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How to get here

Our address: 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka, KS 66621

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Driving Directions:

From the North: Take U.S. Highway 75 south to the Gage Boulevard Exit/I-70 East turnoff (Exit 358), taking the Gage Boulevard exit. Turn right on Gage and proceed south to 17th Street. Turn left (east) and follow 17th Street to MacVicar Avenue.

From the South: Take U.S. Highway 75 north the 42nd Street/ Burlingame Road exit. Turn left and drive to yield sign. Turn right on Burlingame Road (north) and follow Burlingame (which changes into Washburn Road) to 21st Street (approximately 20 blocks).

From the Southwest (I-335): Take I-335 north (Kansas Turnpike) to the South Topeka Exit (Exit 177). After leaving the toll area, continue straight. The highway will veer to the left and become I-470 west. Take the Burlingame Road exit (the first exit, Exit 5). Turn right (north) and follow Burlingame Road to 21st Street (approximately. 20 blocks).

From the East: Take I-70/I-470 (Kansas Turnpike) to the South Topeka exit (Exit 177). After exiting the toll area, continue straight. The highway will veer to the left and become I-470 west. Take the Burlingame Road exit (the first exit, Exit 5). Turn right (north) and follow Burlingame Road to 21st Street (approximately 20 blocks).

From the West: Take I-70 to I-470 East. Take I-470 to the 21st Street exit. Turn left (east) and follow 21st Street to MacVicar Avenue (approximately 30 blocks).

Parking when you arrive:

Washburn is proud to offer free parking to visitors as well as students, faculty and staff.

Use this campus parking map as a guide.

  • The following parking lots include designated accessible parking stalls and are always open to everyone: 2, 4, 5, 6. 7, 9, 10, 11 and S
  • The following parking lots include designated accessible parking stalls but have restricted use during the day: 18, E, P and R


For more information about parking lots on campus, contact Facilities Services at 785-670-1149 or University Police (non-emergency) at 785-670-1153.

Other transportation:

  Hot spots on campus:

  • Admissions Office – Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, off of 17th and Jewell, across from White Concert Hall and the Mulvane Art Museum. Visitor parking is available to the south of the building.
  • Mulvane Art Museum – At 17th Street and Jewell Avenue. Parking is available between Jewell Avenue and Plass Avenue
  • Lee Arena and Petro Allied Health Center – 20th Street and Mulvane Avenue. Parking is available in front of the arena. To access, enter from Washburn Avenue at 20th Street or at Durow Drive. Or enter campus via Mulvane Avenue.
  • Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl – College Avenue at 20th Street. Parking is available in front of Lee Arena.