Alumni Weekend | May 20 – 22

Alumni Weekend kicks off with the Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament Friday morning. That evening visit with your classmates during the Alumni Weekend Social, a casual gathering at the popular Johnny's Tavern in Overland Park. Learn more and register.registerRSVPSmall

Also that evening is the Golden Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Recognition Dinner, reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1966 or earlier—and  their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1966 and honor our Alumni Award recipients. Learn more and register.

Online Registration

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For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888.781.2586.

Friday, May 20

Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament

Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses, 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence

Hit the links with other Baker alums to show off your swing. Choose between two tee times: 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. All talent levels are welcomed, and this year’s tournament is anticipated to be our largest yet. Be sure to check out the silent auction in the Alvamar snack bar. All proceeds benefit Baker student-athletes.

Morning

  • 7 a.m. | Registration (limited to 120 golfers) and breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Four-person scramble

Afternoon

  • Lunch served before flight begins
  • 12:30 p.m. | Registration (limited to 140 golfers)
  • 1:30 p.m. | Four-person scramble

For more information, please contact Matt Windle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Online Registration

Cost

  • Early-Bird Special | $125 per golfer
  • After April 22 | $150 per golfer

Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, adidas 1/4-zip Climalite jacket, coffee, donuts, lunch and beverage tickets.

Baker Bookstore Open

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

5:30 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka

School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited.

Golden Alumni Reunion & Alumni Recognition Dinner | Class of 1966 & Earlier

Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, Kansas

This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1966 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1966. If you have already received your medallion, be sure to wear it to the dinner. We will also honor our Alumni Award recipients.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888.781.2586.

$40 per person | Register online by Friday, May 13

  • 5 p.m. | Medallion presentation to the Class of 1966 (Graduates of the class of 1966 and their guests are welcome.)
  • 6  p.m. | Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. | Dinner & Alumni Awards 
    • Honorary Alumni
    • Alumni Citation
    • Family of the Year
    • Education Wall of Honor

Alumni Weekend Social | All Alumni Invited

8 p.m. | Johnny's Tavern, 6765 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kansas

Enjoy a casual gathering featuring free appetizers and soft drinks while you and your classmates catch up on the good old days. Whether you're celebrating your 30th class reunion or your third, don't miss this opportunity to celebrate with other Baker alumni. Wear your orange Baker gear, encourage your classmates to join you, and please RSVP so we have an idea how many of you to expect.

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Saturday, May 21

Chapel Meet & Greet with the Rev. Kevin Hopkins

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel

Hosted by the Rev. Kevin Hopkins, Minister to the University

Campus Tours

9 – 10:30 a.m. | Long Student Center Lobby

Walking tours or vans available Reservations required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888.781.2586

Coffee & Conversation with President Murray

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Collins House

Hosted by Dr. Lynne Murray, Baker University President

Have you met Baker’s new president yet? Here’s your opportunity to meet Dr. Lynne Murray and ask her questions about your alma mater. What’s the outlook on private colleges? Who’s our biggest competition? How can alumni help Baker? To RSVP, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in Your Child Attending Baker?

10 a.m. – Noon | Denious Hall

Alumni are invited to visit with Kevin Kropf, Senior Director of Admissions, and our admissions staff about their children or grandchildren as prospective Baker students. Learn how to navigate the college search process. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 785.594.8325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Baker Bookstore Open

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Long Student Center

Alpha Delta Sigma Ceremony

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building

Hosted by Martha Harris, ’79 & MLA ’14, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Business & Economics

ADS alumni are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Martha Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alumni & Family Luncheon

Noon | Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall

All alumni and their families are invited to help us welcome new members to the Alumni Association. We are inviting seniors who will graduate the following day and their families to join us.

Lunch is FREE for graduating seniors. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-12, free for children 6 and under. Please RSVP by Friday, May 13.

  • Noon | Luncheon
  • 12:30 p.m. | Welcome Class of 2016, Announce Alumni Award and Pinnacle Award Winners

Reunion Class Photos

1:30 p.m. | Parmenter Hall Steps

Classes of 1941, '46, ’51, ’56, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, ’06, '11 and 2016

Quayle Bible Collection Open House

1 – 4 p.m. | Collins Library

Old Castle Museum Open House

1 – 5 p.m. | Old Castle Museum, 511 Fifth St., Baldwin City

Mulvanites Reunite: Math & Science Alumni Reunion
Baker Wetlands Discovery Center Open House

2 – 4:30 p.m. | Discovery Center, 1365 N. 1250 Road, Lawrence, Kansas

Hosted by Dr. Roger Boyd, ’69, Education Coordinator for the Baker Wetlands, Professor Emeritus; Dr. Scott Kimball, ’99, Assistant Professor of Biology; Dr. Erin Morris, Associate Professor of Biology; Jon Boyd, ’00, Director of Wetlands

Reunite with former faculty members Drs. Gary Giachino, Roger Boyd, Cal Cink and Gene Nelson as well as current faculty. All Baker alumni, families and guests are invited to join us as we celebrate our new Wetlands Discovery Center. There will be scavenger hunts and other fun things for your children to do. To RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Need a ride? Baker can help get you there and back; vans leave the Long Student Center parking lot at 1:45 p.m.

Band Alumni (1975-Present) Gathering

2 p.m. | Rice Auditorium Foyer

Hosted by Dr. Trilla Lyerla, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music & Theatre; Amy Piersol, Senior Director of Development

Come celebrate 40 years of successful band history with former BU band directors Dr. Marion Roberts, ’75-’85, Dr. Roger Kugler, ’85-’98, Professor Ray James, ’98-’14, and Dr. J.D. Parr, ’81-’16 and your fellow band classmates. Reminisce about the highlights of your band experiences — nationally and internationally. And while you’re here, help us celebrate the wonderful career of Dr. J.D. Parr, who is retiring after 35 years at Baker. To RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Planned Giving Seminar

2 – 3 p.m. | Alumni Center

Hosted by Ivan Huntoon, ’00, Director of Development, and Nancy Schmidt Roush and Dale Werts, '84, Lathrop & Gage

Our hosts will lead an entertaining discussion concerning estate planning, charitable giving and business succession planning. Topics to be addressed include powers of attorney, wills, beneficiaries, trusts, estate taxes, charitable gifts and recent changes in the law (for those of you who already have an estate plan in place). The discussion will deliver valuable information and provide a forum for you to ask those nagging questions about this key area of financial success. So bring your questions!

To RSVP,  email Ivan Huntoon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

50-Year Class Social

3 – 4:30 p.m. | The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City

Relive your Baker memories and enjoy free appetizers, coffee, soft drinks. Cash bar.

Athletic Alumni Reunion

3:30 – 5 p.m. | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center Lobby

Hosted by Theresa Yetmar, ’02 & MBA ’06, Director of Athletics; Phil Hannon, ’86, Assistant Director of Special Gifts

Catch up with teammates and coaches. Theresa Yetmar, Director of Athletics will recap the 2015-16 seasons and highlight what’s in store for the future of Baker Athletics. Snacks will be served. To RSVP, email Phil Hannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Phi Mu 100th Anniversary Celebration

3:30 p.m. | Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street, Baldwin City

Hosted by Connie Deel, ’79 & MLA ’98, 100th Anniversary Chair

  • 3:30 | Socializing, singing, wine and hors d’oeuvres
  • 6 p.m. | Group photo, steps of Parmenter Hall
  • 6:15 | Celebration dinner, Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall

RSVP to Connie Deel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Greek House Reunions (STAG)

5 p.m. | Meetings and Dinners

Alumni Social

6 – 11 p.m. | The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City

Sunday, May 22

Baccalaureate Worship Service

10:45 a.m. | Baldwin First United Methodist Church

Bookstore Open

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Long Student Center

Commencement Brunch

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall

Pay at the door: Adults $8.25, children 2-6 $4, children under 2 free.

Class of 1966 Prepares for Commencement March

Noon | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center

Gather at Collins Gym, Nettie Edens Room

Commencement Ceremony

1 p.m. | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center

Undergraduate degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education

Questions?

Contact the Alumni Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888.781.2586.