On and off campus, Shockers have access to all the arts, entertainment and traditional college fun they could want. We're talking more than 350 annual on-campus events, action-packed athletics, interaction with people from all over the globe and a city teeming with galleries, stages, shopping and great eats.

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Our Beautiful Campus

Wichita State's 330-acre main campus is a wonderful mix of cutting-edge facilities and ivy-covered brick in a park-like setting. Our classrooms and student housing are just steps away from restaurants, coffeehouses, sports facilities and cultural attractions, with more on the way in our on-campus Braeburn Square development. Best of all, our proximity to business and industry partners puts you right next door to applied learning opportunities like internships, mentorships and co-ops.

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Living on campus puts you in the center of it all. Our three facilities, Shocker Hall, The Suites, and The Flats, are complete communities with lounges, study rooms, game rooms, laundry and plenty of places to hang out. 

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Whether you want a big brunch, a quick latte, or a delicious street taco served from a truck, campus offers a variety of tasty choices—early or late. Check out what we offer and see what's on the menu today.


Part of what makes WSU a fantastic choice for students is the city we call home. As Kansas' largest city—with a growing population of nearly 700,000—Wichita is just the right size: Big enough for great nightlife, concerts and fun, but still with a low cost of living and friendly Midwestern feel.

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VIDEO: Student Life at Wichita State

Catch a glimpse of the student life at Wichita State! With weekly activities and events, you are sure to have a great time as part of Shocker Nation.

VIDEO: 2022 Bid Day

Experience the excitement as more than 100 women accepted bids to join one of WSU's five sorority chapters.

VIDEO: 2022 Welcomefest

Wichita State kicks off the academic year with two weeks of events and fun.

VIDEO: 2022 Clash of the Colleges

College of Engineering took top honors in the traditional Welcomefest competition for first-year students.

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