Optional Leisure Reading for Fall 2023 Incoming Students

Updated: April 18, 2023.

You may find the books and sources below interesting to read during your leisure time. Links to more information at, Barnes and Noble, and publisher websites are provided. Again, these are not mandatory readings.

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Important Dates
  • August 15: Direct Deposit Financial Aid Refunds Available (incoming students)
  • August 17: Family & Friends: What to Expect, How to Help, and Your Questions Answered About Law School (Zoom) (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
  • August 21: First Week Begins for Entering Students (9:15 a.m.)
  • August 28: Regular Classes Begin
  • September 8: Tuition Payment Deadline; Last day to receive 100% tuition refund
  • TBA: Student Organizations Opportunity Fair (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
  • TBA: Non-Student Organizations Opportunity Fair (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
  • December 5-15: Final Exams
D2L Tutorials

The learning management system used by Washburn University is D2L (Desire2Learn). You should not need to access D2L for First Week activities. The following tutorials will help acclimate you to D2L for your regular classes that begin on August 30:

Additional tutorials are available in your D2L account under the "Online Student Resource Center" link near the top of the page.

To access D2L at Washburn University go to:

  • Your login credentials are your Washburn email address and password.

D2L support is available 24 hours a day by calling (866) 888-1272.