Information for Parents

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Welcome Parents!

The transition to college is not only a new experience for the student going away, but can often times be challenging 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.

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.

Our academic advisors genuinely care about your student and their academic progress. Learn more about the advising process.

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.

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

Campus Care Package Program

The Residence Life Department is sponsoring and distributing Halloween Packages for our incoming students. These packages come filled to the brim with Halloween and Seasonally themed goodies and will serve as a welcome check-in from home as the newness of the start of school has worn off and gearing up for finals is still weeks away. The deadline to order is October 16th, but order today as the more popular packages will run out!  Orders can be placed here.

On our store you can also order one of our multi-package plans and set them up with great care packages for the entire school year. 

*If a package is visible on the website at the time of ordering, the package is still available to be ordered. Your purchase supports many of our Departments initiatives, which in turn positively impact our on campus populations, we thank you.

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Additional Housing Information
Housing FAQs
Packing List for Residents
Lofting Instructions for Fairmount Towers
Dining Services

Understanding FERPA


Still have questions?  Please contact us!

Housing and Residence Life
1845 Fairmount St. PO Box 141
Wichita, KS 67260-0141
316-978-3693     Email