Archive for Monday, May 12, 2008

KU announces schedule of commencement activities

May 12, 2008


Four days of festivities capped off by the annual walk down the hill will mark the 136th commencement at Kansas University.

It begins Friday with a dinner honoring medical school graduates and ends Monday with a joint commissioning service for ROTC cadets. More than 7,000 students are eligible to take part in the commencement activities.

Graduation is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday with remarks and conferring of degrees. Graduates are expected to line up along Memorial Drive at 2 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made online at and by 6News at Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. Commencement then would be pushed back to 4:30 p.m., and then 6:30 p.m. Another try would be at 9 a.m. Monday.

Here's a schedule of the weekend's events. Tickets are required for a number of these events, so check in advance.


6 to 9 p.m.: Dinner for medical school graduates, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 2345 McGee, Kansas City, Mo.


1 to 2 p.m.: Bachelor of Social Welfare recognition, Lied Center.

2:30 to 4 p.m.: International programs and international student and scholar services recognition, Kansas Room, Kansas Union. Reception follows in the Malott Room, Kansas Union.

4 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 undergraduate recognition ceremony. Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.


8:30 a.m.: Journalism school graduate recognition and master's degree hooding ceremony. Lied Center. Reception follows, lawn of Stauffer-Flint Hall.

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

9 a.m.: Allied health school recognition ceremony. Johnson County Community College gymnasium, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

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

10:30 a.m.: Fine arts school convocation. Lied Center.

10:30 a.m. to noon: Luncheon for graduates of allied health, health policy and management, master of public health, and graduate studies, and family and friends. KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park.

11 a.m.: Nursing school recognition ceremony. Johnson County Community College gymnasium.

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

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

12:30 to 2 p.m.: Luncheon for nursing school graduates, family and friends. KU Edwards Campus.

1 p.m.: Joint hooding ceremony for master of health services administration, master of public health and master of science in clinical research. Battenfeld Auditorium, KUMC Campus.

1 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 to 3 p.m.: Education school convocation. Lied Center.

4 p.m.: Doctoral hooding ceremony. Lied Center.

6 p.m.: Multicultural graduation banquet. Kansas Room, Kansas Union.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: Pharmacy school senior recognition and Pharm.D. hooding ceremony. Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall. Reception follows, Murphy courtyard.

7 p.m.: Applied behavioral science undergraduate award ceremony. Fourth floor, Dole Human Development Center atrium.

7 p.m.: Medical school hooding and awards. Lied Center.

7 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. (Parking ban begins midnight Saturday.)

8 a.m.: Engineering school recognition and awards ceremony. Lied Center. Reception following at Oliver Hall.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Applied behavioral science pictures.

9:30 a.m.: Math graduation celebration. Brunch and recognition ceremony, 120 Snow Hall.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Environmental Studies program graduate recognition and honors reception. Environmental Studies office, 252 Snow Hall.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Speech-Language-Hearing/Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders undergraduate and graduate recognition ceremony. 110 Budig Hall. Reception follows, Wescoe Hall patio.

9:30 to 11 a.m.: Applied Behavioral Science graduation ceremony, Woodruff Auditorium. Reception follows, Big 12 Room, Kansas Union.

10 to 11:15 a.m.: Law school hooding. Lied Center. Reception follows, Green Hall.

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 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Class of 2008 commencement luncheon. Chancellor's residence, 1532 Lilac Lane. Program begins at noon.

11:30 a.m.: Architecture and Urban Planning school commencement luncheon and recognition ceremony. Ballroom, Kansas Union.

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Social Welfare school hooding. Lied Center.

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

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

May 19

10 a.m. to noon.: Joint service commissioning ceremony. Kansas Union ballroom. Reception follows.


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