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Join Us for After Hours
Young alumni at After Hours

Students and young alumni: Join us for After Hours on the second Friday of the month for great networking opportunities. In addition to enjoying food and drinks, you can connect with members of the business community.

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From January 2013

View photos from our events, including Top of the Tower luncheons, After Hours and more, on Facebook.

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Alumni Association gatherings

Top of the Tower

There are many opportunities to engage with fellow alumni and stay involved with Washburn University at any of our events held on campus, throughout Kansas and across the country.

Washburn Wednesday

Join fellow Ichabods the second Wednesday of every month from 5-7 p.m. in Topeka, Kansas City and Wichita. No RSVP is required and complimentary appetizers are provided.

Kansas City
The Other Place
7324 W. 80 St.
Overland Park, KS

Topeka
The Celtic Fox
118 SW 8th Ave

Wichita
Newport Grill
1900 N Rock Rd

Arizona Events

Join Washburn President Jerry Farley and the Alumni Association for lunch in Phoenix on Feb. 20, 2016, and in Tucson on Feb. 21, 2016. Come have some fun, meet other Ichabods who live in the area, reminisce about Washburn and learn first hand about all the great things happening on campus. RSVP for either event here and view photos from last year's events on Facebook.

Top of the Tower Luncheon

This luncheon in downtown Topeka is a great opportunity to network with other Ichabods and hear a speaker or panel talk about topics concerning Washburn and Topeka. The luncheon begins at noon and is held at 534 S. Kansas Ave. on the 16th floor. Cost is $10 per person and lunch is included.

Football Tailgates

The Alumni Association hosts a tailgate 90 minutes before every home football game just north of Moore Bowl in the tailgate parking lot. Look for "Washburn Alumni Association" tents.

During tailgates, we serve hot dogs, chips, cookies, water and beer free of charge to dues-paid members of the Alumni Association. The cost is $5 for non-members.

The 2016 tailgate schedule (times to be announced. Check back here for updates):

  • Thursday, Sept. 1: Northeastern State
  • Saturday, Sept. 17: Lindenwood (Family Day)
  • Saturday, Oct. 1: Pittsburg State
  • Saturday, Oct. 15: Fort Hays State (Hall of Fame Day)
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: Missouri Western (Homecoming)
  • Saturday, Nov. 12: Emporia State

Lawrence Event

The Alumni Association hosted gathering at a wine-tasting event May 5, 2015, at the Eldridge Hotel on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence. Held in the Big 6 Room, the event included wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at a cost of $20.

Kansas City Ameristar Event

Once every 18 months, the Alumni Association and alumnus Troy Stremming, bba '91, jd '94, host a gathering at the Ameristar Casino located at 200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161.

Appetizers and first drinks are compliments of Stremming. For more information, email or call 785.670.1641.

View photos from the 2015 Ameristar event on Facebook.

Manhattan Event

Each year, we travel to Colbert Hills and visit with Manhattan-area alumni and friends. Meet other Ichabods who live in the area and learn about all the great things happening on campus.