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.

Shocker Madness

Saturday, October 7 | 6 p.m. | Charles Koch Arena
All Shocker fans are invited to a free evening of fun at Charles Koch Arena. Shocker Madness celebrates Wu's 75th Birthday with activities for fans of all ages, free entertainment, and of course a sneak preview of the WSU men's and women's basketball teams for the 2023-2024 season. We'll also use this time to celebrate all our Shockers who have competed at various events throughout the week and announce our top winners in the Spirit Competition. Spirit Competition groups can walk away with $1000 in award money for their group.

Shocker Madness admission is free. Charles Koch Arena observes a clear bag policy.

Shocker Madness