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Ceremony Information

The Spring 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The ceremonies will be streamed live on this page.


Afternoon Ceremony

Spring 2023 Commencement – Afternoon Ceremony

UA Little Rock 2023 Spring Commencement Afternoon Ceremony

Morning Ceremony

Spring 2023 Commencement – Morning Ceremony

UA Little Rock 2023 Spring Commencement Morning Ceremony

All graduates need to be at the Jack Stephens Center at least one hour before their respective ceremony begins. The Jack Stephens Center will open for guests at 8 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Early arrival is recommended for guests.

Ceremony times and seating charts

9:30 a.m. ceremony
Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (Undergraduates Only)
College of Business Health & Human Services (Undergraduates Only)
Graduating students should arrive at 8:30 a.m.
View the Student Seating Chart

2 p.m. ceremony
College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences & Education
ALL Graduate Students
Graduating students should arrive by 1 p.m.
View the Student Seating Chart

What to do on Graduation Day

All graduates need to be at the Jack Stephens Center at least one hour before their ceremony begins.

  • Once you arrive, you will report to Derek Fisher Court on the first level of the Jack Stephens Center. Signage around the building will direct you toward Fisher Court.
  • Staff will be available to answer questions and line up students upon arrival at the Fisher Court. A marshal will be present to assist graduates with questions, academic regalia and the initial sign-in process, as needed.
  • Please be sure to sign in and obtain a name card. Name card information will assist ceremony announcers in the preferred pronunciation of your name, as you cross the stage.
  • The bookstore will have a merchandise table if you forget any of your regalia. Please note that the usual costs/fees are applicable. Full academic regalia is required to participate in the ceremony.
  • Photographers will be stationed in Fisher Court to take photos that can be added to your (option to purchase) commencement photo package.
  • Guests are not permitted in Fisher Court. This area is reserved for graduating students only. Food and drinks are not allowed in Fisher Court.
  • Please do not bring valuables (purses, extra clothing/shoes, etc.) into Fisher Court. There is no place to secure these items and there will be no one to watch them.
  • UA Little Rock is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in or around the Jack Stephens Center.