Welcome Shocker Parents and Families!
The transition to college is not only a new experience for the student going away, but can oftentimes be a challenging experience for the entire family. Sending a student to college can be both exciting and stressful for all involved. Your student will need family support in order to make their transition into the Wichita State University residential life experience a successful one.
Visit the Wichita State University Shocker Family Programs webpage for more Information on University-Wide events and resources.
Campus Care Packages
Housing and Residence Life has designed a great set of care packages so you can support your student throughout the academic year. From Welcome to Campus, to Valentines Day, Finals and more, we have you covered. All you have to do is choose the study package you want to send and fill out a free encouragement card. Your card will be the first thing they see when they open their study package. Don't wait. Visit the Care Package website to order your student's finals study care package now!
WSU Housing and Residence Life has partnered with OCM to offer one-of-a-kind bedding packages for residents to purchase online. Visit the OCM website to check out all of the unique bedding styles available. As a bonus, a percentage of sales goes to our Residence Life initiatives in the halls.
Personal Property Insurance
Interested in acquiring Student Personal Property Insurance for your child? WSU Housing and Residence Life has partnered with NSSI to offer comprehensive personal property coverage for WSU students. Make sure your students have accidental damage protection for their smartphone, laptop, tablet! NSSI also offers affordable coverage for appliances, furniture and classroom materials all included under the same policy! Take a look at the NSSI virtual brochure or visit the NSSI website for more information!
Food for Thought: The Importance of Having a Power of Attorney Document
This helpful document answers some of the most common questions parents and families may have about establishing a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive. It discusses the practical how by having one on file you can save yourself and your student from more unneccessary heartache during a medical emergency.
Below are links to helpful resources around campus!
Health - We have doctors, nurses and insurance specialists, and our Student Health clinic is open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
Advising - Our academic advisors genuinely care about your student and their academic progress. Learn more about the advising process.
Counseling - Sometimes we all need someone to talk to, and to help sort out the tough stuff. WSU students have access to professional counselors to help them address their personal concerns.
Safety - WSU has a tremendous safety record. Our on-campus police force is available (and on patrol) 24 hours a day.
And there's more, of course. Follow the links below to get a broader sense of the ways we'll take care of your student in their home away from home.
- Career Development Center
- Counseling and Testing
- Disability Services
- Financial Aid
- Student Groups
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Post Office
- Housing FAQs
- Housing Application/Contracts
- Wichita State University Visitor's Guide
Have Questions? Please Contact Us!
Housing and Residence Life
1845 Fairmount St. PO Box 141
Wichita, KS 67260-0141