Don't miss out on three days of events, food and fun for the whole community at the Wichita State Open House Weekend, Sept. 28-30.

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Enjoy a weekend of Shocker fun — for everyone.

You're invited to spend the weekend with Wichita State, Sept. 28-30. Check out Braeburn Square, our new, 20-acre development offering a growing array of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Take a stroll on our campus during our “Sip and See Party.” Enjoy action-packed Shocker Athletics, a cornhole tournament, trivia contest, bowling, a campus tour experience for future Shockers and more.

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Featured Open House events

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

11 a.m.-5 p.m. —  Ulrich Museum Fall Exhibitions
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art | Cost: Free
Explore and enjoy 20th- and 21st-century art with exhibitions that feature emerging and established artists, works from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions.

12-4 p.m. —  Shocker Store Grand Opening
Location:  Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Guests will be welcome to tour and shop the store after the official ribbon cutting cermony. 

1-9:30 p.m. —  Pizza Hut Museum 
Location: Pizza Hut Museum | Cost: Free
Take a walk through the history of Pizza Hut—in the original building—from its founding by WSU students, Dan and Frank Carney, to its growth into one of the world's largest pizza chains.

4 p.m. —  WSU Haysville Open House 
Location: 106 Stewart Ave, Haysville, KS 67060 | Cost: Free
Come celebrate WSU's newest location while enjoying refreshments, a ribbon cutting, group tours and prize drawings.

6 p.m —  Innovation Campus Guided Tour 
Meeting Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Get a firsthand look at WSU's campus expansion—from its high-tech facilities to the unmatched opportunities for students, industry and the community.

6-8 p.m. —  Final Friday at GoCreate 
Location: GoCreate | Cost: Free
Take in some art at Wichita's premier community makerspace.

6:30-7:30 p.m. —  Sip and See: Wichita / WSU Trivia Contest 
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Come "Sip and See" Wichita State's newest addition, Braeburn Square, and participate in our WSU/Wichita-themed trivia contest with local trivia host Tyler Cowley. 
» Preregistration is required. Click here to sign up

6:30-9:30 p.m. — Sip and See: Cornhole Tournament (Sponsored by Campus Recreation)
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Test your skill in our 32-team (two players per team) single elimination (best of three games for all matches) Cornhole tournament during our “Sip and See” event at Braeburn Square. Prizes for the top three teams.
» Preregistration is required. Click here to sign up

6:30-9:30 p.m. — Sip and See: Food trucks
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Varies
Grab a bite of delicious, local food truck fare—and a cold brew—during our “Sip and See” event at Braeburn Square. Featuring: Let ‘Em Eat Brats, Drink Local, Brown Box Bakery. 

7 p.m. —  Innovation Campus Guided Tour 
Meeting Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Get a firsthand look at WSU's campus expansion—from its high-tech facilities to the unmatched opportunities for students, industry and the community.

7:30-9:30 p.m. — Sip and See: Featuring live music from Tribe
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Enjoy a live performance from TRIBE during our “Sip and See” event at Braeburn Square.

7:30 p.m. —  Play: "The Search"
Location: Welsbacher Black Box Theater at the Metroplex | Cost: Free for WSU students; $10/$12/$15 general public
Winner of the WSU Playwriting Competition, this is a story of three roommates Ted, Sarah and Beth who one day realize that their fourth roommate, Ned, is missing. However, they come to find that none of them even liked Ned to begin with and feel it would be best to just forget about him. (Rated PG)
» Click here for tickets

8 p.m. —  Innovation Campus Guided Tour 
Meeting Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Get a firsthand look at WSU's campus expansion—from its high-tech facilities to the unmatched opportunities for students, industry and the community.

Friday Campus Dining Options and Hours

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

9 a.m.-9 p.m. —  GoCreate Tours
Location: GoCreate | Cost: Free
Tour Wichita's premier community makerspace.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. —  Shocker Store Grand Opening
Location:  Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
The first 50 guests through the door will receive a Shocker Store gift card with a random dollar amount on it. The next 50 guests through the door will receive a Shocker Store T-shirt. 

10 a.m.-8 p.m. — Food trucks
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Varies
Grab a bite of delicious, local food truck fare. Featuring: Sweet Willy's BBQ and Wadadli Island Cuisine

11 a.m. — WSU Baseball Scrimmage
Location: Eck Stadium | Cost: Free

12-3 p.m. —  Sailboat Exhibition
Location:  Braeburn Square | Cost: Free
Join us at the Braeburn Square pond for a remote-controlled sailboat exhibition.

1-5 p.m. —  Ulrich Museum Fall Exhibitions
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art | Cost: Free
Explore and enjoy 20th- and 21st-century art with exhibitions that feature emerging and established artists, works from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions.

1-5 p.m. —  Steamroller Printmaking and Iron Pour Demonstrations
Location: McKnight Art Center | Cost: Free
We're making a big impression—literally! Carve a block that will be cast with iron right in front of your eyes, then take your unique creation with you once it cools. Just down the sidewalk, watch a steamroller make prints from hand-carved wooden blocks.

1-5 p.m. —  Pizza Hut Museum
Location: Pizza Hut Museum | Cost: Free
Take a walk through the history of Pizza Hut—in the original building—from its founding by WSU students, Dan and Frank Carney, to its growth into one of the world's largest pizza chains.

1 p.m. — WSU Student Jazz Combo
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free

1 p.m. — Shocker Saturday: An Event for Future Shockers
Location: Rhatigan Student Center | Cost: Free
Learn about the exciting opportunities at Wichita State. Enjoy a student panel, campus and housing tour, optional innovation campus tour and a wrap-up session.
» Sign up for Shocker Saturday

1 p.m. — Softball: WSU vs Southeastern Oklahoma State
Location: Wilkins Stadium | Cost: Free for WSU students and up to two family guests; $5 at the gate general public

2 p.m. — Wichita Brass Quintet
Location: Braeburn Square | Cost: Free

2-9 p.m. — Rent-A-Lane Special
Location: Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes (Rhatigan Student Center)
Some restrictions apply; $15 per lane per hour; shoes included; up to 6

2 p.m. —  Play: "The Search" 
Location: Welsbacher Black Box Theater at the Metroplex | Cost: Free for WSU students; $10/$12/$15 general public
Winner of the WSU Playwriting Competition, this is a story of three roommates Ted, Sarah and Beth who one day realize that their fourth roommate, Ned, is missing. However, they come to find that none of them even liked Ned to begin with and feel it would be best to just forget about him. (Rated PG)
» Click here for tickets

8 p.m.-midnight — Cosmic Bowling
Location: Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes (Rhatigan Student Center)
$2 per person, per game; no shoes; availability varies due to group reservations.

Saturday Campus Dining Options and Hours

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

1-6 p.m. —  GoCreate Tours
Location: GoCreate | Cost: Free
Tour Wichita's premier community makerspace.

2 p.m. —  Play: "The Search" 
Location: Welsbacher Black Box Theater at the Metroplex | Cost: Free for WSU students; $10/$12/$15 general public
Winner of the WSU Playwriting Competition, this is a story of three roommates Ted, Sarah and Beth who one day realize that their fourth roommate, Ned, is missing. However, they come to find that none of them even liked Ned to begin with and feel it would be best to just forget about him. (Rated PG)
» Click here for tickets

2 p.m. — Softball: WSU vs University of Central Oklahoma
Location: Wilkins Stadium

3 p.m. — Faculty Artist Series: Cristina Castaldi, Soprano
Location: Wiedemann Hall | Cost: Free for WSU students; $10 senior/military; $10 faculty/staff; $6 child/student
Dr. Castaldi made her operatic debut as Musetta in 'La Bohéme' for the 100-year celebration of the work with Westchester Hudson Opera. Recently, she was the Soprano Soloist in Haydn's the Creation with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Soprano Soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with East Texas Symphony Orchestra.

5-9 p.m. — Cosmic Bowling
Location: Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes (Rhatigan Student Center)
$2 per person, per game; no shoes; availability varies due to group reservations.

Sunday Campus Dining Options and Hours