Sunday, August 21

Welcome Back Worship

Baldwin Area Churches

The area churches of Baldwin City welcome you to campus. Attend the church of your choice on Sunday morning. Area churches will be present at the Best of Baldwin Involvement Fair on Saturday night. Check out their welcome tables and find out how you can plug into a local church.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. |  Brunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card.

1 - 1:45 p.m. | Student Activities Council Welcome Social

Long Student Center Patio

Stop by the Student Activities Council fall welcome social as they kick off the school year with 50+ fun events for the next school year!

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Sorority Recruitment

Long Student Center 

Meet in the Student Center lobby to attend the first round of formal recruitment events. Students will visit all three chapter houses and will learn about their philanthropy efforts. For more information contact Josh Doak, assistant director of student life, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4 - 6 p.m. | Dinner Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card for your meal plan.

6:30 p.m. | Student Academic Welcome

Rice Auditorium

Join your fellow class of 2020 members for an official welcome to the university by President Dr. Lynne Murray, Provost Dr. Tes Mehring, and the spirit squad. You will also learn of all the exciting academic endeavors and opportunities that await you during your time as a Baker Wildcat!

7 p.m. | Class of 2020 Photo

Steps of Parmenter Hall

A picture is worth a thousand words. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of Baker history by having your photo taken with your new classmates. Current class photos can be found on the Long Student Center main level.

7:30 p.m. | Traditions Walk & PLAYFAIR

Collins Gym

Be a part of this annual tradition! Join the class of 2020, Columbian Commonwealth, as you take the traditional walk you will take on graduation day, led by Baker officials while learning about your class's place in Baker history. After the walk, participate in Traditions Night, where you will learn the Baker fight song and watch the annual Wildcat Welcome Orientation Leader dance performance along with our BU Spirit Squad!

PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced! It's entertainment! It's fun! It's the perfect way to make new friends!

9 p.m. | Movie on the Lawn

Mabee Lawn

Join your fellow Baker students for the first Movie on Lawn of the school year.