Students walk in the College of Arts and Sciences commencement procession, the same walk they took as incoming freshmen on Traditions Night when they entered campus through their class gate.
Graduate School of Education commencement
Students carry flags at commencement representing the home countries of international students studying at Baker.
School of Professional and Graduate Studies commencement
A Baker tradition: Bagpipers lead soon-to-be graduates to their commencement ceremony
Baker University's class of 1891 began the tradition of naming itself and at graduation bequeathing its title to the incoming freshman class. The names of the four classes are Columbian Commonwealth, Senatus Romanus, King Arthur's Court and House of Hanover.
Spring 2014 Commencement
- School of Professional & Graduate Studies
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m.
- School of Education, School of Professional & Graduate Studies
- Graduate Degrees
- Saturday, May 10, 4 p.m.
- College of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Sunday, May 18, 1 p.m.
Celebrate Your Success
Congratulations on your graduation!
Baker University honors graduates each winter and spring. Ceremonies are held in the George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus, at the corner of Sixth and Fremont streets.
May 2014 Commencement Dates
Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m. | School of Professional and Graduate Studies undergraduate degrees
Saturday, May 10, 4 p.m. | School of Education, School of Professional and Graduate Studies graduate degrees
Sunday, May 18, 1 p.m. | College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing undergraduate degrees
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Friday, May 16
School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited to the Pinning Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka.
Commencement Brunch – May 10 & 18
All who are celebrating Commencement Day are invited to attend brunch at the Student Union dining hall, at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn streets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Graduates will be honored guests of the University and will receive a complimentary ticket. Friends and family are welcome to attend for a fee of $7, which will be paid at the door. No reservations are necessary.
Commencement Receptions – May 10 & 18
Immediately following the commencement ceremony, receptions will be held to honor graduates and their families and friends on the lawn north of George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus. Rain location: Student Union lobby, the corner of Sixth and Dearborn.
Toast & Hooding Rehearsal for Ed.D. Degree Candidates – May 10
A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Clarice L. Osborne Chapel, 515 Sixth Street, before the School of Education Graduate Degree Ceremony.
Baccalaureate Ceremony – May 18
Graduates and their families and friends are invited to a Baccalaureate Ceremony 9:30 a.m. at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church at the corner of Eighth and Grove streets. Graduates and faculty will robe and march.
The University Bookstore, on the first floor of the Student Union, will be open as follows:
The Quayle Bible Collection, in the Collins Library building, 518 Eighth St., will be open as follows:
The Ivan L. Boyd Arboretum, on the Baldwin City campus, is graced by more than 110 species and varieties of trees, many of them planted by professor emeritus Ivan Boyd, who served as longtime professor and chair of the biology department. Walking Tour Map