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Engineering Recognition Ceremony Set for May 18

Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Engineering Recognition Ceremony

8 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013

Allen Fieldhouse

Allen Fieldhouse seating during the spring 2013 Recognition Ceremony for the KU School of Engineering
The University of Kansas School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Dr.  The event honors students who have applied to graduate during the spring semester.  A reception for graduates, their family and friends, faculty and staff will take place in an open-air tent between Hoglund Ballpark and Oliver Hall immediately after the ceremony.

It’s a great day made even more joyous when we all know what to expect.


and faculty should check in by 7:30 a.m. (already dressed in cap and gown) at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, southwest of the fieldhouse.  Guests may begin arriving at the fieldhouse by 7:20 a.m., and will find it most helpful to enter through the Booth Family Hall of Athletics entry on the east side of the fieldhouse. 

The event starts promptly at 8 a.m. Tickets for guests are not required. Special seating has been reserved for guests with limited mobility; however, to ensure all guests with mobility concerns are accommodated, we ask that parties limit their use of reserved seating to those who need it and one additional companion.  Guests who can comfortably use stairs are encouraged to seat themselves higher.  Those who have not already done so should please notify the School of Engineering of guests with special needs at



Post-ceremony reception set up
The reception

begins immediately after the ceremony.  To better accommodate the ceremony that follows ours, guests are asked to meet their graduate at the reception area. For guests affected by heat during the reception, limited seating will be available in air-conditioned Oliver Hall.  In the event of inclement weather the reception will be canceled.

Ample parking

is available near Allen Fieldhouse.  A complete KU

parking map is available here

.  Lot 90, and Lot 112 are recommended and each is a short walk from the fieldhouse and Oliver Hall.  Handicap parking spaces are available in Lot 70 and Lot 71 immediately south of Allen Fieldhouse.  Additionally, Allen Fieldhouse Drive will be open to allow drop-off of friends and family with limited mobility.  Those attending the ceremony are advised to avoid using the parking garage north of Allen Fieldhouse.  KU Parking and Transit has announced that the Allen Fieldhouse Garage will be open and free for all guests on May 18 and May 19. However, because a different ceremony is scheduled in the fieldhouse at 10:30 a.m., significant delays are expected at the exits at the conclusion of the engineering ceremony.  

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Commencement weekend events.

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