Family Day

Family Weekend 2017

September 22-24

Help cheer on the Ichabods to a win against University of Nebraska at Kearney!

Tickets to the football game are on sale at

Join the Washburn community for games and activities on the lawn

With games, inflatables, music, tailgating, food, and more, there's something for everyone!

Get your Washburn spirit gear at the Ichabod Shop

Ichabod Shop store hours:
Friday, Sept 22         8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 23     9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bod Shop at the Bowl
Saturday, Sept 22     12:00 pm to end of game 

FREE Washburn Coloring Pennant on Saturday, September 23

Washburn Imprinted Merchandise Buy One Get One 50% off*
*Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23, valid in-store only, limited regular priced merchandise and stock on hand. Cannot not be combined with other offers.

Ichabod Statues: $20/ea or $50 for all three
Washburn Sequential Series Ornaments: $5
Washburn 150 years book: $10

Join Mabee Library for kids' activities and the First-Year Experience Open House

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mabee Library

Kids' activities include face painting, story time, and a cookie/cake walk! 

Visit the ArtLab to show your WU Colors

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Lower level of the Mulvane Art Museum
Free and open to the public

Show your WU colors and create a collage in Blue and White!

Siblings Day - Friday, Sept. 22

Help us celebrate the start of Family Weekend at Washburn University by joining us for Siblings Day on Friday, Sept. 22! Siblings of Washburn students can join us on campus for an evening of fun and exploration. The night kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a scavenger hunt at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Make sure you stick around to watch "Sing" on the big screen at 7:30 p.m.Register online and get a free t-shirt for your sibling!

If you live on campus, your sibling can stay with you overnight in the Residence Halls! Invite your sibling to come see the Ichabod experience for themselves. Contact the Office of Residential Living at 785.670.1065 or email for details.

WU Stock with the Plain White T's

Join the Washburn community for WU Stock, our biennial music festival! This year, the Plain White T's will play in Lee Arena on Sunday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. You may recognize their hit song, "Hey There Delilah." 

Tickets are $5 for Washburn students and $20 for general admission. Tickets are available at

Family Day Information for Visitors

Hotel accommodations

The Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka has extended a discount offer of $84 per room per night to Washburn University students’ family members. Call 785-431-7200 to make your reservation and let them know you’re in town for Washburn University’s Family Day. Visit for information about the hotel.

Purchase football tickets

Go to or call 785.670.2637 for ticket information and purchases.

Directions to Washburn University

Click here to access a campus map, road map, and driving directions.

What else is there to do in Topeka?
Check out Visit Topeka for more ideas of amenities and things to do in Topeka.