Group Visits at Wichita State

    Thank you for your interest in bringing a group to visit Wichita State! Group visits are designed for groups of 10 or more students starting in 6th grade through community college students.

    • If you're bringing fewer than 10 students to campus, please sign your students up through our individual campus visit program.
    • On-campus and virtual group visits are available. You can select your preference on the sign-up form.
    • If you're bringing Kindergarten through 5th grade students or are visiting campus and would like to explore on your own, we offer a self-guided tour experience.
    • Middle school group visits for students in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are $5 per student, unless your group is a college-readiness program like AVID, TRIO, GEAR UP, Upward Bound, gifted, etc.

    Before registering your high school, community college, or middle school group, please review the visit information, tips and guidelines on this page. Once you have selected your visit date, it is on hold and the date and time of your actual visit will be confirmed by an admissions staff member. We look forward to hosting your group on campus!

     TIPS AND GUIDELINES

    • Group visits include an Admissions presentation and a 60-minute walking tour.
    • Group visits are not offered on weekends or when the university is closed.
    • Visit dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Encourage students to wear comfortable shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring any gear they feel is necessary for the visit day's forecast.

     ARRIVING FOR YOUR VISIT

    • You will receive a final reminder email from the group visit coordinator with details regarding where to check in the day of your visit.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow for time to unload students and take care of any personal needs prior to your visit.
    • If your group is running late, please call us at 316-978-4755. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your presentation and/or tour will be shortened or cancelled, as our student tour guides are available based on their class schedules.
    • Visitor parking is available in any green / yellow lot, and there is an hourly charge to park in the parking garage.
    • Bus parking is available south of Charles Koch Arena and at Eck Stadium. View a parking map of campus here.

     LUNCH PLANS

    Groups have the option to pay to eat lunch on campus during their visit. Your options include:

    • Shocker Hall Dining (our cafeteria on campus) has a rate of $9.09 for lunch and it’s all-you-can-eat with a lot of variety and food options. Sometimes they offer discounted rates and meal tickets for groups and you can set that up with dining services at 316-978-3477. It might be easier to set that up with them in advance instead of having your students bring money.
    • The Rhatigan Student Center is great for students who enjoy popular fast food restaurants. We have several popular restaurants located in the RSC including Brkfst & Co., Starbucks, Chick fil a, Freddy’s Steakburgers and Panda Express—or you can head downstairs for burgers and daily specials at Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes. Each of the restaurants within the RSC accept individual payment at the register. Please note that due to health concerns, the RSC is currently not accepting cash payments and will only be accepting card payments for the foreseeable future.

     QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR GROUP VISIT?

    Reach out to Jane Lickteig, recruitment events specialist, at jane.lickteig@wichita.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 316-978-4755.


     

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