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Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremonies

All spring graduates and all students who have applied to graduate at the end of the summer 2009 term are invited to participate in the Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremonies. These events will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the UALR Jack Stephens Center.

The colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Education; and Professional Studies will hold graduation at 9:30 a.m.

The colleges of Business, Science and Mathematics, and Engineering and Information Technology will hold ceremonies at 3 p.m.

See Also:
Spring 2009 Commencement Instructions for Students

Highlights from past commencement ceremonies:


Participate Online

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  • The UALR Jack Stephens Center will open at 8:00 a.m. for guests for the morning ceremony and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.
  • Seating areas for guests will be clearly designated. Please no guests on the arena floor.
  • There is a special seating area in the Jack Stephens Center for guests with disabilities. To help these guests and since the number of seats are limited, early arrival is suggested. For more information, please call Disability Resource Center at 569-3143.
  • Please request that your 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 commencement exercise is a ceremony filled with pomp, color, and music, and steeped in traditions, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. Learn more…