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Family Weekend | Sept. 14 – 16, 2018

Family members of Baker students are invited to the Baldwin City campus, a place where lifelong connections begin. Visit for an afternoon or stay all weekend.

Weekend Highlights

  • Parade of Homes
  • Wildcat football vs. Culver-Stockton
  • Meals in the Dining Hall and snacks in the Daily Grind, both in the Long Student Center

Weekend Schedule

Check out what we have planned for you!

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Experience your student’s new community.

Accommodations in Baldwin City

If you have questions, contact Cassy Bailey or call 785.594.8431.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Daily Grind Open

Long Student Center, First Floor

The Daily Grind offers an assortment of Starbucks coffees and teas (both hot and cold), Island Oasis F.A.N.S. (Fresh All-Natural Smoothies), and an array of baked goods such as muffins, bagels, scones, and cookies. To-go options include prepackaged salads, sandwiches, and wraps and signature homemade pub-style chips.

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Baker Archives Open

Collins Library, Room 141

Discover Baker’s history! Look at our collection of photographs, yearbooks, and other items that document campus life over the last 160 years.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, First Floor

Browse your Baker Bookstore for your latest Baker gear, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, blankets, and so much more!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Art Exhibit

Holt-Russell Gallery

Check back for more info.

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch

Dining Hall, Long Student Center, First Floor

The Dining Hall provides an all-you-can-eat meal, including hot entrees and sides, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, potato bar, soup, desserts, and beverages. Cost is $9.25 at the door.

5 – 6 p.m. | Walking Tour of Baker University

Start at Old Castle Museum, 511 Fifth St.

Learn about Baker’s rich past and role in state and local history! Hosted by Sara DeCaro, university archivist and Old Castle Museum director, this guided tour starts at Old Castle Museum—the first college building in Kansas. Then we’ll make stops at the buildings on campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll conclude with a look inside Osborne Chapel, a church originally built in Sproxton, England, and dedicated on Baker’s campus by Margaret Thatcher. For more information contact sdecaro@bakerU.edu or 785.594.8380. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the museum complex. All ages welcome.

5 – 7 p.m. | Dinner

Dining Hall, Long Student Center

The Dining Hall provides an all-you-can-eat meal, including hot entrees and sides, pizza, gluten-free choices, grill, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, potato bar, soup, desserts, and beverages. Cost is $9.50 at door.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

8 a.m. – Noon | Baker Archives Open

Collins Library, Room 141

Discover Baker’s history! Look at our collection of photographs, yearbooks, and other items that document campus life over the last 160 years.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Art Exhibit

Holt-Russell Gallery

Check back for more info.

9 – 10:30 a.m. | BU Legacy Breakfast

Alumni Center

For more than 150 Years, Baker University has passed along a tradition of generations graduating from the Baldwin City campus.  Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and siblings of current students are closely intertwined with the Baker family tree.  If you have a student attending Baker this year and you or a member of your family attended Baker before them, you are invited to our Legacy Breakfast. Hosted by the Alumni Association, the free event at the Alumni Center (former Phi Mu house) on Eighth Street is a perfect occasion to catch up with your relatives as they share their Baker memories.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, First Floor

Browse the Baker Bookstore for your latest Baker gear, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, blankets, and much more.\

10 – 11 a.m. | Walking Tour of Baker University

Start at Old Castle Museum, 511 Fifth St.

Learn about Baker’s rich past and role in state and local history! Hosted by Sara DeCaro, university archivist and Old Castle Museum director, this guided tour starts at Old Castle Museum—the first college building in Kansas. Then we’ll make stops at the buildings on campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll conclude with a look inside Osborne Chapel, a church originally built in Sproxton, England, and dedicated on Baker’s campus by Margaret Thatcher. For more information contact sdecaro@bakerU.edu or 785.594.8380. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the museum complex. All ages welcome.

10:30 a.m. – 1:30  p.m. | Brunch

Dining Hall, Long Student Center

The Dining Hall provides an all-you-can-eat brunch including hot entrees and sides, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, desserts, and beverages. Door price is $9.25. Students may use their meal plan.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Phi Eta Sigma Initiation

Mabee 100

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the oldest and largest first-year honor society, rewards first-year collegiate scholarship. Family and friends are welcome to join the ceremony and celebration as we initiate new members.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Parade of Homes

Residence Halls & Apartments

Visit your student’s home away from home . . . and their friends’ too!

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Family Tailgate

Liston Stadium

Come join fellow Wildcats for a Family Day tailgate at Liston Stadium. Family and friends are welcome to join this fun-filled tailgate brought to you by Student Senate, Student Activities Council, Baker Serves, Mungano, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drink will be provided free of charge.

1 p.m. | Football vs. Culver-Stockton

Liston Stadium

The nationally ranked Wildcat football team will host Heart of America Athletic Conference rival Culver-Stockton at historic Liston Stadium. Ticket prices: Adults $10, college students with ID $5, military (with valid military ID) $5, senior citizens (62 and older with ID) $5, children under 18 FREE, Baker students, faculty, staff with ID FREE.

Baker defeated Culver-Stockton 67-7, last season.

1 – 4 p.m. | Quayle Bible Collection Tours

 Collins Library

Beyond a Text: The Life of Scripture Outside of the Words. Since its conception, the Bible has been more than a mere book. However, the majority of readers believe the words and their meanings are what make the text special. The average reader may not consider the paper on which the Bible is printed, the shape of the letters, or even the language in which the text is written. The 2018-2019 exhibit of the Quayle Bible Collection will showcase the intricacies of the written word and its ornamentations that make the production of the Bible a special work.

1 – 4 p.m. | Old Castle Museum Open

511 Fifth Street

Old Castle Museum has an eclectic collection of artifacts that includes historical items from Baker and prestatehood Kansas.

4 – 6 p.m. | Dinner

Dining Hall, Long Student Center

The Dining Hall provides an all-you-can-eat meal including hot entrees and sides, pizza, gluten-free choices, grill, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, potato bar, soup, desserts, and beverages. Cost is $9.50 at door.

4 – 8 p.m. | The Daily Grind Open

Long Student Center

The Daily Grind offers an assortment of Starbucks coffees and teas, both hot and cold, Island Oasis F.A.N.S. (fresh all-natural smoothies), and an array of baked goods such as muffins, bagels, scones, and cookies. To-go options include prepackaged salads, sandwiches, wraps, and our signature homemade pub-style chips.

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Art Exhibit

Holt-Russell Gallery

Check back for more info.

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Brunch

Dining Hall, Long Student Center

The Dining Hall provides an all-you-can-eat brunch including hot entrees and sides, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, desserts, and beverages. Door price is $9.25. Students may use their meal plan account.

1 – 4 p.m. | Quayle Bible Collection Tours

Collins Library

Beyond a Text: The Life of Scripture Outside of the Words. Since its conception, the Bible has been more than a mere book. However, the majority of readers believe the words and their meanings are what make the text special. The average reader may not consider the paper on which the Bible is printed, the shape of the letters, or even the language in which the text is written. The 2018-2019 exhibit of the Quayle Bible Collection will showcase the intricacies of the written word and its ornamentations that make the production of the Bible a special work.

1 – 4 p.m. | Old Castle Museum Open

511 Fifth Street

Old Castle Museum has an eclectic collection of artifacts that includes historical items from Baker and prestatehood Kansas.

4 – 6 p.m. | Dinner

Dining Hall, Long Student Center

The Dining Hall provides an all-you-can-eat meal including hot entrees and sides, pizza, gluten-free choices, grill, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, potato bar, soup, desserts, and beverages. Cost is $9.50 at door.

CONTACT US

Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
785.594.8431
fax: 785.594.4568
cassy.bailey@bakerU.edu
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065

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