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Save the Date

In October of 2020, Shocktoberfest will celebrate 30 years of spreading Shocker pride throughout campus and the Wichita community. Mark your calendar for Shocktoberfest 2020!

Saturday, October 17 - Saturday, October 24, 2020



Songfest Performers


Shocktoberfest has been Wichita State’s annual celebration of Shocker spirit and pride since 1991. This week-long series features events, programs and competitions coordinated by Student Involvement with the support of multiple student organizations and campus departments.

One of the main features of Shocktoberfest is the competition for the coveted Shocktoberfest Trophy. Standing over 5 feet tall, this trophy is awarded to the group of students with the most points acquired through the week of Shocktoberfest including Songfest.

Shocktoberfest features events and activities for Shockers of all ages including a fall festival, various competitions, breakfast with WSU Academic Deans and so much more.

Campus Traditions

Student Emcee

The Songfest Dance and Lip Sync competition is a grand tradition at Wichita State. Do you have what it takes to engage a packed crowd of over 1,000 guests? If you do, apply now!



Judge Shocktoberfest

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