Family with Wu

Family Weekend

September 23 - 24, 2022

Wichita State University Student Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership invites you to attend the annual traditions celebrated by hundreds of family members, Family Weekend.

Bring your families to campus for a fun filled weekend at Wichita State University! Family Weekend includes events and activities that family and friends can choose to participate in at their own leisure. Everyone participating in any Family Weekend events must be registered. For questions, please contact the SEAL Office at 316-978-3022.

Check-In and On-Site Registration

Friday, September 23 | 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | Braeburn Square

Saturday, September 24 | 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. | RSC Information Desk

Credit, Debit and Check are accepted forms of payment. No Cash Please.

Registration Costs

Registration to Family Weekend includes exclusive access to special events and programs designed to integrate you and your families into the Shocker Experience! Registration Opens July 14!

Family Weekend Ticket Prices
Dates First Guest Second Guest Each Addtional Guest after 2
July 12-August 22 $20 $20 $5
August 23-September 22 $30 $30 $5
On Site Registration $40 $40 $5

Registration Includes:

  1. One (1) Parking Pass for the Family
  2. Official Family Weekend Shirt for each guest (each WSU student gets a free registration)
  3. Family Weekend Magnet for the Family
  4. Family Weekend Tote Bag
  5. Tickets to the FamilyFest, Wu's Waffle Feed and to the President's Garden Party for each guest

Al La Carte:

  1. Extra Shirt: $5.00/shirt
  2. Shocker Legacy Dinner: $10/person (each guest, including the student, needs a ticket)

Wichita State University has a wide range of events and programs planned for your family. Through family weekend we want you to experience all WSU has to offer and experience the Wichita community. 

Friday, September 23, 2022
Check-In and FamilyFest
4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Braeburn Square

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

On-site registration is available during check-in.

Volleyball vs. Temple
7:00 p.m. Charles Koch Arena

Cheer on the Wichita State Shockers at their first home game in Charles Koch Arena. Registered families can get a discount on the tickets to $4/person when you register for Family Weekend (students will be free with a Student ID)
To purchase tickets, visit:
Family Weekend WSU Volleyball Game
Promo Code: FAMILY





Saturday, September 24, 2022
Check-In and Information Center
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Rhatigan Student Center - Information Desk Lobby

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

On-site registration is available at check-in.


Parent and Family Meeting
9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Rhatigan Student Center
Room 233

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.

Included in Registration

Wu's Waffle Feed
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Rhatigan Student Center
Shirley Beggs Ballroom

Join WU, President Muma, First Gentleman Case, Vice President Hall and Shocker Nation at this come and go event featuring an amazing breakfast buffet assembled by the WSU Dining Services Team.

Included in Registration

Tee Off Family Weekend with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
12:00 p. m. - 2:00 p.m. Starting place:

Lindquist Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

The Fairmount College, Tee Off Family Weekend will introduce students and their families to the eighteen academic department through activities found in the ten campus buildings.  There will be challenges, quizzes, information, refreshments, and prizes for completing the course. Do not worry these activities will not be rough, but as you step out on the green campus get ready to be in the zone with Liberal Arts and Sciences.  End your tour in Lindquist Hall for the 19th hole with iced tea, snacks, information, and conversation about how you can “Become More” with a degree offered in the Fairmount College.”

Included in Registration

College of Engineering Expo
12:00 p. m.- 2:00 p.m. John Bardo Center

Calling all College of Engineering Families! Join current students, faculty, and staff for family fun at the John Bardo Center! The expo will include fun hands-on engineering activities for family members of all ages, and tours of the John Bardo Center, which is home to many of our state-of-the-art labs. Light refreshments will be provided.

Included in Registration

Be Barton!
12:00 p. m.- 3:00 p.m. Woolsey Hall

Calling all Barton School of Business Families! Join the Barton family for an Open House, tours of our new state of the art Business Building, photo booth and so much more! Visit the space your Shocker spends each day! 

Included in Registration

World of Simulations
12:00 p. m.- 2:00 p.m. Ahlberg Hall -
Room 220

Calling all College of Health Professions Families! This event will include simulations for families to interact with through the schools of nursing and audiology. In addition, free blood pressure checks and an activity on germs (Germs: How prevalent are they?) will all be available.

Included in Registration

Esports & CAS Expo
12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Heskett Center: Esports Hub
Room 146

Come explore the world of competitive gaming at our very own Esports Hub! Try your hand at some of the games that our varsity student-athletes compete in as well as numerous fun and fast minigame stations. Additionally, learn about the College of Applied Studies and all that it has to offer. Giveaways will be available for all those attending!

Sing! with the Honors College
2 :00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Rhatigan Student Center
Room 266

Calling all Honors College Families! Fun for the whole family! Come and enjoy frozen drinks, a photo booth, and Karaoke. Student ambassadors will be available to talke with families, answer questions, and provide information about the Honors College--all while having fun!

Included in Registration

President's Garden Tour
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Residence of Dr. Richard Muma

Join us at the residence of President Richard Muma and Rick Case. Enjoy walking on the grounds of this home built in 1939. The front lawns have been the site of many university outdoor events throughout the years. The President and First Gentleman enjoy gardening and hosting visitors in the beautiful landscaped areas around the residence. Light appetizers and a special giveaway and all those fun family garden photos!

Included in Registration

Shocker Legacy Dinner
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rhatigan Student Center
The Shirley Beggs Ballroom

Wichita State alumni parents and grandparents of currently enrolled students are invited for a special Legacy Dinner to welcome current Wichita State students into the Shocker family. Be a part of this new Shocker tradition, which honors past and present Shockers, and celebrates the ties that bind your family to ours.

Tickets can be purchased during registration

Campus Fued
7:00 p.m. CAC Theater

Just like Family Feud, Campus Feud brings together two teams of five to compete against each other with campus themed trivia questions. There are three rounds, each round is played with a new team allowing as many people who wish to play to get their chance. Winners from each round will choose from a variety of gift cards from businesses like Amazon, Target, and Starbucks. This event is open to everyone: families, friends, and individuals are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Campus Feud is a featured progam during Family Weekend where families of students are invited back to campus for the full Shocker Experience.
Sponsored by the Student Activities Council

Included in Registration

NHL Hockey Exhibition
7:00 p.m. Intrust Bank Arena

The city of Wichita has been chosen to host an NHL exhibition game between the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues. Family Weekend attendees can enjoy special pricing if tickets are purchased in advance.
To purchase tickets visit:
Promo Code: Shocker

More events will be added as they are finalized.


If a guest attending Family Weekend requires specific accommodations such as a wheelchair please contact our office to work through arrangements.

We strive to ensure there are ample options for various dietary needs at Family Weekend events. Dining menus and options on campus generally include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food options. Please contact us for additional meal accommodations.

Contact us for accommodations

Additional Information

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Wichita State has many single-occupancy restrooms and lactation rooms available throughout campus. 
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At Wichita State, dining is as diverse as it is delicious. With options available on and off campus—early or late—a meal, snack or caffeine fix is always within reach.
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Grab everything you need for every generation of Shocker Nation!
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Wichita State University has teamed with local businesses to form Shock Stop, a university discount program. Students, faculty, staff and innovation partners with a valid Shocker ID can receive a minimum 10 percent discount at participating merchants.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport terminal

The Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is the closest commercial airport to WSU. All necessary hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests should be made early to guarantee reservations.

Wichita is centrally located in the State of Kansas and is located off of I-135, I-35, and K-96.

Rendering of the Hyatt Place Hotel at Wichita State University

The Hyatt Place at Wichita State University is a brand new facility with over 100 guest rooms including standard king and double rooms, suites with kitchenettes and accessible accommodations located on the 1st floor.


Registered guests of Family Weekend will receive a weekend parking pass with their registration. Learn more about where to park using the on-campus parking maps below. 


Shocker Family Programs partner with students’ families to help them thrive at WSU, on campus and in life. We strive to welcome, connect, and refer families to the resources they need to ensure their students succeed.