Baldwin City graduate season starts Saturday with Baker School of Professional and Graduate Studies commencemnts
Baker University will honor more than 300 undergraduates and 180 graduate students at three commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Undergraduate degrees for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies will be conferred at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Graduate degrees for the School of Education, School of Professional and Graduate Studies will be conferred at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9.
At 1 p.m., Sunday, May 17, Baker will confer degrees to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and School of Nursing.
Tony Brown, the chairman of Baker’s Master of Liberal Arts program, will be the keynote speaker at the two May 9 ceremonies. Aaron North, the vice president of education at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will speak at the May 17 ceremony.
All who are celebrating Commencement Day are invited to attend brunch at the Long Student Center dining hall, at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn streets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. both days. Graduates will be honored guests of the university and will receive a complimentary ticket. Friends and family are welcome to attend for a fee of $8, which will be paid at the door. No reservations are necessary.
Immediately after the commencement ceremony, receptions will be held to honor graduates and their families and friends on the lawn north of the Collins Center. The rain location is the Long Student Center lobby.