Gateway Program

Services for YOU!

Fort Hays State University & North Central Kansas Technical College Gateway Program

Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center, 311 Picken Hall- 785.628.5577

If you are unsure about your future,the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center is an essential resource for you. Our goal is to assist you in developing a meaningful education plan that meets your career goals and helps prepare you for a life of change, challenge and Individual fulfillment. A career counselor can provide you with the opportunity to visit about your career path and assess your next step.

Athletics, 138 Cunningham Hall- 785.628.5524

Come support Tiger Athletics! FREE tickets to FHSU athletics events are available at the Student Service Center in the Memorial Union until.noon on game day .. Tickets may be picked up at the athletic venue site prior to games with your FHSU Tiger Card.

Center for Student Involvement (Student Organizations), 014 Memorial Union -785.628.4664

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is an area for students to enhance their total educational experience through co-curricular opportunities at FHSU. CSI houses the following offices: the Student Government Association, the University Activities Board, Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Diversity Affairs and Special Events. We have over 100 student organizations just waiting for your participation Develop your leadership potential and make a positive impact upon the community life of campus!

CTC HelpDesk, 113 Tomanek Hall,

The CTC HelpDesk is the focal point for technical assistance, referral information, and access to FHSU computing and telecommunication services. The HelpDesk provides assistance with using the TigerTracks Web portal, accessing FHSU e-mail, gaining on-campus Internet and wireless access, and performing many other technology-related tasks.

Diversity Affairs, 014 Memorial Union- 785.628.4661

The Office of 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 and religion. Our office also creates campus wide educational & entertaining programs that help broaden our students’ concepts of the many kinds of diversity that face us throughout the world. Our motto is Stand Up, Stand Out, Be you.


All official FHSU communications are sent via email. You will receive an FHSU “scatcat” email address-please make sure to forward this account to another account oi check it regularly for important information!

Food Service (Chartwells), 128 McMindes Hall 1-785.628.4476

No meal plan? You can still use the Memorial Union food service or the Mi:Mindes Cafe with cash, credit, debit, or Flexi Cash. Flexi Cash is a declining balance system that works just lik~ cash, except the more you purchase, the more we give you for free. That’s right, you get FREE money just buying Flex! Cash and these dollars can be used at any Dining Services location In the Union, Including Pizza Hut, Mondo Subs or Starbucks Coffee.

Intra murals, 128 Cunningham Hall- 785-628.4369

The Intramural-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.

Kelly Center & Academic Success Programs (Counseling & Tutoring), 111 Picken Hall -785.628.4401

The Kelly Center Is a student support service center. We provide 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 for preventing and treating alcohol and drug abuse. Services are free with the exception of substance abuse evaluations and testing fees. ·

Memorial Union, 208 Memorial Union- 785.628.5305

The Memorial Union …. your home away from home on campus. Starbucks … Student Activities … Study Areas … Computers … Food … Lounges … Commerce Bank … Student Health Center … University Bookstore … Relaxation Zone– Massage Chairs… are but a few of the facilities and services offered in the Memorial Union. Meeting student needs is a top priority in the Memorial Union. ·Find out what awaits you.

Parking, 112 Custer Hall- 785.628.5304

Parking Permits are required beginning the first day of classes for any vehicle parked on campus between 7am & Spm, or 24 hours a day in the residence hall lots. Purchase a permit at the Center of Public Safety, located in Custer Hall.

Residential Life, 126 McMindes Hall-785.628.4245

The Residential Life Office provides seve’ral types of housing fr;m traditional residence halls to apartments as well as family housing on the FHSU c·ampus. If you are interested In living in one of these types of housing, just come to the Residential Life Office located in 126 McMindes Hall where you will be able to fill out a housing application.

Student Health Center, 045 Memorial Union- 785.628.4293

Not feeling well? Fever? Headache? Sprained ankle? fV!aybe 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 minor health concerns. Take advantage of our secure online scheduling and registration system to schedule your own appointment, pre-register for services, visit the health information library and leave feedback for our center! Remember, when you visit the Student Health Center, all of your information and health records are confidential.

Tiger Card Center, 208 Memorial Union- 785.628.5533

Your Tiger Card may be obtained in the Tiger Card Center, located on the 2” floor of the Memorial Union (room 208). You will need to take your Gateway receipt to the office as proof of payment. A photo id, such as a current driver’s license, passport, or military ID must be presented to get a Tiger Card. The first card costs $5.00. Your Tiger Card is required for the check-out of library materials, access to residential life meal plans and cafeteria flexi-cash, use of the Student Health Center, HHP recreational areas and tickets for athletic and cultural events.

Tiger Tots, 109 Rarick Hall- 785.628.4101

Tiger Tots Nursery Center is a preschool/child care center ran on Fort Hays’ campus that offers care to children 2.5- 6 years old and will now be available you! Your child will learn and grow at TigerTots. To find out more visit the Fort Hays website and type the keywqrd ‘Tiger Tots’ and it will give an outline of the program along with application forms.

University Police, 112 Custer Hall-785.628.5304

The University Police Department core service includes 24 hour Police Patrol, Protection & Threat Intervention, Criminal Investigations, Enforcement of Laws, Motor Vehicle Accident Investigations, Parking Enforcement and Community Related Policing services to students, staff & faculty. Residual services provided include: Fingerprinting, Jump Starts, Lock Outs, Escorts, Emergency Medical Services, Crime Prevention, Physical Security Inspections, Bicycle Patrol and Traffic Control.

Wellness Center, 132 Cunningham Hall- 785.628.5908

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 Well ness 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 work out to the next level or if you don’t know where to start, we offer free work out guidance to get you on the right path. Group exercise classes can help you make friends and give you the motivation you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Additional information on all of these services can be found ot

Come to campus!

Admissions staff is ready to give you a tour of Fort Hays State University to see where services are available to YOU! Call 785-628-5666 or stop by Picken Hall for your tour!

Activate your TigerTracks login:

Go to For security, privacy, and legal reasons, this account may be activated ONLY by the student. For more information, see It is important that your check your FHSU email (or forward it to another e-mail account), as all FHSU information will be sent to this address.

Get your Tiger Card: Go to the Tiger Card Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union. A photo ID is needed to obtain your card. The card is required for the check-out of library materials and access to residential life meal plans and cafeteria flexi-cash, tickets for athletic and cultural events, student paychecks, computer labs and HHP recreational areas.

Purchase your parking permit: They are required beginning the first day of classes for any vehicle parked on campus between 7am and 5pm, or 24 hours in the Residential Hall lots. Purchase a permit at the Center of Public Safety, located in Custer Hall (785-628-5304}.

Sign up for housing: You may sign up to live in Residential Life traditional hall or apartment style housing online- Make your application through your Tiger Tracks Web account. Just sign in, select ‘Online Services’ and choose ‘log In to Residential Life Housing Application.’ At the end of the process, you pay the $35 application fee online. You will receive your room assignment and roommate information em ailed to your Tiger Tracks email account in June.

Housing payments may be processed online by following these instructions:

• Go to TigerTracks at
• login to CAS Secure login.
• Click on Online Services.
• Click on Payment for Outstanding Charges.
• Use the services! There are many services available at FHSU to help you get involved and succeed at

NCKTC! You can get acclimated at FHSU by attending some of our Augustfest events such as the Back to School picnic.

If you have questions, please call the FHSU Office of Student Affairs at 785-628-5824.