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Washburn University Alumni Association

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Staying connected and engaged with Washburn can mean something different to everyone. The services offered through the Alumni Association can improve and enhance the way you connect and engage with Washburn.

How we benefit you

We build relationships with local and national partners to give you products and services that help you spread Ichabod pride and often raise funds for Alumni Association scholarships. Membership in the Washburn Alumni Association gets you free or reduced admission to our events, discounts to local businesses - many owned and operated by fellow alumni - and access to national discounts that save you money on things like travel, dining and shopping.

A network of alumni

Organized in 1885, the Alumni Association reaches out to nearly 40,000 alumni living in all 50 states and several foreign countries. About two-thirds of Washburn’s alumni live in Kansas, and half of those (one-third of all alumni) reside in Shawnee County. As a member of the Alumni Association, you’ll be part of a network of 4,000 members, all dedicated to promoting the mission of Washburn University.

We want to be a catalyst for your connection and engagement with Washburn University. Let us know how we can help!

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Legacy Scholarships

Established in 1944, Alumni Association legacy scholarships reward the children, spouses and other family members of alumni with beneficial scholarships. In 2016-17, 56 students received more than $33,000 in scholarships. Applications for 2018-19 scholarships will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2017. Begin applying now.

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Membership Benefits

Join the Alumni Association and get free or discounted admission to a number of events held on campus, in Topeka and around the country. You'll also have access to a network of exclusive, members-only discounts.

The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

One of the marquee buildings on campus, the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center houses the Alumni Association offices and serves the needs of the campus and community with premier event space. Learn more about this building and the famous alumnus for whom it's named.

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Alumni Services & Products

Take advantage of the many products available to alumni and friends. Your participation helps spread Ichabod pride and support our mission.

The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center


  • 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.

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The Ichabod fall 2017 magazine cover

The Ichabod tells our story with features on alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends, along with the latest campus news. Read the 2016-17 fall edition online and look for the 2017-18 fall edition in October.

View past editions


1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.670.4483