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Thursday, Aug. 18th

Move-In
Thursday, Aug. 18
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Housing Facilities - Living Learning Center (LLC), Lincoln Hall, and Washburn Village
Welcome to Washburn! The Residential Living Staff and hundreds of volunteers from across campus help you move into your new on-campus home. Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues all day. 

Playfair 
Thursday, Aug. 18
6:00-7:30 p.m.
SRWC
Let’s get this party started right! Come meet your new best friends at WU and have a great time! Playfair will be hosting an entertainment event that will get you excited to be the newest Ichabods. This is where it all begins so come be a part of our campus community and experience Washburn school spirit.

Rock the Rec 
Thursday, Aug. 18
7:30-9:30 p.m.
SRWC
Check out the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and come away with some free stuff. Participate in the Fitness Frenzy (group exercise demonstration), knock-out basketball shooting contest, volleyball serve, rock climbing and other activities. We recommended you dress for success, comfy clothes and tennis shoes. Don’t forget your iCard ID!

Friday, Aug. 19th

WU Run/Walk
Friday, Aug. 19
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Mabee Library Steps
Get Moving! Join other members of the Washburn community interested in exercise for a 20-30 minute morning walk or run. Group leaders will be ready to lead you on a walk/run near the Washburn campus at the pace you desire. All ability levels welcomed and encouraged!

Are You Smarter than a College Student? - Trivia w/ WU Faculty & Staff
Friday, Aug. 19
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Mabee Library
Get to know some of your faculty and test your trivia knowledge! Join us in the library for a meet & greet with Washburn Faculty, see what's happening in Mabee Library this year, and win some great prizes.

Personalized Campus Tours
Friday, Aug. 19
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Union
This is a great opportunity to get to know campus and tie up loose ends before classes begin. Need to visit the financial aid office or buy your books? Want to see where your classes will meet? Stop by the Memorial Union to get a personal tour from one of our Summer Orientation Counselors!


Scorch on the Porch
Friday, Aug. 19
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Union
Join us on the Union porch for live entertainment, a $5 meal deal, and Ichabod Shop sidewalk sale.

Traditions Night
Friday, Aug. 19
7:00-7:45 p.m.
Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl
Washburn University Athletics, Washburn Student Government Association, and the Leadership Institute welcome you to campus! Along with alumni, faculty, staff, and the Topeka community, you are invited to attend Traditions Night. Joined by the Ichabod football team, Dancing Blues, the University Marching Band and coaches, the Ichabod community will gather to learn (or get reacquainted with) the fight song, cheers, alma mater and much more.

Big Screen Event
Friday, Aug. 19
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl
Get cozy and enjoy one of this summer's blockbuster hits on the jumbotron at the stadium! This year we will be showing The Jungle Book!

Saturday, Aug. 20th

Personalized Campus Tours
Saturday, Aug. 20
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Union
This is a great opportunity to get to know campus and tie up loose ends before classes begin. Need to visit the financial aid office or buy your books? Want to see where your classes will meet? Stop by the Memorial Union to get a personal tour from one of our Summer Orientation Counselors!

Community Service Event
Saturday, Aug. 20
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Union
Lend a helping hand to Topeka area schools and help middle school classrooms prepare for a great year! Work with your fellow Ichabods to stuff school supply boxes and learn about the Topeka community and the numerous service opportunities available for students. Start your semester off right by helping our community be successful!


Casino Night
Saturday, Aug. 20
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Washburn A/B
Feel the excitement and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip for free (like everything else during Welcome Week) at the 12th Annual Campus Activities Board Casino Night!!! Play blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, and other casino games on regulation size tables. Enjoy mocktails, snacks, and live entertainment while going "all-in" to win awesome prizes!

Sunday, Aug. 21st

Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Aug. 21
6:00-7:00 p.m.
LLC Lobby
Enjoy delicious ice cream sundaes courtesy of Residential Living. Bring your enthusiasm and your appetite for a yummy evening snack at the Living Learning Center (LLC)!

Comedian Eric O'Shea
Sunday, Aug. 16
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Washburn A/B
Join us for an evening of fun and laughs!

Monday, Aug. 22nd

Perfect Party & Lazer Tag
Monday, Aug. 22
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Memorial Union
It's time for your first party at Washburn! Everybody is invited to join the perfect party, come a meet some new friends, learn about campus, and win some great prizes!

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd

Freshman Class Photo & Tassel Ceremony
Tuesday, Aug. 23
3:15-4:00 p.m.
Morgan Hall Welcome Center
Join us for the freshman class photo prior to Convocation and the Scroll & Tassel ceremony presented by the Washburn Student Government Association president and the officers of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow.


Convocation
Tuesday, Aug. 23
4:00-5:00 p.m.
White Concert Hall
Thisall-campus welcome is the best way to begin your Washburn experience. Convocation is a Washburn tradition featuring Dr. Jerry Farley, Washburn's esteemed president.

Campus Picnic
Tuesday, Aug. 23
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Washburn A/B
It is time to enjoy some summer staples! Join fellow students, faculty, and staff for an evening picnic with food served by university administrators, including Dr. Farley.


WU Fest
Tuesday, Aug. 23
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Union Lawn
The Memorial Union lawn will be turned into WU's own festival of fun! There will be fun games, good music, great food and representatives from a variety of Washburn student organizations. There also will be some great giveaways! Be ready for a great time.