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This year marks the 50th anniversary for Shockers who graduated from Wichita State University in 1974. To celebrate, we invite every Golden Grad back to campus for a special reunion experience. This milestone event is shock-full of activities – everything from a garden reception at the President’s Home, to induction into WSU’s Golden Alumni Society, to special recognition at Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in May!

  • Thursday May 9th

    Garden Reception

    6 p.m. | President’s Home
    1820 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67214

    Enjoy time to reconnect with classmates during this welcoming reception at WSU President Rick Muma and First Gentleman Rick Case’s lovely campus home.

    Cost: $20 per person

    Parking is available in lot 20, at the entrance of the residence.


  • Friday May 10th

    Brunch & Medallion Ceremony

    10 a.m. | Rhatigan Student Center, Gridley Room

    Join us for brunch and a special ceremony during which Class of 1974 members will be recognized and awarded 50-year medallions as they are inducted into the Golden Alumni Society.

    Cost: $30 per person

    Complimentary parking will be in the parking garage located immediately south of the RSC. Reunion attendees will

    be provided a parking code to use.


    Campus Tour

    Meet at Woodman Center | 4205 E. 21 st St. N., Wichita, KS 67208
    1:30 p.m. | First shuttle departs

    2 p.m. | Second shuttle departs

    Look for your favorite campus landmarks as you experience Wichita State’s main campus landscape today. You’ll see the historic heart of campus and its newest additions on this tour via shuttle. The tour will include a 10-minute walking segment. Any attendees not wishing to participate may remain on the shuttle.



    Dinner at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes

    5:30 p.m. | Rhatigan Student Center, lower level

    Connect with fellow Shockers while enjoying casual dining and even a friendly game of bowling, if you choose, at this campus hang-out in the student complex formerly known as the CAC, the Campus Activities Center. Shocker Sports Grill + Lanes offers a striking assortment of pizza and other grill-menu favorites perfect for any appetite.

    Cost: $10 per person. Cash bar.


  • Saturday May 11th

    Cap & Gown Golden Grad Photos

    11 a.m. | Woodman Center

    Capture this moment with complimentary photos of you in your golden regalia, before heading on to commencement. After the photo session, shuttles will be available for Golden Grads and their guests to Charles Koch Arena.


    Spring Commencement

    1 p.m. | Charles Koch Arena

    Receive special recognition as a member of the Class of 1974 during Wichita State’s Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony.


    Shocktails & Apps

    6:30 p.m. | Candle Club, 6135 E. 13 th St. N., Wichita, KS 67208

    Get snazzy with a trip down memory lane to the iconic Candle Club, the perfect venue for reminiscing with old — and new — college friends. Live music begins at 8 p.m.

    Complimentary appetizers. Cash bar.