Fall 2024 Move-In Day Information 

Welcome! We hope you are excited about moving into your new campus home

Fall Move-In will take place over 2 days, Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th. Check-in will take place from 9am to 5pm. Residents will log back in to their Housing Application to sign up for an Arrival timeslot in late June. There will be a limit of 10 residents moving in every 20 minutes. Residents can check in during the following week as well.

All students will report directly to their building for Check-In. Students are responsible for moving their own belongings into their room. Large rolling boxes will be available to use at each of the buildings.

Flats Residents Moving in

Below are some helpful Move-In resources:

Getting Ready: Label all your boxes with your name, building, and room number.  Check out the Packing List and Housing Handbook (both linked above) is full of great information about what to bring or not bring. 

Parking and Traffic Information: Residents and their guests will drive to their assigned building. Suites residents can park in The Suites parking lot while unloading, and Flats residents can park in The Flats parking lot while unloading. Residents not actively unloading their car will be asked to move their car to a nearby lot to make room for others who are unloading their cars. Shocker Hall residents will be directed to either the Shocker Hall Loading Zone on the north side of the building or Lot 8 on the south side of the building. The University Police Department will be there directing traffic and staging vehicles to pull up to both of the Shocker Hall unloading zones. Once you are directed to the unloading zone, you will need to STOP, DROP, and ROLL.

  1. STOP — in the spot you are directed to within the unloading zone. The student will go into their building's main lobby and get their keys and a rolling moving box.
  2. DROP — unload and take items up to room.
  3. ROLL — have someone in your party move your vehicle to the designated parking lot once it's empty.

*Be sure to keep moving! Parents will not need a parking permit for Move-In Day. Please help us make Move-In Day as easy as possible by following our STOP, DROP, and ROLL motto. Thank you!*

What to Bring: Please review our suggested packing list for ideas on what to bring and information on what is not allowed in your room. You do not need to bring all the items listed. This is just a helpful list of common items that residents frequently bring when they move in. If you have any questions about whether an item or piece of furniture is permitted, please call our office at (316) 978-3693.

Roommate and Suitemate Information: Final roommate and suitemate information will be sent out via email at the end of July. Residents can log in to their housing application any time and see the usernames of their roommates. The usernames are the prefix of that student's email address. Therefore, if you would like to contact them before July, simply add @shockers.wichita.edu to the end of their username to send them an email. You may also message them within the housing application by utilizing the messaging feature in the top right corner of your home page. Helpful hints for living with a roommate can be found HERE.


Directions to WSU

From North: Take Interstate 135 South to 21st Street and go east (turn left). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.

From South: Take Interstate 135 North to 21st Street and go east (exit right). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.

From East: Take Interstate 35 West to Kellogg (U.S. Highway 54) exit and proceed west on Kellogg. Make a right at Rock Road and take Rock Road to 21st Street. Make a left at 21st Street (going west) and Charles Koch Arena is at 21st and Hillside.

From West (and Wichita Mid-Continent Airport): From the airport, take Airport Road north to Kellogg (U.S. Highway 54). Take Kellogg east (past downtown) to Interstate 135 North to 21st Street and go east (exit right). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.

Virtual Campus Map

Directions for getting a Shocker card

You should get your Shocker card over the summer. Click here for the Shocker Card website.

Meningitis Information

Before you move into your room you must complete the required information on Meningitis. Information on what is required can be found in your Housing application portal. 

COVID-19 Vaccination

At this time there is no requirement to have the COVID-19 Vaccine to live on campus. We do encourage those who have been vaccinated to submit their vaccination documentation to Student Health Services.