In the face of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, Wichita State University's first priority is the health, safety and well-being of our entire Shocker community. Below you'll find the latest information and answers about the university's wide-ranging response to the pandemic.
NOTE: This is a complex, challenging, and fluid situation which continues to evolve rapidly. All information on these pages is subject to change as deemed necessary by University leadership in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.
May 28: A letter to the campus community
I hope this finds you and your families healthy and safe and enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation after the end of the spring semester. Despite the unprecedented challenges our university has faced over these past three months, I am reminded daily of the incredible spirit, kindness and resilience of our entire Shocker community.
While the summer months will allow us a few moments to pause and collect our thoughts, we continue our diligent efforts to prepare to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus in the fall. Our campus re-integration working groups are working daily to implement our campus reopening plans. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our entire campus community as we strive to maintain goals of educational excellence, research and innovation.
I write today to provide you some updates to our plans for the fall.
May 19: Fall update
May 7: Shockers United: The plan to allow more people on campus
Resources for Remote Students
Wichita State is committed to ensuring that all students have a meaningful and productive experience, no matter where their classroom is. As a remote student you have access to Wichita State classes at a place that is convenient for you, and you can expect the same level of educational quality and institutional commitment as you would if you were on the physical campus.
Shockers United: The plan to reopen campus
Assisting in the fight against COVID-19
Wichita State University is serving as a central community repository for donations of personal protective equipment.
Wichita State University researchers from multiple disciplines are hard at work addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Take a look at COVID-19 research efforts under way.
WSU is hosting HealthCore Clinic's mobile testing clinic at the Metropolitan Complex. HealthCore is offering free drive-thru or walk-up testing 2-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the month of May.
Other ways to help
Help us support our students in this unprecedented time of stress and need, by giving to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students.
Donations to this fund will be used to buy raw materials to make thousands of face masks, disposable medical gowns and disposable stethoscopes.
Ad Astra Coalition
A coalition of businesses and government partners working to answer the challenges being created by the COVID-19 pandemic.