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Family Weekend 2021

September 24-26, 2021

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!

Family Weekend Events

Siblings Day

Current Washburn students have the opportunity to invite their siblings to campus for food and activities. Visiting siblings are encouraged to stay overnight with their Washburn student and participate in Family Day activities on Saturday. Visiting siblings (non-Washburn students) must be six years or older to participate.


Register here!



4:30 p.m. – Check-in at Living Learning Center (1801 SW Washburn Avenue)
5:00 p.m. – Dinner, scavenger hunt & games
7:00 p.m. – Marcus Monroe, Comedian
8:30 p.m. – Siblings sleepover with their Washburn sibling!


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Women's Soccer Game (vs. Fort Hays State University)

  • 6 p.m.
  • Yager Stadium
  • Free admission for everyone to soccer games

Festivities on the Lawn

  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Union lawn
  • Inflatables, games
  • Washburn University's Mulvane Art Musuem Mobile Art Lab
  • Health check-in tent compliments of the Washburn University Nursing Program

Activities in the Mabee Library

  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Mabee Library
  • Story time, cookie walk, face painting

Football Game (vs. Missouri Western State University)/Family of the Year

  • Kick off at 1 p.m.; Family of the Year named during halftime
  • Yager Stadium
  • Washburn students get free admission with their Washburn ID
  • Hyvee (in Topeka, 29th and Wanamaker) is giving away free tickets to this game beginning Sept. 10. Tickets are available while quanitities last.

Women's Soccer Game (vs. University of Nebraska at Kearney)

  • 1 p.m.
  • Yager Stadium
  • Free admission for everyone to soccer games

Off Campus

Downtown Topeka Merchant Discounts

Merchants in downtown Topeka welcome students and their families with discounts. Just show your Washburn ID. (This is valid for students, faculty, and staff.)

  - Discount information pending. -

More to do in Downtown Topeka

Explore the many shops, dining establishments and businesses that make downtown Topeka the perfect spot to shop, dine, stay and play! Visit

Beyond Downtown

From historical sites to parks to the North Topeka Arts District, there are fun things for the entire family in Topeka. Our friends at Visit Topeka would love to tell you all about the many attractions, as well as any events happening, at


Hilton Garden Inn

Washburn Rate: $87

1351 SW Arvonia Place
Topeka, KS 66615

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott

Washburn Rate: $89

2745 SW Fairlawn Road
Topeka, KS 66614785-596-9650

Cyrus Hotel

Washburn Rate: $100

920 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612

Washburn Rate: $72

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