Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KU has decided to postpone 2020 Commencement. There will be no in-person, Commencement-related activities, including graduation recognition ceremonies for the Geography & Atmospheric Science Department, until late Summer or Early Fall. Students who meet graduation requirements will still have their degrees certified. The only thing that will be delayed is Commencement, which KU hopes to reschedule for a later date. Please check the Commencement website for updates.
The Geography & Atmospheric Science Department will hold their postponed ceremonies the same weekend as KU's Commencement. Please check back for updated schedules.
Although the University of Kansas 2020 Commencement ceremony has been postponed until it is safe to reconvene, we still wish to recognize the incredible achievements of our graduating Jayhawks. The University will host an online event commemorating the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m. For details, visit 2020grads.ku.edu.
For a list of graduates, messages from our faculty, and Senior tributes, please click the tabs below:
"The most valuable part of the Atmospheric Science program at KU has to be the small size and amazing professors. With the program being so small, you are able to make close friends and have small class sizes. Plus the professors get to know you really well in a span of a few years as a result. After graduation I will be moving to Lincoln, NE, to be a meteorologist at KLKN-TV. I’m excited for my new adventure and look forward to forecasting Nebraska snow!"
"The most valuable part of my Atmospheric Science experience was the people I met along the way. And the best part is, I can say I’m a scientist now. I’m pursuing a career in Broadcast Meteorology, for now. I hope that someday I can take that and make it my own thing. And when I’m done, I’m going to retire and open a coffee shop in Hawaii."
"From here I will be a consulting meteorologist at Weather or Not in Shawnee, KS. At some point later in life I would love to work at the National Hurricane Center and maybe own a forecasting company with Madison."
"One of the most valuable part of the Atmospheric Science program for me was taking ATMO 605: Operational Forecasting. The class is taught by the National Weather Service and the real world application and insight from the instructors was such a great learning experience.
From here I see myself working as an Environmental Scientist, focusing on air quality and pollution."
"The most valuable part of the Geography & Atmospheric Science experience for me has been the variety of unique educational opportunities and the dedication of our department's educators.
After graduation, I will be moving to Boulder, Colorado to begin a career as a forecaster in the National Weather Service."
"The most valuable experience form my time at KU was definitely getting to learn and grow among my peers! The friends and connections I made while studying atmospheric science will definitely follow me into my career and beyond!
After graduation I will be pursuing my dream of being a broadcast meteorologist by moving to northern Missouri to take a job as a morning meteorologist."
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