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KU commencement schedule

May 20, 2007

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Kansas University will conduct its 135th commencement today. It begins at 2:30 p.m. and should conclude about 4:15 p.m., university officials say.

Parking, which is free on campus, will be at a premium. Parking lots immediately east and west of Memorial Stadium are ADA accessible and special needs lots. Buses will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today with a loop that serves Memorial Stadium, the Kansas Union, Jayhawk Boulevard, Murphy Hall, the south parking facility, the Burge Union, Daisy Hill and the Lied Center.

Memorial Drive swill be closed to traffic between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. today.

Graduates are asked to assemble at 2 p.m. on Memorial Drive near the Campanile. There, grads will be directed to where they should stand before winding their way down the hill to Memorial Stadium for ceremonies.

Although today's forecast calls for a slight chance of rain, it's still possible. If the weather gets bad, officials will postpone the commencement ceremony until 4:30 p.m. In that case, graduates would be asked to gather on Memorial Drive at 4 p.m.

Should the weather not clear up by then, the ceremony will be postponed until 6:30 p.m., with graduates lining up on Memorial Drive a half-hour beforehand.

A third attempt would be made to hold commencement at 9 a.m. Monday if the weather doesn't improve today. Graduates will assemble on Memorial Drive at 8:30 a.m.

Graduates and guests can stay on top of weather announcements regarding commencement on either KJHK radio (FM 90.7) or 6News.

They can also call KU Info at 864-3506 for commencement information.

Here's a schedule of commencement events:

Today

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Drive closed to traffic.

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.

Monday

10 a.m. to noon Joint Service commissioning ceremony, Kansas Union ballroom. A reception follows.

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