Baker's residential campus is a tight-knit community where most students live in a residence hall, on-campus apartment or a Greek chapter house.
At Baker, students quickly become part of a community and make friendships that last a lifetime.
Parents have a special opportunity to visit their children on Family Weekend, held in September.
Parents of Baker students can learn about different services available to their students including Career Services and Residence Life.
As the parent of a Wildcat, there will be many opportunities to share in your student's successes.
At Baker, students learn while surrounded by people of different backgrounds, challenging them to reach beyond the familiar.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
8 a.m. | Stone Carving Symposium
Lumberyard Arts Center | 718 High St.
Kansas Sculptor's Association: stone carving for new city sculpture.
9 a.m. - Noon | Maple Leaf Quilt Guild: Quilts as Art
Lumberyard Arts Center | 718 High St.
Many of Baldwin's finest quilters show off their beautiful works of art in fabric!
8:30 - 10 a.m. | BU Legacy Breakfast
Alumni Center (former Phi Mu house)
For more than 150 tears, Baker University has passed along a tradition of generations graduating from the Baldwin City campus. Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and siblings of current students are closely intertwined with the Baker family tree. If you have a student attending Baker this year and you or a member of your family attended Baker, you are invited to our Legacy Breakfast. Hosted by the Alumni Association, the free event at the former Phi Mu house on 8th Street is a perfect occasion to catch up with your relatives as they share their Baker memories.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bookstore Open
Harter Union, 1st Floor
Browse the Baker Bookstore for your latest Baker gear including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, blankets and much more.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Brunch
Dining Room, Student Union
The dining hall provides an all-you-care-to-eat brunch, including hot entrees and sides, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, desserts and beverages. Door price is $7. Students may use their meal plan account.
11 a.m. | Phi Eta Sigma Initiation
McKibben Recital Hall
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the oldest and largest first-year honor society, rewards first-year collegiate scholarship. Family and friends are welcome to join the ceremony and celebration as we initiate new members.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Parade of Homes
Visit your student's home away from home . . . and his or her friends' too. Residence halls main doors will be open during this time.
1 - 4 p.m. | Old Castle Museum
Fifth Street Behind Collins Gym | Campus Map (31)
Visit the place where Baker started! The Old Castle Museum displays items of local and University history, housed in the building where classes first began in 1858. The current exhibit highlights politics and politicians at Baker.
1 - 4 p.m. | Quayle Bible Collection Tours
Baker University's Quayle Bible Collection brings together significant Bibles and related materials. The current exhibit is Illuminating the Bible: Woodcuts and Engravings. Since ancient times, book texts were made more vivid and engaging with miniature paintings, pen-and-ink drawings, gold leaf and even doodles. This was a time-consuming process resulting in one-of-a-kind books. But with the advent of the printing press, lovely illustrations could be mass produced right along with texts using woodcuts and, later, engravings. Some of the finest artists of every era were engaged in book production. Illuminating the Bible shows how artists through the ages have interpreted and supplemented the biblical text.
2 p.m. | National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Convocation
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an international honor society for first- and second-year students engaged in leadership and service programs. The Baker University chapter of NSCS will host its annual Induction Convocation to induct new members into the society. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend with their student. Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Dinner
Dining Hall, Student Union
Join us for dinner before the football game! Cost is $8 at the door. Students may use their meal plan account.
4 - 6 p.m. | 8th Annual Mungano Alumni Tailgate
Liston Stadium Parking Lot
Come mingle with Mungano members of the past and present. During this event Mungano alums will provide insight and history about the organization as well network with the current Mungano members. Please join us for free BBQ, prize drawings and games!
6 p.m. | BU Wildcats vs. Avila Eagles
The Baker University football team will look for its 13th straight win over Avila University. Baker holds a perfect 12-0 record against Avila. Tickets may be purchased at the front gate entrances at Liston Stadium. Admission price is $8 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children ages 6 - 18, and free for children 5 and under. Baker students, faculty and staff will enter free with valid ID. Help cheer the Wildcats on to victory!