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!

Join us Saturday, Oct. 26 for the homecoming football game! Watch the parade, tailgate with friends and family and then cheer on the Ichabod football team as they take on the University of Central Oklahoma.

Washburn football player running the ball during a game
Four students smiling at the camera while tailgating
Mr. Ichabod mascot at a football game
Dr. Farley high-fiving a young kid

Top Bod Voting

Vote for the student you think should be Top Bod. Two Top Bods will be recognized during halftime of the Homecoming football game.

Homecoming Week Activities

Join us throughout the week for homecoming activities and fun! The schedule will be updated fall 2019.

Pancake Feed
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

Kick off Homecoming Day with all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and coffee. The pancake feed is $5/person and all are welcome to join, no RSVP required. A bloody mary bar is available at extra cost. 

Homecoming Parade
10 a.m.
Streets surrounding campus (click here for parade route)

Join us for the annual Homecoming Parade to see "WUSIC"-themed parade floats, the Top Bod candidates and more. We welcome everyone to the Homecoming Parade, grab your spot on the sidewalk and enjoy! The Alumni Association's parade watch party begins 9:30 a.m. at 1729 SW MacVicar and is open for all.


Legacy Family Photo Pop-Up
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Between Morgan and Garvey Hall (Rain location: Morgan Hall)

The Legacy Family Photo Pop-Up is for Washburn families who have a child or grandchild of a Washburn graduate or current Washburn student (i.e. parent, grandparent, or partner/spouse). The pop-up includes a free, 10-minute photo session (single or extended family) with a local photographer. Photos will be emailed within 10-14 days after Homecoming. Sign up today for a time slot.


Washburn Tailgate
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Union Lawn, just north of Yager Stadium

No Homecoming is complete without a tailgate. The Washburn tailgate is in the large white tent just north of Yager Stadium. The tailgate is free for alumni members and $5 for non-members, while supplies last. No RSVP required.

Washburn School of Nursing Mentoring Program Tailgate
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Union Lawn

The Washburn School of Nursing Mentoring Program invites all nursing students and nursing school alumni to join them for a tailgate. Look for the blue tent and the School of Nursing mentoring sign. The tailgate is free for those invited, while supplies last. No RSVP required.


Washburn University Leadership Institute Tailgate
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Union Lawn

The Washburn University Leadership Institute invites all current leadership students, Leadership Institute alumni, and their families are to a Homecoming tailgate. Look for the Washburn University Leadership Institute canopy near Kuehne Bell Tower. The tailgate is free for those invited, while supplies last. No RSVP required.


Homecoming Football Game
1 p.m.
Yager Stadium

Cheer on the 'Bods in the Homecoming game against the University of Central Oklahoma! Top Bods will be crowned at halftime. Tickets to the game are available at www.wusports.com and at Yager Stadium's ticket booth on gameday. 

After Hours
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Washburn A/B, Memorial Union

After Hours is a monthly social event where alumni, friends, faculty and staff can enjoy appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. Everyone is invited to the Homecoming After Hours, free of charge. Decorated top hats will be available to bid on. No RSVP required.

CanStruction Competition
3 p.m.
Washburn A/B, Memorial Union

Student organizations compete to create the best "WUSIC"-themed sculpture - out of cans of food! All canned food items are donated to local food pantries after sculptures are displayed during Homecoming.

Yell Like Hell
7 p.m.
Lee Arena

Get pumped for Homecoming with the Yell Like Hell pep rally. Greek chapters, student organizations and athletic teams create and perform routines set to music.

Scorch on the Porch
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Union Patio, east of Memorial Union

Stop by the Homecoming Scorch on the Porch for a live band, meal deal, Ichabod Shop specials and more. 

Open Mic Night
7 p.m.
Mabee Library

Watch students show off their talents at Open Mic Night. Registration is required to participate - register on Bods Connect.

Homecoming Ball
7 p.m.
Washburn A/B, Memorial Union

All students are invited to the annual Homecoming Ball. Ichabods of Honor nominees will be announced at the event.

Homecoming Packet and Registration

The Homecoming Packet contains complete details about activities and describes how points will be awarded for competitive events. 

  • Register for events (excluding the parade) here.
  • Register for the parade here

Students laughing at a football game
Washburn cheerleader
Band and baton twirler performing on football field
Two football players

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