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Turn the lights down and the music up for some cosmic bowling at the Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Standard bowling rates apply, and the event is open to the public.

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Get ready to dribble, shoot and score with Campus Recreation’s intramural basketball. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer to the game, this is a chance to join in on the basketball excitement here on campus. Simply sign up through the Wichita State Campus Recreation app:

The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 24, and the league starts Jan. 29 in the Heskett Center Gymnasium

Start the semester off warm and cozy by enjoying hot cocoa with the colleges. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 and Thursday, Jan. 18, the academic colleges at WSU will serve Shockers hot cocoa to ring in the new semester.

Each college will serve the hot cocoa in their respective buildings:

  • College of Applied Studies: Heskett Center and Corbin Education Center lobbies
  • Barton School of Business: Woolsey Hall lobby
  • College of Engineering: Wallace Hall lobby
  • Fairmount College/Honors College: Lindquist Hall lobby
  • College of Fine Arts: Duerksen Fine Arts Center in the Miller Lobby
  • College of Health Professions: Ahlberg Hall lobby

For questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 316-978-3021.

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Wichita State students can attend on-campus university fine arts and athletics events at no additional charge with a Shocker ID, thanks to the Student Government Association.

Support your fellow classmates and faculty while exploring some of the creative pursuits WSU has to offer and display your Shocker pride at home athletic games.

Shocker Nation: Visit the new “Greetings from Wichita State” mural in the Rhatigan Student Center and show off your Shocker Pride.

The mural was designed by Annelise Muret, art director for the Office of Strategic Communications, and is located on the east side of the RSC, near the Shocker Card Center and Campus Credit Union.

Take a selfie with the mural and tag WSU’s social media accounts:

The eighth annual Clash of the Colleges competition to see which academic college reigns supreme for the 2023-24 academic year concluded Aug. 25, and the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was crowned champion for the first time. The College of Engineering was the winner of the Spirit Award this year.

Clash of the Colleges is held during the first Friday every fall semester and features competitions between freshmen from each of Wichita State’s academic colleges. Next year’s Clash of the Colleges is scheduled Aug. 23, 2024.

See more photos from the day on WSU’s social media:

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Welcome back to campus, Shockers! We hope you enjoyed the first week on campus and have started settling into your classes.

You showed us your spirit as members of Shocker Nation, and we’re still not done helping you get involved with your peers. Check out all of the upcoming Welcomefest events, designed to connect you with other Shockers, the campus and the rest of the community, and find more ways to get involved through Student Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership (SEAL).

And make sure to utilize some of the services Wichita State has to support you as a student of WSU:

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Looking to get involved on campus? The next month will be full of events to help immerse you in the college experience at Wichita State.

The 2023 Welcomefest, hosted by numerous student groups and campus departments, will take place during the next four weeks and feature dozens of activities. Most events are available at no additional charge and provide you a chance to socialize, learn about the campus and find ways to connect with the community.

Students raise the Shockers hand sign at an athletics event

Shockers can attend on-campus Wichita State fine arts and athletics events at no additional charge with a Shocker ID, thanks to the Student Government Association.

Support your fellow classmates and faculty while exploring the creative pursuits WSU has to offer and display your Shocker pride at home athletic games.

Image of orange lights around a concert stage and hands in the air at night. "Join us" and "Concert Committee" in big orange text, and "weekly on Tuesdays from 5-6P.M. in RSC room. 238 and "Student Activities Council" in white text at lower right hand corner.

Student Activities Council (SAC) is looking for students who are interested in learning more about event planning and those who want more of a say in what artists SAC brings to Wichita State.

Students can join the normal SAC member meetings at 4:15 p.m. every Tuesday in 233 RSC to become a full SAC member, or just attend the concert committee meetings from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday in 238 RSC.

Joining this committee will take some commitment, and it will need volunteering throughout the planning process until the concert date as well as planning ahead for future events the following semester.