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.
524 6th St
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Watch Commencement Livestream
Saturday, May 14, 2016 | Commencement Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. | Undergraduate Degrees
School of Professional & Graduate Studies View Livestream
1:30 p.m. | Graduate Degrees
School of Professional & Graduate Studies, School of Education View Livestream
Sunday, May 22, 2016 | Commencement Ceremony
1 p.m. | Undergraduate Degrees
College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing View Livestream
May 2016 Commencement Dates
Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. | School of Professional and Graduate Studies undergraduate degrees
Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. | School of Education, School of Professional and Graduate Studies graduate degrees
Sunday, May 22, 1 p.m. | College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing undergraduate degrees
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony | Friday, May 20
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 14 & 22
All who are celebrating commencement day are invited to attend brunch at the Susanne Teel Dining Hall in the Long Student Center, 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 ticket.
Friends and family are welcome to attend for a fee, which will be paid at the door. Adults: $8.25, Children 2-6: $4, Children under 2: free. No reservations are necessary.
Commencement Reception | May 22
Immediately following the May 22 commencement ceremony, a reception 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 14
A celebratory toast and hooding rehearsal will be held at 12:45 p.m. in the Holt-Russell Gallery upstairs in Parmenter Hall before the School of Education Graduate Degree Ceremony.
Baccalaureate Worship Service | May 22
The Rev. Kevin Hopkins, University Minister, will hold a brief worship service for graduates and their families at 10:45 a.m. at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church at the corner of Eighth and Grove streets. Warren Swenson, ’13, who is a seminary student at Sewanee: the University of the South, will provide the baccalaureate address. Graduates and faculty will robe and march.
Information for Graduates
Announcements & Class Rings
All graduates may order announcements and class rings from Herff Jones.
Cap & Gown
Graduates and degree candidates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must place their cap and gown order online from Herff Jones.
The following deadlines apply:
- May commencement: March 15
- December commencement: October 15
- After these deadlines, please contact the Baker bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785.594.8315 for cap and gown availability.
If family members take personal photographs, they should avoid disrupting the flow of graduates as they return to their seats after receiving their diploma covers and should take care to not obscure the view of audience members and other commencement guests.
Seating for guests in wheelchairs or for whom walking is difficult is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, May 14
10:30 a.m. | Undergraduate degrees (School of Professional & Graduate Studies)
1:30 p.m. | Graduate degrees (School of Professional & Graduate Studies, School of Education)
Sunday, May 22 | 1 p.m.
Undergraduate degrees (College of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education)
University Bookstore, on the first floor of the Long Student Center
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Quayle Bible Collection, in the Collins Library building, 518 Eighth St.
Saturday May 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 9 a.m. to noon
Old Castle Museum, 511 Fifth St.
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Baldwin City, KS 66006