Division of Student Affairs

The Toast

Friday, December 16 | 5 p.m.
Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom

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 The Alumni Association and Vice President of Student Affairs.

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

A Graduation Celebration!

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 Association

Your active involvement as an Alumni assists the associations efforts to connect all Shockers and strengthen the WSU Family. Being engaged with the Alumni Association offers you unique ways to stay informed about University happenings and personalities, connect with university events and projects, and show your Shocker pride and loyalty.

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