10 Things to do at the Union

10 Things

10 Things to do at the Union

The K-State Student Union offers a variety of different resources and entertaining activities for K-State students, as well as the Manhattan community. 10 of our most exciting offers include:


1. Free Parking

The Union is offering free parking in the garage on Saturdays and Sundays,  allowing direct access to your Union’s great facilities, services and programs. Visit the Parking Services website for current guidelines and information.


2. Study Spaces

Looking for a quiet place to study alone or work with a small group? Reserve a private meeting room at the Union! Seven different spaces are available for reservations from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday at no charge to currently enrolled K-State students and registered student organizations.

To reserve a space, contact the Union Director's Office at 785-532-6591 or reservations@k-state.edu. For reservations after 5 p.m., a phone number will be provided to call for room access.


3. Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars is a new dining option for students, faculty and staff. Dining Dollars can be purchased as a standalone plan or as an optional add-on to a meal plan, adding additional flexibility to the on-campus dining experience.

Dining Dollars are accepted in the Union, at Housing and Dining Services retail locations and other participating campus locations, with monthly perks available.


4. Student Design Services

Student Design Services is staffed by K-State students with design experience to create free graphic materials for registered student organizations. Funded by the Student Governing Association, SDS can create a wide variety of artwork to help registered student organizations develop a brand and market their cause across campus.


5. Employment Opportunities

The Union offers employment opportunities to students searching for a part-time job, as well as people searching for full-time career opportunities. A variety of student jobs are currently open from building operations assistants to retail service team members.


6. Wabash Cannon Bowl

Wabash Cannon Bowl, the Union's bowling center, is your one-stop-shop for recreation on the K-State campus. Host a bowling party, shoot pool, play pinball and grab a beer or soda. With bowling lanes, billiards, an arcade and more, the bowling center has something for everyone. Check out the daily specials.


7. Wildcat Value Meal

Chick-fil-A: $5.45

K-State Special: Nuggets, fries and beverage

Fast Track: $6

Individual 10-inch cheese pizza and beverage


Mini entrée and beverage

Radina's Coffeehouse & Roastery: $5.95

Artisan sandwich (6 to choose from) and beverage

Union Station by JP's: $6

Two BBQ sliders, fries and beverage (exclusive student offer)


8. UPC

The Union Program Council (UPC) has served as the Union’s source of entertainment since 1956. UPC enhances the K-State experience with more than 150 cultural, recreational and educational programs each year. Partnering with registered student organizations, university departments and local businesses, UPC travels across campus and the community to provide diverse experiences to K-State and its surrounding area.


9. Cat Tech Trade-In

Trade in your old computer, iPod, tablet, Microsoft Surface or smartphone. Your trade-in quote can be applied to a new device or to a gift card redeemable at the K-State Campus Store, Cat Tech and Cats' Den.


10. Art Gallery

The Union has a rich history of private art. Since its inception, the Union has been acquiring artwork to add to its permanent art collection on display throughout the building.

Along with the major displays and the William T. Kemper Art Gallery, the Union houses many other beautiful, though less well-known, pieces of artwork. Prior to its relocation to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Union was home to the extensive University Art Collection.

The next time you’re at the Union, take a moment to explore some of these incredible art exhibits.