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Welcome

There are many reasons to come to Washburn.

A great one is small class sizes. Smaller classes allow teachers to give individualized attention to each student, they offer a more relaxed atmosphere for learning, and make students feel more comfortable to ask questions. Our small class sizes and office hours for professors allow individuals and educators alike to get to know each other on a one-on-one basis. Teachers know your name and something about you! Our teachers genuinely care for each student and go the extra mile to help our students become successful.

Washburn is small enough that you will always be able to find a familiar face, but still large enough that you can meet new people every day. Washburn offers a number of organizations to fit many interests. Washburn also provides a variety of entertainment; we have had comedians, magicians, and musicians come to campus and students get free admission to athletic events.

Other benefits to students include the career services office, the health and counseling services, and a Recreation and Wellness Center with a rock climbing wall. You will find our services help you to have a smooth transition to college and lots of support once you are settled into college life. The best part is that all of these activities are easily accessible through the free parking for students!

Mabee becomes a second home to our students and even offers extended, late-night hours for student convenience during finals week. A popular area in the library is the white board wall and the coffee shop that provides a great place to take a study break and recharge. The newly completed KBI forensics crime lab allows more majors to be offered in that field. And the new Student Welcome Center conveniently holds frequently visited offices such as admissions, the business office, and the registrar all in one place.

Our campus offers great residence halls to enhance your living and learning experience. Our Living Learning Center (LLC) is set apart from larger campuses by features such as an enclosed hallway connecting students to the Union while protecting them from the weather. Our brand new Lincoln Hall offers new dining options in an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. It is a popular place to live and fills up quickly. The residential areas allow students to create a community with lounges and study areas that allow students to learn and live together in a social and relaxing environment.

There are a number of reasons to attend Washburn, many that students will find out for themselves when you come to our campus. Make the most of your college experience and get involved with all that Washburn has to offer you. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, or difficulty.” Higher education involves all three, but Washburn is here to help and I assure you it will be worth it. Welcome to Washburn!

Dr. Jerry Farley, President