Security, Parking and Schedules for All U of A Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement ceremonies start this Friday and continue Saturday with the School of Law on the following Saturday.
University Relations

Commencement ceremonies start this Friday and continue Saturday with the School of Law on the following Saturday.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas graduating students, their parents, family and friends can now get complete updated information about the Spring Commencement ceremonies with an app for their mobile phones.

The new mobile guide from the Office of the Registrar can answer questions about the commencement ceremonies, including schedules, parking maps, speakers — even the names of all the prospective graduates.

Students can also use the app for details about when and where to report on the day of their ceremony.

The U of A Graduation app can be downloaded at Google Play or Apple.

Anyone who can’t attend the commencement can still watch any ceremony: They will all be streamed live on the University of Arkansas YouTube Channel.

Commencement security

Normal security precautions will be taken at each of the commencement locations. All guests attending a ceremony will be required to pass through a security checkpoint. Cameras and personal items such as handbags will be inspected. Please allow extra time for this process.

Please do not bring large umbrellas, baggage, balloons, wrapped packages, backpacks, strollers or noise-makers to the ceremony. Compact umbrellas will be allowed.

A complete list of prohibited items can be found online.

Tickets are not required and there is general seating within each arena.

parking for commencement ceremonies

Free parking is available in the general parking lots on campus, and additional parking is available for people with disabilities. This map shows parking lots near the commencement locations.  

Reserved seating is available for people who have mobility issues at all commencement locations.

FRIDAY, MAY 10:

3 p.m., Bud Walton Arena 

Free parking will be available after 2 p.m. in the campus parking lots near Bud Walton Arena.

Parking for people with disabled parking permits is available in Lot 60.

Drop-off is available for people with mobility issues at the south entrance to the arena.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

8:30 a.m., Bud Walton Arena

Free parking is available in general lots.

Parking for people with disabled parking permits is available in Lot 60.

Drop-off is available for people with mobility issues at the south entrance to the arena.

Noon, Barnhill Arena

Free parking is available in general lots.

Parking for people with disabled parking permits is available in Lots 59 and 67.

Drop-off is available for people with mobility issues at the west entrance to the arena.

1 p.m. Bud Walton Arena

Free parking is available in general lots.

Parking for people with disabled parking permits is available in Lot 60.

Drop-off is available for people with mobility issues at the south entrance to the arena.

1 p.m. Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Free parking is available in general lots.

Parking and drop-off for people with mobility issues is available in Lot 26. For additional assistance contact edm003@uark.edu.

3:30 p.m. Barnhill Arena

Free parking is available in general lots.

Parking for people with disabled parking permits is available in Lots 59 and 67.

Drop-off is available for people with mobility issues at the west entrance to the arena.

5:30 p.m.Bud Walton Arena

Free parking is available in general lots.

Parking for people with disabled parking permits is available in Lot 60.

Drop-off is available for people with mobility issues at the south entrance to the arena.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

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2 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center

There will be limited free parking in the parking garage below the Town Center and around the Fayetteville Square.

People with mobility issues should contact payne@uark.edu by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, to make arrangements.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu

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