Memorial Union exterior east entrance

Host your special event at Washburn

Washburn University's 160-acre campus in Topeka, Kansas has a variety of spaces to meet your needs. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering, a wedding and/or reception, or need conference space, we've got you covered.  

To reserve campus facilities listed below, contact the University Scheduling office:

Helpful Event Planning Information

  • Weekly meeting may be scheduled one semester at a time. Monthly or quarterly meetings may be reserved for the entire academic year.
  • Student organizations must complete the registration process with Office of Student Involvement and Development to reserve meeting space on campus.
    • OSID 785-670-1723
  • Academic classes many not be scheduled in the Memorial Union. Exceptions will be made if the class is not assigned a regularly scheduled classroom.
  • Space may be reserved for a special classroom event involving, a speaker, class project or banquet.
  • Any decorating plans must be approved well in advance of the event.
    • Exits must be free of obstructions and exit signs must remain clearly visible.
    • Decorations must be self-supporting or request placed for use of blue screens.
    • Walls, floors, ceilings or tables must not be used to support decorations.
    • Glitter or confetti is not approved.
    • Candles are prohibited. Flicker or battery powered candles are approved.
  • Cleaning not of a routine nature that results from an event may incur special service charges. This includes but is not limited to carpet and furniture cleaning or removing and disposing of decorations.
  • Repair or replacement expenses will be billed for any damages to the building or equipment resulting from decorations, accidents or abuse.
  • Any food, snack, or beverage served must be provided by Dining Services.
    • Catering 785-670-2221
  • Charges will be assessed at a minimum of 2 hours to open or close buildings on campus beyond normal operating hours at the rate of $50/hr.
  • All requests must be received a minimum of 14 days in advance.
  • Requests are not guaranteed.
  • Requests depend on availability of skilled Technician and available staffing.
  • Charges will be assessed for a minimum of 2 hours at variable rates.
    • Contact University Scheduling for fee structure. 785-670-1725
  • All requests must be received a minimum of 14 days in advance.
  • Requests are not guaranteed.

Available Spaces

GET IN TOUCH WITH the Memorial Union

785-670-1726 (Director’s Office)
785-670-1454 (Business & Auxiliaries Office)

1700 SW College, Topeka KS 66621
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