Fort Hays State University and North Central Kansas Technical College Gateway Program services for North Central Kansas Technical College and Fort Hays State University have partnered to create a program to enhance the success of our students. NCK Tech students purchase an FHSU Tiger ID Card which allows them access to activities, athletic events, student organizations & other services offered on the FHSU campus.

Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center (AACE), CSS 1st Floor – 785.628.5577
The AACE serves exploratory majors, non-degree seeking students, students looking to confirm their current major, and students who are on academic probation and academic suspension. The Center also supports professional academic advisors, faculty mentors and staff by providing academic and career advising resources.

The AACE Center can help you:
-Explore academic options to clearly define your educational goals 
-Understand KBOR System-Wide Transfer General Education requirements 
- Understand your academic standing and related university processes 
- Understand university policies 
-Locate appropriate resources for academic success 

Athletics, 138 Cunningham Hall – 785.628.5524
Come support Tiger Athletics! Free access to regular season FHSU athletic events is available with your Tiger ID card. Visit the Tiger ID Center in the Memorial Union to get yours.

Counseling Services, CSS 3rd Floor – 785.628.4401 
We offer therapy services to help with a wide range of mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, college transition, drug and alcohol use, grief, and relationship issues. Our professional counselors can help you learn problem-solving techniques for college success and be a source of support during challenging times. 

Food Service, 128 McMindes Hall – 785.628.4476
No meal plan? You can still use the Memorial Union food service at the McMindes Café with cash, credit, debit, or Flexi Cash. Flexi Cash is a balance system that works just like cash, which puts a dollar amount on your Tiger Card. Flexi Cash can be used at any dining service locations in the Memorial Union, McMindes café, or Tiger Pizza. 

Forsyth Library, 785.628.4434 
We offer a wide range of services to help you succeed! With your activated TigerNet ID and Tiger Card, NCK students have on-campus access to library databases, computers, study rooms, and books. You can also get help from the Writing Center, use TigerPrint, and create videos in our Media Lab.  Use our free Ask a Librarian service to get research help via online chat, text, email, or phone, or meet with a librarian in person or via Zoom. 

Inclusion and Diversity Excellence, CSS 2nd Floor – 785.628.4664
Diversity Affairs is where you can get involved with one or more diversity student organizations: Black Student Union (BSU), Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) and the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). These organizations are open to all students regardless of race, gender identity, and religion. Our office also creates campus-wide educational programs that help broaden our students’ concepts of the many kinds of diversity that face us throughout the world. We are champions for student success!

Intramurals, 111 Cunningham Hall – 785.628.4373
The Intramurals Recreation Sports department strives to provide a broad and competitive variety of physical and social activities designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of students. It offers different activities ranging from basketball and softball to fantasy football and the annual Easter egg hunt.

Medical Services, CSS 3rd Floor – 785.628.4293
Not feeling well? Fever? Headache? Sprained ankle? Maybe you just need to talk to someone about a really personal health problem that no one else needs to know about? We’re here for you when you need questions answered, need a doctor or nurse to evaluate a problem, or need treatment for a minor health concern. Take advantage of our secure online scheduling system to schedule your appointment. All of your information and health records are confidential with us. 

Memorial Union, 208 Memorial Union – 785.628.5305
The Memorial Union is your home away from home. Starbucks, student activities, study areas, food, lounges, Student Health Center, Victor E. Apparel & Gift, and Relaxation Zone massage chairs are some of the services offered in the Memorial Union. Meeting student needs is a top priority in the Memorial Union.

Parking – Center for Public Safety, 112 Custer Hall – 785.628.5304
Parking permits are required beginning the first day of classes for any vehicle parked on campus between 7 am and 5 pm, or 24 hours a day in the residence hall lots. Purchase a permit at the Center for Public Safety, located in the lower level of Custer Hall, or online.

Residential Life, 126 McMindes Hall – 785.628.4245
The Residential Life Office provides several different types of housing options, including, traditional residence halls, suites, apartments, and family housing apartments. If you would like to learn more information about living on the FHSU campus, or would like to set up a tour, you can contact the
Residential Life Office at 785-628-4245, or by stopping by the Residential Life Office located in McMindes Hall, room 126. To complete an application for housing, contact Daniel Hill at or 785.623.6166.

Student Engagement (SE), CSS 2nd Floor – 785.628.4664
Student Engagement is your ultimate resource for finding your place to connect with students from NCK Technical College and FHSU. There is a wide variety of events and programs for anyone who is looking to become more involved or gather more information about FHSU. With more than 125 recognized students organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find one that interests you. Stop by the office or email to learn more about how to get involved and stay connected to your peers. 

Student Success & Retention (Tutoring), CSS 1st Floor – 785.628.4260
Student Success & Retention provides academic success programs and peer tutoring for enhancing academic skills, personal counseling services for guiding personal growth, testing services for administering national examinations, and The Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network (DAWN) for preventing and treating alcohol and drug abuse. Services are free with the exception of substance abuse evaluations and testing fees.

Tiger Card Center, 208 Memorial Union – 785.628.5533
Your Tiger Card may be obtained in the Tiger Card Center, room 208 in the Memorial Union, or online at Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID such as a current government issued driver’s license, military ID, passport, other state-issued photo ID when obtaining your Tiger Card. The first card costs $10.00 plus sales tax. Your Tiger Card is required for the check-out of library materials, access to residential life meal plans and flexi-cash, use of Health & Wellness Services, Intramurals recreational areas, and admission for athletic and cultural events. For a complete list of fees and policies, please visit

Tiger Fitness Center, 132 Cunningham Hall – 785.625.5908
Research has shown that the healthier you are, the better you will do in your classes. Activity raises brain wave levels, improving concentration and memory gain. The Tiger Fitness Center isn’t just another campus gym; it’s a place to get involved, meet people, and find out what’s happening on campus. You have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities free of charge. If you need to take your workout to the next level or if you don’t know where to start, we offer free workout guidance to get you on the right path. Group exercise can help you make friends and give you the motivation you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

TigerTech, Tomanek Hall 127 – 785.628.3478 
Serves as the HelpDesk for FHSU.  It is the primary technical assistance resource for the University internally and the extended campus community.  They can assist you with using FHSU e-mail, on-campus wireless Internet access, and TigerPrint stations.  All official FHSU communications are sent via email.  You will receive a email address – please make sure to check it regularly for important information. 

Tiger Tots, 109 Rarick Hall – 785.628.4101
Tiger Tots Nursery is a preschool/child care center on Fort Hays’ campus that offers care to children 2.5 to 6 years old. Your child will learn and grow at TigerTots.

University Police, 112 Custer Hall – 785.628.5304
The University Police Department’s core services includes 24 hour police patrol, protection and threat prevention, criminal investigations, enforcement of laws, motor vehicle accident investigations, parking enforcement, and community related policing services to student, faculty, and staff. Residual services provided include: fingerprinting, jump starts, lock outs, escorts, emergency medical services, crime prevention, physical security inspections, bicycle patrol, and traffic control.

Admissions, 211 Picken Hall – 785.628.5666
Admissions staff is ready to give you a tour of Fort Hays State University! Call 785.628.5666 to schedule a tour. You can also get acclimated at FHSU by attending our Welcome Weekend event.

If you have additional questions, please call the FHSU Office of Student Affairs at 785.628.4276.