Family and Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 23, 2018 (All day)
Various Campus Locations
Rockhurst Students and RU Sign at Family and Alumni Weekend


Mark your calendar for Family & Alumni Weekend 2018! Take a look at the schedule below to see what we have planned for the weekend!

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 20


4:00 pm - Class of 1968 Happy Hour

Location: Brady's
Cost: Free Admission

Members of the class of 1968 will kick off Family & Alumni Weekend with happy hour!

5:30 pm - CHHS Speaker Series - "Interprofessional Care: Joining Forces to Combat Concussions"

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

The College of Health and Human Services invites the Rockhurst community to attend the annual Speaker Series where an interdisciplinary faculty panel will discuss the causes and treatment of concussions. Two breakout sessions will follow, one focusing on medical diagnosis of concussions and another for educators on how to care for elementary students with concussions.
 

Friday, September 21


12:00 pm - Class of 1958 Luncheon & Tours

Location: Massman 250
Cost: $15 per person

Join the class of 1958 for a walk down memory lane!

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 - Carnival & 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: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

Stick around for a fireworks show to end the night!

Young Alumni Reunion: Classes of 2009-2018 - Immediately following the fireworks show

Location: Charlie Hoopers
Cost: $5/person includes appetizers

Directly following the festivities on campus, the Young Alumni Council invites alumni from the class of 2008-2018 to join for a young alumni reunion and walk down memory lane at Charlie Hooper's!

 

Saturday, September 22


8:30 am - Legacy Family Breakfast

Location: Massman 250 
Cost: Free Admission - Only open to Legacy Families

Current Rockhurst legacy students and their families are invited to join us for a breakfast to kick off the second day of Family and Alumni Weekend!

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 - Alumni Awards Luncheon

Location: Greenlease Library
Cost: $40/individual ticket or $320/table of 8

The Rockhurst University honors accomplished alumni with awards each year which include the St. Ignatius Award, the Xavier Medal of Honor and the Faber Young Alumni Award.

12:00 pm - Research College of Nursing Freshman Student & Parent Luncheon

Location: Research College of Nursing
Cost: $10 per person, no cost for current students

Reserved for freshman Research College of Nursing students as well as their parents and siblings.

3:00 pm - Volleyball vs. William Jewell

Location: Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse
Cost: Free Admission

Cheer on our volleyball team as they take on the Cardinals!

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 1968 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 (1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008) 
We are still in need of committee members for the classes of 1983, 1988 & 1998.

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: Comedian Jessi Campbell

Location: Arrupe Auditorium
Cost: Free Admission

Join us for an evening of laughs as Last Comic Standing comedian, Jessi Campbell, takes the stage!
 

Sunday, September 23


12:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs UMSL

Location: Bourke Field
Cost: Free Admission

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

2:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs UMSL

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!

Don’t see your class? We are still looking for committee members for the classes of 1983 & 1998. If you are interested in being on your class committee reach out to molly.sova@rockhurst.edu.

Class of 1958 Luncheon & Tours

Friday, Sept. 21
Noon
Rockhurst University – Massman 250

Join the class of 1958 for a walk down memory lane!
 


Golden Hawks Class of 1968

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 2009-2018

Friday, Sept. 21
Immediately following the festitivites on campus. 
Charlie Hooper’s
12 W 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64113

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

 

Alumni of the 70s Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 22
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 1988: 30-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 22
6 p.m.
The Well - The VIP Room
7421 Broadway St.
Kansas City, MO 64114

Cost: $15/person (includeds heavy appetizers)

Reserved only for members of the Class of 1988 and guests.


Class of 1993: 25-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 22
6:30 p.m.
The Levee - The Back Room
16 W 43rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Cost: $20/person (includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar)

Reserved only for members of the Class of 1993 and guests.

 


Class of 2003: 15-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 22
6:30 p.m.
Charlie Hooper’s
12 W 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64113

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

Reserved only for members of the Class of 2003 and guests.

 


Class of 2008: 10-Year Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 22
5:30 p.m.
The Levee – The West Room
16 W 43rd St
Kansas City, MO 64111

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

Reserved only for members of the Class of 2008 and guests.

 

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 just for Family & Alumni Weekend!


Courtyard 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 Aug. 31st to get the Rockhurst rate*


Embassy Suites on the Plaza

220 W 43rd St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Reserve your room online
Call (816) 756-1720 to make your reservation. Make sure to mention Rockhurst Family & Alumni Weekend.
*Must book room by Sept. 2 to get the Rockhurst rate*


Hampton Inn & Suites

Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64112
Call 816-448-4600 to make your reservation. Make sure to mention Rockhurst University.

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