Family and Alumni Weekend- POSTPONED Until 2021

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, September 27, 2020 (All day)
Various Campus Locations


In the interest of the health and safety of our students, alumni, families and friends, we have decided to not move forward as planned with Family & Alumni Weekend for September 24-27, 2020. Please continue to check back here as we continue to make plans. It is our hope to gather in September of 2021. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact alumni@rockhurst.edu or emma.rapp@rockhurst.edu if you have any questions. 

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. 

Bookstore hours: Check back in early August 2020 for bookstore hours for the weekend.

Weekend Schedule 

Thursday, September 24, 2020


4:00 pm - Class of 1970 (Golden Hawks) Happy Hour

Location: Brady's
Cost: Free Admission

Members of the class of 1970 will kick off Family & Alumni Weekend with happy hour!

5:30 pm - CHHS Speaker Series 

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

Please join us for the 6th Annual College of Health and Human Service (CHHS) Speaker Series presentation on September 19th at 5:30 pm in the Arrupe Auditorium.

Friday, September 25, 2020


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, 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. 

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Help us cheer on the women's soccer team!

5:00 pm - Legacy Family Reception

Location: Magis Activity Center
Cost: Free Admission (reserved for Legacy families)

Legacy families, join us for a reception to celebrate keeping the tradition alive and check out the new Magis Activity Center!

7:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs.

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Help us cheer on the men's soccer team!

Young Alumni Reunion: Classes of 2011-2020 - Immediately following festivities on campus.

Location: Charlie Hooper's
Cost: $5/person includes appetizers

Directly following the festivities on campus, the Young Alumni Council invites alumni from the class of 2011-2020 to join for a young alumni reunion and walk down memory lane!

 

Saturday, September 26, 2020


9:00 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. 

12:00 pm - Kansas City BBQ Tour

Location: Pickup on the 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 pack a cooler for the ride. 

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 - Golden Hawks Class of 1970 Dinner with the President

Location: Magis Activity Center
Cost: $35 per person

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

Various Times - Class Reunions (1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 & 2010) 

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 Dale K.

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

Join us for an evening of laughs and entertainment with Hypnotist Dale K.
 

Sunday, September 27, 2020


12:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. 

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

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

2:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs.

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 1970

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 2011-2020

Friday, Sept. 20
Time: Immediately following the festivities on campus. 
Location: TBD

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

Alumni of the 70s Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
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 1985: 35-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD


Class of 1990: 30-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

 

Class of 1995: 25-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

 

Class of 2000: 20-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

 

Class of 2005: 15-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

 

Class of 2010: 10-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

 

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 Sept. 5 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 3 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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