ESU, the experience of a lifetime. Stingers Up!
The Student Experience
At ESU we have everything you need to thrive as a student. Engaging on campus and making the grade are equally important in taking the next step after college. This page is packed with information on how to get involved on campus, stuff to do and helpful resources + information.
ESU is a special place with a long history filled with Hornets who have made memories of a lifetime. What will you remember?
Center for Student Involvement
The hub of campus life at ESU and your connection to 100+ student organizations resource for campus activities.
Associated Student Government
A governing branch of ESU, ASG is the voice of the student body on campus. Your senators are here to represent you.
Athletics + Intramural Sports
Emporia State University is an NCAA Division II school with 15 teams. There are always exciting sporting events to watch!
Intramural + Club Sports
Stay active - join or get a team and play the sports you love! Basketball, volleyball, disc golf, cycling and more!
Student Resources + Information
Living on ESU's campus is not only fun and exciting with lots of activities, but also includes academic support at every turn.
What's on the menu today? Find food options and hours or operation for ESU's Hornets Nest, Buzzcotti and Hornet Express.
Find information that assists veterans in their transition to college.
A resource that provides a complete list and contact info for all student organizations, campus events and news.
The Academic Center for Excellence and Success provides tutoring, study groups, study skills workshops and more.
Advisors provide guidance and answer all of your ESU questions. Visit SAC for academic advising, to enroll in courses, choose a major, and more.
Know and enroll in the courses you need to graduate. Map out different degree programs. Degree Works puts you in the driver's seat!
Helping you develop a career plan, gain experience, find employment and apply to graduate/professional school.
Resource and tools hub where you will find links to Canvas, Degree Works, SkyPrint, OneDrive, Zoom and More.
Student Spaces + Cool Places
There are many spaces for students around campus. If you need a space to do homework, relax or, even in some cases, take a nap, there are spaces just for you!
The Memorial Union is where you'll find dining options, the center for student involvement, study + lounge spaces, meeting rooms, student ID + event tickets office, post office substation.
Student Rec Center
The Recreation Center has cardio, weights and free weights equipment as well as gymnasiums so you can get your move on. You'll also find fitness classes, personal training, sports clubs and wellness challenges.
CampusWell includes blog posts, information, tips and tricks for healthy eating, mental health, financial security and so much more! Here you can learn more about all the dimensions of wellness through campus support offices, digital resources, and events on campus!
Student Health Services
Make an appointment to receive medical care for illnesses, injuries and immunizations. Students pay just $5/visit.
Take care of your mental health. Students have access to counselors for on-campus, individual sessions, free of charge.
ESU officers are fully commissioned law enforcement officers who are responsible for the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors to ESU.
Parking restrictions are enforced from 7:30 - 4:30 Monday-Friday. Information about student parking, accessible parking, parking permit refunds, parking citations and more.
Eat, Sleep, Study + Repeat
Food Hours at the Hornets Nest
Breakfast 7:00AM - 9:30AM
Continental Breakfast and Waffles 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Lunch 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dinner 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Visit the ESU Dining Website for
- Complete list of dining locations
- Menus and hours
- Meal Plan Options
The William Allen White Library Learning Commons is always open!
Visit for help with research, access to Honors College and ACES.
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - Midnight
Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to Midnight
Get your sleep on
Book a nap in one of two sleep pods on campus. Students get two free hours of nap time each month.
HOHM Sleep Pod Hours
Memorial Union - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WAW Library - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.