Family and Alumni Weekend

Spend the weekend with friends, cheer on the Hawks soccer teams and reconnect with RU. There's something fun for everyone in the family!

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

2 p.m., Physical therapy alumni program, Ellen Spake Lectureship
Arrupe Hall, room 114

Alumni of the physical therapy program are invited to a special lecture from Ellen Spake, Ph.D., assistant to the president - Mission and Ministry.

$35 - Non-Alumni
$25 - Alumni
Free - Current Students

5-8 p.m., Welcome packet pick-up
Welcome Center, Rock Room, Massman Hall

All guests are encouraged to stop by the Rock Room to check-in and pick-up your Family and Alumni Weekend packet.

Tickets to the Kansas City Royals game on Saturday, Sept. 26, can also be picked up at this location.

5-9 p.m., Rockhurst Soccer Tailgate
Convocation Center parking lot

Cheer on the Hawks soccer teams while you enjoy food, beverages. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for guests over the age of 21. There will also be appearances by Kansas City celebrities Blue from Sporting Kansas City, and the KC Wolf! Don't miss them.

Food buffet provided compliments of the Student Activity Board

Admission to both the men's and women's soccer games is free.


5 p.m., Women's soccer vs. Southern Indiana
Bourke Field

7:30 p.m., Men's soccer vs. Southern Indiana
Bourke Field

9:30 p.m., Fireworks display
Bourke Field

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

10 a.m., Hopkins Skip and Run 5K
Start Line located next to Kinerk Commons

Lace up your running shoes for the annual Hopkins Skip and Run 5K sponsored by the women of Alpha Sigma Alpha and men of Pi Kappa Alpha. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Medals awarded to the top finishers.

Race registration can be completed with other Family and Alumni Weekend registration. Cost is $15 per person.

More information can be found at

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hawk Fest
Lower Bourke Field

Stick around after the Hopkins 5K for the Hawk Fest finish line festival on Lower Bourke. Food, beverages, music, and games will be offered. Family and friends of runners are invited to attend.

Admission is free of charge.

11 a.m., Engineering and computing competition
Massman Gallery

Noon, Alumni Awards luncheon
Greenlease Gallery

The Rockhurst University Alumni Association's annual award luncheon honoring the outstanding professional achievements, community service, and service to the University of its alumni.

Tickets are $35 per person.

2:30-4 p.m., Campus Tours
Massman Gallery

Let an RU Student Ambassador take you on a tour of campus, including the brand new Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall. Bring your walking shoes.

4 p.m, Mass celebrated by The Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J., president
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

5 p.m., Class of 1995 Reception
Massman Gallery

All members of the Class of 1995 are invited to walk over to Massman Hall following Mass for a happy hour reception. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Tickets are $10 per person.

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 1970 Class Reunion Party
Greenlease Library

Members of the Class of 1970 will celebrate their 45 year reunion with a private cocktail hour and dinner in Greenlease Library.

Tickets are $25 per person.

6:10 p.m., Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians
Kauffman Stadium

Rockhurst University has sold out of tickets for this game.Tickets can still be purchased at

Tickets from Rockhurst University can be picked up at the Family and Alumni Weekend registration table on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. in the Rock Room located in Massman Hall.

If you are not able to pickup your tickets then, please contact the alumni office prior to September 21 at 816-501-4375 or

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., 1995 Class Reunion Party
The Levee
(16 West 43rd St., Kansas City, MO)

Following the reception on campus, the Class of 1995 will continue their 20 year reunion celebration at the Levee. There will be a private event space with a cash bar. Cover charge is waived for all class members.

There is no charge for registration. Attendees will be responsible for the cost of their own food and beverage.

7-11 p.m., An Alumni Affair: A Toast at the Roast
The Bean Hangar at the Roasterie (1207 W. 27th St., Kansas City, MO)

The Young Alumni Council's signature Family and Alumni Weekend event. There will be lots of fun, music, dancing, and casino games. Food and beverages will be offered as well. Cocktail attire is suggested.

This event will serve as the official class party for the Class of 2005 and 2010 reunions.

Cost is $35 per person for tickets purchased prior to Sept. 1. $40 for tickets purchased after Sept. 1.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015  

Noon, Women's soccer vs. Bellarmine University
Bourke Field

2:30 p.m., Men's soccer vs. Bellarmine University
Bourke Field

Event details, times and locations are subject to change. 

View photos from our 2014 festivities here.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 816-501-4025 or