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Family Weekend 2022

September 16 - 18, 2022

Family Weekend is a time-honored tradition for the Washburn University community. Classes have been in session for more than a month. It's a good occasion to pause to visit with our families and friends, enjoy activities on the Memorial Union lawn, and tailgate before watching the football game. Faculty, staff, and their families often join in on the fun as well!

Event Details

Siblings Day

Future Ichabods can get a closer look at life on campus while hanging out with their brothers and/or sisters during Siblings Day.

This year's event will be during Family Weekend on Friday, Sept. 16. Check-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Living Learning Center. The event will include free pizza, games, prizes and Washburn history.

The most popular feature of Siblings Day is that siblings can stay in the residence halls with their brother or sister, as long as they're a current Washburn student.

Siblings must be at least 6 years old, and each Washburn student may bring up to three siblings. Students must obtain approval from suitemates for siblings to stay the night.

Register for Siblings Day


Ichabod Shop Annual Family Weekend Sale

Annual Family Weekend Sale starts Friday, September 16 at the Ichabod Shop. Buy One Get One 50% off Washburn Merchandise*
In store Friday & Saturday Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bod Shop at the Bowl 
12:00 p.m. to end of game

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

  • What: Coffee & Donuts for Residential Life students and their families
  • Where: Living Learning Center (LLC) and Lincoln Hall Lobbies

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • What: Clearly You Crystals (your image inside a crystal)
  • Where: Inside the Memorial Union, across from the I-Card Office

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • What: Games & Activities 
Including musician Austin Cane, letter brush art & caricatures, Mulvane Mobile Art Lab, and an inflatable obstacle course
  • Where: Memorial Union Lawn

12 p.m.

  • What: Tailgating 
  • Where: Various locations on campus, mainly the Memorial Union lawn and near Yager Stadium
Various departments, student organizations and the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation will be tailgating before kickoff. Check with your department or student organization for details, or visit Football Tailgates - Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation (

1 p.m. 

  • What: Football game
  • Where: Yager Stadium

Your Washburn Ichabods will take on the Lopers (University of Nebraska at Kearney) in Yager Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Washburn students get in for free and everyone else can visit Washburn University | Ticketing - Home ( for ticket information.

6 p.m.

  • What: Volleyball game
  • Where: Lee Arena

Washburn volleyball will host Northwest Missouri in Lee Arena at 6 p.m. Come cheer on your Ichabods! Washburn students get in for free and everyone else can visit Washburn University | Ticketing - Home ( for ticket information. 

Family Weekend 2021

Washburn Cheerleader Waves Flag after a Touchdown
Mr. Ichabod, Washburn Mascot, Interacts with a Young Fan
Washburn Fans on the hill in Yager Stadium
Washburn Cheerleaders Performing at Football Game
Child with Face Paint at Family Weekend
Washburn Marching Band Performing at Family Weekend
Washburn Football Players During Family Weekend Game
Games on the Memorial Union Lawn during Family Weekend
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