School of Law Commencement Instructions
May 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m., Fayetteville Town Center
Regalia: Graduates should pick up regalia in the UA Bookstore in February (dates and times will be available on the University Bookstore website.
If you are unable to pick up your regalia, please ask a friend to pick it up. The bookstore dates for regalia pick is final, there will not be other available dates. Contact the University Bookstore at 479-575-2155 for more information. Candidates for degrees must wear robes appropriate to their degree without added adornment such as markings on mortar boards, beads or flowers.
Guests: There is no limit to the amount of guests you bring with you. We encourage students to bring as many friends and family members as you wish to invite.
Arrival: The School of Law commencement exercise will begin promptly at 2:00 on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Graduates, please ARRIVE AT THE TOWN CENTER NO LATER THAN 1:15 PM wearing your cap and gown. Carry your hood over your right arm. Note: Graduates will be “hooded” during the ceremony. Faculty Hooders will be announced.
The class speaker will be elected by the students in the graduating class and will be announced.
Graduates should follow signage and proceed to the north corridor to line up. All graduates and guests who are carrying bags may be searched at the door. We recommend that you do not bring backpacks, large bags, or additional items that may delay entry. Graduates must leave personal belongings with family and friends since you will not be allowed to carry items during the ceremony.
Pictures: A professional photographer will be taking pictures during the awarding of diplomas. They contact you directly to arrange for prints. We also invite family and friends to feel free to use cameras.
Parking: On commencement day there will be limited parking below the Town Center in the parking garage and around the Fayetteville Square.
Limited Disabled Seating: We recommend that guests with mobility impairment please contact Michele Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception Following Ceremony: Everyone is invited to the reception immediately following graduation on the terrace surrounding the Town Center.