Skip to main content

UA Little Rock to Celebrate Commencement Dec. 17

Students participate in the 2022 Spring Commencement ceremony to celebrate their graduation
Students participate in the 2022 Spring Commencement ceremony to celebrate their graduation

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate its fall 2022 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 17. More than 700 students are eligible to graduate during the fall 2022 semester.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Jack Stephens Center. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to the public, and graduates need to arrive by noon. Parking information is available online.

The 1 p.m. ceremony will feature undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Business, Health, and Human Services, the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education, and the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Dr. Dean Kumpuris, chair of the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors, and Joshua Silverstein, professor of law and recipient of the 2022 Bailey Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, will serve as the commencement speakers.

Back by popular demand will be celebratory photo backdrops created by Just Peachy. UA Little Rock will also hold contests for the best-decorated graduation cap.

The William H. Bowen School of Law will hold a hooding ceremony to celebrate 15 graduating law students as well as the first graduate of the Master of Studies in Law program.

Dean Theresa Beiner and the Honorable Melanie Martin, Little Rock District Court Criminal Judge and president of Bowen’s Alumni Association, will speak at the event, which will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the Friday Courtroom at Bowen. The event will be live-streamed via Zoom.

The UA Little Rock commencement ceremony will be live-streamed on the commencement website and the UA Little Rock YouTube Channel.