Graduate with Family

Welcome Shocker Parents and Families!

The transition to college is not only a new experience for the student going away, but can oftentimes be a challenging experience for the entire family. Sending a student to college can be both exciting and stressful for all involved. Your student will need family support in order to make their transition into the Wichita State University residential life experience a successful one.

Visit the Wichita State University Shocker Family Programs webpage for more Information on University-Wide events and resources.

Care Packages and Linens

SWAK University Services has everything students and families need to outfit the residence hall room. Go to to build your perfect room from a huge selection of twin xl or double bed sheet sets (depending on what building you are living in), comforters, blankets, storage solutions, bath essentials, rugs, trunks and more. SWAKU is the one stop shop for room outfitting and it can all be done from the comfort of home.

SWAK University Services offers care packages for events throughout the academic year. It is easy to stay in touch with your student during those important events such as Welcome to Campus, Fall and Spring Finals, Halloween and more. Choose from a wide variety of pre-built packages, or build a package from scratch using SWAKU’s “build your own” menu. You can also buy a pre-built package and add from the build your own menu to keep your student stocked up on staples like ramen, mac n cheese and popcorn. Go to to place your order for one event or the entire year.

*A portion of the proceeds from both of these services goes to the Wichita State University Housing and Residence Life Department, specifically an area that provides valuable services and programming to all on campus residents.

Personal Property Insurance

Interested in acquiring Student Personal Property Insurance for your child? WSU Housing and Residence Life has partnered with NSSI to offer comprehensive personal property coverage for WSU students. Make sure your students have accidental damage protection for their smartphone, laptop, tablet! NSSI also offers affordable coverage for appliances, furniture and classroom materials all included under the same policy! Take a look at the NSSI virtual brochure or visit the NSSI website for more information!

Food for Thought: The Importance of Having a Power of Attorney Document

This helpful document answers some of the most common questions parents and families may have about establishing a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive. It discusses the practical how by having one on file you can save yourself and your student from more unneccessary heartache during a medical emergency.


Below are links to helpful resources around campus!

Health - We have doctors, nurses and insurance specialists, and our Student Health clinic is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Advising - Our academic advisors genuinely care about your student and their academic progress. Learn more about the advising process.

Counseling - Sometimes we all need someone to talk to, and to help sort out the tough stuff. WSU students have access to professional counselors to help them address their personal concerns.

Safety - WSU has a tremendous safety record. Our on-campus police force is available (and on patrol) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

And there's more, of course. Follow the links below to get a broader sense of the ways we'll take care of your student in their home away from home.


Have Questions? Please Contact Us!

Housing and Residence Life
1845 Fairmount St. PO Box 141
Wichita, KS 67260-0141
316-978-3693 Email