Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2020 is August 13-22, 2020, with a variety of opportunities for students to get involved, explore student services, and discover the Washburn community. The week features events and activities to help you discover everything Washburn has to offer and meet fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Here is the full schedule for Welcome Week 2020. Individual event details are included below.

 

Students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear masks while on the Washburn campus in all hallways, public spaces, classrooms and other common areas of campus buildings. Masks also must be worn when in offices, work spaces or outdoor settings when 6-feet social distancing cannot be maintained. For additional information about COVID-19, please visit Washburn's webpage.

If you require accommodations for any Welcome Week events, please notify University Diversity and Inclusion at 785.670.1622 or via email at diversity.inclusion@washburn.edu.

Tuesday, August 11

Move-In

9 am-6 pm, Residence Halls

Welcome to Washburn! The Residential Living Staff and Washburn volunteers from across campus help you move into your new on-campus home. Move-In details can be found on Residential Living's website.

Questions?
Residential Living
washburn.edu/housing
resliving@washburn.edu
785.670.1065

Wednesday, August 12

Move-In

9 am-6 pm, Residence Halls

Welcome to Washburn! The Residential Living Staff and Washburn volunteers from across campus help you move into your new on-campus home. Move-In details can be found on Residential Living's website.

Questions?
Residential Living
washburn.edu/housing
resliving@washburn.edu
785.670.1065

Navigate My Schedule (campus tours)

10 am-12 pm, north side of Morgan Hall

Do you want help finding your classrooms before classes start? A Washburn student will walk with you and help find your classrooms and campus buildings before classes begin. Sign up in Navigate ahead of time to pair with someone in your academic area.

Downloaded Navigate yet? It’s your free student success app!
Schedule appointments, see your class schedule, find on-campus resources and more all in one spot!
Apple users
Android users
Desktop version

Thursday, August 13

Move-In

9 am-6 pm, Residence Halls

Welcome to Washburn! The Residential Living Staff and Washburn volunteers from across campus help you move into your new on-campus home. Move-In details can be found on Residential Living's website.

Questions?
Residential Living
washburn.edu/housing
resliving@washburn.edu
785.670.1065

Navigate My Schedule (campus tours)

10 am-12 pm, north side of Morgan Hall

Do you want help finding your classrooms before classes start? A Washburn student will walk with you and help find your classrooms and campus buildings before classes begin. Sign up in Navigate ahead of time to pair with someone in your academic area.

Downloaded Navigate yet? It’s your free student success app!
Schedule appointments, see your class schedule, find on-campus resources and more all in one spot!
Apple users
Android users
Desktop version

Block Party

6-8 pm, East Union Lawn

The Block Party hosted by Washburn Residential Council is designed to assist students to meet each other in a safe way. Through this event, students will be able to play fun game and enjoy free food.

Questions?
Residential Living
washburn.edu/housing
resliving@washburn.edu
785.670.1065

Friday, August 14

Navigate My Schedule (campus tours)

10 am-12 pm, north side of Morgan Hall

Do you want help finding your classrooms before classes start? A Washburn student will walk with you and help find your classrooms and campus buildings before classes begin. Sign up in Navigate ahead of time to pair with someone in your academic area.

Downloaded Navigate yet? It’s your free student success app!
Schedule appointments, see your class schedule, find on-campus resources and more all in one spot!
Apple users
Android users
Desktop version

Scorch on the Porch: Ichabod's Birthday

5-7 pm, East Union Lawn

Scorch on the Porch is a Washburn tradition, hosted by Memorial Union, CAB, Chartwells, Pepsi, Ichabod Shop, & SOCs. For Scorch on the Porch in August, celebrate Ichabod Washburn's birthday with giveaways, free Ichadogs and ice cream, games, and music.

5 pm - DJ, splatter painting, dunk tank
5:30 pm - Free Ichadogs & Pepsi products
6 pm - Free ice cream
6:30 pm - Free tie dye t-shirts
7 pm - Head to Yager for a free outdoor movie


Questions?
Memorial Union
washburn.edu/memorial-union
becky.bolte@washburn.edu

Outdoor Movie - Raiders of the Lost Ark

7-9 pm, Yager Stadium

Movie rating: PG

Get cozy and enjoy one of this year's new movies! Students, staff and faculty are welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, or pillows and relax in the stands or football field. Concessions will be available for purchase.

No outside food or drink is permitted into the stadium. No food is permitted on the football field. 

Questions?
Student Transition & Family Engagement
washburn.edu/welcomeweek
orientation@washburn.edu
785.670.2034

Saturday, August 15

Navigate My Schedule (campus tours)

10 am-12 pm, north side of Morgan Hall

Do you want help finding your classrooms before classes start? A Washburn student will walk with you and help find your classrooms and campus buildings before classes begin. Sign up in Navigate ahead of time to pair with someone in your academic area.

Downloaded Navigate yet? It’s your free student success app!
Schedule appointments, see your class schedule, find on-campus resources and more all in one spot!
Apple users
Android users
Desktop version

Poker Walk

10 am - 12 pm, Student Wellness & Recreation Center entrance

The Poker Walk will start at the SRWC & consists of five Poker stations around campus. No prior knowledge of Poker is needed to participate. Neither skill nor speed is a factor; the winning objective is to have the best poker hand! Prizes include Chipotle gift cards, Washburn water bottles and t-shirts!

Questions?
Student Wellness & Recreation Center (SWRC)
washburn.edu/student-life/recreation-wellness
getfit@washburn.edu
785.670.1314

Grocery Bingo & Mini Concert

5-8 pm, Union Market (Bingo) & East Union Lawn (Concert)

Come play bingo to win some cool prizes and stay around for The Icarus Account for a free mini concert.

Questions?
Student Involvement & Development (OSID)
washburn.edu/student-life/student-involvement
studentinvolvement@washburn.edu
785.670.1723

Scavenger Hunt

8-9:30 pm, Memorial Union, east entrance

How well do you know Washburn University? Explore campus with clues about different places across campus. Student Orientation Counselors (SOCs) will be spread throughout campus in case you need a hint. Meet us outside the Union to get started. Prizes available for the quickest winners!

Questions?
Student Transition & Family Engagement
washburn.edu/welcomeweek
orientation@washburn.edu
785.670.2034

Sunday, August 16

Meditation & Wellness

6-7 pm, East Union Lawn

Learn about some of the Washburn wellness resources and strategies on-campus available for Washburn students, including Student Health, Counseling Services, & the Student Wellness & Recreation Center. Andrew Haggart, a local yoga instructor from Lava Yoga will provide an introduction to meditation practice. No previous meditation experience necessary.

*For meditation, we encourage bringing a yoga mat or blanket and yoga block or pillow. A small quantity of yoga mats will be available for use.

Questions?
Student Transition & Family Engagement
washburn.edu/welcomeweek
orientation@washburn.edu
785.670.2034

Monday, August 17

Pizza & Police

11 am - 1 pm, East Union Patio

 

Questions?
Student Involvement & Development (OSID)
washburn.edu/student-life/student-involvement
studentinvolvement@washburn.edu
785.670.1723

Social Justice & Inclusion Workshop

5:30-7 pm, Virtual online through Zoom

Are you hoping to become more woke about what is happening in our world? This workshop is designed for you to lean in, listen, and gain new perspective. Limited capacity available, please register online through EventBrite. By participating in the workshop, you are agreeing to listen, learn, and engage with other participants about social justice, identities, and inclusion. 

*Due to COVID-19 and the safety of facilitators and participants, this workshop will be offered virtually. It is recommended to have a device that is compatible with Zoom.

Questions?
University Diversity & Inclusion
washburn.edu/diversity/multicultural
diversity.inclusion@washburn.edu
785-670-1622

 

Tuesday, August 18

WU Fest

6-8:30 pm, East Union Lawn

Come and celebrate the new school year with a variety of student and community organizations. Learn about what these organizations do while enjoying food, music, games, and FREE STUFF! Face masks will be provided and required at this event.

Questions?
Student Involvement & Development (OSID)
washburn.edu/student-life/student-involvement
studentinvolvement@washburn.edu
785.670.1723

Wednesday, August 19

Perfect Party

7-8:30 pm, East Union Lawn

Come learn about dating violence, consent in relationships, and trafficking prevention.

Questions?
Student Involvement & Development (OSID)
washburn.edu/student-life/student-involvement
studentinvolvement@washburn.edu
785.670.1723

Thursday, August 20

University Convocation

4-4:30 pm, Virtual online

University Convocation is a Washburn tradition, where new students are welcomed by President Farley, faculty and staff. All Washburn students, staff and faculty are invited to attend as we welcome new students into their Washburn experience.

Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/washburnvideo

*Due to COVID-19 and the safety of our campus, this event will be live streamed.

Questions?
Student Transition & Family Engagement
washburn.edu/welcomeweek
orientation@washburn.edu
785.670.2034

Friday, August 21

Black Lives Matter March, Rally & Vigil

7:15 pm, entrance of Yager Stadium

This event is hosted by WSGA to show that the Washburn community supports the movement and will have no tolerance for white supremacy on campus. Students will gather at the entrance of Yager Stadium at 7:15 pm and march at 7:30 pm. The rally and vigil will be at Yager with student and community leaders.

Questions?
Student Involvement & Development (OSID)
washburn.edu/student-life/student-involvement
studentinvolvement@washburn.edu
785.670.1723

Saturday, August 22

Little Event

9 am-12 pm, The Rec/Student Wellness & Recreation Center (SWRC)

Are you interested in supporting the Topeka community? The Little Event is a great way to volunteer your time with preparing supply bags for K-12 students.

Questions?
Student Involvement & Development (OSID)
washburn.edu/student-life/student-involvement
studentinvolvement@washburn.edu
785.670.1723
President Jerry Farley and Washburn student welcome and help new students during Move-In Day
Another tradition at Washburn: Faculty form a tunnel to welcome students at Convocation
Mr. Ichabod interacts with a student during Welcome Week
Two Washburn students slide down the water slide during the picnic after Convocation

GET IN TOUCH WITH Admissions

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1030
admissions@washburn.edu

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