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  

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 - "Creating a purposeful path to a meaningful, productive adulthood for individuals with Down Syndrome"

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

The College of Health and Human Services invites the Rockhurst Community to attend the annual Speaker Series. Sarah Mai, OTR/L, Director of Family Services for the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, will discuss the design and launch of a community-based therapy program for those living with Down Syndrome.
 

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.

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, photobooth, 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: TBD
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 - 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

Reserved for alumni of Research College of Nursing. 

2:00 pm- Fraternity & Sorority Reunion

Location: Arrupe Circle Drive
Cost: $10

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 cocktail hour and dinner in Greenlease Library.

Various Times - Class Reunions (1964,1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 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 as Hypnotist Chris Jones takes the stage!
 

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!

We are still in need of committee members for the following reunions: 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004. If interested, reach out to Riley O'Dell at riley.odell@rockhurst.edu


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
Immediately following the festivities on campus. 
Location: TBD

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

 

Class of 1964: 55-Year Reunion

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

Cost to attend is $50/person which includes food and drinks. 

 

Alumni of the 70s Reunion

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

Cost to attend is $30 which includes heavy appetizers and drinks.

Check back for online registration early July! In the meantime, check out the Alumni of the 70s page for more details!


Class of 1984: 35-Year Reunion

Check back for more details and registration in July! 


Class of 1989: 30-Year Reunion

Check back for more details and registration in July! 


Class of 1994: 25-Year Reunion

Check back for more details and registration in July! 


Class of 1999: 20-Year Reunion

Check back for more details and registration in July! 

Class of 2004: 15-Year Reunion

Check back for more details and registration in July! 

Class of 2009: 10-Year Reunion

Check back for more details and registration in July! 

 

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*

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