Weather


Commencement will take place in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, rain or shine, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

Graduates and guests are encouraged to plan accordingly. Graduates and guests may need sunblock, light jackets, hats and/or rain gear depending on the forecast.

If severe weather is in the forecast for 10:30 a.m. (thunderstorms with lightning, high winds, heavy or prolonged rain or risk of tornadoes), University administrators will decide to postpone the beginning of the ceremony until 12:30 p.m.

If postponement is necessary, the University of Kansas will announce a decision by 9 a.m. on the following media outlets:

In the event of a 12:30 p.m. ceremony, graduates will assemble on Memorial Drive at noon.

If weather conditions worsen once the ceremony begins, guests should listen to the public address system and/or social media for announcements.

Unfortunately, if the ceremony cannot begin by 12:30 p.m., the University of Kansas will regrettably cancel the ceremony. This has not happened in recent memory. 

Safety for the University of Kansas graduates and guests is our number one priority!


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