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.
Undergraduate 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 UAConnect. Students must apply to graduate by March 1st to be included in the spring commencement program. Visit Applying to Graduate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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.
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. For more details, visit the University Bookstore.
Faculty regalia is also available through the bookstore.
Tickets are not required and there is general seating within each arena. All bags will be checked for security purposes, so it is recommended that guests plan to arrive early to avoid a delay in reaching their seats.
No balloons, wrapped packages, or strollers are allowed in Bud Walton Arena or Barnhill Arena. Compact umbrellas will be allowed. Click here for a complete list of prohibited items inside the University of Arkansas athletic facilities.
Addresses of the buildings used for commencement ceremonies are listed below.
- Bud Walton Arena: 1270 Leroy Pond Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Barnhill Arena: 285 Stadium Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Faulkner Performing Arts Center: 453 Garland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Fayetteville Town Center: 15 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
2017 Spring Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, May 12, 2017
|J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences||3:00 p.m.||Bud Walton Arena|
Saturday, May 13, 2017
|All University Commencement (Graduate School)||8:30 a.m.||Bud Walton Arena|
|College of Engineering||12:00 p.m.||Barnhill Arena|
|Sam M. Walton College of Business||1:00 p.m.||Bud Walton Arena|
|Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design||1:00 p.m.||Faulkner Performing Arts Center|
|Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences||3:30 p.m.||Barnhill Arena|
|College of Education and Health Professions||5:30 p.m.||Bud Walton Arena|
Saturday, May 20, 2017
|School of Law||2:00 p.m.||Fayetteville Town Center|
Future Spring Commencement tentative dates
- May 11 -12 , 2018
- May 19, 2018
- School of Law
- May 10-11, 2019
- May 18, 2019
- School of Law