Show off Shocker spirit and pride at WSU’s annual Shocktoberfest

Shockers! Get ready for a week full of events to showcase what makes Wichita State so special at the annual Shocktoberfest.

Shocktoberfest runs Oct. 2-8 and features events, activities and competitions open to the entire Wichita community, coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership with support from the Student Activities Council and several campus partners:

  • Banners on Display – Oct. 2-8
    • Students competing in the Shocktoberfest spirit competition have decorated banners celebrating Wu’s 75th Birthday. Banners are on display around the interior of campus through Sunday, Oct. 8. Winning banners will be announced at Shocker Madness.
  • Door Decorations on Display – Oct. 2-8
    • Shocker themed doors decorated by individual faculty/staff, departments, and on-campus residents are on display around campus through Oct. 8. Winners will be announced at Shocker Madness
  • Dine with the Deans – 9-11 a.m. Oct. 4
    • Stop by for a light breakfast and conversation with the dean of your academic college. Learn about what new initiatives are occurring, ask questions and share knowledge.
  • Parade for the Decades – 6 p.m. Oct. 6
    • The highlight of the weeklong celebration of Shocker spirit and pride. Participants will enjoy entertainment from the Shocker Sound Machine marching band, dance teams and decorated cars and floats from student groups and community members. This year’s parade marshal is President Rick Muma and First Gentleman Rick Case.
  • Patio Party – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6
    • After the parade, meet up at Braeburn Square for the Shocktoberfest Patio Party. This casual and fun-filled gathering promises an unforgettable evening to connect with Shocker Nation. Enjoy food, drinks, giveaways and live music from Wichita’s premier party band, The Source.
  • Wu’s Big Event – 8:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 7
    • Wu’s Big Event takes hundreds of Shockers into the Wichita community for a day of service. Students, faculty and staff serve area communities and non-profit organizations. Transportation and lunch is provided.
  • Shocker Madness – 6 p.m. Oct. 7
    • Fans are invited to a free evening of fun at Charles Koch Arena and a sneak preview of the WSU men’s and women’s basketball teams at WSU’s annual Shocker Madness season kickoff event. Also join a concert by artist Tech N9ne in Koch Arena.
  • Shocker Athletics events
    • Volleyball vs Temple – 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Charles Koch Arena
    • Softball vs Emporia State – Noon Oct. 7, Wilkins Stadium
    • Baseball Intersquad Scrimmage – 1 p.m. Oct. 7, Eck Stadium
    • Softball vs South Dakota State – Noon Oct. 8. Wilkins Stadium
    • Volleyball vs South Florida – 1 p.m. Oct. 8, Charles Koch Arena