Return to YOUR home at BW!

This fall, we hope you'll find a reason to return to campus for one or more events celebrating the Yellow Jacket for Life spirit. We look forward to seeing you! 

Homecoming 2014 Parade

Athletic Hall of Fame (October 6): Join us to celebrate nine outstanding Yellow Jackets for Life as they are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame  kicking off Homecoming weekend. This year's inductees will also be introduced on the field during Homecoming pre-game ceremonies.

Homecoming (October 7): Come home to campus for Homecoming 2017! Join a scheduled morning reunion, or get your friends together for a gathering of your own before the Tailgate Picnic, Parade, and football game vs. Wilmington. Members of the Class of 2017 attend free of charge.

Want to see what reunions are already planned? Visit this page for details.

Class of 1992 Reunion (October 7): Celebrate 25 years of being a YJ4L at Brew Garden in Middleburg Heights the night of Homecoming. Register here.

Founders Day (October 23): This year, BW celebrates the careers and contributions of Dave Demmerle, HPE professor and long-time coach, and Jerry Jarrett, who was chair of BW's Board of Trustees. Read more about the honorees and the Founders Day events here.

Cincinnati & Columbus Receptions (October 24 and 25): Attend a casual evening reception with other alumni and friends and hear campus updates from President Bob Helmer. We look forward to catching up with our YJ4Ls in central and southern Ohio. More details and registration here.

Don't forget the perks! No matter the season, BW offers valuable perks for its alumni. Visit the Alumni Perks page at to browse the options. It's our way of saying thank you for being an important and ongoing part of the BW community!

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.  Follow the YJ4L Instagram account (@bwalumni) for images of campus and alumni doing great things.







YJ4L Spirit of Giving


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. A true example of the YJ4L spirit!

Students Supporting Students

BW's Student Giving Council (SGC) helps embrace the YJ4L spirit early and allows students to pay it forward. This program is all about students helping students and seeing firsthand how the power of philanthropy can change lives. Students give through a variety of events during the academic year, whether it’s $5 or $50, and it all adds up to make a difference. Last year, the SGC raised over $7,800 for the YJ4th Year Gift, a student funded scholarship. Together with a generous match from the Grippin Fund, over $10,000 was distributed to seniors in need. Read more here about the most recent recipients and how the philanthropy of their peers enabled them to graduate. 


Where to Give? 

Support what matters most to YOU.

You can designate your gift to a variety of annual funds supporting the University and our students, including seven academic scholars funds, the YJ4th Year scholarship described above or area of greatest need. Learn more here.

Every gift matters.  Make yours today.


Coming in the Next 30 Days...

Hall of Fame Dinner
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
All Day Event

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