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Alumni, Family & Community

Weekend 2021

Reconnect & Reminisce

Join us for Spring Alumni, Family & Community Weekend 2021! Reminisce with former classmates while exploring campus, dining with friends and enjoying fun, family-friendly activities. Find out what’s new and different about students and academic life today. Catch up with friends and meet new ones!

Please let us know you are attending by making your reservations below, including for events that are complimentary.  

Reserve Your Spot Today! 

We have arranged hotel and rental car discounts just for you! In addition, United Airlines flies from Salina to Denver and Chicago O'Hare daily.

Hotel Discounts

Rental car discounts from $29 to $50/day at Long McArthur; contact Michele Hawk at 785-823-2237.

KWU is proud to be the official flight information sponsor for the Salina Regional Airport! Visit and enter ZJHZ628517 in the offer code box to use a special discount provided to KWU for Spring Alumni, Family & Community Weekend.

You may also call the United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122.

 Please note that there are restrictions on inbound and outgoing flight dates associated with the use of this code.

Weekend Event Schedule*

*Subject to change, please note this is for Spring 2021

Friday, April 16

12 p.m.-2 p.m. | Lilac and Geranium Sale
The Bevan Green

10 a.m. Campus Tours
Meet in the Student Activity Center

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Alumni College
KWU campus
Visit classrooms and attend a lecture by our professors

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Showcase Art Gallery
Sams Hall of Fine Arts - The Gallery 

Noon 7x7x7 Lecture Series
Peters Science Hall 205
Seven speakers, seven minutes and seven different topics.  Q&A after the seventh speaker. The speaker series is free; however, a box lunch is available for $10.

2 p.m. Campus Tours
Meet in the Student Activity Center

4 p.m. KWU Baseball vs. Tabor College
Dean Evans Stadium
Single, 9-inning game

7 p.m. Best of KWU Student Presentations
Sams Hall of Fine Arts - Fitzpatrick Auditorium

8 p.m. KWU On Tap
Couryard by Marriott

Saturday, April 17

8 a.m. 5KWU Family Fun Run and Walk
Claflin Avenue

8 a.m. | KWU Volleyball Alumni Breakfast and Tournament
Muir Gym

9 a.m. Coffee and Donuts with the KWU Administration and Faculty
Student Activity Center

9:30 a.m-11 a.m. Campus Tours
Meet in Admissions Office

10 a.m. Alive Worship Service
Student Activity Center Patio

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Senior Showcase Art Gallery
Sams Hall of Fine Arts - The Gallery 

10 a.m.-11 a.m. KWU Photo Booth
Graves Family Sports Complex

10:30 a.m. | Alumni Association Meeting
Backstrom Conference Room

10:30 a.m. | KWU Spring Football Game TBA
Graves Family Sports Complex

Noon-1 p.m. | Kirwin House Picnic
Hosted by the Thompson Family

Noon-1 p.m. KWU Photo Booth
Kirwin House

1 p.m. | KWU Baseball vs. Tabor College
Dean Evans Stadium
Double-header, 9-inning game followed by 7-innings

2 p.m. | Tentative Free Youth Basketball, Football & Soccer Clinic | Co-sponsored by Salina YMCA
Graves Family Sports Complex

3:30 p.m. | Tentative Coyote Soccer Showcase
Graves Family Sports Complex

6 p.m. | Scholarship Gala
The Hilton Garden Inn
Guest of Honor - Honorable William P. Graves '76, Former Kansas Governor

Sunday, April 18

10:30 a.m. Worship Service
University United Methodist Church

1 p.m. | KWU Family Activity
Rolling Hills Zoo