Homecoming

Parade Route
Homecoming Parade Route

Don't forget about the Parade Watch Party on the lawn at the Washburn University Foundation, 1729 SW MacVicar. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy beverages and pastries.

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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

Parade Map

  • 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.