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KU ready to celebrate 2010 commencement

May 16, 2010


Commencement 2010

Kansas University today will recognize the more than 4,500 members of its Class of 2010.

More than half of those candidates for degrees are expected to participate in commencement exercises today.

The traditional walk down the hill to Memorial Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m.

The ceremony will be streamed live at

The program will also be simulcast in Woodruff Auditorium on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union, and will be broadcast live on KUJH TV (Sunflower Broadband Channel 31).

Free parking is available throughout campus, and free buses will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

The route will serve Memorial Stadium, Jayhawk Boulevard, Learned Hall, the Lied Center, Daisy Hill (at the intersection of Engel and Irving Hill roads), the Burge Union, the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, Murphy Hall and the Kansas Union.

Gates to Memorial Stadium will open at 12:30 p.m., and seatback rental and limited concessions will be available at that time.

Faculty and candidates for degrees will assemble at 2 p.m. along Memorial Drive for the procession, which begins at 2:30 p.m. The commencement program is set to begin around 3:30.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is scheduled to deliver her first commencement address to the graduates.


persevering_gal 3 years, 11 months ago

Didn't even see Phelps' group here today...I thought they backed out due to the weather.


workinghard 3 years, 11 months ago

And of course Phelps had to show up.


bigmike 3 years, 11 months ago

Just one that is any good, it's called the jazzhaus.


g_rock 3 years, 11 months ago

Word of caution to all Lawrence residents:

I was nearly involved in several wrecks today involving mini vans or cars packed full of families on the way to KU graduation. Sometimes they were too busy talking to look. Sometimes loaded down so heavy that they had a hard time driving. Out of towners that had no clue where they were driving.

Welcome to Lawrence. Congratulations on your graduate. Go out to eat and spend some money. But please, please drive safely. The cops are busy enough directing traffic and patrolling the bars tonight.



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