UA Little Rock holds commencement ceremonies in the spring (May) and fall (December). There is no commencement ceremony held during the summer.

Students who apply to graduate are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for their graduating term, however, degrees are not conferred at that time. Processing of the degree starts after the grades are posted for all parts of the term.

The university processes graduation as quickly as possible. However, depending on the situation, there are times when the intensive review can take up to 4-6 weeks to complete.

Please remember that summer graduates must complete their graduation application by the spring application deadline to be included in the spring commencement program. Graduation application deadlines are listed in the academic calendar and are adhered to in order to comply with printing deadlines.

Congratulations to our graduates!