St. Paul Catholic Student Center Wichita State University
St. Paul University Parish
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What is Roman Rush?

Roman Rush is a weekend getaway that gathers students together to enjoy outdoor activities, meeting new people and building memories for a lifetime! 

Over 80 college students arrived late in the evening, unpacked, introduced themselves to each other, and listened to the amazing activities planned for the next day. After the brief meeting, everybody was invited to jump into the pool for water sports and games, after which everyone got to dry off and explore the grounds! The students got to enjoy a Saturday packed with fun ranging from kick ball to volleyball, kayaking to high diving in the lake, and even zip lining over the water!

The height of the fun was in the mid morning though, when the everyone got to try out the quadraline, a pole reaching over the 30 feet which the students where instructed to climb up and then jump off with the goal of hitting a target. As students lined up to get their safety equipment and strap into the ropes for the jump, anxious chatter and bursts of laughter animated the air. There was a real sense of accomplishment at the bottom of the quadraline, as students unharnessed and rejoined the others who had been down the line before them; everyone had a story to tell.  

Bonfires, toasting marshmallows, talking, making friends, glow-in-the-dark Frisbee, kayaking, there's much much more.  It's the weekend of a life-time.

When Sunday rolled around, the students were up bright and early, packing up clothes and stuffing cars before heading to Mass with Fr. John. Everyone was exhausted but still buzzing with excitement about the events of the weekend by the time they got back Sunday afternoon.


Go Roman


 September 1-3, 2017


"Roman Rush was one of the best weekends of my life."  Student
"I met friends that I would stay in touch with for the rest of my life on that weekend."  Student
"At first, I thought, I really don't know anyone, that quickly changed, and I can't imagine not going." Student
"Roman Rush changed my college experience, because I started going to St. Paul, to study, Mass, hang out, and I will never forget how amazing that time was for me and all those who went with me."  Student