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Events & Reunions

Washburn Alumni Association Membership

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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Travel with Us

The Alumni Association offers alumni and friends trips each year to destinations across the globe. Join us!

Read about the trips

Looking for a place to stay while you're in town? Our lodging page includes a list of several area hotels.

Where to stay

Events & Reunion

The Lees

  • Enjoy food and drinks and visit with fellow Washburn graduates and friends at After Hours.
  • Each year, the Alumni Association honors Fellows from each of the university’s colleges and schools.
  • Each year, the Alumni Association honors Washburn alumni achieving in their fields and the community with Alumni Awards.
  • You can help current Washburn students by participating in the Bow Tie Run, which funds Alumni Association scholarships.
  • Join us for reunions honoring alumni who graduated 50, 60 and 70 years ago.
  • Join us during football season for tailgating! Enjoy hot dogs, beer, chips, cookies and water before each home game.
  • Every other month, the Alumni Association hosts a Top of the Tower luncheon at the Bank of America building in downtown Topeka.
  • You can experience the world through the Alumni Association. We’ve traveled with alumni to China, The Baltics and several other countries on our travel opportunities.
  • During each academic year, you have four opportunities to hear Washburn alumni talk about their careers at our Wake Up With Washburn breakfast series.
  • Other events include stops in Manhattan, Kan., Phoenix, Ariz., and Washington, D.C. We also host an event at Ameistar Casino in Kansas City. Check out our Gatherings page for information on more events.

Please contact us for more information on our events. Call 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

Grand Homecoming
Homecoming logo

Join us in celebrating Grand Homecoming Oct. 23 and 24 on campus! The University will host several events Friday and Saturday, including the grand finale at the Bow Tie Bash.

Read about Homecoming
Bow Tie Run
Gayle Smith and Elaine Adair at the 2012 Fun Run

During the fall, the Alumni Association hosts a Bow Tie Run and Campus Walk, which benefits our scholarship fund.

Read about the Bow Tie Run
Other Gatherings

The Alumni Association travels to several other cities, including Manhattan, Phoenix, Tucson and Denver.

More about other events