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.

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 registra@uark.edu.

Commencement Program

The Spring Commencement program lists degree candidates for the current spring term and upcoming summer graduates that have applied to attend the spring commencement. Students applying for spring graduation or spring commencement must meet the March 1st deadline to be included in the spring program.

Programs are compiled the week following the published deadline.


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

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


Free parking is available in any unrestricted parking lot on campus. Download a map of all parking areas.

2018 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Live streaming  will be available for the ceremonies in Bud Walton Arena and Barnhill Arena. Links for live streaming of the individual ceremonies will be available closer to the event date.

Friday, May 11, 2018

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences   3:00 p.m. Bud Walton Arena         

Saturday, May 12, 2018

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 19, 2018

School of Law                                                                         2:00 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center

Future Spring Commencement tentative dates


  • May 10 -11 , 2019
  • May 18, 2019
    • School of Law


  • May 8 - 9, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
    • School of Law

Past Commencement Ceremonies