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 2013 Commencement Dates
Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m. | School of Professional and Graduate Studies undergraduate degrees (AAB, BBA, BBIS, BBL, BSM)
Saturday, May 11, 4:30 p.m. | School of Education, School of Professional and Graduate Studies graduate degrees (MAED, MASL, MSSE, MSSL, MST, Ed.D., MBA, MSM, MLA, CMDR)
Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m. | College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing undergraduate degrees
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Friday, May 17
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 11 & 19
All who are celebrating Commencement Day are invited to attend brunch at the Harter 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 11 & 19
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: Harter Union Lobby, the corner of Sixth and Dearborn.
Toast & Hooding Rehearsal for Ed.D. Degree Candidates – May 11
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 19
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 Harter 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