Family and Alumni Weekend

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Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day)
Various Campus Locations


Mark your calendar for Family & Alumni Weekend 2019! Check out the weekend schedule below. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Questions? We are happy to help!
Alumni & Friends - contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rockhurst.edu
Families - contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@rockhurst.edu  

Be sure to download the Guidebook app for more information about the weekend. See instructions below on how to do so. 

Weekend Schedule 

Thursday, September 19, 2019


4:00 pm - Class of 1969 (Golden Hawks) Happy Hour

Location: Brady's
Cost: Free Admission

Members of the class of 1969 will kick off Family & Alumni Weekend with happy hour!

5:30 pm - CHHS Speaker Series - "Innovative Leadership in Community-based Practice"

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

Please join us for the 5th Annual College of Health and Human Service (CHHS) Speaker Series presentation on September 19th at 5:30 pm in the Arrupe Auditorium. Speaker – Sarah Mai, MOT, OTR/L – will be presenting a talk entitled “Innovative Leadership in Community-based Practice.”

Friday, September 20, 2019


 

1:00 pm - Research College of Nursing White Coat Ceremony

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

Join us for the Research College of Nursing White Coat Ceremony. This event is only open to all junior nursing students and their families.

4:00- 6:00 pm - Tours of The MAC (Magis Activity Center) 

Location: Magis Activity Center
Cost: Free Admission

Check out our newest building on campus before the festivities begin! No registration required, just head to the new building (between the baseball and soccer fields) where Rockhurst staff will be to give you a tour. Tours will be given every half hour between 4:00-6:00 pm. 

5:00 - 9:00 pm - Tailgate & Family Fun

Location: Convocation Center Parking Lot
Cost: Free Admission

We will have fun for the whole family at our carnival-style tailgate! It includes face painting, games, obstacle course, a beer garden, dinner and Betty Rae's Ice Cream Truck!

5:00 - 9:00 pm - Family & Alumni Beer Garden

Location: Massman Patio
Cost: Free Admission

5:00 pm - Golden Hawks Society Cocktail Hour and BBQ

Location: Arrupe Hall
Cost: $25 per person

Enjoy Friday evening on campus with your classmates and friends. A buffet of delicious Kansas City barbecue will be served. Pre-1967 Golden Hawks are invited too. 

5:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Truman State

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Help us cheer on the women's soccer team as they take on the Bulldogs!

7:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Truman State

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Help us cheer on the men's soccer team as they take on the Bulldogs! 

9:30 pm - Fireworks Show

Location: RU Baseball Field
Cost: Free Admission

Stick around for a fireworks show to end the night!

Young Alumni Reunion: Classes of 2010-2019 - Immediately following the fireworks show

Location: Brady's
Cost: $5/person includes appetizers

Directly following the festivities on campus, the Young Alumni Council invites alumni from the class of 2010-2019 to join for a young alumni reunion and walk down memory lane!

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019


10:00 am - Hopkins Skip and Run 5K

Location: Kinerk Commons
Cost: $15 per person

Rockhurst University Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority host the Hopkins 5K to benefit Nelson Hopkins, Jr. Scholarship Fund.

11:00 am-1:00 pm - Tours of The MAC (Magis Activity Center)

Location: Magis Activity Center
Cost: Free Admission

Check out our newest building on campus following the Hopkins Skip and Run 5K. No registration required, just head to the new building (between the baseball and soccer fields) where Rockhurst staff will be to give you a tour. Tours will be given every half hour between 11:00 am-1:00 pm. 

11:00 am - Golden Hawks Tours

Location: Massman - Einstein Bros. Bagels
Cost: Free Admission

See what is new on campus with a tour of your old stomping grounds.

12:00 pm - Research College of Nursing Alumni Luncheon

Location: Research College of Nursing
Cost: Free Admission

Note: To view the full schedule of activities for nursing alumni, please visit this link

Reserved for alumni of Research College of Nursing. 

12:00 pm - Kansas City BBQ Tour

Location: Pickup on bus at Rockhurst University
Cost: $25 per person

Hop on a bus at Rockhurst that will take you to Arthur Bryant's and Gates Barbecue for some delicious food. A tour of Kansas City will be included as well! Food at each stop is included in your ticket price. Feel free to a pack a cooler for the ride. 

2:00 pm - Fraternity & Sorority Life (Greek Life) Reunion 

Location: Arrupe Circle Drive
Cost: $10 per person

Enjoy the afternoon with fellow fraternity & sorority alumni as well as current members! 

4:00 pm - Mass

Location: St. Francis Xavier
Cost: Free Admission

Join the university community for Mass celebrated by Rockhurst president, the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J.

5:00 pm - Legacy Family Reception

Location: Arrupe Lobby
Cost: Free Admission - Only open to Legacy Families

Current Rockhurst legacy students and their families are invited to join us for a reception following Mass to celebrate continuing the Rockhurst tradition from generation to generation! 

5:00 pm - Golden Hawks Class of 1969 Dinner with the President

Location: Greenlease Library
Cost: $35 per person

Enjoy an evening together as a class with a cocktail hour and dinner in Greenlease Library.

Various Times - Class Reunions (1964, 1989, 1994, 2004 & 2009) 

Location: Various Locations in Kansas City
Cost: Varies

Celebrate your class milestone with a class reunion! Check back for more information about your class reunion!

6:00 pm - Alumni of the '70s Party

Location: Hosted at the home of Marney Donnelly Sherman '75
Cost: $30 per person

Join fellow Rockhurst alumni for a reunion celebration of all classes from 1969-1980.

8:00 pm - SAB Presents: Hypnotist Chris Jones

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

Join us for an evening of laughs and entertainment with former performer on American's Got Talent, Hypnotist Chris Jones. 
 

Sunday, September 22, 2019


12:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Quincy University

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Join us to cheer on the women's soccer team!

2:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Quincy University

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Join us to cheer on the men's soccer team!

Questions? We are happy to help!
Alumni & Friends - contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rockhurst.edu
Families - contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@rockhurst.edu  

Reunions

Celebrate your class milestone with a class reunion!

Check below for information about your specific class reunion and click HERE to see who has already registered!


Golden Hawks Class of 1969

Enjoy Friday evening on campus with your classmates and friends. You’ll come back to campus Saturday for a tour of your old stomping grounds and in then enjoy dinner with the President.

View a detailed list of events for your weekend of celebration!

 

Young Alumni Reunion: Classes of 2010-2019

Friday, Sept. 20
Time: Immediately following the festivities on campus. 
Location: Brady's

Cost: $5/person (includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar)

 

Class of 1964: 55-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Location: Indian Hills Country Club

Cost: $43/person (includes food and drinks) 

Check out the Class of 1964 page for more details. 

 

Alumni of the 70s Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The home of Marny Donnelly Sherman, '75.

Cost: $30/person (includes heavy appetizers and drinks)

Check out the Alumni of the 70s page for more details.


Class of 1989: 30-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Levee Bar and Grill 

Cost: $15/person (includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar)

 


Class of 1994: 25-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Well

Cost: $15/person (includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar)

 

Class of 2004: 15-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Charlie Hooper's

Cost: $15/person (includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar)

 

Class of 2009: 10-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Well

Cost: $15/person (includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar)

Questions? We are happy to answer them! Reach out to alumni@rockhurst.edu.

Registration

 

Register Here

 

Questions? We are happy to help!
Alumni & Friends - contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rockhurst.edu
Families - contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@rockhurst.edu  

Lodging

Rockhurst has special room rates at nearby hotels just for Family & Alumni Weekend!


Embassy Suites on the Plaza

220 W 43rd St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Reserve your room online with group code: ROC
Call (816) 756-1720 to make your reservation. Make sure to mention Rockhurst Family & Alumni Weekend.
*Must book room by August  21 to get the Rockhurst rate*

Courtyard Marriott Kansas City Country Club Plaza

4600 JC Nichols Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
Reserve your room online 
Call (816) 285-9755 to make your reservation. Make sure to mention Rockhurst Family & Alumni Weekend.
*Must book room by August  30 to get the Rockhurst rate*

Hampton Inn & Suites on the Plaza

4600 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64112
Reserve your room online 
Call (816) 448-4600 to make your reservation. Make sure to mention Rockhurst Family & Alumni Weekend.
*Must book room by September 6 to get the Rockhurst rate*

Questions? We are happy to help!
Alumni & Friends - contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rockhurst.edu
Families - contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@rockhurst.edu  

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