Spring Commencement

Graduate students will be individually recognized at the All-University Commencement.

Law graduates are honored at their own ceremony on the third Saturday of May.

Undergraduates students are individually recognized at their respective college ceremonies across campus.

Students may register to participate in the spring ceremony when applying to graduate in ISIS. Students must apply to graduate by March 1st to be included in the spring commencement program. Visit the Applying to Graduate web page for more information on the graduation application process and deadlines.

Students who have a change in participation plans may contact the Office of the Registrar at (479) 575-5451 or registra@uark.edu.

Commencement Program

The university spring commencement program lists graduates from the previous fall term and degree candidates for the current spring term and the upcoming summer term who apply for graduation by the March 1st spring deadline. Students applying for summer graduation must meet this deadline to be included in the spring program.

Programs are compiled the week following the published deadline.

Regalia

Standard Student regalia is provided as part of the graduation application fee and distributed by the University Bookstore.

Click here for information on Student Standard Regalia, Commencement Regalia policy, and Regalia pick up.

All degree candidates are to arrive dressed in their regalia. No adornments and/or ornamentation, including pins, flowers, or brooches, will be allowed on caps and gowns.

Students who have not picked up their regalia yet can do so at the University bookstore beginning May 6th. For more details, visit the University Bookstore website at bookstore.uark.edu/graduation.

For information regarding Faculty regalia please click here.

Parking

Free parking is available in any unrestricted parking lot on campus. For general information on parking at specific commencement ceremonies, please visit the appropriate college ceremony web site below or click here. For a map of all parking areas, click here.

2015 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, May 8, 2015

College of Education and Health Professions 3:00pm Barnhill Arena

Saturday, May 9, 2015

All University Commencement 8:30am Bud Walton Arena
Sam M. Walton College of Business 1:00pm Barnhill Arena
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences 1:00pm Bud Walton Arena
Fay Jones School of Architecture 1:00pm Verizon Ballroom, Student Union
College of Engineering 5:00pm Barnhill Arena
Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences 5:00pm     Bud Walton Arena

Saturday, May 16, 2015

School of Law                                 2:00pm Fayetteville Town Center

Future Spring Commencement dates

2016

  • May 13, 2016
    • College of Education and Health Professions
  • May 14, 2016
    • All University Commencement
    • Sam M. Walton College of Business
    • J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
    • Fay Jones School of Architecture
    • College of Engineering
    • Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences
  • May 21, 2016
    • School of Law

2017

  • May 12, 2017
    • College of Education and Health Professions
  • May 13, 2017
    • All University Commencement
    • Sam M. Walton College of Business
    • J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
    • Fay Jones School of Architecture
    • College of Engineering
    • Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences
  • May 20, 2017
    • School of Law

Past Commencement Ceremonies