Guests and Parking

2024 Spring Ceremonies: 9:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11

9:30 a.m. Commencement Ceremony Seating Chart


2:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony Seating Chart

Because of expected traffic congestion, early arrival is strongly suggested, as it will take time to park and find a seat. The Jack Stephens Center will open at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively, for guests to arrive early.

UA Little Rock is a smoke-free campus. Smoking will not be permitted in or around the Jack Stephens Center.

Please also note that air horns and other noisemakers are not allowed in the arena. For the safety of everyone, especially those sensitive to sudden, harsh noises, the use of these devices is prohibited. Balloons are also not allowed in 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.

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.


The Jack Stephens Center is accessible off 28th Street via Fair Park Boulevard or University Avenue.

Guests are encouraged to park in the lots nearest the Jack Stephens Center — Lot 13, Lot 14, and Lot 16. However, all interior campus parking lots will be open during commencement, including the parking deck and Lot 8. For more information on the location of these lots, please refer to the Campus Map below.

UA Little Rock graduation parking map