WSU Main Campus
Wichita State’s main campus is located on a 330-acre site bounded by Hillside, Oliver, 17th and 21st streets in northeast Wichita. The campus is modern and accessible and at the same time retains the flavor of the university’s heritage, combining distinctive Georgian-style architecture with more modern buildings of stone and brick that are accentuated by attractive landscaping. Wichita State continues to grow. In the past seven years, Wichita State’s main campus in northeast Wichita has been expanded by 120 acres with the conversion of a golf course to a new Innovation Campus that houses an interconnected community of academic and partnership buildings, applied-learning laboratories and mixed-use areas.
WSU Haysville, established on July 1, 2018 and located at 106 Stewart Avenue, Haysville, KS 67060, is a WSU off-campus facility offering a variety of courses, including general education, sign language, psychology, chemistry and noncredit community education classes. It also hosts workshops and summer camps in collaboration with various WSU departments.
WSU Haysville has a diversity of students: high school guest students who seek to gain higher education experiences, regular and transfer WSU students, nontraditional students including working adults, and senior citizens who can audit many classes tuition-free. WSU Haysville provides flexible higher learning options, with classes offered in the afternoon and evening. Many 3 credit hour classes are offered in a once-a-week, three-hour format; some classes are also offered in the hybrid format, where students meet in person only a few times a semester, and with the majority of classwork done online. Students can also complete their sign language minor at WSU Haysville. More WSU classes and programs are being developed at this location for students' convenience.
Since its inception, WSU Haysville has established a WSU Little Free Library Network in Haysville with its flagship library right at the WSU Haysville location. It has hosted noncredit community classes, art shows, job application workshops, blood drives and job fairs. Community engagement is one of the operational priorities of WSU Haysville.
WSU Haysville offers a premium, comfortable and safe higher learning environment for its students. Well-trained and friendly staff help students with printing and copying, registration and enrollment, fee payments, make-up testing, scan-and-email service, as well as providing general and WSU class/program information to students and directing them to resources at the WSU main campus. Also offered are WSU Library pickups and returns. WSU Haysville provides lactation room access and refrigerated storage for nursing mothers. Parking is free at WSU Haysville with no parking permit required. Haysville is a quick drive from Wichita, conveniently located off of the Kansas Turnpike (exit 39) or near I-135 (exit 1A). For the latest updates on WSU Haysville, please call 316-978-8008 or visit WSU Haysville online1.
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WSU Old Town
WSU Old Town, a complex of facilities and services, is located in downtown Wichita’s Old Town district. The complex comprises office space in three buildings located at 121 N. Mead, and buildings at 213 N. Mead and 238 N. Mead.
Several WSU units focused on health care and outreach to Wichita businesses and the larger community are housed at the satellite location including:
- Community Engagement Institute;
- Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC);
- KMUW Wichita Public Radio;
- Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy graduate degree programs;
- Training and Technology Team (T3); and
- WSU Tech — health professions.
The Old Town location is a natural fit with the university’s mission to be an essential economic driver for Wichita and the state of Kansas.
The university generates substantial activity in all three buildings, with numerous educational sessions and public events — especially in the large activity space at the 238 N. Mead property.
WSU Old Town’s close proximity to the university’s main campus is convenient for WSU employees, while its central location with access to many area amenities benefits those who visit and take courses at this location.
Previously in Derby for ten years, WSU South is now located at 3821 E. Harry Street, Wichita, KS 67218, and the WSU Administrative Office is in Suite B105. With its unique learning environment, classroom technologies, helpful instructors, and friendly professional staff, WSU South offers general education and select professional bachelor’s degree completion courses. Many of these classes are offered in the late afternoon and evening in a once-a-week, three-hour class format for the student's convenience. Many classes are being offered in the hybrid format (online and in-class) favored by some students. WSU South has a diversity of students taking classes to earn college credits or finish their enrolled programs: high school guest students, regular and transfer students, returning adults, and Shocker Pathway students. Senior citizens (60 years old and above) can audit many WSU classes tuition free.
At its new location on Harry Street in Wichita, WSU South is co-located with the WSU Shocker Studios and WSU Tech (Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology). The WSU Shocker Studios1 is a state-of-the-art professional production facility and consists of over 35,000 square feet of facilities and equipment. It is heavily engaged with industry professionals in the fields of audio production, animation, filmmaking and game design. WSU Tech1 provides over 100 degree and certificate options designed to meet the workforce needs of Kansas. WSU Tech offers several of WSU Tech’s technical programs including interior design, police science, business administration, massage therapy, veterinary technician, emergency medical technician (EMT), and other short-term health programs in the near future. Students also find transferable general education courses and the Shocker Pathway program. The Shocker Pathway1 is a partnership between WSU Tech and WSU that provides WSU Tech students an affordable, convenient and respected way to earn a two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree from WSU.
WSU South schedules many general education classes not offered by WSU Tech. Emphasis is also placed on offering classes/programs relevant to the Shocker Pathway, in which WSU Tech students, after completing 50 credit hours in their relevant fields of study at WSU Tech, take another fifteen credit hours of WSU classes to get an AA degree issued by WSU. These students can also transition to WSU to finish a bachelor’s degree. There are also general education classes that WSU Shocker Studios students can take for their general education requirements.
At the new WSU South center on Harry Street, with its spacious hallways adorned with artistic murals and classrooms with the latest classroom technologies, WSU South continues its tradition of offering a premium and comfortable higher learning environment and outstanding customer services. Well-trained, friendly and helpful staff continue to help students with printing and copying, payments, registration and enrollment, make-up testing, scan-and-email services, WSU Library materials pickups and returns, and lactation room access and storage for nursing mothers. WSU students have access to workstations in our main office and a semi-private area across from our main office. WSU South provides general information on WSU classes, programs and the Shocker Pathway. Parking permits are not required for parking at WSU South. There is also a bus shuttle operating between the main campus and WSU South. For the latest updates on WSU South, please call: 316-978-8008 or visit the WSU South Website1.
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WSU offers general education and upper-level courses in select disciplines each semester at WSU West, located at 3801 N. Walker Avenue, which is near the intersection of 37th Street North and Maize Road.
WSU West has access to the "WSU Secure" Wi-Fi network for use by WSU faculty, staff and students. Members of the general public may also access the open "WSU Guest" Wi-Fi network. In addition, a quiet, computer-equipped study room, a group study room, and a break room with a microwave and refrigerator are available. All WSU students, WSU Tech students (some restrictions), faculty and staff are welcome to use resources at WSU West, even if they are not enrolled in coursework at WSU West. Parking permits are not required to park in the WSU West parking lot.
For further questions call: 316-978-6777, or visit the WSU West website1.
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