Family and Alumni Weekend

Thank you to all of the alumni, parents, family members and friends who celebrated the Family and Alumni Weekend with us. View photos from our 2014 festivities here. 

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

5 p.m., Welcome Center and Hawk Fest - Lower Bourke
Pickup your official Family and Alumni Weekend welcome packet and check out the music, inflatable games, and carnival games sponsored by Rockhurst University student organizations.

5 p.m., Reunion Family Picnic - Kinerk Commons
Alumni celebrating class reunions are invited to kick off their weekend with a family picnic on the Kinerk Commons. The picnic will feature a special birthday celebration for Sedgwick Hall turning 100 years old in 2014.

5 p.m., Women's Soccer vs. Wisconsin Parkside - Bourke Field
The Hawks women's soccer team takes on the Wisconsin Parkside Rangers.

7:30 p.m., Men's Soccer vs. Wisconsin Parkside - Bourke Field
Men's soccer takes on the Rangers under the lights of Bourke Field. The game will feature a special halftime ceremony honoring this year's alumni award winners and a special performance by the Spirit Squad.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014   

10 a.m., Hopkins Skip and Run 5K - Kinerk Commons
Lace up your running/walking shoes for a good cause! Proceeds from the annual 5K, sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Alpha soriority and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, support the Nelson Hopkins Jr. Scholarship Fund.

10:30 a.m., Engineering and Computer Science Exhibit - Massman Gallery
Stop by the Massman Gallery and see what Rockhurst science engineering and computer science student have been working on this year. There will be a gravity vehicle demonstration and contest, as well as a mini-computer that is able to turn lights on and off.

Noon, Alumni Awards Luncheon - Greenlease Library
The Rockhurst Alumni Association honors its outstanding alumni for their achievements and commitment to Rockhurst University. This year's award winners are:

James Owens, '72
Pasquale Trozzolo, '75
Betsy Vander Velde, '88
Patrick Wank, '05

Cost is $35 per person. Dress is business attire.

Noon, Nursing Alumni Luncheon and Seelos Center Simulation Lab Tour - Research College of Nursing
Alumni of the nursing program are invited to attend a special luncheon with their family and friends to celebrate the 30-year partnership between Research College of Nursing and Rockhurst University. Cost is $15 per person. Dress is casual (invitation only).

Noon, Men's Soccer Alumni Scrimmage - Bourke Field
Alumni members of the men's soccer program are invited to an alumni scrimmage with members of the junior varsity soccer team. Contact men's soccer assistant coach Giorgio Antongirolami at if you are interested in playing. All alumni and families are invited to watch the game.

2:30-4 p.m., Campus Tours
Led by Rockhurst University Student Ambassadors, meet at the belltower and enjoy a walk through our beautiful campus.

4 p.m., Mass - St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Come together with the Rockhurst community for Mass celebrated by the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, president.

5:30 p.m., Alumni Happy Hour - Massman Gallery
Enjoy some light snacks and beverages before leaving campus for dinner at your favorite Kansas City location. Due to impending weather forecast this event was moved from the Kinerk Commons to the Massman Gallery.

6:30 p.m., Rockhurst Soccer Banquet - Convocation Center
A celebration honoring the men's and women's soccer program on the 50-year anniversary of the men's program and 25-year anniversary of the women's. Dress is business casual. Evening includes plated dinner and program featuring soccer alumni and coaches.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children.

6:30 p.m., Reunion Class Parties - Various Kansas City Locations
Each class reunion will determine their own Saturday evening site (Classes of 2004 and 2009 will attend An Alumni Affair: Toast at the Roast). Locations will be announced as they are scheduled.

Class of 1974 - Mike's Tavern (5424 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110)
Class of 1994 - Charlie Hoopers Bar and Grill (12 W. 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113)
Class of 2004 & 2009 - Class party will be held at An Alumni Affair: A Toast at the Roast (see below).

7:30-11 p.m., An Alumni Affair: A Toast at the Roast - The Bean Hangar (1207 W. 27th St. Kansas City, MO 64108)
An evening of dancing, casino games, and delicious food and beverages with the Young Alumni Council. Dress is cocktail attire. Open to all young alumni and friends. Cost is $35 per person prior to Sept. 1.

8 p.m., Dueling Pianos featuring Tony B's Dueling Pianos - Lower Bourke Field
Dueling pianos entertainment for the whole family provided by Tony Bargona Productions.

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Noon, Women's Soccer vs. Lewis University - Bourke Field
See the women's team take on the Flyers.

 1 p.m., Volleyball vs. Indianapolis University - Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse
Catch the volleyball team in action against the Greyhounds.

2:30 p.m., Men's Soccer vs. Lewis University - Bourke Field
Cap off the weekend by watching the men's soccer team take on the Flyers.

Event details, times and locations are subject to change.

Contact Megan Gonzalez in the Office of Alumni Relations at 816-501-4574 or