Commencement Details

Now available for commencement participants:

Fall 2022 Commencement Rehearsal
Thursday, December 8th at
3:00 p.m.
Herman C. Steelman Fieldhouse
563 Weevil Drive, Monticello AR 71655

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony
(For Monticello, Crossett, and McGehee Campuses)
Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m.
Herman C. Steelman Fieldhouse
563 Weevil Drive, Monticello, AR 71655

Due to the possibility of rain, we must utilize our inclement weather plan for the December 9, 2022 Commencement ceremony. Graduates will now line up at the east entrance of Steelman Fieldhouse. UAM staff will be there to assist you. Graduates will line up at 9:00 a.m.

*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


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, December 8th, at 3:00 p.m. inside the 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 bookstore located on your home campus. Caps, gowns and tassels are free to graduates and will be available for pickup beginning Monday, December 5th. To accommodate those attending rehearsal on Thursday, December 8th, the Bookstore will close at 5:00 p.m. Master graduate students must buy an appropriate master's hood. You must bring an official ID to receive your regalia.

Please direct regalia questions here:

Monticello Bookstore Crossett Bookstore McGehee Bookstore

ATTN: Mr. Billy Hogue

ATTN: Ms. Dawn Reed

ATTN: Ms. Geraldine Renfroe

Please direct stoles and cords questions here: 

Note:  Review the commencement stoles and cords policy  here.


Doors at Steelman Fieldhouse will open to guests at 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. 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 February or the first of March for December graduates. There will be a photo station located by the bell at Weevil Pond.

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

Printable Campus Map

Interactive Campus Map

Food and drink will not be allowed in the fieldhouse.


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