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Student Life

Get involved and carve your own path

Don’t let life pass you by; there’s more to college than classes and homework! With more than 130 student organizations, countless campus events and connections to the local community, Ichabods always have something to do. Make new friends and priceless memories and build network connections for your future. Washburn’s vibrant campus life has everything you want and more.

Sorority members dance during the Greek Lip Sync battle at Lee Arena in 2018

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student organization that provides social, educational, cultural and recreational activities for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Topeka community.

From bringing comedians, magicians and speakers to campus, to handing out water bottles, the organization ensures that there's always something to do at Washburn!

Located in the Union Underground of the Memorial Union, CAB is involved with Move-In Day, Playfair, Rock the Rec, Convocation and many other activities during Welcome Week at Washburn.

CAB also helps to organize Union Marketdays, Grocery Bingo and many other events. Learn how to get involved by stopping by the CAB office or Student Involvement and Development, also located in the Memorial Union.

Live on campus at Washburn University!

  • Ditch the commute, walk to class
  • Stay connected with friends and faculty
  • Don't miss a second of the action on campus
  • It's true -- students who live on campus get better grades
  • Apply to live on campus

A place for everyone to call home.

  • Lincoln Hall
  • Living Learning Center
  • Kuehne Hall
  • West Hall
  • Village Apartments
  • Phi Delta Theta House

Explore the residence halls

A comfortable, secure and affordable place to live.

Compare suite types, residence halls and meal plans.

Learn more about room and board rates

You have questions.

We have answers.

  • Who can apply for housing?
  • When should I submit my application?
  • Can I live in the Washburn Village apartments?

Find out here

Join a club, meet new friends and make memories.

  • More than 130 student clubs and organizations
  • Free admission to on-campus athletic events, concerts, theater productions and more
  • Get fit at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center

More about our clubs and organizations

A workout space with a view!

  • 25-foot rock climbing wall
  • 10-lap-to-the-mile indoor track
  • Fitness loft
  • Wellness suite
  • Three-court gymnasium

More about the SRWC

Ichabods always have something to do!

  • Campus events, lectures, student government programs, athletic events and much more.

View the Washburn events calendar

Student Involvement and Development Office

  • Get a Life at WU. Be Involved at WU. Stay Connected at WU.

Learn more about Student Life

Become a part of the Greek Community!

  • Build a foundation of leadership, philanthropy, friendship and professional networking
  • Create connections to last a lifetime
  • Become a part of something bigger

Learn more about Greek Life

Explore fraternity life

  • Washburn has multiple fraternities participating in recruitment and houses are located both on and off campus.

Learn more about Greek Life

Explore sorority life

  • Washburn has multiple sororities participating in recruitment and houses are located both on and off campus.

Learn more about Greek Life

Student Involvement and Development Office

  • Get a Life at WU. Be Involved at WU. Stay Connected at WU.

Learn more about Student Life

Don't just take our word for it! See for yourself what Washburn has to offer!

  • Competitive athletic teams
  • Vibrant campus life
  • Engaging events and organizations
  • Opportunities to be who you want to be

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Ichabods always have something to do!

  • Most campus events, lectures and athletic events are open to the public which means you can get a firsthand look at Washburn has to offer.

View the Washburn events calendar

Go Bods!

  • Whether it's football, basketball, soccer, track, baseball or many more there are lots of chances to cheer on the Bods!

Visit the Washburn Athletics website

Come experience Washburn firsthand!

It's the best way for you to get to know us, and we'd be thrilled to meet you!

There are many ways for you to visit Washburn:

  • Personalized campus visits
  • Ichabod Days
  • Ichabods at Night

Visit Washburn

The drum line at Washburn always puts on a show while marching into the stadium for home football games.
Members of a fraternity compete in the tug-o-war contest in the 2017 Greek Olympics
Washburn's volleyball teams in among the best in the nation.
Many of our students study in the newly renovated Welcome Center lobby in Morgan Hall.
Washburn's football team often contends for conference championships and a spot in the Division II playoffs.
The Bod Squad has a membership of hundreds of Washburn students, who cheer on the Ichabods at home sporting events.
Mr. Ichabod is a popular staple of most of the University's student life events.
Another tradition at Washburn: Selfies with our extremely popular and friendly president, Dr. Jerry Farley.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Admissions

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1030
admissions@washburn.edu

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