UA Little Rock commencement set for May 11

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host three Spring 2019 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, in the UA Little Rock Jack Stephens Center, located at South University Avenue and 28th Street.

A total of 1,518 students are eligible to participate in the Spring 2019 commencement ceremonies. Of those, 1,032 are undergraduates, 410 are graduate students, and 76 are post-baccalaureate students.

The first ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. for the College of Education and Health Professions and the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (with Graduate School). 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 (with Graduate School).  

The UA Little Rock Commencement Brass Ensemble and Concert Choir will perform at both ceremonies, along with bagpiper Roy Eggensperger.

Nicole Ursin, the 2019 Edward Lynn Whitbeck Memorial Award recipient, will provide greetings at the daytime ceremonies and will be joined by UA System President Dr. Don Bobbitt at the afternoon ceremony.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker for the William H. Bowen School of Law commencement, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center. Of the 105 law students who applied for graduation, approximately 90 plan to participate in the ceremony.

The Jack Stephens Center will open to guests at 8 a.m. for the morning ceremony; 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony; and 6 p.m. for the Bowen School of Law commencement. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to park 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 Bowen Law commencement.

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


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