Did you know? we offer study rooms Monday-Friday free for you to utilize!

The Rhatigan Student Center offers a daily study room for students. Each day, the RSC designates an open meeting room as the official study room of the day. The room will be unlocked and open to students to come and go as they please to study all day.

This is to be a quiet, shared space. Follow the RSC on Instagram (@wsursc) and check out its stories daily to find out which room is the study room.

Fall 2024 Study Abroad Scholarship and application deadline: February 15, 2024

Students have many options for study abroad programs through Wichita State’s exchange partner universities and program providers, and Friday, Feb. 15 is the deadline for fall 2024 programs.

Students can start the process by attending a study abroad information session or watching our video. Study Abroad scholarships are available, and those applications are also due by Feb. 15.

Learn how to apply and learn more about scholarship opportunities

For questions, contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@wichita.edu.

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Shockers — it’s time to complete the new and improved 2024-25 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The FAFSA helps students unlock thousands of dollars to help fund their college education.

The new FAFSA form will be shorter and more intuitive. It will change how federal aid eligibility is calculated, broadening the number of students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. Current Shockers who are interested in applying for 2024-25 scholarships should submit their FAFSA as soon as possible. The earlier, the better.

Questions? The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is here to assist you in completing your FAFSA and in understanding your financial plan. Visit the FAFSA webpage (wichita.edu/fafsa) for more information.

Stop by the Shocker Learning Center (Lindquist Hall Room 107) every Thursday that classes are in session from 5:00pm-7:00pm for Freshman Study Hall.

Join the Office of Student Success: First-Year Programs study hall from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday (when classes are in session) at the Shocker Learning Center in 107 Lindquist Hall. Transition mentors will be available to help guide you in your study session, and snacks are available.

Student success tips

Students should take time to reflect on their past semester and think about their successes and what they can change to maximize their future success. To do this, there are a number of resources are available to students, including meeting with a success coach or a peer financial coach in Student Success for assistance in setting goals, completing success plans or designing a financial plan to remain on the path to graduation.

Students should also think about about what applied learning experiences they are interested in as well as social and leadership opportunities, which can be found in Student Involvement.

Student success tips

Finals can be a stressful week for students, but it doesn’t have to be. Use proper preparation to avoid stress by getting plenty of rest and consider adjusting your work schedule.

Additional resources are available at the Office of Student Success website. Students should also consult the finals schedule well in advance of finals week and develop a study plan for the remainder of the semester.

Student success tips

Students working on final fall 2022 assignments have access to a variety of success resources including the Writing CenterMath Lab and Shocker Learning Center.

Students can also take advantage of visiting their instructors during student hours for clarification on class content, forming a study group or cleaning and organizing dedicated study spaces during the final weeks of the semester.

Student success tips

Wichita State students can develop skills inside and outside the classroom by working with their career ready competencies and strengthening them before graduation. Students needing professional work experience in their field can also explore applied learning opportunities, and they can keep track of their applied learning opportunities in the app Shocker 360.

Student success tips

Wichita State has a number of programs that can help you travel the country or the world while simultaneously working toward your degree and enhancing your student experience. Students should explore academic travel opportunities such as Study Abroad and National Student Exchange early so they can prepare financially and academically. 

Additional tip to help this week:

If resources are running low, students can receive basic necessities from the Shocker Support Locker.

Student success tips

As enrollment approaches, you should consider how to complete 30 credit hours in one academic year. By enrolling in a combination of fall, spring and summer classes, you can remain on track with your degree programs and potentially shorten the time it takes to earn your degree.

Some studies show that completing 30 hours each academic year increases academic performance and decreases student debt.

Speak with your academic advisor to develop an academic plan or run a degree audit in Degree Works.