Commencement Details

Now available for commencement participants:

Spring 2022 Commencement Rehearsal
Thursday, May 12
3:00 p.m.
Herman C. Steelman Fieldhouse
563 Weevil Drive, Monticello AR 71655

Spring 2022 Commencement Exercises
Friday, May 13
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Herman C. Steelman Fieldhouse
563 Weevil Drive, Monticello, AR 71655

*All event details are subject to change due to weather or COVID-19 guidance from state and federal agencies.

The event will be streamed live online at

10:00 AM Ceremony

Graduate (Master) Students:

  • College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Division of General Studies

2:00 PM Ceremony

Graduate (Master) Students:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business
  • School of Computer Information Systems
  • School of Education


UAM continues to monitor pandemic activity in the state of Arkansas and will follow CDC, UA System, and Arkansas Department of Health event recommendations.  All event details are subject to change.  Please continue to check this page and UAM social media accounts for updates.


Graduates should continue to check email regularly as the event approaches. 

To learn more about the commencement exercises, all graduates are strongly encouraged to attend the Rehearsal scheduled for Thursday, May 12th, at 3:00 p.m. inside Steelman Fieldhouse.

Only graduates who have confirmed their participation with the Registrar are approved to participate in the ceremony.  No personal items of graduates will be stored during the ceremony. 

Graduates must bring their herald card, regalia, and hood (if a graduate student).  These items are available through the UAM Bookstore.  Caps, gowns and tassels are free to graduates and will be available for pickup May 9th – 13th from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  To accommodate those attending rehearsal on Thursday, May 12th, the Bookstore will close at 5:00 p.m.   Master's graduates must buy an appropriate master's hood. You must bring an official ID to receive your regalia. 

Please direct regalia questions here:

Monticello Bookstore       
ATTN: Mr. Billy Hogue       

Please direct stole and cord questions here: 

Note:  Review the commencement stole and cords policy and apply for stole approval here.
Please complete the form prior to Commencement for the approval of any cords and stoles to be worn.  Further questions may be directed to Courtney Hicks, Director of Student Activities, at (870) 460-1396.


Doors at Steelman Fieldhouse will open to guests at 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony and 1:00 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.  Morning guests are asked to vacate the premises as soon as possible to allow for setup of the afternoon ceremony.

The NCAA Clear Bag Policy remains in place for any event held in an athletic facility, including Commencement. 

Due to visibility concerns, please do not bring balloons into the facility.

Photography:  For your convenience, UAM has secured a professional photographic service to take photos of each graduate as they receive their degrees.  One photo will be mailed to each graduate free of charge.  These will be mailed with diploma certificates at the end of July or the first of August for May graduates.

Parking will be available in lots around the campus.  Accessible parking is available at Steelman.  

Printable Campus Map

Interactive Campus Map

Food and drink will not be allowed in the field house.


In order to arrange adequate seating, any graduate with mobility limitations requiring special seating should contact the Registrar’s Office at 870-460-1034 as soon as possible. Graduates who have family and/or guests who need special seating arrangements due to mobility limitations should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 870-460-1032 as soon as possible. 

If you do not find the answer to your question above, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (870) 460-1032 or