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 22
9 - 10:30 a.m. | BU Legacy Breakfast
Alumni Center (former Phi Mu house)
President Dr. Pat Long and Dr. Brian Posler, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, invite you and your family members who attended Baker before you to a wonderful and free Legacy Breakfast at this come-and-go event. Wear Game Day attire.
9 a.m. - noon | Art Exhibit "Object-ive Vision"
Lumberyard Arts Center | 718 High St., Downtown Baldwin City
Ottawa-based artist Jim Sallenbach has created an innovative installation in a variety of mediums.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Brunch
Dining Room, Harter 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. You may purchase these online (coming soon). Door price is $7. Students may use their meal plan account.
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. | Phi Eta Sigma Initiation
McKibben Recital Hall
Phi Eta Sigma, the national honor society for freshmen, will initiate new members. Family and friends are welcome to join the ceremony and celebration.
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.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Machiko Erhard, Artist
Holt-Russell Gallery in Parmenter Hall
Exhibit of recent ceramics by Machiko Erhard, a 2004 graduate and current artist in residence. Please visit the gallery at this come-and-go event.
Noon - 3 p.m. | Alpha Chi Omega, 403 Eighth St.
Alpha Chi Omega invites you to join us for lunch and yard games to kick off the school year!.
1 - 4 p.m. | Quayle Bible Collection Tours
Baker University's Quayle Bible Collection brings together significant Bibles and related materials. This year’s exhibit, The Secret Life of a Jacobean Drawing Room, explores the 17th century world of the Welsh Marches. Visitors are invited into the drawing room from the Urishay Castle, housed in the Spencer Wing of the Collins Library, to appreciate the lovely woodwork and stained glass and to absorb its atmosphere. Books on display include Bibles, sermons, and prayer books of the period. A prayer book from 1632 is open to the prayer of thanksgiving that the Gunpowder Plot (Guy Fawkes) was foiled and the life of King James I & VI was spared.
1 - 4 p.m. | Old Castle Museum
Old Castle Museum | Campus Map (31)
Visit the place where Baker started! The Old Castle Museum displays items from local and University history. The collection is housed in the building where classes first began in 1858. The current exhibit highlights politics and politicians at Baker. Located on Fifth Street, behind Collins Gym.
2 - 4 p.m. | Zeta Tau Alpha, 503 Ninth St.
Zeta Tau Alpha invites the families of our members to visit our chapter house. Hours tours and information about our Parents Club will be available. Refreshments will be served. The centennial of our founding is a yearlong celebration, and we look forward to sharing it with family and friends.
2 p.m. | National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Convocation
McKibben Recital Hall
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, Harter Union
Join us for dinner before the big BLACK OUT game! The all-you-care-to-eat Winning Wildcat menu will consist of BLACKened chicken over BLACK pepper pasta alfredo, cajun BLACK beans and rice, BLACK pepper extreme fries, vegetable medley, salad bar, deli bar, fresh fruit, BLACKberry cobbler, and ice cream. Ticket are $8. Students may use their meal plan account.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Seventh Annual Mungano Alumni Tailgate
Liston Stadium Parking Lot
Mingle with Mungano members of the past and present. Mungano alums will provide insight and history about the organization as well as network with the current Mungano members. Join us for free BBQ, prize drawings and games.
6 p.m. | BU Wildcats vs. Missouri Valley Vikings
Black Out the Stadium! The Baker football team continues its quest for an 11th Heart of America Conference Championship as they face the Vikings from Missouri Valley College on Family Weekend. Join in the Wildcat pride and purchase your Black Out the Stadium game day T-shirt! T-shirts and tickets are available with Family Day registration. Be sure to order early to reserve your T-shirt size. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate. Admission price is $6 for adults, $3 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!