Homecoming 2022 ImageHomecoming is a celebration of Washburn and all that it means to students and alumni. We look forward to fun events to showcase our Ichabod spirit!

October 19 - 22, 2022

Your imagination is the limit as we explore "Out of this World" for Homecoming 2022. We'll jump right into celebrating as we return from Fall Break, ending our time with the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 22. 

Three students in Washburn football shirts, pointing at camera and smiling
Washburn marching band marching in parade
Group of adults wearing matching shirts that say "Band of Bods"
Cheerleaders marching in parade and waving pom-poms
Three students marching in parade, carrying country flags
Mr. Ichabod posing with parent and small child
Students with plaque, celebrating Yell Like Hell win
People watching parade

Homecoming Events

Scorch on the Porch

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Memorial Union
Come board the WU SSS Enterprise! We’ve got free food, music, and even a photo booth. Our Ichabod Shop will be having a t-shirt sale, as well as WSGA giveaways.

Rising Stars Variety Show

  • 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Washburn Rooms A and B, Memorial Union

Formerly known as “Open Mic Night,” bring your talent to Washburn. Whether that be singing, dancing or a comedy skit, we would love to see you perform. If not, come for the entertainment and the announcement of our Top Bod nominees during the Variety Show.

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally

  • 7 p.m.
  • Lee Arena
Join us on a night you’ll remember. We’ve got lots of organizations signing up to perform and show off their moves! This will include some of our athletic teams, sorority and fraternity groups and other organizations.

After Hours

  • 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Washburn Rooms A and B in the Memorial Union

Enjoy some company with our Alumni Association and Foundation. We will be displaying our Top Hats, banners and other space themed fillers for a relaxing get-together.

 

Women's Soccer (vs. Emporia State)

  • 6 p.m.
  • Yager Stadium

 

Washburn Theatre presents the new musical Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life 

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Neese-Gray Theatre

Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life a new musical by June McCarty Clair, John Clair, and Derek Hakes will be presented by Washburn University Theatre on October 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm and October 30 at 2:00pm in Neese-Gray Theatre on the Washburn University Campus.

The musical is a world premiere by Washburn alumna June McCarty Clair who was inspired during her travels to Copenhagen while a student at Washburn University. The musical follows the struggles of Hans Christian Andersen as he seeks his future fame. The musical was workshopped at Washburn in the spring of 2022 and now features a full production. The cast includes Washburn students, alums, community members and children. Student performers will appear alongside Washburn alums such as Teri Walton, Leslie and Nicolas Carr and Hannah Kirby.

Director, Julie Noonan notes, “Having the opportunity to work on a new musical is a great experience for our students.  In addition, we have alums returning to the Washburn stage working with our current students to bring this heart-warming, family-friendly story to life.”  As part of Washburn homecoming festivities, the writers will be on campus for opening weekend. 

Tickets may be reserved at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/66908 or prior to performances at the Washburn Theatre Box Office. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation for general seating.  All donations will go toward Washburn Theatre scholarships.  For more details check out the Washburn University Theatre website at www.washburn.edu/theatre

Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation Pancake Feed

  • 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Memorial Union Lawn

Homecoming Parade

  • 10 a.m.
  • Around campus

Homecoming Football Game Tailgating

  • 11 a.m.
  • Memorial Union Lawn and around Yager Stadium

Homecoming Football Game

  • 1 p.m.
  • Yager Stadium

Crowning Top Bods during Halftime

Washburn Theatre presents the new musical Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life 

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Neese-Gray Theatre

Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life a new musical by June McCarty Clair, John Clair, and Derek Hakes will be presented by Washburn University Theatre on October 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm and October 30 at 2:00pm in Neese-Gray Theatre on the Washburn University Campus.

The musical is a world premiere by Washburn alumna June McCarty Clair who was inspired during her travels to Copenhagen while a student at Washburn University. The musical follows the struggles of Hans Christian Andersen as he seeks his future fame. The musical was workshopped at Washburn in the spring of 2022 and now features a full production. The cast includes Washburn students, alums, community members and children. Student performers will appear alongside Washburn alums such as Teri Walton, Leslie and Nicolas Carr and Hannah Kirby.

Director, Julie Noonan notes, “Having the opportunity to work on a new musical is a great experience for our students.  In addition, we have alums returning to the Washburn stage working with our current students to bring this heart-warming, family-friendly story to life.”  As part of Washburn homecoming festivities, the writers will be on campus for opening weekend. 

Tickets may be reserved at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/66908 or prior to performances at the Washburn Theatre Box Office. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation for general seating.  All donations will go toward Washburn Theatre scholarships.  For more details check out the Washburn University Theatre website at www.washburn.edu/theatre

Homecoming Packet

The Homecoming packet has all the information students need to participate in Homecoming events, including rules, deadlines for registration, Top Bod information, the points system and more. Fill out this form to get your organization signed up for Homecoming events: https://forms.office.com/r/WF6UqkRn3R

If your organization chose you for the Top Bod candidate opportunity, fill out your information so we can get in touch. If you want to learn more about the Top Bod events, check out the homecoming packet.  https://forms.office.com/r/Ym8ieBCLHF


Homecoming Parade

Learn more about the Homecoming parade, including the route. Contact Liz Duvall at elizabeth.duvall@washburn.edu to register for the parade or if you have any questions about the parade.


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