Birds eye view of the alumni walk on campus.

Wichita State University’s 330-acre campus is filled with picturesque buildings and construction projects that will carry the university forward. Works of art, tulips and quiet places to study add to the beauty. Throughout campus, the landmarks carry stories of history and significance.

Who is the pioneering woman who saved one of Wichita State’s enduring scenes from bulldozers? Which educational building on campus has its roots in Baghdad, Iraq?

Get ready to battle it out on the court in SAC’s dodgeball tournament. Groups and individuals will form teams of six to eight people for a night of friendly competition from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Heskett Center. Teams will battle each other in a bracket-style competition until only one remains. The winning team will receive prizes, solidifying them as the SAC Dodgeball Champions. Sign up and pre-register using the link below.

Join Student Government Association (SGA) for Wellness Week 2024 from April 8 through April 12.

  • Monday will have wellness resources tabling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.
  • Tuesday will have a nutrition and exercise presentation with Andy Sykes from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 262 RSC, Herrman Room, as well as a presentation for nutrition on a budget from 1 to 2 p.m. in 233 RSC, Santa Fe Trail Room.
  • Wednesday is “Waiting to Exhale,” a workshop dedicated to understanding and managing anxiety in college, from 2 to 3 p.m. in 265 RSC, Lucas Room.
  • Thursday is tabling for National STI/STD Awareness Week while promoting Pee for Pizza with Student Health on the first floor of the RSC.
  • Friday is a dedicated Self Care Day, so make sure you take time for yourself.

For more information, reach out to

SAC Dodgeball Tournament at Heskett Center Gym, April 18. 7pm-10pm. Registration deadline is April 8.

Get ready to battle it out on the court in the Student Activities Council’s (SAC) dodgeball tournament from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Heskett Center gymnasium.

Groups and individuals will form teams of six to eight and join a night of friendly competition. Teams will face each other in a bracket style competition until only one remains. The winning team will receive prizes, solidifying them as the SAC dodgeball campions.

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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.

Basketball players on the court and the text Intramural Basketball, Sign up through the Campus Recreation App, Sign up Deadline January 24

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.

Students raise the Shockers hand sign at an athletics event

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:

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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: