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2017 Homecoming

Football Tailgates


Join the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation for the annual Homecoming festivities. For those traveling from afar and close to home, we have a weekend of activities planned for you!

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

After Hours |  5:00 p.m. |  Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center | Free, no registration required.

Bonfire & Pep Rally | 7:15 p.m. | south of Henderson | Free, no registration required.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Pancake Feed | 8:00 a.m. | Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center | Register below or pay at the door.

Parade Watch Party | 9:45 a.m. | Washburn University Foundation lawn | Free, no registration required.

Parade | 10:00 a.m. | See route information.

Tailgate | 11:00 a.m. | Memorial Union Lawn | Registration required.

Beer Tent | 11:30 a.m. | Alumni beverage tent north of Yager Stadium | Free for dues-paid members

Football Game | 1:00 p.m. | Purchase game tickets

Dr. Jerry Farley's 20th Anniversary Celebration and Bow Tie Bash | 4:30 p.m. | Memorial Union | Registration required.



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Join us for pancakes and pancake-flipping entertainment from Chris Cakes. $5 for all you can eat cakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Kids age 5 and younger FREE. A Blood Mary and mimosa cash bar will also be available.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Celebrate being Ichabods at the Homecoming Tailgate. RSVP required. $8 BBQ lunch buffet includes: pulled pork, pulled chicken with sauce and frizzled onions, garden burgers, coleslaw, baked beans, homemade chips, iced sugar cookies, soft drinks or water. Kids age 5 and younger FREE.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Join us immediately following the football game to celebrate Dr. Jerry 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.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM

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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Phone: 785.670.4483