Archive for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Schedule of graduation events

May 18, 2005



2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Reception and recognition for graduating international students, family and friends. Kansas and Malott Rooms, Kansas Union, level 6.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. -- School of Business recognition for bachelor's degree candidates and hooding for master's degree candidates. Lied Center.


8:30 a.m. -- School of Journalism graduate recognition and master's degree hooding ceremony. Lied Center. Reception follows.

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. -- Reception for Chancellor's student awards recipients. Kansas Room, Kansas Union.

9 a.m. -- School of Allied Health recognition ceremony. Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.

10 a.m.-11 a.m. -- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences master's hooding. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. -- KU Visitor Center open at 1502 Iowa.

10:30 a.m. -- School of Fine Arts convocation. Lied Center.

10:30 a.m.-noon -- School of Allied Health and School of Graduate Studies brunch for graduates and families. Murphy courtyard, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

11 a.m. -- School of Nursing recognition ceremony. Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.

11 a.m.-noon -- Phi Beta Kappa initiation. Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

Noon -- Phi Beta Kappa initiates reception. Big 12 Room, Kansas Union.

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. -- School of Nursing brunch for graduates and families. Murphy courtyard, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

1 p.m.-3 p.m. -- Program and reception for graduating seniors who have completed the University Honors Program and for graduating University Scholars, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.

1 p.m.-3 p.m. -- School of Education convocation. Lied Center. Tickets at

2 p.m.-3 p.m. -- School of Medicine graduation brunch for graduates and families. Murphy courtyard, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

4 p.m. -- Graduate School doctoral hooding. Lied Center.

6 p.m. -- Multicultural graduation banquet. Kansas Union Ballroom.

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. -- School of Pharmacy senior recognition and Pharmacy hooding. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall. Reception follows, Murphy courtyard.

7 p.m. -- School of Medicine hooding and awards. Lied Center.

7 p.m.-9 p.m. -- Division of biological sciences recognition of honors, awards and graduating seniors ceremony. 120 Budig Hall.


8 a.m.-8 p.m. -- Memorial Drive closed to traffic. (Parking ban begins midnight Saturday.)

8 a.m. -- School of Engineering recognition and awards ceremony. Lied Center. Reception following at Oliver Hall.

9 a.m.-11 a.m. Environmental Studies Program graduate recognition and honors reception. Environmental Studies office, 415 Snow Hall.

9:30 a.m. -- Department of Applied Behavioral Science recognition for students receiving BA and BGS degrees. Courtyard between Dole and Haworth Halls.

9:30 a.m. -- Department of math graduation celebration. Brunch and recognition ceremony. 120 Snow Hall.

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. -- Speech-language-hearing undergraduate and graduate recognition ceremony. 110 Budig Hall. Reception follows, Wescoe Hall patio.

10 a.m.-11 a.m. -- Bachelor of Social Welfare recognition. Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. -- School of Law hooding. Lied Center. Tickets required. Reception follows, Green Hall.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. -- KU Visitor Center open at 1502 Iowa.

10:30 a.m. -1 p.m. -- Class of 2005 Commencement lunch. Chancellor's residence, 1532 Lilac Lane. Program begins at 11:30 a.m.

11 a.m.-noon -- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognition for students graduating with distinction and highest distinction. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.

11:30 a.m. -- School of Architecture and Urban Design commencement celebration. Ballroom, Kansas Union.

Noon-1:15 p.m. -- School of Social Welfare hooding for M.S.W. candidates. Lied Center.

2 p.m. -- Commencement participants assemble on Memorial Drive.

2:30 p.m. -- Commencement procession begins.


10 a.m.- noon -- Joint Service commissioning ceremony. Kansas Union ballroom. Reception follows.

Your guide to attending commencement exercises at Kansas University, which are Sunday. The procession starts at 2:30, with the ceremony beginning at Memorial Stadium about an hour later.Avoiding stairsAn elevator in Snow Hall can take attendees between Jayhawk Boulevard and Memorial Stadium to avoid stairs.Parking and busesFree parking is available throughout the campus this weekend. Buses will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with the loop serving the stadium, Kansas Union, Jayhawk Boulevard, Murphy Hall, south parking facility, Burge Union, Daisy Hill and the Lied Center.Handicapped parkingHandicap parking is available on the stadium's west side, accessible from 11th and Maine streets, and on the east side at 11th and Mississippi streets. A drop-off zone near the Memorial Stadium elevator also is available.Special seatingPeople with handicapped placards or identification cards from the state may sit in folding seats on the track, entering from Gate 3.InterpretersSign-language interpreters and reserved seating for people using interpreter services are available in the north bowl of the stadium in sections 25 and 26, in rows 29-33. For questions on interpreters, call 864-2620.Stadium accommodationsSeat-back rental, concessions and other services will be available at the stadium beginning at 1 p.m. Restrooms are on the concourse level. The procession also will be shown on the stadium's video board.AlcoholThe consumption of alcohol is prohibited during commencement.SimulcastThe ceremony will be broadcast on a screen in Woodruff Auditorium, on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union.Ceremony broadcastThe ceremony will be broadcast live on KUJH, Sunflower Broadband Channel 31 in Lawrence, and on the Internet at The ceremony also will air at 7 p.m. May 22 and 23 on KUJH. Copies of the ceremony video will be available for $15 at weatherIf there is bad weather Sunday morning, an announcement will be made at 1 p.m. for arrangements for a postponed ceremony. The announcement will be made through the KU Info Center (864-3506), Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and radio stations including KJHK (90.7 FM), KANU (91.5 FM), KFKF (94.1 FM), KLZR (105.9 FM), WIBW (580 AM), WDAF (610 AM) and KLWN (1320 AM). Changes also will be posted at the weather begins to clear in the afternoon, the ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m., with graduates assembling on Memorial Drive at 4 p.m.If it doesn't clear for a 4:30 p.m. ceremony, the next attempt will be at 6:30 p.m., with graduates assembling at 6 p.m.If it's still raining then, the ceremony will be postponed until 9 a.m. Monday, with graduates lining up at 8:30 a.m.Questions/informationInformation about commencement and campus can be received by calling the KU Information Center at 864-3506. The KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa Street, also will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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