A Blog For Future Shockers

Five Stops on the Virtual Tour That Show Off Shocker Nation's Charm

If you want to see the beauty of Wichita State's growing campus from your phone, computer or tablet, look no further than the virtual tour. It features more than 20 stops and 360-degree panoramic views of the most picturesque sites.

The Shocker Experience

A broad look at the unique amenities, activities, programs and culture students can expect on the Wichita State campus.
The main atrium in Woolsey Hall - home of the Barton School of Business.

Following the move into the state-of-the-art Woolsey Hall, the Barton School has seen more and more students choose it as their home. Here is what Shockers have to say.

Research at Wichita State University

Research is a primary focus of public research universities like Wichita State. There are avenues for undergraduate students in their first year to be involved in research.

Shocker Adelante Scholars

Established in 2020 by Gene and Yolanda Camarena, the Adelante Scholarship helps new freshmen and transfer students not only with financial aid, but mentoring and tutoring to keep scholars moving forward.

Shocker students posing for a photo with Wu outside of the Ulrich Museum of Art.

The deadline for Wichita State's Freshmen Merit and Academic Scholarships has been extended to March 1, 2024. Being admitted to WSU before the deadline automatically puts students in consideration for these awards.

Humans of Wichita State

Bios of current Shocker students and their experiences.
Ainsley Altenbern

The drive from Illinois to Wichita is 11 hours for Ainsley. However, that did not deter her from finding a home in the ICT at a place where students and academics are prioritized first.

Maya Douglas

Putting down her roots in Wichita was a no-brainer for Maya. Getting in-state tuition while not being too far from her home in Texas made the decision easy.

Andruw Hoopes

Coming from a small town in Oklahoma, Andruw was hesitant about moving out of state for his education. However, choosing Wichita State ended up being one of the best decisions he ever made.

Yovani Cruz

Wichita State was Yovani's top transfer choice to study mechanical engineering. Moving to the state's largest city has allowed him to make more connections than he ever expected.

Tips and Guides

Helpful lists, guides, and "How-Tos" designed to make the process of becoming a Shocker as easy and seamless as possible.
Lupe Torres

Wichita State places a high priority on applied learning for its students. Lupe Torres shares what helped her to gain employment while completing her business degree.

Wichita State sign at 21st and Oliver.

If you want to see the beauty of Wichita State's growing campus from your phone or computer, look no further than the virtual tour. It features more than 20 stops and 360-degree panoramic views of the most picturesque sites.

Krissy Archambeau, Director of Operations & Processing for the Office of Admissions, assists a prospective student during the Oct. 20, 2023 Black & Yellow Day. 

If you have heard things like "admission" and "transcript" and have trouble keeping track of what they mean, don't worry - you are not the only one. Here is a list of common terms to help keep things organized.

Wichita State staff in Ablah Library during the winter.

Shorter days and less daylight during winter months can lead to a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Having healthy habits during this time can help alleviate symptoms.


Posts highlighting the best parts and hidden gems of Kansas' largest city.
The annual S'mores and Oars event allows students to enjoy time on the Arkansas River.

Want to spend a day on the river? Boats and Bikes is an equipment and venue rental for locals and visitors alike that offers discounts for Shockers!

One of two Keeper of the Plains sculptures on campus.

Two outdoor sculptures on Wichita State's main campus are part of a bigger story - one that dates back more than 50 years into the city's history.

Pizza Hut Museum sign

What is the story of Wichita State's connection with Pizza Hut? The story behind one of the largest pizza franchises in the world all began with two brothers in the ICT.

Thomas Jefferson statue during a snowy day at Wichita State.

Wichita is known for its chilly, often windy weather once the calendar hits fall and winter. Here are some things to do during that time to enjoy flannel and warm clothes season.

For the Foodies

Food reviews of all the diverse cuisine offerings available on and around campus.
Two Hands Corn Dogs

Wichita State's Braeburn Square offers several spots for foodies to dine. Two Hands Corn Dogs is the best place to find something a little different with a satisfying savory crunch.

Kebabs at Sesame.

Sesame's second location makes Wichita State's Braeburn Square a must-go for foodies. With mouthwatering Mediterranean meals, Sesame makes for an excellent choice.

Paradise Donuts.

Sweet tooths of Wichita unite! The ICT is no stranger to serving up one of Amercia's most popular pastries. The local donut scene is full of both unique flavors and timeless classics.

ICTea boba.

Boba "Bubble" Tea originated in East Asia and has swept through the U.S., including Wichita. Here are a few favorite local spots to grab a refreshing, bubbly drink.

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