The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate its fall 2023 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 16. More than 850 students are eligible to graduate from the summer and fall 2023 semesters.
The commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Jack Stephens Center. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. to the public, and graduates should arrive at Fisher Court by 8:30 a.m.
The 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.
Commencement speakers include Dr. Dean Kumpuris, chair of the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors; Dr. Robert Lytle, associate professor of criminal justice, graduate coordinator, and winner of the 2023 Bailey Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching; and Kevin Crass, a member of the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees and the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors.
The William H. Bowen School of Law will hold a hooding ceremony and reception to celebrate its graduating law students on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Friday Courtroom at Bowen. Lindsey Gustafson, associate dean for academic affairs, will serve as the speaker for the hooding ceremony.
Additionally, UA Little Rock will hold a contest on the university’s Facebook page where the public can vote on the best-decorated graduation cap.