This fall, reconnect with BW...

Fall is a great time to return to campus and re-connect with your BW friends and memories.  Join us for our traditional fall events, including special affinity reunions at Homecoming.  Celebrate outstanding athletes at the Athletic Hall of Fame.  Mark your calendar for our popular holiday receptions in December.  Not close to campus?  Stay tuned for more events near you in the coming months, or check out the schedule of live-streamed cultural events presented by the Conservatory of Music, now officially an All-Steinway School. 

At BW Night at the Indians, Progressive Field, July 23

Fun 4 ALL events continue:  Our Fun 4 ALL series concludes with Homecoming on October 10. Re-connect with your BW experience at special affinity reunions, enjoy the parade, picnic and game with friends and family.  Get your tickets now!

Athletic Hall of Fame: Celebrate this year's Athletic Hall of Fame eight inductees! An induction dinner and ceremony takes place on October 9.  More information here.

Founders Day:  Each year on Founders Day, we take the time to celebrate individuals whose contributions have left a lasting impact on BW. Join us for a luncheon and Memorial Wall ceremony as we remember Prof. Charles "Charlie" Burke and Dr. Warren Scharf.  Read more here.  If you can't attend the event, send us your memories of the honorees by emailing  

Save the Dates - Holiday Events: The popular holiday receptions return in five exciting locations throughout Northeast Ohio.  More information here on these festive gatherings, including a new event for our alumni in Lake County!  We'll open registration in mid-October - in the meantime, mark your calendars!

Make a Gift:  Include BW in your giving plans this year and make a difference in the lives of our students. See details at right about giving opportunities or visit this page.

For more information, call the Alumni Office at 440-826-2104 or email


Connect with BW via Social Media

Alumni gather virtually every day on YJ4L (Yellow Jackets for Life) social media channels.  Join us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on events (on campus and nationwide), hear about alumni achievements, and network with your fellow YJ4Ls. 


Basketball Locker Room Renovation Project

Yellow Jacket Men's and Women's Basketball has a strong history with 19 trips to the NCAA Tournament, 10 OAC Tournament titles, and numerous individual student athlete awards.  Locker rooms used by these student athletes were last renovated in 1986.  The current locker rooms are very outdated compared to competitors' facilities.  With the movement of BW football to the Packard Athletic Center, space previously used by football is available for use by the basketball teams, including a players' lounge and film room to view previous games and discuss plays.  Click here to learn more.


Alumni Awards and Honors:
Nominate a Fellow Yellow Jacket

The Alumni Office is always looking for nominations to honor deserving alumni. We know that every day, Yellow Jackets for Life are making positive impacts in their organizations and communities.  We want to hear from you about these success stories.  Please consider submitting a nomination

Awards and honors include the Athletic Hall of Fame, the Alumni Merit Award, the Family Heritage Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award.  The nomination process is easy, and nominations are accepted year-round.  Learn more here.   





YJ4L Gives


Every Gift Really Does Make A Difference.

A little goes a long way at Baldwin Wallace. Make a gift and join thousands of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff who support BW each year. All of those gifts add up in a big way.  Last year, more than 4,700 alumni and friends made gifts to the University. Collectively those gifts contributed nearly $1.4 million to BW's budget.

Students Give!

During the 2014-2015 academic year, 395 BW students contributed over 560 gifts totaling $4,500 to the Student Giving YJ4L Scholarship Fund. Thanks to the Grippin Fund, that amount will be matched for student scholarships that will be awarded in the fall. The funds have been distributed to current seniors with demonstrated financial hardship, making it possible for them to finish their last few semesters from BW and graduate. Since the program was started in 2013, there have been 8 scholarship recipients! Now that’s impact!


Where to Give? 

Support what matters most to YOU.

You can designate your gift to nine annual funds supporting the University and our students, including seven academic scholars funds, the YJ4L scholarship and the BW Fund. Learn more here.

Every gift matters.  Make yours today.


Coming in the Next 30 Days...

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Fri, 09 Oct 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sat, 10 Oct 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Founders Day
Thu, 15 Oct 2015
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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