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Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2019

Whether you’re a new or returning Washburn student, Welcome Week provides 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 Ichabods, faculty, and staff.

Welcome Week 2019 is from Thursday, August 15th to Thursday, August 22nd.

  • Move-In Day for students living on-campus is Thursday, August 15th. Visit Residential Living's webpage for details.
  • University classes for Fall 2019 start on Saturday, August 17th. Check out Washburn's Academic Calendar for important academic dates.

All Washburn students are invited to Welcome Week - transfer, students with children, military, graduate and Law students included!

*If you require accommodation(s) for Welcome Week, please notify the Office of Student Transition and Family Engagement at 785.670.1834 or via email at

Washburn Welcome Week Schedule 2018
A member of the Washburn marching band plays the cymbals before a home football game
One of many traditions at Washburn during football games, the blue man crew and body paint.
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
Washburn students play cornhole during the Welcome Week picnic, a tradition at the University
Two Washburn students slide down the water slide during the picnic after Convocation
An international student smiles during the trivia competition during Welcome Week


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