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Fort Hays State University

At Fort Hays State University, we are breaking ground in today’s higher education landscape as the Midwest’s leading state institution with highly accessible, award-winning programs and an extensive global reach. Our resolve to outlast and achieve is as firm and steady as our century-old limestone buildings. 


The first students at the school that would become known as Fort Hays State University couldn't have envisioned how a prairie dog town would be transferred into a sprawling campus 100 years later. In fact, the first building ever inhabited by the school wasn't even located on the present-day campus.The infirmary at Fort Hays, a former army post that had been abandoned in 1889. 


Fort Hays State University strives to provide all students with innovative, accessible and affordable educational opportunities. Our top priority is to equip you with the in-depth education, practical hands-on experience and international perspective necessary to be successful, engaged members of the 21st century workforce.


At Fort Hays State University, faculty and students are more than teachers and learners-they're also scholars. Passionately curious, our faculty and student community regularly pursues scholarly research and creative work. This scholarly activity not only distinguishes our faculty and communities regionally, nationally and internationally, but these pursuits also shine a light on the institutional nature of Fort Hays State University as an incubator of academic and artistic discovery.


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Student services

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is an innovative and supportive university where students from around the world have furthered their education.  At FHSU you will find a caring environment with staff that is available to support you in your educational and personal endeavors. 

Our student support services offer academic, health, career, personal and individual attention to help you be successful.  At FHSU, we stand to support one another and will invest personally in you and your success.   

Housing services

Our Tiger family is deeply committed to ensuring that you have a wonderful on-campus living experience so that your home away from home feels wholly supportive and safe. For some, on-campus housing may be your first time living on your own or with a roommate, which then only helps to challenge yourself to learn more about your responsibilities and preferences. And, not only will you be learning about yourself, you’ll also be learning about those who are different than you through shared experiences. It’s all a part of what makes our Fort Hays State Tigers think ahead and get truly ready for the world outside.

Library services

The vision of Forsyth Library is to provide the highest quality service to all learning communities. Within this vision, the Library endeavors to provide the highest standards of professionalism. 

ICT services

The Office of Technology Services maintains and supports all aspects of technology at Fort Hays State University, including enterprise administrative systems and applications, networking and infrastructure, telecommunications, information security, learning technologies, user support, training and documentation, technology purchasing, and desktop, lab and classroom support.

Medical services

The Student Health Center is committed to providing high-quality health care and educational outreach services. Our approach focuses on delivery of comprehensive and individualized care that emphasizes the promotion of personal wellness. Within the college community, we strive to empower students with knowledge designed to encourage healthy living.

Campus life

Fort Hays State's cozy, tree-filled campus is located in Hays, Kansas (on I-70, halfway between Kansas City and Denver). FHSU is a welcoming community in the heart of historic Hays, a community that celebrates its frontier roots and its modern sensibility - coffee shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant arts scene.

Sports facilities

Situated adjacent to Lewis Field Stadium, the Schmidt-Bickle Training Facility was completed in July, 2013. This indoor training facility features a 55-yard, full width, synthetic turf football field with (1) end zone for use by the football program. Also included in the facility is a 5,000 square foot weight training room, four 60-meter long, synthetic surface running lanes, 2,500 square feet of equipment storage, restroom facilities, office space for the facility manager, which doubles as the officials' dressing room, and custodial support space. 

Student clubs

Joining an organization will help you find balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. It will help you form a well-rounded university career providing opportunities for you to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually!

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, USA, 800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.

Hays, Kansas, United States

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