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There's always something great happening at Washburn

Washburn Homecoming 2019

Featured event:

Homecoming Weekend | Oct. 25-26
Join us for a free After Hours in the Union on Friday and then a pancake feed, parade watch party, football tailgate and more on Saturday!
Learn more

More Washburn events:

Football Tailgate and Hall of Fame Game | Sat., Oct. 5 | 11 a.m.
Look for the largest tent on the Memorial Union lawn two hours before kickoff for food and fun. Join the Athletics Department in welcoming the newest members of the Hall of Fame during a breakfast and at halftime.
Tailgate free for members/$5 guests | More about Hall of Fame breakfast

Washburn Wednesday | Wed., Oct. 9 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Join fellow Ichabods for monthly fun at various locations throughout the Kansas City area. This month is at Tanner's in Overland Park.
Free appetizers provided


Age of leadership

New Alumni Association board member, Jacob Wamego, bs '07, connecting his Washburn service to Prairie Band tribal citizens

Jacob Wamego

As a Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation tribal citizen, Jacob Wamego has lived his whole life on the reservation, so he understands the needs of the community. Having succeeded in a leadership role, he is now trying to give back and help the next generation of tribal citizens. A growing part of this outreach includes becoming more involved with Washburn. Read more.


Magical experience

Donors enhancing all aspects of the student-athlete experience for Kelsey Gordon

Volleyball player Kelsey Gordon serving

Kelsey Gordon knows the power of education. She knows the importance of the biology degree she is seeking. And she knows the benefits of growing together as a student-athlete and a teammate on the Washburn volleyball team. She’s grateful for the donors and fans who support her academic and athletic endeavors. Read more.


More Ichabods in the news


Ichabod Magazine 2019 fall cover, Ichabod Plaza statue at sunset

Read the latest alumni magazine.

Send us your class notes.

See the world with fellow Ichabods

Alumni Association trips across the globe are some of our most popular events. Relax and let us do the planning.

Upcoming trips:

Jan. 2020 - Mexico
May 2020 - Iceland*
Nov. 2020 - European Cruise

* Sold out. Waiting list available.


Show your Ichabod pride and join the Washburn Alumni Association. You'll get free or discounted admission to events like After Hours and tailgates, and discounts to local and national businesses. Your dues support Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Regular memberships are $35 a year with discounts for couples, recent graduates, students, faculty/staff and more.


Alumni Association services and products can save you money and help fund legacy scholarships.

Featured services and deals:

Members save on retail, dining, travel and more with our new Washburn Alumni Association Savings Marketplace.

Show your pride with a Washburn License Plate.

Members can save 30% on appetizers and desserts at LaRocca's and save with dozens of other local discounts.

Alumni Services

Legacy Scholarships

The Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship application period is now open and closes on Dec. 1. If you know someone attending Washburn who is an alumnus, alumna or a legacy, they may qualify for these scholarships. Check out the criteria and pass this information along! Learn more.

DillonsSign up for the Dillons Community Rewards Program and give back to the Alumni Association scholarship fund.


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  • Engage with alumni through free or discounted events like After Hours, tailgates and Wake Up With Washburn.
  • Take advantage of hundreds of discounts to local and national businesses.
  • Support the Alumni Association scholarship fund with your dues.
  • Travel around the globe on our popular trips offered three times a year. These trips often sell out and are only available for members.

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