The UALR Jack Stephens Center will open for guests at 8am for the morning ceremony and 1:30pm for the afternoon ceremony.
There is no limit to the number of guests that graduates may invite.
Because of expected traffic congestion, early arrival is strongly suggested, as it will take time to park and find a seat.
Please note that UALR is a smoke-free campus. Smoking will not be permitted in or around the Jack Stephens Center.
Derek Fisher Court is restricted to students only.
Seating areas for guests will be clearly designated. No guests will be allowed on the arena floor.
There is a special seating area in the Jack Stephens Center for guests with disabilities. To help these guests, early arrival is suggested. For more information, please visit the Disability Resource Center.
If you’re interested in finding out where your student is located on the arena floor please view our floor layouts. The morning ceremony layout can be found here and the afternoon ceremony layout here.
We request that guests stay for the entire ceremony. Leaving before the end of the ceremony causes disruption and disturbs those families whose students have not yet been recognized.