Alumni Weekend | May 16-18



New Events for Friday Night

We are shaking things up this year. You made suggestions and we listened. You told us you’re mostly interested in visiting with your classmates and less interested in doing that over a dinner. So, instead of the traditional Reunion Dinner on Friday night, we’ve created the Alumni Weekend Friday Night Social, a much more casual gathering at the popular Sports Cave Bar & Grill in Overland Park. Learn more and register.

We have also changed the format of the Golden Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Recognition Dinner. This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1964 or earlier—and  their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1964 and honor our Alumni Award recipients. Learn more and register.

Online Registration

Alumni Weekend Events

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at or 888.781.2586.

Friday, May 16

Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament

Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses, 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence

Hit the links with other Baker alums to show off your swing and compete for the coveted Wildcat Classic trophy. All talent levels are welcomed, and this year’s tournament is anticipated to be our largest yet. All proceeds benefit Baker student-athletes.

7 a.m. | Registration, coffee and doughnuts

8 a.m. | Four-person scramble

Lunch, awards and auction immediately following golf

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at or 888.781.2586.

More Info & Online Registration


Early-Bird Special | $140 per golfer

After April 16 | $150 per golfer

30 Years and Younger | $125* per golfer

65 Years and Older | $125* per golfter

*You must be 30 years old or younger or be 65 or older on May 16, 2014.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses, 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence

A day of fun, food and fab, this special event is open to women, both alumnae and friends of Baker. Sip on your favorite beverage while you indulge in shopping, pampering and wine tasting. The day features a talented guest speaker and Baker alumna, Jennifer (Kinard) Johnson, ’94, director of marketing for the Young Survival Coalition, which is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

All guests will join the participants of the Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament for a fabulous lunch buffet and auction. All proceeds benefit Baker student-athletes.

$35 per person | More InfoRegister Now

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

7:30 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka

School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited.

Golden Alumni Reunion & Alumni Recognition Dinner | Class of 1964 & Earlier

Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, Kan.

This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1964 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1964. If you have already received your medallion, be sure to wear it to the dinner. We will also honor our Alumni Award recipients.

For more information or to register online, please contact the Alumni Office at or 888.781.2586. The registration deadline is Monday, May 12.

Tickets | $40 per person

  • 5 p.m. | Medallion presentation to the Class of 1964
    Graduates of the class of 1964 and their guests are welcome.
  • 6  p.m. | Reception
  • 7 p.m. | Dinner & Alumni Awards for Family of the Year, Alumni Citation, Honorary Alumni, and Education Wall of Honor and the Grace Irwin Award
Alumni Weekend Social | All Alumni Invited

8 p.m. | Sports Cave Bar & Grill, 11440 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kan. (Owned by Baker alumnus Donnie Hornberger, ’99)

You asked for it, so here it is: a casual gathering featuring tons of FREE appetizers for you and your classmates to enjoy while you 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.

RSVP Online

Saturday, May 17

Campus Tours

9 – 10:30 a.m. | Student Union Lobby

Walking tours or vans available

Reservations required: or 888.781.2586

Alpha Delta Sigma Ceremony

10:30 a.m. | McKibben Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building

Contact Jean Johnson for more information:

Alumni & Family Tailgate Luncheon

All alumni and their families are invited to the Dining Hall and Harter Plaza for lunch. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. To 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.

  • Noon | Luncheon, Pinnacle Award announcement and Student Union dedication
  • 12:30 p.m. | Welcome Class of 2014
  • 1:30 p.m. | Class photos: Classes of 1944, ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09, and 2014 | Parmenter Hall steps

Lots of fun family activities are in the works. Details will be available soon.

Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

2 p.m. | Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel

Couples who met at Baker, were married at the Chapel, or had their wedding ceremony officiated by the Rev. Ira DeSpain are invited to attend. Cake and punch will be served after the ceremony.

Please RSVP to Steve Rottinghaus, public relations director, at

50-Year Class Social

2:30 – 4 p.m.| Student Union coffee bar

Relive your Baker memories and enjoy free appetizers.

Open House Farewell to Dr. Long

4 p.m. | Student Union coffee bar

Everyone is invited!

All-Greek Campus Photo

4:30 p.m. | Steps of Parmenter Hall

Greek House Reunions (STAG)

6 p.m. | Meetings and dinners

Alumni Socials

6 – 11 p.m.

  • The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City
  • The Salt Mine, 301 Ames, Baldwin City ($5 cover charge)

Sunday, May 18

Baccalaureate Service

9:30 a.m. | Baldwin First United Methodist Church

Commencement Brunch

10:45 a.m. | Student Union Dining Hall | $8 per person

Register at or call 888.781.2586

Class of 1964 Prepares for Commencement March

Noon | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center

Commencement Ceremony

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

Commencement Reception

Immediately following commencement ceremony | Tent north of Collins Center

We will honor graduates and their families and friends. Rain location: Student Union.

More Information & Registration

Register Online

Alumni Office at or 888.781.2586.

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