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Wichita State University's Shocker Hall Makes Its Debut

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.

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

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.


Credit Sean Sandefur
A panorama of Shocker Hall