The Toast. A Graduation Celebration

The Toast: A Graduation Celebration is open to all fall 2023 Wichita State graduates and their guests. The Toast will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in 305/306 Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom. Graduates may begin checking in at 4:30 p.m.

This is a chance to celebrate graduates’ years of hard work and dedication to their goal of graduating from WSU. The event includes light refreshments, door prizes and a champagne toast in their honor (graduates even get to keep the special commemorative glass). Graduates in attendance will also receive their official WSU Challenge Coin. The Toast is free to attend and graduates may register online at The Toast website. The Toast is proudly coordinated by staff in the Division of Student Affairs and WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement. Email with any questions.

WSU Math Circle is proud to host the upcoming AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competitions) math contest Jan. 21. Registrations from all eligible students in Wichita and nearby areas are accepted.

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to develop students’ problem-solving skills and interest in mathematics. It is organized by Mathematical Association of America. Students in grade eight or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible.

Those who have a student who is interested in the AMC 8 competition, email the competition manager, Xiaolong Li, at to receive an invitation link for registration.

Save the date for the second annual Winter Welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at the Heskett Center.

There will be ice skating (skates will be provided), pictures in the inflatable slow globe and warm drinks and snacks (while they last).

Contact Student Success for additional information at or call 316-978-3209.

Attend the College of Engineering Fall Open House | Friday, December 8 | 9:30 am to 2 pm

The College of Engineering is hosting its fall 2023 Engineering Open House event from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in the John Bardo Center. Freshmen will feature their projects on the first floor from 10 a.m. to noon, with senior design projects and other student projects on the second and third floors for the length of the event.

Students, staff, faculty and individuals from both Innovation Campus partners and community organizations are invited to attend. The event is an opportunity for students to showcase their work and practice presentation skills, for staff and faculty to show their support, and for companies and organizations to see the work our students are doing, as well as interact with prospective job candidates.

Attend the annual end of the year party from the Society of Publish Historians to celebrate another successful journey around the sun at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Fiske Hall.

Officer elections will be held during this time, and Mexican-themed dishes will be served to celebrate.

Visit Us: 8:00am - 10:30AM December 4 In Woolsey Hall Cafe December 5 RSC Starbucks. Coffee Chat

With the final weeks of classes, join Shocker Financial Wellness for a financial coffee chat to start off the day. Stop by any time from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at the Woolsey Hall Cargill Cafe or on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Rhatigan Student Center Starbucks. Connect with the Shocker Financial Wellness team and ask any questions about finances for a $5 coupon for coffee.

Come de-stress with Student Conduct and Community Standards at its Coloring with Conduct event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in the Shocker Hall lobby or from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in The Suites lobby.

This event can help take your mind off of finals with a fun and relaxing space to color to your hearts content. Students are invited to bring their own coloring pages, or use one of the many pages provided to use.

On view from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 throughout all three floors of McKnight Art Center’s west side, Tanna Burchinal’s Studio Tools and Presentation students’ final exhibition, “Midnight Studio,” serves as a catalyst, fostering shared inspiration that illuminates the diverse experiences of young artists navigating the delicate balance between self-discovery and societal norms.

The exhibition offers diverse creative lenses within the 21st century, showcasing a broad spectrum of perspectives created through differing media and innovations.

This poster has an image of Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf with his mouth open in excitement as well as a large Christmas bow, Christmas lights, and a silhouette of Santa’s sleigh with reindeer. It reads as follows: Movie Night! Elf. Wednesday, Dec 6th. CAC Theater. 7-9 pm

Join the Student Activities Council for an Elf movie experience from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the CAC Theater. Enjoy elf bingo, the “World’s Best Coffee” bar and Build-A-Friend penguins. Open to WSU students, faculty, staff and guests.

About the movie:

Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

Royal blue background with translucent snowflakes and a half a large light blue snowflake on the right side. Spectrum LGBT & Allies logo above the following white text Presents, Winter Drag Show, Saturday December 9th Beggs Ballroom 7 pm. $3 admission fee

Join Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies for its annual Winter Drag Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in 305/306 Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom.

Student performers are invited to the stage for a chance to show off their talents and start off the holiday season. The theme is winter/holiday theme so get ready for a night of fun, music and talented performances.

Bring holiday cheer for an amazing evening while supporting local drag performers. Admission to the event is $3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.