Wichita State University's Shocker Hall Makes Its Debut

Aug 14, 2014

After over a year of construction, the new housing complex on the campus of Wichita State University has opened. A dedication was held Thursday afternoon.

A dorm room with a view in the new Shocker Hall building
Credit Sean Sandefur

Students, parents, faculty and staff shuffled through the new dorm rooms at Wichita State University in a sea of black and gold. Dubbed Shocker Hall, the five-story building will house 784 people, with apartments going for as much as $4,000 a semester.  

In a dedication outside, Wichita State President John Bardo said the building is a sign of things to come.

“This is a critical step because it lays the groundwork for expectations for the future. In this building, you see where we’re going. In this building you see a physical manifestation of quality,” Bardo said.

The $60 million dormitories also house a large dining hall and recreation facilities for students. 

President Bardo will be presenting plans for additional infrastructure on campus Friday afternoon.


A panorama of Shocker Hall
Credit Sean Sandefur