Resources and Additional Information
We take great pride in making sure our students have the necessary K-State, Library and Support Service resources they need in order to be successful.
All students are required to have a K-State eID. eID is short for electronic identity. It is the name for a student’s central computer ID that serves as the primary electronic identity at K-State. The eID becomes the first part of the K-State email address (i.e., eID@k-state.edu).
→ To register for a K-State eID, go to: eid.k-state.edu
The eID is required to:
- Access the university’s student information system (KSIS)
- Enroll for classes
- Access your eBill
- View final grades
- Use your K-State email account
- Access courses through Canvas
- Download university licensed software
- Access the library database
Students must remember their eID and password. Passwords must be changed twice per year. Students lose access to e-mail and other computing resources if they do not enroll, but they do not lose access to KSIS if they keep their password current.
The Wildcat ID (WID) is the student number assigned by the Graduate School upon admission to the University. This is a nine-digit number that always begins with an "8." It will be listed on the top of the acceptance letter. Students should maintain this number for their records. It is required to complete the Program of Study document and other official forms. It can also be found on the upper right-hand side when you log in to the eID profile page.
KSIS and Enrollment
Students enroll in classes online using Kansas State University’s Student Information System (KSIS).
- KSIS manages student records, enrollment information, access to grades, and payment of tuition.
- KSIS can also be accessed directly from the K-State home page from the sign in drop down menu on the top right side of the page located above the search bar.
- Student KSIS Help is available, including resources for specific help topics and Frequently Asked Questions
- For help with KSIS, contact the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722 or toll free 1‐800‐865‐6143.
Webmail and Office 365
Office 365 is K-State's collaboration service that integrates email, calendaring, notes, and task management. Go to webmail.k-state.edu to access Office 365.
All email correspondence from K-State, including eBill information, will be sent through K-State email accounts. Most faculty prefer students use K-State email accounts to avoid any problems with forwarding course documents and other material. Student’s eID and password will be needed for access.
Office 365's hosted email and calendaring can be accessed via computer, phone or Web browser. K-Staters have a default mailbox size of 50GB.
K-State Software available to Distance Students
Many types of software are used by students taking courses from K-State. The university provides free download of some software and suggestions on how to purchase other software. Visit the Information Technology Services website to find out about available software through K-State.
Additional information about technology needs can be found on the K-State Online Technology Services website.
- Ask a Librarian
Distance learners can get research help from librarians via e-mail, online chat, or by calling a toll-free number.
- K-State Libraries Help for Distance Learners
K-State Libraries can also assist in obtaining books, journal articles, and other library materials. Students can access the Libraries’ online databases and electronic journal collections by using their eID and password. All materials in the Libraries are accessible to distance students through the Interlibrary Loan Service. Students can receive PDFs of articles and up to 50 pages of a book. Interlibrary Services will also mail books and other physical items that the Libraries own or borrow from other libraries.
- Local students who would like to come to the library but do not have a K‐State ID card, can call ahead to the circulation desk to make arrangements. Students should specify that they are not an on‐campus student.
- K‐State Library Circulation Desk
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hours may change during holiday weeks and university breaks.
(785) 532-3014 or toll free at (855) 457-8542
The K-State Online Student Services office is your one-stop shop for the information and services you need as a Kansas State University distance education student.