KU to kick off weekend of pomp, circumstance
Recognition ceremonies begin Friday, highlighted by 135th commencement on Sunday
Kansas University will conduct its 135th commencement Sunday, with a variety of school and honorary recognitions held during the days before.
Each of the 12 professional schools has some sort of recognition ceremony for graduates, while the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes graduate students and those undergraduates graduating with distinction and highest distinction. Tickets are required for a number of events.
On the schedule:
Noon to 1 p.m. Nontraditional graduation/scholarship reception: Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Recognition and certificates for graduating international students, Kansas Room, Kansas Union. A reception for graduates, their family and friends follows in the Malott Room, Kansas Union.
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.
4:30 p.m. Communication Studies departmental undergraduate graduation ceremony, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.
8:30 a.m. School of Journalism graduate recognition and master’s degree hooding ceremony, Lied Center. A reception follows on the lawn of Stauffer-Flint Hall.
8:30 a.m. to 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. to 11 a.m. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences master’s hooding, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.
10:30 a.m. School of Fine Arts Convocation, Lied Center.
10:30 a.m. to noon School of Allied Health and School of Graduate Studies luncheon for graduates and families, Murphy Courtyard, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
11 a.m. School of Nursing recognition ceremony, Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan. A luncheon for graduates and families follows in the Murphy Courtyard.
11 a.m. to noon Phi Beta Kappa initiation, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. A reception follows in the Big 12 Room, Kansas Union.
1 p.m. Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health joint hooding ceremony in Battenfeld Auditorium on the KUMC campus.
1 p.m. to 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. to 3 p.m. School of Education convocation, Lied Center.
4 p.m. Graduate School doctoral hooding, Lied Center.
6 p.m. Multicultural graduation banquet, Kansas Room, Kansas Union.
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. School of Pharmacy senior recognition and hooding, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall. A reception follows in the Murphy Courtyard in Lawrence.
7 p.m. School of Medicine hooding and awards, Lied Center.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Division of Biological Sciences recognition of honors, awards, and graduating seniors ceremony, 120 Budig Hall.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Drive closed to traffic. A parking ban begins at midnight Saturday.
8 a.m. School of Engineering recognition and awards ceremony, Lied Center. A reception follows in Oliver Hall.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Environmental Studies Program graduate recognition and honors reception, Environmental studies office, 252 Snow Hall.
9:30 a.m. Department of Applied Behavioral Science recognition for students receiving bachelor of arts and bachelor of general studies degrees, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. A reception follows in the Big 12 Room, Kansas Union.
9:30 a.m. Department of Math graduation celebration including a brunch and recognition ceremony, 120 Snow Hall.
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Speech-Language-Hearing/Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders undergraduate and graduate recognition ceremony, 110 Budig Hall. A reception follows on the Wescoe Hall patio.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bachelor of Social Welfare recognition, 120 Budig Hall. A reception follows in the Kansas Room, Kansas Union.
10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. School of Law hooding, Lied Center. A reception follows in Green Hall.
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class of 2007 Commencement lunch. Chancellor’s residence, 1532 Lilac Lane. The program begins at 11:30 a.m.
11 a.m. to 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 Planning Commencement luncheon and recognition ceremony, ballroom, Kansas Union.
Noon to 1:15 p.m. School of Social Welfare hooding for master of social work candidates, Lied Center.
2 p.m. Commencement participants assemble on Memorial Drive.
2:30 p.m. Commencement procession begins.
10 a.m. to noon Joint Service commissioning ceremony, Kansas Union ballroom. A reception follows.