Parade Route
Homecoming Parade Route

The Washburn University Homecoming Parade is Saturday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. Come join us and see all of the "Bods at Sea" Homecoming floats!

2017 Homecoming Registration Packet

Download the 2017 Registration Packet for all event registration forms, guidelines, dates, and judging information.

2017 Registration PacketClick here to register for events online
Royalty Court

Royalty applications are due Monday, September 18. The king and queen candidates will be announced Monday, October 16 at the Homecoming Ball, and voting will begin that evening.

MyWashburn -- royalty voting
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There's so much to see and do in Topeka while you're visiting for Homecoming 2017.

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Join us for 2017 Homecoming!

Bods-At-Sea-LogoBods at Sea

Join us for 2017 Washburn University Homecoming, October 15-21. Homecoming is a week-long celebration of Washburn and all that it means to students and alumni. We look forward to week full of fun events to showcase our Ichabod spirit!

HOMECOMING DAY -- Saturday, Oct. 21

Pancake Feed

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

Enjoy pancakes with Chris Cakes!
Cost is $5 per person.
Click here to register for the Pancake Feed.

Homecoming Parade

10:00 a.m.
The parade route circles WU campus, on 17th Street, Washburn Avenue, 21st Street, and MacVicar Avenue. 

Ichabod Football

Watch your Washburn Ichabods take on the University of Central Missouri Mules! Kickoff is 1:00 p.m at Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl. Homecoming royalty will be crowned at halftime.

Click here to purchase tickets, or buy them at the gate on gameday. 

For more information, contact the ticketing office at 785-670-2637 or wutickets@washburn.edu

Bow Tie Bash

Join us immediately following the football game to celebrate Dr. Farley's 20th anniversary as president of Washburn and the 3rd Annual Bow Tie Bash. The celebration will include food, beverages and live music. Football attire is expected. Cost is $25 per person. RSVP is required for this celebration.

Click here to RSVP

Friday, Oct. 20

Ichabod Soccer

The Ichabods will battle Missouri Western State University at 6:00 p.m. at Yager Stadium. Soccer games are free to attend, bring the whole family to cheer on the Ichabods!

Washburn After Hours & Top Hat Auction

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center


7:15 p.m.
practice field south of Henderson Hall

Join students and alumni for a bonfire! With the band, cheerleaders, and more, you'll feel the Ichabod pride for Homecoming week.

Thursday, Oct. 19


11:00 a.m.
Washburn Room, Memorial Union

Build a Homecoming-themed sculpture and help CAN Emporia! 

Yell Like Hell

7:00 p.m.
Lee Arena

Student groups will perform coordinated routines to determine who has the most Washburn pride.

Late Night Breakfast

9:00 p.m.

Washburn students can enjoy a late night breakfast after a day of Homecoming events.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Scorch on the Porch

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Union

Homecoming Decoration Judging

3:00 p.m.

Greek Chapters and Residence Halls will be judged on their homecoming decorations

Open Mic Night

7:00 p.m.
Mabee Library

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Homecoming Office Decor Judging

3:00 p.m.

Office decorations will be judged for Homecoming week

Banner Judging

4:00 p.m.

Banners will be judged for Homecoming week spirit

Ichabod Race

7:00 p.m.

The Ichabod Race is for teams of 3-5, who will be given clues to go on a scavenger hunt around Washburn's campus to take pictures at certain locations.

Monday, Oct. 16

Top Hats Judging

5:00 p.m.

Homecoming judges will determine which top hats are the most creative, with points being awarded for most creative, best reflects Homecoming theme, most wearable, and best reflects Washburn's spirit. The WU community votes for their favorite hats, and the hats are auctioned off at a Silent Auction at Washburn After Hours on Friday, Oct. 28. All proceeds from the contest benefit the United Way of Greater Topeka.

Homecoming Ball

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Washburn Room A/B, Memorial Union

The 2017 Homecoming Royalty Candidates will be announced at the ball, and voting for king and queen will be available on MyWashburn starting at 8:30 p.m.