Student Life

Ask 10 different people to define the typical Wichita State experience and chances are you'll get 10 different answers. That's because there really is no "typical" Wichita State experience. WSU students have always had the luxury of creating their college life, exactly the way they want it.

Take a look around and explore a sampling of what Shocker life – and life in Wichita – has to offer.

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Campus Housing
Students who live on campus are more successful in college. Check out the housing options.

First Year Programs
Stay connected and ease your transition to Wichita State with the help of First Year Programs. This office coordinates events and opportunities designed especially for students in their first year at WSU, including orientation.

Things are happening at Wichita State. This page of calendars will help you keep track of it all.

Rhatigan Student Center
The epicenter of student life on Wichita State's main campus. Restaurants, snacks, bowling, banking, books — the RSC has it all.

Diversity at WSU
Wichita State strives to be a campus that reflects -- in staff, faculty and students -- the evolving diversity of society. There are multiple organizations charged with promoting cultural awareness and helping make our university a welcoming place where all can feel at home.

Campus Dining Options
WSU offers multiple dining options at locations across campus. From snack bar fare to fast food to prepared to order sit-down meals, there’s something for everyone.

About Wichita
Whether at work or play, we think of Wichita as an extension of our campus. See what living in the state's largest city can mean for you.

Need a job while in school? This page of resources will get you on right road.

Wichita State's school year is marked by several long-standing events and traditions that help make us who we are.

Student Involvement
Learn more about Student Activities Council, student organizations, civic engagement, Greek Life, leadership, service-learning and the RSC Gallery.

Child Development Center
The Child Development Center offers the highest quality childcare and early child development services to the WSU community at an affordable cost.

Student Government Association
Wichita State's Student Government Association is a student-governed body dedicated to student issues and concerns. SGA works in partnership with the administration in the allocation of nearly $7 million in student fees, funding student services, organizations and scholarships.

On-campus recreation is a great way to burn a few calories, meet cool people, and unwind after class.

Arts and Culture
The arts are big at Wichita State. There's a lot to see and do right on our campus, and Wichita is a major regional arts center.

Counseling and Testing
In addition to affordable counseling services, this office assists students in earning credit from the following areas: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SAT, ACT, CLEP and more.

Student Health Services
The nurses and physicians at Student Health Services provide medical care and treatment for ill and injured students. Additional services include health and wellness education, nutrition counseling, annual exams and limited pharmacy services.

WSU Bookstore
Your complete source for Wichita State textbooks and Shocker clothing and souvenirs.

Log in to MyWSU
A private, personalized portal connecting Wichita State students, faculty and staff with information and resources.

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