Get involved and have fun with fellow Shockers at Welcomefest events


Welcome back, Shockers! To celebrate the start of the school year, several Wichita State offices and organizations are hosting events for students. Here is a list of activities you definitely don’t want to miss.


Annie Up band performing

Kick-Off Concert

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 19

Location: RSC East Courtyard

Take a break between your classes and join the RSC and WSU Dining for a live concert featuring Annie Up. Hang out, listen to music and enjoy free refreshments on the first day of classes.


A student gets a massage at RecFest


Time: 6-8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20

Location: Heskett Center gymnasium

Come see all the amazing things you can do at WSU to promote fun and recreation, good health and well-being. This event features free shirts, giveaways and massages!


Students play giant connect four

Beach Party

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

Location: Heskett Center pool patio

Relax by the pool while enjoying music, games, prizes and food at the annual beach party. There will also be a cannonball contest and a canoe battleship competition. You won’t want to miss it.

 Students dance during the foam drop dance party

Foam Drop Dance Party

Time: 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

Location: RSC East Courtyard

Join your fellow students for a night of music, dancing and fun. Get covered in foam and watch it reflect the light during this unique experience.

 Students cheer on the deans at clash of the colleges

Clash of the Colleges

Time: 4-8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 23

Location: Cessna Stadium

This annual competition between WSU’s academic colleges determines who rules the school. It includes inflatables, relay races, water balloons and team sports. Sign up to compete for your school or sit in the stands and cheer for your fellow students. With opening ceremonies, rivalries and one final champion, this is sure to be a fun-filled night.