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.
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
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.
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.
December 2013 Commencement Dates
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony | Dec. 13
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 | Dec. 14 & 15
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 1 p.m. Graduates will be honored guests of the University and will receive a complimentary meal. 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 | Dec. 14 & 15
Receptions will be held to honor graduates, their families and friends at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union on the Baldwin City campus, at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn.
Toast & Hooding Rehearsal for Ed.D. Degree Candidates | Dec. 14
A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 3 p.m. in the lower level of the Clarice L. Osborne Chapel, 515 Sixth Street, before the School of Education Graduate Degree Ceremony.
Worship Service | Dec. 15
The Reverend Dr. Ira DeSpain, University Minister, will hold a brief worship service for graduates and their families at 9:30 a.m.at the Clarice L. Osborne Chapel, 515 Sixth Street. Graduates and faculty will not robe or march for this service.
The University Bookstore, first floor of the Student Union
The Quayle Bible Collection, in the Collins Library building, 518 Eighth St.