Alumni Weekend | May 20 – 22
Alumni Weekend kicks off with the Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament Friday morning. That evening visit with your classmates during the Alumni Weekend Social, a casual gathering at the popular Johnny's Tavern in Overland Park. Learn more and register.
Also that evening is the Golden Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Recognition Dinner, reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1966 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1966 and honor our Alumni Award recipients. Learn more and register.
Friday, May 20
Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses, 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence
Hit the links with other Baker alums to show off your swing. Choose between two tee times: 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. All talent levels are welcomed, and this year’s tournament is anticipated to be our largest yet. Be sure to check out the silent auction in the Alvamar snack bar. All proceeds benefit Baker student-athletes.
- 7 a.m. | Registration (limited to 120 golfers) and breakfast
- 8 a.m. | Four-person scramble
- Lunch served before flight begins
- 12:30 p.m. | Registration (limited to 140 golfers)
- 1:30 p.m. | Four-person scramble
- Early-Bird Special | $125 per golfer
- After April 22 | $150 per golfer
Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, adidas 1/4-zip Climalite jacket, coffee, donuts, lunch and beverage tickets.
Baker Bookstore Open
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
5:30 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka
School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited.
Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, Kansas
This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1966 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1966. If you have already received your medallion, be sure to wear it to the dinner. We will also honor our Alumni Award recipients.
$40 per person | Register online by Friday, May 13
- 5 p.m. | Medallion presentation to the Class of 1966 (Graduates of the class of 1966 and their guests are welcome.)
- 6 p.m. | Reception
- 6:30 p.m. | Dinner & Alumni Awards
- Honorary Alumni
- Alumni Citation
- Family of the Year
- Education Wall of Honor
8 p.m. | Johnny's Tavern, 6765 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kansas
Enjoy a casual gathering featuring free appetizers and soft drinks while you and your classmates catch up on the good old days. Whether you're celebrating your 30th class reunion or your third, don't miss this opportunity to celebrate with other Baker alumni. Wear your orange Baker gear, encourage your classmates to join you, and please RSVP so we have an idea how many of you to expect.
Saturday, May 21
Chapel Meet & Greet with the Rev. Kevin Hopkins
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel
Hosted by the Rev. Kevin Hopkins, Minister to the University
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Long Student Center Lobby
Coffee & Conversation with President Murray
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Collins House
Hosted by Dr. Lynne Murray, Baker University President
Interested in Your Child Attending Baker?
10 a.m. – Noon | Denious Hall
Baker Bookstore Open
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Long Student Center
Alpha Delta Sigma Ceremony
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building
Hosted by Martha Harris, ’79 & MLA ’14, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Business & Economics
Noon | Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall
All alumni and their families are invited to help us welcome new members to the Alumni Association. We are inviting seniors who will graduate the following day and their families to join us.
Lunch is FREE for graduating seniors. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-12, free for children 6 and under. Please RSVP by Friday, May 13.
- Noon | Luncheon
- 12:30 p.m. | Welcome Class of 2016, Announce Alumni Award and Pinnacle Award Winners
Reunion Class Photos
1:30 p.m. | Parmenter Hall Steps
Classes of 1941, '46, ’51, ’56, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, ’06, '11 and 2016
Quayle Bible Collection Open House
1 – 4 p.m. | Collins Library
Old Castle Museum Open House
1 – 5 p.m. | Old Castle Museum, 511 Fifth St., Baldwin City
Mulvanites Reunite: Math & Science Alumni Reunion
Baker Wetlands Discovery Center Open House
2 – 4:30 p.m. | Discovery Center, 1365 N. 1250 Road, Lawrence, Kansas
Hosted by Dr. Roger Boyd, ’69, Education Coordinator for the Baker Wetlands, Professor Emeritus; Dr. Scott Kimball, ’99, Assistant Professor of Biology; Dr. Erin Morris, Associate Professor of Biology; Jon Boyd, ’00, Director of Wetlands
Need a ride? Baker can help get you there and back; vans leave the Long Student Center parking lot at 1:45 p.m.
2 p.m. | Rice Auditorium Foyer
Hosted by Dr. Trilla Lyerla, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music & Theatre; Amy Piersol, Senior Director of Development
2 – 3 p.m. | Alumni Center
Hosted by Ivan Huntoon, ’00, Director of Development, and Nancy Schmidt Roush and Dale Werts, '84, Lathrop & Gage
Our hosts will lead an entertaining discussion concerning estate planning, charitable giving and business succession planning. Topics to be addressed include powers of attorney, wills, beneficiaries, trusts, estate taxes, charitable gifts and recent changes in the law (for those of you who already have an estate plan in place). The discussion will deliver valuable information and provide a forum for you to ask those nagging questions about this key area of financial success. So bring your questions!
50-Year Class Social
3 – 4:30 p.m. | The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City
Relive your Baker memories and enjoy free appetizers, coffee, soft drinks. Cash bar.
3:30 – 5 p.m. | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center Lobby
Hosted by Theresa Yetmar, ’02 & MBA ’06, Director of Athletics; Phil Hannon, ’86, Assistant Director of Special Gifts
3:30 p.m. | Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street, Baldwin City
Hosted by Connie Deel, ’79 & MLA ’98, 100th Anniversary Chair
- 3:30 | Socializing, singing, wine and hors d’oeuvres
- 6 p.m. | Group photo, steps of Parmenter Hall
- 6:15 | Celebration dinner, Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall
Greek House Reunions (STAG)
5 p.m. | Meetings and Dinners
6 – 11 p.m. | The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City
Sunday, May 22
Baccalaureate Worship Service
10:45 a.m. | Baldwin First United Methodist Church
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Long Student Center
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall
Pay at the door: Adults $8.25, children 2-6 $4, children under 2 free.
Class of 1966 Prepares for Commencement March
Noon | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center
Gather at Collins Gym, Nettie Edens Room
1 p.m. | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center
Undergraduate degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education