Shocktoberfest 2023

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Shocker community are all invited to take part in Shocktoberfest, October 2-8, 2023. Join us in amazing events centered around Shocker Pride and take part in celebrating WuShock's 75th Birthday!!!

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Shocktoberfest has been Wichita State’s annual fall celebration of Shocker Spirit and Pride since 1991. This multi-day series features events, activities, and competitions for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our Wichita community. We hope you will join us in celebrating Wu's 75th Birthday by attending such signature programs at the Parade, Patio Party, and Shocker Madness.

Shocktoberfest is a campus wide initaitive and features events and opportunities hosted by a variety of student groups and departments including support from the Foundation and Alumni Engagement and Division of Student Affairs, 

Please find the full competition packet for Shocktoberfest 2023 below for reference.

Join the Celebration

Students runniing in the annual Pumpkin Run.
One male and one female WSU Basketball player standing aside Tech Nine

Shocker Madness

Tech N9ne, hip-hop artist and co-founder of Strange Music Inc., to headline this years Shocker Madness event set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Charles Koch Arena. Shocker Madness gives fans their first look at Shocker basketball, celebrates Wu's 75th Birthday, and a $10,000 halfcourt shot giveaway. Shocker Madness admission is free and no tickets are required.