A Rockhurst Graduation Tradition
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The Rockhurst Alumni Association is proud to host Hawk Walk 2016! All graduates, family members and friends are invited to join in on this annual graduation tradition.
The celebration begins immediately following commencement as you walk en masse from Municipal Auditorium to KC Live Block in Kansas City's famous Power & Light District.
All graduates, families and friends are invited to attend the Hawk Walk reception. Everyone will meet on 13th street (just outside of Municipal Auditorium) and process to the KC Live Block of the Power and Light District for their official welcome to the Rockhurst Alumni Association. The procession route for graduates will be as follows:
Process east on 13th Street
Turn right (south) on Baltimore St.
Turn left (east) at Truman Road North
Process east on Truman Road North to Walnut St.
Turn left (north) at Walnut and process into the KC Live Block
Route is approximately .5 miles. All graduates and guests are advised to be cautious of the Kansas City Streetcar construction on Main Street. Kansas City Police, Rockhurst Security and volunteers will be available to ensure guests cross Main Street safely. Please wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking.
Family and friends of graduates are invited to process on the parade route in the streets as well, walk down the sidewalks ahead of the parade route, or drive to the KC Live Block. Parking in garages near the KC Live Block may be available with additional costs.
Special transportation will be available for graduates and guests requiring assistance. A van will be available for pickup at the corner of 13th and Central and will transport passengers to the KC Live Block.
Once at the KC Live Block there will be a brief program featuring members of the Young Alumni Council and Fr. Curran, followed by the traditional tossing of the graduation caps. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Reception will end at 5 p.m.
Continue your celebration with dinner at one of the Power & Light District's many eateries. View a list of restaurants and make reservations here.
Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 816-501-4375.