Friday, October 4

3 - 7 p.m.

Check-In and Information Center at Rhatigan Student Center Information Desk

Registered families will receive a custom Family Weekend shopping tote filled with Shocker swag, maps, schedules and event passes.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

5-7 p.m.

Sip and See at Experiential Engineering Building/John Bardo Center

Wichita Friends and WSU Families are invited to drop and celebrate the dedication of the John Bardo Center (formerly Experiential Engineering Building). Sip on some refreshments, enjoy food, games, music and experience Innovation Campus.

Food Trucks | Trivia Tournament | Cornhole Competition

Sip & See is Part of the WSU Open House

View the Full Schedule

6-7:30 p.m.

BBQ with Wu! with Dr. Teri Hall in the Beggs Ballroom, 3rd Floor of the Rhatigan Student Center

Welcome to Wichita State Shocker Families. The Vice President of Student Affairs, Teri Hall, is excited to meet all of our guests and hopes you have an amazing time at Family Weekend. While at the Dinner have your photo taken with Wu and enjoy live music by WSU Students.

BBQ with Wu is included in Family Weekend Registration. Reserve your tickets when registering.

8 p.m.

Mentalist Eric Dittelman at the CAC Theater
Included in Registration

Eric Dittelman has been reading minds at theatres, colleges, and comedy clubs across the country combining his amazing mind reading ability with stand-up and improv comedy. He has been featured on The Ellen Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and was a semi-finalist and judge favorite on America’s Got Talent.

More about Eric

Saturday, October 5

7-9:45 a.m.

Shocker Athletics Garage Sale at Charles Koch Arena


Wichita State hosts its annual athletic department garage sale at the Aetna Multi-Purpose Gym inside Charles Koch Arena. Shocker fans can purchase old jerseys and uniforms, plus assorted apparel, bags and other equipment. Items for sale are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

7:30 a.m.

Rise & Shine Yoga at Heskett Center Tennis Courts
Included in Registration

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night's sleep. Yoga mats will be provided.

 9-11 a.m.

Check-In and Information Center at Rhatigan Student Center Information Desk

Registered families will receive a custom Family Weekend shopping tote filled with their ordered merchandise, maps, schedules and event passes.

9-10:30 a.m.

Parent and Family Meeting in Rhatigan Student Center, Room 262
Included in Registration

Not sure what resources are available to your student? Want to learn how to get connected? Stop by the Parent and Family Meeting for information on how WSU Serves Your Shocker! The meeting is hosted by Alicia Newell, Assistant Vice President for Retention & Assessment.

10-10:30 a.m.

Future Shocker Baby Crawl in Marcus Welcome Center
Free and Open to the Public

Do you have Shocker Nation's fastest baby? Bring your family and join the fun at this year's Future Shocker Baby Crawl, hosted by the Office of Admissions! Bring your keys, bells, whistles or anything else that will get baby to cross that finish line. Pre-registration is preferred, but families are welcome to register at the event.

Register Your Baby

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Brunch with the Shocker Community in Shocker Hall Dining
Included in Registration

This come and go event features an amazing breakfast buffet assembled by the WSU Dining Services Team.


Shocker Hall Family Photo Booth in the Shocker Hall Lobby
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Campus Recreation Family Fun at Heskett Center
Included in Registration

Come enjoy the Heskett Center, a 166,000 square foot facility that hosts 5 basketball/volleyball courts, 200 meter track, racquetball and squash courts, weight room, 25 meter pool and diving well, as well as outdoor lighted tennis, futsal, and half basketball courts and Kouri outdoor parcourse! 

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Black and Yellow Scrimmage in Charles Koch Arena
Free and Open to the Public

Get your first look at the 2019-20 WSU Women's Basketball and WSU's Men's Basketball teams during this year's intrasquad showcase in The Roundhouse!
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Empty Bowls: Chili Cook Off! in Experiential Engineering Building (John Bardo Center)

The Empty Bowls Project is an international movement to help end hunger.  WSU’s Empty Bowls: Chili Cook Off! Contributes to this mission by raising funds for the Kansas Food Bank.

Guests in attendance will receive a handmade bowl, can try dozens of chili’s, soups, stews and desserts and will leave the event knowing they helped the Wichita community end hunger. The event is sponsored by the WSU Ceramics Guild, Art, Design & Credit Industries, Ulrich Museum of Art and more. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Kansas Food Bank.

More about Empty Bowls

12-5 p.m.

WSU Sculpture Guild Iron Pour at McKnight Art Center
Free and Open to the Public

Join the WSU Sculpture Guild as they pour molten metal! From 12–2 p.m., you may carve a sand block to be used in the pour, then take your sculpture home. The iron will begin to flow around 2:30 p.m. Note: The guild will have a limited number of sand blocks, and it takes time to pour them all. You may pick up your completed block at a later date if you choose.

1-2 p.m.

Cohen Honors College: First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) Scholars Poster Gallery at Shocker Hall
Free

The expanded Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College space in Shocker Hall will be open to walk-in visitors with a showcase of research posters created by the scholars selected for the spring 2019 FYRE program, a first-year research program open to any first-year STEM student, coordinated by Dr. Moriah Beck. Talk with the college dean and academic advisor about FYRE, undergraduate research, and what's happening in Honors.

1 p.m.

WSU Softball v. Crowder at Wilkins Stadium
Free for WSU students and up to two family guests; $5 at the gate general public

1:30-5 p.m.

Open Swim at Heskett Center
Included in Registration

Access is free for families when accompanied by a WSU student.

2-9 p.m.

Rent-A-Lane Special at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes (Rhatigan Student Center)

Some restrictions apply; $15 per lane per hour; shoes included; up to 6

5:30 p.m.

or

7:30 p.m.

Shocker Paint Night Classes in Harvest Room, Rhatigan Student Center Room 142

You don't have to be an art major to paint a masterpiece! Join Student Activities Council for a step by step, stress-free Shocker themed painting class! Participants will be provided a design, class instructor and all materials. There are two separate class times so please make sure you and your friends coordinate responsibly as class seats are limited, we will not be able to switch reservations.

  • Session 1: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Session 2: 7:30-9 p.m.

Registration rates are
$10 for WSU Student
$18 for WSU Staff, Faculty and Campus Partners
$20 for General Public
Registration fees are non-refundable


Register online

7:30 p.m.

Student Production: "The Moors" at Wilner Auditorium
Free for WSU students; $10/$12/$15 general public

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Written by: Jen Silverman (Rating PG13+)

Purchase Tickets

8 p.m. - midnight

Cosmic Bowling at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes (Rhatigan Student Center)

$2 per person, per game; shoe rental not included; availability varies due to group reservations.

Sunday, October 6

1-5 p.m.

Ulrich Museum Fall Exhibits at Ulrich Museum of Art
Free and Open to the Public

Explore and enjoy 20th- and 21st-century art with exhibitions that feature emerging and established artists, works from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions.

1 p.m.

WSU Softball v. Emporia State at Wilkins Stadium
Free for WSU students and up to two family guests; $5 at the gate general public

2 p.m.

Student Production: "The Moors" at Wilner Auditorium
Free for WSU students; $10/$12/$15 general public

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Written by: Jen Silverman (Rating PG13+)

Purchase Tickets

5-9 p.m.

Cosmic Bowling at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes (Rhatigan Student Center)

$2 per person, per game; shoe rental not included; availability varies due to group reservations.