Family Day

Family Weekend 2016 is

Sept. 16 - Sept. 17

Make a weekend of the fun and festivities surrounding Family Day at Washburn University!


Friday

Ichabod Shop Family Day Sale

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., lower level, Memorial Union
Info: 785.670.2665

Annual Family Day BOGO (buy one, get one half price) at the Ichabod Shop on Washburn-imprinted merchandise. BOGO is valid in the Ichabod Shop only; half price on equal or lower price; not good with any other offers.

Washburn University's Mulvane Art Museum and ArtLab

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Info: 785.670.1124
Admission is free for all ages

  • The Bud Holman Retrospective. Born on a farm north of Topeka in 1926, Bud moved to New York in 1954 and developed a highly abstracted landscape style. Holman later settled in Arizona, where he continues to paint each day.
  • ArtLab, Mulvane Art Museum, hand-on art learning center. Fun for all ages. 

Saturday ~ Family Day!

Batter Up!

11:00 a.m.
Washburn Softball Complex
Info: 785.670.1797

Softball homerun hitting contest, followed by a Washburn University current team/alumni softball game

Ichabod Shop Annual Family Day BOGO

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., lower level, Memorial Union
Info: 785.670.2665

Annual Family Day BOGO (buy one, get one half price) at the Ichabod Shop on Washburn-imprinted merchandise. BOGO is valid in the Ichabod Shop only; half price on equal or lower price; not good with any other offers.

Washburn University's Mulvane Art Museum and ArtLab

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Info: 785.670.1124
Admission is free for all ages

  • The Bud Holman Retrospective. Born on a farm north of Topeka in 1926, Bud moved to New York in 1954 and developed a highly abstracted landscape style. Holman later settled in Arizona, where he continues to paint each day.
  • ArtLab, Mulvane Art Museum, hand-on art learning center. Fun for all ages. 

Appetizers with Leadership Institute

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Info: leadership@washburn.edu or 785.670.2000

Join the Washburn University Leadership Institute for appetizers and games.

Lincoln Hall Ribbon Cutting

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
Info: 785.670.2100

Join Washburn University students, faculty and staff in celebrating all the hard work that helped bring life to our new residence hall. Light snacks and tours will be offered.

Festivities in the Mabee Library

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mabee Library.
Info: 785.670.1550

Visit the Washburn University Mabee Library for Family Day fun, including story time, face painting, a cake walk, and a First Year Experience open house.

Games on the Lawn

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Lawn

Spend some time having fun with your family enjoying live music and participating in various games, including inflatables.

Softball Team Tailgate

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
North of the Washburn Softball Complex
Info: 785.670.1797

Washburn University softball team, softball alumni, and families tailgate

Family Day Picnic

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Washburn Room, Memorial Union
Cost: $9.50 for adults; $5.50 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger eat free
Info: 785.670.2153

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and assorted sides.

Family Day Football Game

Pre-game show starts at 5:40 p.m., kickoff is at 6:00 p.m.
Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl
Tickets: Visit www.wutickets.com or call 785.670.2637 for tickets.

Watch your Ichabods take on the Lindenwood University Lions! The Washburn Family of the Year will be recognized at halftime.

Family Day Information for Visitors

Hotel accommodations

The Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka has extended a discount offer of $84 per room per night to Washburn University students’ family members. Call 785-431-7200 to make your reservation and let them know you’re in town for Washburn University’s Family Day. Visit capitolplazahoteltopeka.com for information about the hotel.

Purchase football tickets

Go to www.wutickets.com or call 785.670.2637 for ticket information and purchases.

Directions to Washburn University

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What else is there to do in Topeka?
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