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Student Involvement


Hippodrome is WSU's longest standing tradition and showcases student talent in a variety of ways. The skit competition portion includes 20-25 minute productions written, choreographed and acted out by WSU students. Performances are judged and awards are given out in several categories including best actor and actress. In between the skit productions is a variety show featuring student musicians, magicians and so much more. Variety acts are their own competition and cash prizes are awarded to the top winners. To bring the show together, student emcee's charm the audience and introduce acts throughout the nights. 

Hippodrome first appeared in 1928 where students and organizations were invited to enter a stunt competition for a ten dollar prize.  This traditional week used to be a one-day event but has since dramatically grown to include a full week’s worth of activities. The early years saw such events as wrestling and boxing matches, organizational booths and a country store.

Hippodrome 2018 Performance

Perform at Hippodrome

Skit Performance

Skit Competition Packet

Virtually assemble a group of friends to write, direct and produce a 10 minute production to be recorded and showcased during Hippodrome 2021. Videos will be judged by faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Wichita arts community. Awards are given in the categories of best actor/actress, script and overall performance.

Skit Competition Packet Coming Soon!

Information meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m.  via Zoom. Register below for meeting link.

Information Meeting Link


Hippodrome 2018 Emcee

Wednesday and Thursday Night shows are emceed by a selected student performer. This performer will introduce skits, variety acts and keep the audience entertained during any down time. Emcees are provided a small stipend for their time.




Judge Hippodrome

Become part of the longest standing tradition that is Hippodrome. The Campus Traditions Committee accepts faculty, staff, alumni and community members who are not affiliated with competing organizations.