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 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
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

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.

The gallery of photos from the Scorch on the Porch photo booth is now live. You can download and share photos of you and your friends by clicking the link below:

Rising Stars Variety Show

  • 6 - 8 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.

Congratulations to the 2022 Top Bod Finalists! The finalists were announced during the Rising Stars Variety Show Wednesday, Oct. 19. 
  • Zachary Yelland
  • Quinn Leffingwell
  • Jenna Smithson
  • Analisa Chavez-Munoz
  • Carlos Cedillo-Silva
  • Koy Olberding
  • Chloe Chaffin
  • Sierra Jeter
  • Dylan Grospitch
  • Hayden Kalp 

Voting begins at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 and will be open until 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The winners will be revealed during Saturday's homecoming game. You can cast your vote here: www.washburn.edu/top-bods-ballot

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.

Ichabod Shop Annual Homecoming Sale

  • 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Lower Level of the Memorial Union

Save 25% on all regular priced Washburn merchandise. Sale is also valid at Ichabodshop.com, use promo code "Homecoming." Some exclusions apply, see store or website for details.

After Hours

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

Gather with alumni and friends for a night of fun! Enjoy drinks, food and musical entertainment from The Brothers Blue. Also, check out our Top Hats display and banners. Cost: Free for alumni dues-paid members, $5 for non-members. Learn more at https://wualumni.org/homecoming

Volleyball Game (vs. University of Central Oklahoma)

  • 6 p.m.
  • Lee Arena

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 at 7:30 p.m. October 21, 22, 28, and 29 and 2 p.m. October 30 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

Ichabod Shop Annual Homecoming Sale

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Lower Level of the Memorial Union

Save 25% on all regular priced Washburn merchandise. Sale is also valid at Ichabodshop.com, use promo code "Homecoming." Some exclusions apply, see store or website for details.

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

Volleyball Game (vs. Newman University) 

  • 6 p.m.
  • Lee Arena

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 at 7:30 p.m. October 21, 22, 28, and 29 at and 2 p.m. October 30 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 .

 

Banners

Sorority – Delta Gamma

Fraternity  – Kappa Sigma

Organizations  – Leadership Institute

Top Hats

Homecoming Theme – Financial Aid

Most Creative – Biology

WU Spirit – Leadership Institute

Rising Stars

1st – Samuel Pollom

2nd – Roni Simeon

3rd – Jack Benedict

Office Decorations

Winner – Career Services

Yell Like Hell

Fraternity/Sorority – Zeta and Sig Ep

Organization – Black Student Union (BSU)

Athletics – Volleyball

Organizations on the Lawn

Organization – Dancing Blues

Fraternity – Kappa Sigma

Sorority – Alpha Phi

Residential Desks

Winner – Lincoln Hall

Parade

Winner – Delta Gamma/Kappa Sig

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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