better understanding of their respective disciplines and are able to interact with working professionals.

Meet emerging professionals seeking internships or full-time positions
Architecture + Graphic Design + Interior Architecture & Product Design + Interior Design + Landscape Architecture + Regional & Community Planning

Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center
Manhattan, KS

Friday, March 4, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Optional Same Day interviews to follow

Registration available November 30, 2015 at:
Space is limited. Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Dana Nordyke
Assistant Director + Design Expo Chair
Kansas State University
nordyke@k-state.edu + 785.532.1680


K-State Open House | Rooted in purple

Enjoy food, fun and plenty of purple at K-State Open House. Explore our 250-plus majors and options, 475-plus student organizations, and the family atmosphere that makes K-State stand out.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Manhattan | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Check out the APDesign Open House held every spring on the Manhattan campus. Enjoy models, furniture, plans, designs and landscapes designed and built by students. Visit with students and faculty about academic programs. Visit the award-winning International Student Center rain garden, take a self-guided tour of Seaton Hall, and stop by the third floor and spend some time contributing to Lego creations.

Representatives from the dean’s office will be available to answer general questions about academic programs, the application and admission process, and the design professions.

All-University Open House

Spring 2016 Commencement

Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design will be held in McCain Auditorium on the Manhattan campus,

Saturday, May 14 at 10:00am. Reception to follow.

View previous APDesign graduations

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 9, 2015