Division of Student Affairs

The Toast

Friday, May 10, 2024
5 p.m. | Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Heskett Center

This is our chance to celebrate your years of hard work and dedication to your goal of graduating from WSU! Bring along a few guests and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, champagne toast and door prizes. Attending graduates will receive a commemorative WSU champagne flute following a brief program presented by President Muma, Vice President of Student Affairs, Teri Hall and Vice President of Alumni Engagement, Stacie Williamson.

Graduates, you may bring up to two of your closest family or friends to help share in your Shocker pride!

A Graduation Celebration!

Live Stream of The Toast: A Graduation Celebration

Streaming of The Toast will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the formal program beginning at approximately 5:20 p.m. We look forward to celebrating with you from near and far. Go Shocks!

If you are having trouble viewing the video above view directly at WSUTV

two females in graduation regalia


Wichita State University Commencement honors the hard work and dedication of Wichita State graduate and welcomes family and community to campus to share in this momentous occasion. Students wishing to walk in their commencement ceremony must register ahead of time with the Registrar's Office.

Commencement is held at Charles Koch Arena located on the WSU main campus at the corner of 21st and Hillside.


The Details

Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport terminal

Travel & Lodging

The Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is the closest commercial airport to WSU. All necessary hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests should be made early to guarantee reservations.

Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rendering of the Hyatt Place Hotel at Wichita State University

Hyatt Place at Wichita State

The Hyatt Place at Wichita State University is a brand new facility with over 100 guest rooms including standard king and double rooms, suites with kitchenettes and accessible accommodations located on the 1st floor.

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Guest and graduate parking at The Toast is not reserved. Since there is a limited amount of parking near the Rhatigan Student Center carpooling is encouraged. 

Parking Map


Alumni Engagement

Your WSU Alumni Engagement team serves to connect more than 105,000 alumni, students and friends to Shocker Nation. Together, we are celebrating and elevating Wichita State University. We know your connection to Shocker Nation doesn’t end after graduation—it’s just beginning. Find out how you can continue to support WSU and its students as a Shocker alum.

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