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Washburn University graduates during commencement.

Alumni & Friends

Washburn Alumni Association Membership
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Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association or renewing your membership. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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Washburn Night with the Kansas City T-Bones

Join us at 5:30 p.m. July 25 as we tailgate before attending the Kansas City T-Bones' game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark near the Kansas Speedway. The cost of the event is $15, which includes a chicken dinner, beverages and game ticket. You must RSVP and pay by July 10, as we have a limited number of tickets.

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License Plate Program
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Show your Ichabod Pride and contribute to our scholarship fund by buying a Washburn University license plate.

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You can help the next generation of Ichabods receive a Washburn University education. Liberty Mutual will contribute to the Washburn Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Find out more about Liberty Mutual’s Quote for Scholarship program! Select this link to learn more.

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Alumni Association Membership Discounts

As a member of the Washburn Alumni Association, you receive dozens of discounts at local and national businesses.

About our benefits

'Not for ourselves alone'

Young alumni and students at After Hours

When longtime professor and dean of women Charlotte Mendell Leavitt recommended non nobis solum as Washburn’s motto more than a century ago, she envisioned a school that had a tremendous impact on its students, alumni and the community.

As the university celebrates the countdown to our sesquicentennial in 2015, we continue to take the motto, translated as “not for ourselves alone,” to heart.

Washburn continues to give back to alumni and friends, from hosting signature events such as our Alumni Fellows and Awards programs, to our service to the community, to numerous other activities.

Your connection

Serving more than 4,000 members, the Washburn Alumni Association nurtures and supports the relationship between alumni and the university.

We keep you informed on university activities and bring the alumni together to promote fellowship and serve your alma mater.

In addition to hosting a number of events for alumni and friends, the Alumni Association connects you with the university through our mailings, magazine, website and social media.

We also offer traveling opportunities several times a year, including trips to countries across the globe.

In addition, your membership includes a robust benefits package featuring more than 200 discounts at local and national businesses, as well as a complimentary mobile app that notifies you when you're near a participating business.

Read more about what the Alumni Association has to offer.

Student Alumni Association

Take advantage of the opportunity to connect with Ichabods in the community while you're attending Washburn University or Washburn Institute of Technology.

Members of the Student Alumni Association receive the same benefits, including dozens of discounts, as members of the Alumni Association. 

The Alumni Association also hosts events specifically for students and can help connect you to alumni already working in your chosen field.

Also, you must be a member of the Student Alumni Association if you are attending Washburn or Washburn Tech to apply for an alumni legacy scholarship.

For only $10 a year, you can join the Student Alumni Association.

Giving back to Washburn

You can help Washburn in a number of ways, including:

  • Alumni Fun Run: The Washburn Alumni Association’s annual 5K run and two-mile walk funds our scholarships, which contribute thousands of dollars to dozens of legacy students every year.
  • Give to Washburn: The Washburn University Foundation provides numerous opportunities for alumni and friends to support whichever program they choose.
  • LinC: Learning in the Community is one of the signature service organizations at Washburn. LinC works with organizations and agencies throughout the community and state and is quick to lend support in times of need such as the Harveyville, Reading and Joplin tornadoes.
  • Call us at 785.670.1641 or send us an email for more information on giving back to Washburn.
Grand Homecoming
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Make your plans now to return to campus Oct. 23-24 as we celebrate old traditions, make new traditions and celebrate Washburn’s extraordinary 150th anniversary. Join the final sesquicentennial celebration at the Bow Tie Bash immediately following the football game on Saturday, Oct. 24.

More about Homecoming
Affinity group gatherings

Affinity groups are planning individual reunions throughout the Homecoming weekend. The Washburn University Alumni Association can help group leaders make arrangements for meetings on campus. If you need assistance, please contact 785.670.1641.

View updated reunion list
Coloring contest
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Be creative and win a prize in our annual coloring contest!

About the contest
Homecoming memories
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As the University celebrates its 150th year, check out images from past Homecomings.

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Contact us about Homecoming

If you have questions about Grand Homecoming, call the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

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