Graphic featuring text "Take your first day of class photos with fun props! Join the Office of First Year Programs in Student Success at the RSC first floor from 11AM-1PM. #NEWSHOCKS21."

Wichita State’s First-Year Programs in Student Success will have a photo booth available for the first day of fall 2021 classes 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Rhatigan Student Center in front of the Cadman Gallery (first floor).

Stop by to take your first-day-of-school photos. Props and will be available and you can take the pictures with your phone. Show off your Shocker Pride and post on social media with #newshocks21.

The next Wichita State University Campus Recruiter Network (CRN) meeting is set for 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

CRN consists of faculty and staff who are involved with student recruitment. The group meets the third Thursday of each month during the school year to share information, discuss strategies and brainstorm ideas to recruit Shockers. Last year the group discussed the following topics:

  • Virtual programming
  • Scholarships, financial aid and tuition discounts
  • Yield strategies
  • Social media best practices

For more information, contact Kayla Jasso, WSU Office of Admissions director of communications, at

Picture of neon red Pee for Pizza sign with text: Student Health Services, Positive Directions, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Free STI Testing September 1 & 16 12pm to 4pm, Only 40 spots available, Appointments are required for this medical service. Call 316-978-4792 to reserve your spot. No walk-ins accepted. Masks Required.

Get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia by submitting a urine specimen, and receive a free pizza noon-4 p.m. Sept. 1 and 16 at Student Health Services (SHS). The event is co-sponsored with Wichita State’s Positive Directions and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Please reserve your spot; no walk-ins.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 316-978-4SWC (4792). Do not use the restroom at least one hour before testing.

You are invited to the Mini-Wellness Fair 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 on the north lawn of the the Rhatigan Student Center.

Learn about all the health resources available on-campus. Door prizes and gifts will be available.

The next physics seminar talk is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 via Zoom.

The first talk is titled “Laboratory Investigations of Planetary Surface Properties at the Moon and Charon.” The featured speaker will be Caleb Gimar, University of Texas at Arlington graduate student and Wichita State University graduate.  A discussion will follow.

For more information or to receive the Zoom meeting code, please visit the website below.

Fall 2021 Welcomefest - Get your Welcomefest Guide Today or visit for a complete list of events! August 14-September 11, 2021.

Welcome home, Shockers! Have you thought about joining the fall 2021 Welcomefest?

Hosted by various student groups and campus departments, Welcomefest takes place during the beginning of each semester and features dozes of activities. Most events are free and provide students a chance to socialize, learn about the campus and find ways to connect with the community.

Visit the link below for a full schedule of events. For more information, contact Student Involvement at 316-978-3022 or email

College of Engineering Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of Health Professions Clash of the Colleges Save the Date August 20 2021 Cessna Stadium 4pm Visit for more information College of Applied Studies College of Fine Arts W. Frank Barton School of Business.

Wichita State’s First-Year Programs in Student Success and Campus Recreation invite you to join us for Clash of the Colleges on Friday, Aug. 20. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.  

This event will include relay races, team sports and other competitions between academic colleges to determine who rules the school. Come by yourself or with a group of other new students. All students are required to sign up on the RSVP form before the event.

Please note that registration is first-come, first-served. Virtual Games are also available. Participate in these games from the comfort of your home to win points for your college. Virtual games will go live on the Clash of the Colleges website Aug. 20-27.

Suspenders4Hope Run/Walk to benefit StopSuicideICT-a community collaborative-Join us for a 5K Run for Hope and 1-Mile Honor Walk in support of mental wellness and prevention. Check-in begins 8 a.m. Sept. 11, 2021 at the Wichita State University Rhatigan Student Center. Register and learn more at Ascension Via Chrisit-Kohl's Cares-WSU-#WeSupportU logos.

Help support mental wellness and suicide prevention in our local community and register for the first Suspenders4Hope 5K Run for Hope and One-Mile Walk to Remember 8 a.m. Sept. 11 beginning at the Rhatigan Student Center.

This campus event will take place during National Suicide Prevention Week. All proceeds will go to StopSuicideICT, a local collaborative and non-profit.

Photo featuring Face Stuffers Food Wagon at Wichita State University.

Face Stuffers Food Wagon is joining the lineup at Wichita State’s food Truck Plaza 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 11. You can get your meal to go or spread out on socially distanced picnic tables or green space.

Academic Resources Conference August 9-12

All staff, instructors, and campus partners are invited to attend the August Academic Resources Conference which begins today, Aug. 9 through Aug. 12. The events are free, online and open to the campus community. One event each day this week will be offered in a HyFlex format so you can participate online or in-person 2-2:50 p.m. at Devlin Hall (room 010). Please email the Office of Instructional Resources  at if you require an accommodation to participate. The schedule for Aug. 9 is as follows: