Spring Commencement

Graduate students will be individually recognized at the University Commencement.

Undergraduate students and law students are individually recognized at their respective college ceremonies across campus.

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 will receive information about registering their commencement attendance after they apply to graduate.  

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

2024 Spring Commencement

Spring degree candidates need to apply to graduate by March 1.

Graduates will be added to our Graduate Recognition website the week of commencement. Graduates have until April 14th  to upload a photo and/or message in Marching Order to be included on the website only. Photos and messages will not be displayed during the ceremonies.

  • Guests will not need tickets to attend.
  • Only Graduate students are recognized at the University ceremony.
  • Undergraduate and law students are recognized at their respective college ceremony.
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony, students and families are encouraged to disperse from the arena area as quickly as possible to avoid crowding. 
  • Light concessions will be available in Bud Walton Arena. Guests will be allowed to bring water into the Barnhill Arena.
  • Please see below for more information on regalia, parking and photos.
  • All ceremonies will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityArkansas for those who cannot attend.

Commencement Schedule*

Friday, May 10, 2024 Location: Time:

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Bud Walton Arena

  3:00 p.m.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

Barnhill Arena

  4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 Location: Time:

University Commencement (Only Graduate students recognized)

Bud Walton Arena

   8:30 am

College of Engineering

Barnhill Arena

  12:00 pm

Walton College of Business

Bud Walton Arena

  12:30 pm

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Barnhill Arena

   3:30 pm

College of Education and Health Professions

Bud Walton Arena

   5:00 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024



School of Law

Fayetteville Town Center

  2:00 pm

* All ceremonies will be streamed live at the university's official YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityArkansas

Commencement Program

You can download a PDF version of the Commencement Program here.  The updated program will be available the first week of May.

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.

University of Arkansas Graduation App

Students are encouraged to download the University of Arkansas Graduation app on Google Play or Apple devices for details on graduation and commencement including useful information about applying to graduate, attending commencement, and receiving the diploma.  

Family, friends, and other guests will find helpful information such as the commencement schedules, parking maps, live streaming and the list of prospective graduates. The commencement program book is also available in the app.


Graduation applicants may order their regalia online (site opens March 13th) or in person at the University of Arkansas Bookstore beginning March 13th. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the bookstore at 479-575-3011 or CNesbitt@bncollege.com.

Students will be able to pick up regalia, pre-order announcements, get a graduation photo taken and order their class rings at the Graduate Salute held at the bookstore March 13-15th.  (March 13 through 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)  Regalia will still be available in the bookstore and online after this time.

All degree candidates are to arrive dressed in their regalia.

Learn more about regalia.


A clear bag policy will be in effect.  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 the ceremonies are listed below.

  • Bud Walton Arena: 1270 Nolan Richardson Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Barnhill Arena: 285 Stadium Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Fayetteville Town Center: 15 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701


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


Grad Images will be taking photographs of degree candidates and will contact each student directly. You may also contact Grad Images by calling 1-800-261-2576 or by visiting their website.

Future Spring Commencement tentative dates

  • May 9 - 10, 2025

Past Commencement Ceremonies