Commencement Details


UAM Bookstore will host the Spring 2023 Grad Fair on Monday, March 13th through Friday, March 17th. If you are unable to attend, please contact the UAM Bookstore at 870-460-1055 and provide your height, weight, and degree type to order your cap and gown. At grad fair, you will be able to order your cap and gown, order official UAM personalized graduation announcements, and purchase a diploma frame.

The university provides keepsake caps, gowns, and tassels to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Graduate students are not provided with a keepsake hood. Graduate students who participate in commencement must order the appropriate keepsake hood.

Deadline to order: Friday, March 17th 

For questions, please contact the UAM Bookstore at 870-460-1055.


If you need assistance applying for graduation, please contact the Registrar's office at 870-460-1034.

Deadline to apply for graduation and for name to be listed in program: Friday, March 31st

Request to Participate in Commencement Ceremony for Students Not Graduating

Spring 2023 Commencement Rehearsal
Thursday, May 11th at
3:00 p.m.
Herman C. Steelman Fieldhouse
563 Weevil Drive, Monticello AR 71655

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 12th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Herman C. Steelman Fieldhouse
563 Weevil Drive, Monticello, AR 71655

Graduates line up around Weevil Pond at 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony and at 1:00 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.

*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 2:00 PM Ceremony

Graduate (Master) Students:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education

Graduate (Master) Students:

  • College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Undergraduate Degrees:

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

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


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 11th, 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, May 8th. To accommodate those attending rehearsal on Thursday, May 11th, 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

ATTN: Mr. Billy Hogue

Review the commencement stoles and cords policy  here.

Please direct stoles and cords questions here: 


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. 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. Golf cart transportation to Steelman Fieldhouse will be provided to campus guest.

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