Students posing in caps and gowns

For Families and Parents

The Wildcat family is here to support yours


Welcome to the Baker family

Support Your Wildcat

First of all, congratulations! We are so happy to welcome you and your family into our own.

Here is a page designed to make your time as a Wildcat family as easy as possible. Keep up to date on the happenings on campus, send your student a personalized birthday cake when you can’t be around, and learn all there is to know about Baker University.

Services & Resources

Baker Outreach Network

If you have a concern about your student that you would like to make us aware of or seek help with, let us know by submitting the form below to the Baker Outreach Network, which consists of Student Academic Success, Academic Advising, the Registrar, and the Dean of Student offices. All information will remain private and is recorded in an access-restricted reporting system. You will be contacted with an update.

Contact BON


Lodging & Accommodations

If you’re visiting Baldwin City and looking for a place to stay, we can help. Here are a few nearby options:

The Lodge

502 Ames
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Three Sisters Inn

1035 Ames
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence

3411 SW Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence

Days Inn Lawrence

3411 SW Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence

Econo Lodge University 

2222 W. Sixth St.
Lawrence, KS 66049
Fax: 785.842.9668
Econo Lodge University

Comfort Inn & Suites Lawrence

151 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS, 66044
Fax: 785.840.0757
Comfort Inn & Suites Lawrence

The Eldridge

701 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044
Fax: 785.749.4512

The Oread

1200 Oread Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Econo Lodge Ottawa

2331 S. Cedar
Ottawa, KS 66067
Fax: 785.242.1796
Econo Lodge Ottawa

Comfort Inn Ottawa

2335 Oak Street
Ottawa, KS, 66067
Fax: 785.242.7146
Comfort Inn Ottawa

Directions to Campus | Baldwin City  

From Kansas City

Take I-35 south to the Gardner exit (Exit 210). Follow US-56 to Baldwin City (about 15 miles).

Campus Map

From Wichita

Take I-35 to the US highway 59 N exit (exit 188) toward Lawrence. Merge onto  highway 59 N, and proceed north to the junction of 59 and highway 56 (about 10 miles). Go east on 56 to Baldwin City (about 5 miles).

From Lawrence

Take highway 59 south to the junction of highways 59 and 56 (about 10 miles). Go east on 56 to Baldwin City (about 5 miles).

How to Mail a Package

University Address
Baker University
615 Dearborn Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Address for Students
Baker University
Student Name
615 Dearborn St., Lower Level
Baldwin City KS 66006

Osborn Memorial Chapel

Making the Transition

Choosing to attend college is a big decision, one that some students do not always make for themselves. For many, attending college is just the next logical step because they were already expected to attend. For others the decision is more life changing, especially if they are the first in their family to attend college or have had to sacrifice greatly to get here.

A third group of students are not the traditional freshman or even of college age because they went a different direction after high school and are now making the choice to complete their degrees.

No matter the category students identify as theirs, the transitions ahead cannot be overlooked. They play a huge role in their future successes.

Supporting Your Student Through Typical Transition Issues

Milestones Throughout the Year

Differences Between High School and College

High School vs. College

Differences Between Community College & Comprehensive University

Community College vs. Comprehensive University

Advice for Common Personal Issues

Advice for Issues with a Professor

Advice for Discouragement Issues

Advice for Money Issues