Guests and Parking

Information for Guests

For Fall, there will be one ceremony at 1:00 p.m.  The Jack Stephens Center will open at 11:30 a.m. for students and guests.  Students must be in Fisher Court no later than 12:00 p.m. for line-up.

Because of expected traffic congestion, early arrival is strongly suggested, as it will take time to park and find a seat.

Please note that 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 noise makers are not allowed in the arena. For the safety of everyone, especially those sensitive to sudden, harsh noises, 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.

If you’re interested in finding out where your student is located on the arena floor, please view our floor layout for the 1 p.m. ceremony.

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.

Because of expected traffic congestion, early arrival is suggested.

UALR graduation parking map