UA Commencement set for May 11-12

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Nearly 4,200 students will don a cap and gown this weekend as part of the University of Arkansas’ 2018 spring commencement ceremonies.

The ceremonies, scheduled for May 11-12, will include both graduate and undergraduate students, and will take place in Bud Walton Arena, Barnhill Arena, and the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

UA Law School Commencement will take place the following weekend on May 19 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

There will be free parking on campus for attendees in any lot labeled unrestricted. Here’s a map of available parking, including parking reserved for people with disabilities.

Attendees will be required to pass through a security checkpoint. UA officials say cameras and handbags will be inspected at the door, and are urging attendees to allow extra time for that process. Baggage, balloons, wrapped packages, backpacks, strollers and noise-makers are prohibited.

All ceremonies will be available to livestream via the UA’s Youtube Channel.

The full spring 2018 University of Arkansas commencement schedule is below. For more information, visit the UA’s commencement website.

Friday, May 11

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Bud Walton Arena.
Students graduating: 1,024
Speaker: Kassidy Joyner, from Rogers, a graduating senior honors economics major with a minor in Japanese

Saturday, May 12

All University Commencement
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Bud Walton Arena
Students graduating: 844
Speaker: Sherece West-Scantlebury, president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Honorary degree recipients: Charles Portis, Jama and Walter Fowler

College of Engineering
Time: 12 p.m.
Barnhill Arena
Students graduating: 430
Speaker: Stuart Scott, executive vice president and CIO for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

Sam M. Walton College of Business
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Bud Walton Arena
Students graduating: 874
Speaker: John Furner, president and CEO of Sam’s Club

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Students graduating: 58
Speaker: Katherine Darnstadt, founder and principal of Latent Design in Chicago.

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Barnhill Arena
Students graduating: 311
Speakers: Corrin Troutman, Outstanding Alumna; Olivera Jankovska, Outstanding Young Alumna

College of Education and Health Professions
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bud Walton Arena
Students graduating: 571
Speaker: Yvette Murphy-Erby, vice provost for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arkansas.

Saturday, May 19

School of Law
Time: 2 p.m.,
Location: Fayetteville Town Center
Students graduating: 118
Speaker: Theresa Fette, founder and CEO of Provident Trust Group