Class of 1970 and 1971 Golden Hawk Reunion

People posing for photo
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 9:00pm

Class of 1970 and 1971, mark your calendars and make plans to join your classmates back in Kansas City at Rockhurst University for a memorable, fun-filled weekend. Official reunion events begin Thursday evening and run through Saturday evening. In between campus events there will be plenty of opportunities for you to check out some of Kansas City's best attractions!

Schedule of Reunion Events (subject to change)

Thursday, Sept. 16 - Class of 1970 and 1971 Happy Hour - Gaels Public House (formerly Mike's Tavern) 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Kick off the weekend at a class happy hour! It is no longer Mike's Tavern, but Gaels will still provide a great space for you to gather with your classmates. Light appetizers will be provided. Following the happy hour, guests are invited to make their own dinner plans.

Friday, Sept. 17 - Golden Hawks Society BBQ (Magis Activity Center, Rockhurst University) 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
Join your classmates and Golden Hawks from previous years for cocktail hour and delicious barbecue dinner. All members of the Class of 1970 will have the opportunity to be a part of the official class reunion photo. Dress is business casual. Cost to attend is $25 per person and includes all food and beverage.

Stick around after dinner and see the Hawk's mens soccer game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. All members of the class are invited to enjoy the game from the alumni beer garden adjacent to the soccer field.

Saturday, Sept. 18 - Campus & Sedwick Tours and Lunch (meet in Massman Hal) 11 a.m.
See all the exciting changes and additions to campus over the last 50 years on a guided tour from a Rockhurst University student ambassador. Students will answer all your questions about current student life and their experience on campus. Bring your walking shoes, the tour lasts between 60-90 minutes. Lunch will be provided following the tour. 

Saturday, Sept. 18 - Family and Alumni Weekend University Mass (St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church) 4 p.m.
Join the Rockhurst University community for a Mass celebrated by Rockhurst University President, the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J. Tell the ushers you are with the Class of 1970 and 1971 and they will guide you to your reserved seats.

Saturday, Sept. 18 - Class of 1970 and 1971 Dinner with the President (Greenlease Library) 5 p.m.
Following Mass come over to Greenlease Library for cocktail hour and dinner for your final evening on campus. Prior to dinner being served, Fr. Tom Curran will provide a university update and answer questions from the audience. Dress attire for the evening is business casual. Cost is $35 per person and includes all food and drink.

Saturday, Sept. 18 - Alumni of the 70's Reunion (hosted at the home of Marny Donnelly Sherman, '75) 7 p.m.
Join alumni from the entire decade for an evening of fun! Golden Hawks are invited to make their way to Marny's home after the completion of dinner. If you haven't attended this annual tradition in the past, now is the perfect opportunity! 

Alumni Profile

Completed alumni profile forms are requested to be returned back to the alumni office by Monday, July 15. All class members who complete a form will receive a copy of the profile. The form can be downloaded, printed, and mailed.

Hotel Arrangements
Coming in from out of town? There are blocks of rooms available for members of class. Just ask for the "Rockhurst University Golden Hawks Reunion" room block. Hotel options are both near the Country Club Plaza. Room rates are offered through August 20. 

The Raphael on the Country Club Plaza 
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
Reservations: 816-756-3800

Hampton Inn and Suites, Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Reservations: 816-448-4600


If you have questions please contact Riley O'Dell, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at 816-501-4389 or