Archive for Monday, May 11, 2009

KU sets schedule for 2009 graduation

Commencement is Hemenway’s last as chancellor

May 11, 2009


Kansas University’s Class of 2009 is scheduled to make the walk through the Memorial Campanile and down the hill to Memorial Stadium on Sunday.

More than 4,000 graduates will take part in KU’s 137th commencement ceremony for graduates from summer or fall 2008 and spring 2009.

Graduates will begin to assemble along Memorial Drive at 2 p.m., then start their march down the hill about 2:30 p.m. Chancellor Robert Hemenway will deliver his final commencement address as chancellor and confer degrees about 3:30 p.m.

The ceremony will be shown live in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union.

A complete schedule of events — including graduation ceremonies for individual schools — is available online at

Major commencement events include:


• Reception for Chancellor’s Student Awards recipients. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union.

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

• KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa, open. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


• Memorial Drive closed to traffic, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A parking ban begins at midnight Saturday.

• Class of 2009 commencement lunch, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chancellor’s residence, 1532 Lilac Lane.

• KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa, open. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Commencement participants assemble on Memorial Drive, 2 p.m.

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


Steve Tramba 8 years, 8 months ago

Wait, they forgot...

Sunday 7am (est) - Beverage consumation begins...

12pm (est) - Beverage consumation continues...

7pm (for sure) - Beverage consumation continues...

12am (for sure) - Beverage consumation continues...

Monday 7am (or so) - hangover hits, job search begins, reality sets in.

Just don't drink & drive! Congratulations everyone! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

kmat 8 years, 8 months ago

Good weekend to just stay at home. Too many drunks and too many parents in town that don't know where they're going. I don't know which is worse.

Vinny1 8 years, 8 months ago

oh god. only at KU, the worst drinking school in the nation, would anyone drink for that long any day, ever.


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