University of Kansas reschedules 2021 commencements

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP & KSNT) — The University of Kansas says graduation for the class of 2021 will be held this coming Sunday.

The school had to cancel graduation ceremonies on Sunday because of the threat of severe weather and lightning.

Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Monday the ceremonies are now scheduled for this coming Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

They will be held at the same time as graduation for the class of 2020, which was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Further details of the graduation ceremonies will be released later.

At Kansas State, family members were not allowed into the graduation ceremony after the university announced that graduation would no longer take place inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

“My dad was walking in the graduation,” Laura Levin said. “He didn’t get to walk in 69′ and so he’s honorary walking today. It’s a little disappointing we weren’t able to watch him.

The K-State graduates are still feeling a lot better about today than the Jayhawk grads.

“I’m glad they didn’t cancel it because they could have cancelled it altogether,” Alyssa Cooke, a chemical engineer graduate from K-State said. “At least, we still get to walk.”

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