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Instructions for Commencement

Dear Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Graduates,
It’s GRADUATION WEEK!
 
Congratulations on the completion of your certificates and/or degrees.  I’m so proud of you and look forward to celebrating with you.
 
Commencement is set for Thursday, May 13, at 6 pm at El Dorado’s Memorial Stadium (1205 N West Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730). Parking is available on the stadium parking lot (North West Ave) and at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium (100 W 8th St).  Please do not park in the lot connected to the South Arkansas Arts Center.
 
Arrive no later than 5:00 pm and report to the check-in station inside the stadium on the south side (East 5th street). This is on the right side of the field as you enter the track area.
 
Flat soled shoes required. No shoes with heels; only wedges are the acceptable non-flats. Each student’s shoes will be checked before leaving the line-up area. Guests are allowed on the home team side of the stadium. Currently, we will not be restricting guests; however, they will be responsible for social distancing and appropriate behavior.
 
We will be recording the ceremony and will post on the college’s YouTube channel within a few days.
 
Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in the SouthArk Bookstore located on the first floor of the El Dorado Conference Center - Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to noon - beginning Monday, April 26. If you are unable to pick up your regalia before the night of Commencement, we will have it available in the check-in section starting at 4:30pm.
 
Note: You must meet all catalog requirements in order to participate in the ceremony, including an overall 2.0 GPA.
 
All students will receive an empty diploma folder during the ceremony.  Immediately following graduation, you will pick up your diploma as directed.
 
If you have questions about the commencement ceremony, please contact Michele Hildreth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 870-864-7192.
 
If you have questions about graduation requirements, your degree/ certificate, or your GPA, please contact your advisor or Jayna Winiecki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 870-875-7244.
 
Congratulations again on your well-deserved honor!
 
Sincerely,
Stephanie Tully-Dartez, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

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