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. 30, 2016

  • 2 p.m., Ellen Spake Lectureship
    Arrupe Hall
  • 3 - 5 p.m., Physical Therapy Alumni Educational Sessions
    Arrupe Hall, Room 114 & 116
  • 5-8 p.m., Welcome packet pick-up
    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.
  • 5-8 p.m., RU Tailgate
    Hopkins Parking Lot - Swing by for tailgate festivities, including an inflatable challenge course, a beer garden for those ages 21+, and a special surprise from Charlie Hustle.
  • 5 p.m. Golden Hawks Society BBQ
    Arrupe Hall

  • 5 p.m., Women's soccer vs. Quincy University
    Bourke Field

  • 7:30 p.m., Men's soccer vs. Quincy University
    Bourke Field

  • 9:30 p.m., Fireworks display - immediately following the men's soccer game.
    Bourke Field

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

  • 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

  • 11 a.m. Golden Hawks, Class of 1966, Campus Tour
    Meet at Massman Hall Gallery

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

  • Noon, Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing Student-Parent Luncheon
    Research College of Nursing

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

  • 5:15 p.m., Golden Hawks, Class of 1966, Cocktail Hour and Dinner
    Greenlease Library

  • 5:30 p.m., Class Reunion for all classes from the 1970s
    All members of the 70s classes are invited to gather at the home of Marny Donnelly Sherman, ’75. Please visit


Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

  • Noon, Women's soccer vs. Truman State University
    Bourke Field.

  • 2:30 p.m., Men's soccer vs. Truman State University
    Bourke Field


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