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 2015 Commencement Dates

Saturday, May 9, 1 p.m. | School of Professional and Graduate Studies undergraduate degrees

Saturday, May 9, 4 p.m. | School of Education, School of Professional and Graduate Studies graduate degrees

Sunday, May 17, 1 p.m. | College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing undergraduate degrees

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Friday, May 15

School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited to the Pinning Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka.

Commencement Brunch – May 9 & 17

All who are celebrating Commencement Day are invited to attend brunch at the Long Student Center 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 $8, which will be paid at the door. No reservations are necessary.

Commencement Receptions – May 9 & 17

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: Long Student Center lobby, the corner of Sixth and Dearborn.

Toast & Hooding Rehearsal for Ed.D. Degree Candidates – May 9

A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 3 p.m. in the Holt-Russell Gallery upstairs in Parmenter Hall before the School of Education Graduate Degree Ceremony.

Baccalaureate Ceremony – May 17

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.

Campus Attractions

The University Bookstore, on the first floor of the Long Student Center, will be open as follows:

  • Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Quayle Bible Collection, in the Collins Library building, 518 Eighth St., will be open as follows:

  • Saturday, May 9, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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. pdfWalking Tour Map