KU sets schedule for 2009 graduation

Commencement is Hemenway’s last as chancellor

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 www.commencement.ku.edu.

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.