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.


Welcomefest 2021 Events

Signature Welcomefest Events

Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 14
RSC Courtyard | 6-8 p.m.

SAC Dance Party
Thursday, August 19
RSC Courtyard | 9-midnight

Clash of the Colleges
Friday, August 20
Cessna Stadium | Register Now

Volunteer Kick-Off Event
Saturday, August 21
Wichita | Register Now

Career Connection Root Beer Kegger
Wednesday, August 25
RSC Courtyard | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Involvement Fair
Thursday, August 26
RSC North Patio to Shocker Hall | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Health & Wellness Fair
Wednesday, September 1
RSC Courtyard | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Academic Convocation
Thursday, September 2
Wilner Auditorium | 9:30 a.m.

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