Archive for Sunday, May 23, 2004

Rain not likely for hill walk

May 23, 2004


About 4,000 of the more than 6,400 members of Kansas University's Class of 2004 will begin the traditional walk down Campanile Hill at 2:30 p.m. today. Chancellor Robert Hemenway will confer degrees beginning about 3:30 p.m.

Unless it rains.

Forecasters were predicting a chance of rain earlier this week, but by Saturday evening the National Weather Service said today's weather should be partly sunny with a high near 87 for KU's 132nd commencement exercises.

If it does rain, a decision will be announced at 1 p.m. to attempt to hold the ceremony at 4:30 p.m. If it's still raining, another attempt will be made to hold it at 6:30 p.m. If the rain continues, the ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Monday.

Any inclement weather postponements will be announced through the KU Info Center, 864-3506,, Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and radio stations, including KJHK-FM, 90.7; KANU-FM 91.5; KLZR-FM 105.9 and KLWN-AM, 1320.

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