Wichita State announced on Tuesday that they have changed their policy on personal items, such as backpacks and other bags, that are allowed inside of Koch Arena on game days.

The following is the full release from the University:

Wichita State has made changes to its bag checking policy for men’s basketball games and will run parking shuttles on select game nights, the athletic department announced today.

The University has reworked entrances to create lines specifically for those who have small personal bags that need to be checked.

Backpacks, drawstring bags, and anything other than a small personal bag like a purse, are not permitted inside Koch Arena any longer. 

Outside food and drink, weapons including conceal carry and alcohol or drugs, are also not permitted inside Koch Arena at any time.

The athletic department encourages fans to arrive early, and if they are bringing a small personal bag with them to the game, use the assigned bag check line at each entrance.

Wichita State will also run parking shuttles on nights when classes on campus are in session. Those evenings this year are November 14 (William & Mary), January 28 (Loyola) and February 11th (Southern Illinois).

The University’s shuttle will run its regular route and features limited parking at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver, and five convenient shuttle stops on campus. Fans wishing to use this service can be dropped off at Weidemann Hall just directly south of Koch Arena. 

WSU Athletics will also run an additional campus-only shuttle starting at 4:30 p.m. on those game nights. Stops will include the Marcus Welcome Center, Grace-Wilkie Hall, Ahlberg Hall and Koch Arena. This shuttle will circle campus and is designed to service the lots furthest from Charles Koch Arena.

Fans can visit www.wichita.edu/parking for up to date parking information, including maps for both shuttles.