Welcome to Wichita State

Welcomefest takes place during the first four weeks of each semester and features dozens of activities. Popular programs awaiting new and returning Shockers include Back to School Bash, Clash of the Colleges, Involvement Fair, and much more!

Hosted by various student groups and campus departments, most events are free and give all students a chance to get acquainted with each other, learn their way around campus, and find ways to connect with the community.




Fall 2022 Signature Welcomefest Events

NXT LVL Garage Party
Friday, August 19
RSC Parking Garage | 9 p.m.-midnight

Back to School Service Event (Habitat for Humanity)
Saturday, August 20
Various Locations | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 20
Dinner - Shocker Hall Dining | 5-7 p.m.
B2SB - RSC E Couryard | 7-9 p.m.

Clash of the Colleges
Friday, August 26
Cessna Stadium | 4-6:30 p.m.

SAC Outdoor Movie: Avengers Endgame
Friday, August 26
Duerksen Outdoor Amphitheatre | 9-midnight

Involvement Fair
Tuesday, August 30
RSC North Patio to Shocker Hall | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Career Connection Root Beer Kegger
Wednesday, August 31
Hubbard Hall | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Academic Convocation
Thursday, September 8
Wilner Auditorium | 9:30 a.m.

Shockers After Dark
Friday, September 9
RSC | 8-10 p.m.

Student Health & Wellness Fair
Wednesday, September 14
Shocker Hall | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.