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UA Little Rock commencement ceremonies set for May 12

University of Arkansas at LIttle Rock students celebrate their May 2017 graduation at Jack Stephens Center.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host three Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, in the UA Little Rock Jack Stephens Center, located at South University Avenue and 28th Street. 

An estimated 1,500 students have applied for graduation for spring and summer 2018.

The first ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. for the College of Education and Health Professions and the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology.

A second ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. for students in the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences; College of Business; and the College of Social Sciences and Communication.

The Commencement Brass Ensemble, the Ozark Highlanders Pipe Band, and UA Little Rock Concert Choir will perform at both ceremonies.

Commencement for students in the William H. Bowen School of Law will begin at 7 p.m. Of the 105 law students who applied for graduation, approximately 90 will be participating in the ceremony. The Commencement Brass Ensemble will also perform at this ceremony. The Honorable Cody Hiland, the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker.

The UA Little Rock Alumni Association will host a commencement celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bailey Alumni and Friends for all graduates and their guests.

The Jack Stephens Center will open to guests at 8 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. prior to the daytime ceremonies and at 6 p.m. for the Bowen School of Law commencement. Guests are urged to arrive early to secure parking closest to the Jack Stephens Center.

More information is available on the Commencement website. There’s also an online site for guests, and a site for students participating in the Bowen commencement.

Graduating students should arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. A video for students offers more information.