K-State Grandparents University

Co-sponsored by the College of Education and the K-State Alumni Association

Thank you for your interest in Grandparents University. Join us on campus for three days and two nights of Wildcat activities specially planned for you and your family. While this event is geared towards alumni and their grandchildren, the event is open to anyone wanting to share their love of K-State with a special child in their lives!

Interested in attending Grandparents University in 2024? Join our “Pre-Sign Up List” for event plans and updates regarding Grandparents University!

2024 Pre-Sign
NOTE: We’re still finalizing the sessions for this year. The registration form will open as soon as the schedule is finalized.

Grandparents University

Go 'Cats!

Registration included:

  • Sunday dinner
  • Monday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Call Hall ice cream
  • Tuesday brunch
  • All tours and activities
  • A free game and pair of shoes for bowling
  • A trip to the local pool
  • One suite for two nights in Haymaker Hall
  • A t-shirt, bag, and memories to last a lifetime!
You will have the opportunity to share your love of K-State while…
  • Visiting Manhattan
  • Interacting with several clubs and departments on campus
  • Exploring the new additions and modifications to campus
  • Having fun working together on hands-on learning activities
  • Meeting other grandparents, parents, alumni, non-alumni and children
  • Sharing and creating K-State memories with your family

The program is self-supporting and relies entirely on registration fees, donor contributions and sponsor support to cover all expenses.

This multi-generational event gives families the opportunity to experience college life at K-State together. Through this activity, you are also supporting K-State’s land grant mission of reacquainting alumni with the campus.

Required Contact Information

As this is an overnight camp, there are certain forms that we need from all attendees (adults and children). These forms will need to be filled out before the event and will be shared with you by the Event Coordinator in the weeks preceding GPU. It is important that you give us an email and phone number that you check regularly on your registration form, so that we can easily contact you.

Attendees will be required to fill out the registration forms as well as several release forms. The information that you will need for these release forms includes, but is not limited to:

  • The names and contact information for those attending
  • The age of the children attending (at the time of the event)
  • Shirt sizes for all attendees
  • The names, email, phone, and mailing addresses of the child's parent or legal guardian
  • A list of any allergies we should be aware of
  • And the medical information for the child attendees (Insurance, Pediatrician, etc.)

Health Information

Kansas State University does not collect or review health information regarding participants in Grandparents University. However, the University does require certain consent as a condition of participation in the program. All children participating in Grandparents University must have a signed Release, Hold Harmless, and Indemnity Agreement, signed by the child’s parent or guardian, on file with K-State.

Adult participants are required to submit a signed Release, Hold Harmless, and Indemnity Agreement. Grandparents University maintains a list of urgent care facilities and emergency room facilities should you or your grandchild require medical assistance.

A sample Medical Authorization Form will be available also. This form will not be collected by Kansas State University and is not a requirement for Grandparents University. We do encourage grandparents to obtain some form of medical authorization from their grandchild’s legal guardian in the unlikely chance the grandparent may have to make medical decisions for their grandchild.

Cancellation Policy

Registered attendees will be able to receive a refund of their registration fee if they contact the Event Coordinator before the cancellation deadline. GPU is a self-supporting event, therefore the registration fees received from registered attendees goes towards the cost of the planned activities. For that reason, anyone wishing to no longer attend the event must contact the Event Coordinator at least a month before the date of the event in order to receive a refund. Please consider this carefully when registering.

Fees will not be canceled or altered for registered participants who do not attend or do not attend the entire event.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Disability and Accessibility


Suggested Packing List - None of these are required items

  • Fan(s)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Alarm clock
  • Extension cord
  • Night light
  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Change for the vending machine (for late-night snacks or drinks)
    • Some snacks will be provided
  • Coffee Maker (if you are an early riser)
    • Coffee will available in the cafeterias
  • Toiletries (tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, brush/comb)
    • Sandals/shower shoes
  • Rain jacket & umbrella
    • Please be sure to check the weather as the date approaches
  • Sunblock
    • Please be sure to check the weather as the date approaches
  • Pool items
    • Swim suit, Pool Towel, goggles, floaties, etc.
  • Bicycle (chain, padlock & bike helmet)


Haylee Hendryx
Special Projects Coordinator