Homecoming events this week

Saimon Ghimire , Business Manager

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019: 

Scorch on the Porch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature live band performances, food deals and specials from the Ichabod shop in the Memorial Union.


Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019: 

CanStruction Competition at 3 p.m. in Washburn A/B, students and/or student organizations are competing to make the best “WUSIC” themed sculpture out of food cans. All the food cans, which must be within the expiration date, will be donated to Can Emporia afterwards.


Yell Like Hell at 7 p.m. in Lee Arena. Student organizations, Greek chapters and athletic teams will be performing group chants, music and group dances. Each team is limited to a performance length of five minutes.


Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: 

After Hours is a monthly casual meeting where alumni, friends and faculty can meet and enjoy appetizers and drinks. The decorated Top Hats will be up for id at this event. It will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union. It is free for members of the Alumni Association and $5 for non-members.


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019: 

Start your morning off at the Pancake Feed. At $5 a person, the feed will offer all-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee and sausage. The breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.


The annual Homecoming Parade is set to start at 10 a.m. The floats and walkers will start the parade on Macvicar Ave. heading north towards 17th street. Judging will be done at the Southwest corner of 17th and Jewell. 


Legacy Family Photo Pop-Up offers a free photo session to Washburn families. Participants must have a child, grandchild or spouse that is a Washburn graduate or current student. It will be a free 10-minute photo session between Morgan and Garvey Hall, and the pictures are expected to be mailed within 10-14 days after Homecoming. Photo sessions are available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tailgating will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m., in the Union Lawn, just North of Yager Stadium. The university tailgate is going to be in a large white tent, where entry is free for alumni members and is $5 for non-members. The nursing mentoring program, leadership institute, mass media and other departments and organizations will also have tailgates.


After you fill up on food, head over to the football game at 1 p.m. in Yager Stadium. The Ichabods will take on the University of Central Oklahoma for the Homecoming game. The Top Bods will be crowned at halftime.

Edited by Adam White, Joelle Conway, Jessica Galvin