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Homecoming is coming...

Homecoming 2014 is scheduled for Oct. 12-18, 2014.

Registration is now open

Student organizations are encouraged to register for Homecoming 2014 events and activities now. If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life, lower level, Memorial Union, or reach them by phone at 670.1723. You can also email your question to getalife@washburn.edu.

You can register by turning in printed forms to the SAGL office or by completing the forms online.

All campus voting for King and Queen will occur from 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 until 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, on the front page of MyWashburn. The King and Queen will be announced during half-time of the Homecoming 2014 football game.

It's never too early to enter the Coloring Contest.

Coloring contest -- homecoming logo in black and white line drawing.All entries are due Oct. 6, 2014.

Print an entry form and contest rules.

Important deadlines - Aug. 29 to Oct. 6

Submit registration information to the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life or online.

Aug. 29

Deadline for inclusion of information in the mailed brochure

Sept. 15, noon

King & Queen applications due

Sept. 22 & 23

King & Queen interviews, in the Memorial Union.

Oct. 1, noon

Royalty Court biographies due

Oct. 6, noon

Coloring Contest entries due. Turn these in to the Office of University Relations at 119 Morgan.

Registration due
You must register to participate in any of the contests or events:

  • Banner
  • Bods on the Avenue
  • Decorations: Greek Chapter, Residence Hall and Office
  • Ichabod Race
  • Open Mic Night
  • Parade
  • Top Hat
  • Yell Like Hell
  • WU Chef

Saturday, Oct. 11

Bods on the Avenue

  • Bods on the Avenue store-front decorating on Kansas Avenue finishes today.
  • Coordinate with your community business partner to arrange window decorating times.
  • Registration for this event was due Oct. 6.

Monday, Oct. 13

Top Hats

  • Completed top hats are due at noon to the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life.
  • Judging begins at 5 p.m. today in the Memorial Union.
  • Registration for this event was due Oct. 6.

The Top Hat Auction, which benefits United Way of Greater Topeka, is a highlight of homecoming. Hats will be on display from 7-9 p.m. today and throughout the week. Vote for your favorite by putting change in its jar, or bid on the hat. A bid of $50 is the "buy it now" price and will allow you to keep the hat after Homecoming concludes.

Homecoming Ball

  • The ball begins at 7 p.m. in the Washburn Room, main level, Memorial Union, is for current Washburn students. Royalty candidates will be announced.

Royalty Voting

  • Homecoming royalty voting begins at 8:30 p.m. at my.washburn.edu.
  • Voting is open to students only.

Late Night Breakfast

  • Offered from 9-10:30 p.m. in Stauffer Commons, the menu includes a cheese omelet and biscuits and gravy for $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Top Hats

  • Top hats are on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union, main level.
  • The Top Hat Auction benefits United Way of Greater Topeka.
  • Vote for your favorite by putting change in its jar, or bid on the hat.
  • A bid of $50 is the "buy it now" price and will allow you to keep the hat after Homecoming concludes.

Royalty Voting

  • Homecoming royalty voting is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union or at my.washburn.edu.
  • Voting is open to students only.

Banners

  • Completed banners are due at noon to the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life.
  • Judging begins at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union.
  • Registration for this event was due Oct. 6.

Office Decorations

Ichabod Race

  • Meet in the lower level of the Memorial Union and be ready to start the race at 7:15 p.m.
  • The Ichabod Race is composed of several teams of three to five members. (Registration for this event was due Oct. 6.)
  • Each team must use provided clues to guide them to specific locations around campus.
  • Once there, at least two team members must pose while the third takes a picture as proof of arrival.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Top Hats

  • Top hats are on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union, main level.
  • The Top Hat Auction benefits United Way of Greater Topeka.
  • Vote for your favorite by putting change in its jar, or bid on the hat.
  • A bid of $50 is the "buy it now" price and will allow you to keep the hat after Homecoming concludes.

Royalty Voting

  • Homecoming royalty voting is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union or at my.washburn.edu.
  • Voting is open to students only.

Scorch on the Porch

  • From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. enjoy the final Scorch of the semester.
  • $5 gets you a full meal deal.
  • "SayCheez" photo booth
  • Live music.

Chapter and Residence Hall Decorations

  • Chapter house decorations must be completed and ready for judging by 4 p.m.
  • Judging begins at 4 p.m.
  • Registration for this event was due Oct. 6.

Open Mic Night

  • All participants must be at Mabee Library ready to perform at 6:45 p.m.
  • Acts may include only one or two people and each will have six minutes.
  • Registration for this event was due Oct. 6.

Thursday, Oct. 16


Top Hats

  • Top hats are on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union, main level.
  • The Top Hat Auction benefits United Way of Greater Topeka.
  • Vote for your favorite by putting change in its jar, or bid on the hat.
  • A bid of $50 is the "buy it now" price and will allow you to keep the hat after Homecoming concludes.

Royalty Voting

  • Homecoming royalty voting is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union or at my.washburn.edu.
  • Voting is open to students only.

WU Chef

Yell Like Hell

  • Yell Like Hell begins at 7 p.m. at Lee Arena.
  • Groups will be judged in one of three categories
    • University organization
    • Fraternity or Sorority
    • Athletic Teams
  • Submit a roster of all group participants to the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life by noon today. All participants must be current Washburn students.
  • Registration for this event was due Oct. 6
  • Washburn Cheer, Dancing Blues and Marching Blues will perform.
  • Admission is free for spectators.

Friday, Oct. 17


Top Hats

  • Top hats are on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union, main level.
  • The Top Hat Auction benefits United Way of Greater Topeka.
  • Vote for your favorite by putting change in its jar, or bid on the hat.
  • A bid of $50 is the "buy it now" price and will allow you to keep the hat after Homecoming concludes.

Royalty Voting

  • Homecoming royalty voting is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Union or at my.washburn.edu.
  • Voting is open to students only.

Washburn After Hours & Top Hat Auction

  • Mix and mingle from 5-7 p.m. at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.
  • This will be the last chance to bid on top hats.
  • Cakes from the WU Chef competition also will be on display.

Saturday, Oct. 18


Parade

  • Line-up begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Washburn Village parking lot.
  • Consult your homecoming packet for specific information and WSGA reimbursement details.
  • The parade begins at 10 a.m.

Tailgating

  • The Washburn Alumni Association tailgate begins at 11 a.m.
    • Free for members and anyone 12 and younger
    • $5 for non-members

Ichabod Football

  • Watch your Ichabods take on Missouri Western State University at 1 p.m. at Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl.
  • Students, your iCard is your ticket.
  • Others can purchase tickets at the gate or online.
  • Homecoming royalty will be crowned at halftime.