Student Affairs Fall Semester Update
Dear Shockers,

A team of hundreds of faculty, staff and students have been working diligently all summer to prepare for the fall semester. We’ve been working hard to find a balance between your health and safety while providing you with a comprehensive student experience.

We know there are a lot of questions as we look ahead to upcoming semesters. Please read on for answers to some of those questions. If you still have more questions, you can visit our COVID-19 update website or email .

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, your safety is our top priority. The university has taken many measures to promote social distancing, including in classrooms and gathering places like the Rhatigan Student Center. Surfaces are being disinfected daily. But it’s also up to each individual to take precautions such as consistent hand washing, following proper social distancing guidelines and staying home if you feel sick. In accordance with the current Sedgwick County mandate, face coverings are required in all public places, which includes the Wichita State campus.

As you are purchasing your school supplies, don't forget to include face coverings, hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes. There will be a limited supply of free cloth face coverings at the Shocker Support Locker, Ablah Library, Rhatigan Student Center Information Desk, Shocker Hall front desk and The Suites front desk. You can also buy WSU face coverings at the Shocker Store in the Rhatigan Student Center or at the
Out-of-state and international students

The COVID-19 landscape is constantly shifting. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides a list of states, regions and countries from which individuals are asked to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Kansas. Students moving into on-campus housing have been communicated with directly by our Housing and Residence Life staff. For all other students who may need to quarantine and are not be able to move into off-campus apartments prior to Aug. 3, we have provided a list of nearby hotels willing to rent to our students at a very reduced rate. Please see the chart below.
Off-Campus Quarantine Options

If you are needing off-campus arrangements to complete required quarantine, please call one of these places for special WSU Student Rates.
Suites North
3401 N. Great Plains Dr.
*Cost Per Night: $34
Drive to Campus: 8 min.
Coin-op, bring your own detergent
Full kitchens (no cookware provided), wifi
Red Roof Inn
7335 E. Kellogg Dr.
*Cost Per Night: $45
Drive to Campus:
12 min.
Coin-op, detergent is $1
Breakfast, wifi, microwave, mini fridge
Suites East
5211 E. Kellogg Dr.
*Cost Per Night: $45
Drive to Campus:
12 min.
Complimentary on site
Wifi, microwave,
mini fridge
The Inn at
2280 N. Tara Circle
*Cost Per Night: $47
Drive to Campus: 10 min.
Coin-op, detergent
Full kitchens (no cookware
provided), wifi
Red Roof Inn
Park City
990 Connolly Court
*Cost Per Night: $54
Drive to Campus: 12 min.
Coin-op, bring your own
Wifi, microwave,
mini fridge
* Information is based on all single rooms. Tax not included. To receive these rates, tell the receptionist that you are a Wichita State student needing to quarantine for two weeks.
Course delivery fees

Student fees related to course delivery methods were frozen on June 26. Fees will not increase even if the delivery method is forced to change to fully online or hybrid online mid-semester because of the pandemic.
As we get deeper into the semester, it’s possible that our routines may change again. It’s important that we remain flexible and give each other grace as we all maneuver through these times. What’s important right now is to promote best practices in health and safety and have a positive outlook to get through this together

Be sure to check your student email for further information.

Connecting every student,

Teri Hall
Vice President for Student Affairs
Wichita State University