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

We will celebrate Homecoming Nov. 9 - 13, 2020. Like a lot of things, Covid-19 means that Homecoming has changed this year. What is not different is what it means to be an Ichabod, that's why the theme for Homecoming 2020 is our motto "Non Nobis Solum" - Not for Ourselves Alone. And while we will have fun during Homecoming, we will have events that focus on helping others.

Homecoming Events

  • Friday, Nov. 6, 12 p.m.: Turn in decorated Top Hats, OSID Office
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m.: Announce Top Bod Candidates, Morgan Hall Welcome Center
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m.: Pumpkin Decorating, Outside Corner Store in the Memorial Union
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10: Top Bod Voting Begins
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.: Open Mic Night, Georgia Neese Gray Theatre
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Blood Drive, SRWC Gym
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12 p.m.: 33rd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 5 - 7 p.m.: Can Covid, Fill the "W" in Yager Stadium
  • Friday, Nov. 13: Golf Cart Parade (12 - 2 p.m. decorating, 2 - 2:30 p.m. judging, 3 p.m. parade)




Click here for the complete registration packet with all the details.

You can register to participate for events online at: https://washburn.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/447124

This competition is for all: (1) student organizations and (2) fraternity and sorority chapters and (3) all other Washburn community members or organizations. All (e.g. academic departments, offices, community partners, and individuals) are encouraged to decorate top hats provided by Office of Student Involvement & Development or to create their own top hat for judging. The Top Hat Competition is a Washburn University philanthropic opportunity to benefit the United Way of Greater Topeka.

Pick up Top Hats: Office of Student Involvement and Development, 1st Floor of Memorial Union

Hats Due: Decorated hats must be submitted, completely dry, to Office of Student Involvement & Development by 12:00/ Noon, Friday, November 6, 2020

See the registration packet for complete details.

Tuesday, October 10, 2020 at 6:30- 8:00p.m. in the Neese Gray Theatre

  • Participants must be currently enrolled Washburn students or Washburn Faculty or Staff.
  • Only 1 Act/entry is allowed to represent an organization
  • Students do not have to belong to an organization to participate.
See the registration packet for complete details.

Can Covid Flyer

In order to encourage the student organizations’ involvement this year with Can COVID, WSGA will be offering a $1,000 incentive for student organizations and a $2,000 incentive for the Greek Community (Panhellenic, IFC, and MGC) to raise donations. This year, donations will go to Harvesters Food Pantry, Project Topeka, and our on-campus food pantry, Bods Feeding Bods! This is a great way for students to give back to the community and impact students on our campus directly.  

For all student organizations (Greek and Non-Greek) who are interested in participating in the Can COVID competition during Homecoming Week, WSGA will provide a box in Memorial Union between Monday, November 9 and Thursday, November 12, in which you can place your organization’s donations. On that Thursday, WSGA will be holding a fill the “W” event at Yager Stadium, in which we will fill up the “W” on the football field with all of the cans and other food donations raised throughout the week from student organizations. It is at this time that we will declare the winner(s) of this Homecoming Week Can COVID competition.


Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

  • 12 - 2:00pm – Decorating Golf Cart
  • 2 - 2:30 – Judging
  • 2:30-3:00- Parade
  • 3 pm – Top Bod Announced

The Parade will be start outside of Morgan Hall on the Northside of the entrance.

See the registration packet for complete details.

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