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COLLEGE LIFE With a rich history stretching back over 150 years, Emporia State University’s traditions have been making memories for students from around the world.

WELCH STADIUM Opened in 1937 and dedicated in 1960, Welch Stadium (Emporia State University Campus) is host to Emporia State and Emporia High School football. It lies just north of beautiful Lake Wooster on the ESU campus and is home for generations of Emporia State football fans.


Homecoming is a celebration that includes annual traditions, athletic

Enjoy a picnic or a quiet afternoon on the

Commercial Street or attend the annual Homecoming musical at Albert

lawn around this picturesque lake. Between the Memorial Union and Welch Stadium, this lake is at the center of many campus traditions, including the legend that if you kiss your significant other on Wooster Bridge at midnight, they will be the person you marry.

events and a host of social gatherings. Watch the Homecoming Parade on Taylor Hall. Cheer on the Hornets at Welch Stadium, or grab a ticket for any Hornet football game this fall!

HISTORIC CAMPUS There is so much for visitors to do on the Emporia State University campus (1 Kellogg Circle, emporia.edu). Stroll though the manicured green spaces or visit the university’s many art galleries or museums. Visit their website and schedule a tour.



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Emporia Visitors Guide 2020