MAY 11, 2013, 3:30p.m., Barnhill Arena
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Class of 2013 graduates may pick up regalia in the UA Bookstore during Graduate Salute Tuesday, March 12th and 13th from 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday, March 14th from 10:00am-7:00pm and Friday, March 15th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Graduation Distribution is the week of Commencement. Students may pick up regalia in the UA Bookstore Wednesday, May 8th – Thursday, May 9th from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Friday, May 10th from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and between 7:30am and 12:00 on Saturday, May 11, Commencement Day. Candidates for degrees must wear robes appropriate to their degree without added adornment such as markings on mortar boards, beads or flowers. Approved adornments are specific to academic and leadership recognition and are distributed through the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering commencement exercise will begin promptly at 3:30pm on May 11, 2013. All guests MUST enter through the upper deck of the SOUTH or EAST entrances of Barnhill Arena. Only those persons with mobility impairments will be allowed to enter through the floor level and/or have access to seating at the floor level (see additional instructions regarding mobility impairment). All graduates and guests who are carrying camcorder cases, camera cases, or other bags may be searched at the door. We recommend that you do not bring backpacks, large bags, or additional items that may delay entry into Barnhill Arena. Graduates must leave personal belongings with family and friends since you will not be allowed to carry items during the ceremony. 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.
Graduates or guests with mobility impairment may be DROPPED OFF by entering the South entrance of Barnhill Arena (Lot 59) off Meadow Street. Upon drop off, cars may park in the Stadium Avenue Garage (Union Parking Deck), the Stadium Lot (Lot 44), or Lots 72 and 73 (West of Reynolds Stadium and the practice facilities off of Razorback Road). LIMITED special seating will be available at court level. Each disabled guest can be accompanied by only one additional guest—all other guests in the party will need to sit in guest seating indicated above. Barnhill does not have an elevator so all persons with mobility impairment should plan to enter on the WEST side of Barnhill Arena. We recommend that guests with mobility impairment arrive no later than 2:45pm. For further questions regarding persons with mobility impairment, please contact Leigh Ann Brown 479-575-6012.
On commencement day, there will be limited parking adjacent to Barnhill Arena and is designated for persons working at the commencement ceremony. Graduates and guests may park in the Stadium Avenue Garage (Union Parking Deck), the Stadium Lot (Lot 44) or Lots 72 and 73 (West of Reynolds Stadium and the practice facilities off of Razorback Road). To view a parking map, please visit http://registrar.uark.edu/Fall_Commencement_Parking_Map.pdf
Graduates participating in commencement should check-in by 2:45p.m. on May 11th at the SOUTH entrance to Barnhill Arena (the side facing the HPER building.) At check-in, you will be given a card that lists your name, honors, and degree being received. You will hand the card to the announcers just before you walk across the stage to receive your diploma. Therefore, it is important that you do not lose this card. Graduates will receive complete commencement instructions via email prior to commencement.
A professional photographer will be taking pictures during the awarding of diplomas and he will contact you later to arrange for prints. You may contact Grad Images by calling 1-800-261-2576 or by visiting their website at www.gradimages.com. We invite family and friends to feel free to use cameras.
Please contact (479) 575-3052 if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. For information on University Commencement, visit http://registrar.uark.edu/1323.php