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Spring-Fall 2020 Graduation Date Information

Deadline for Graduation Application | October 1

Deadline for Graduate Cap and Gown Pre-Orders  |  September 25

Graduation Salute | October 11 - 13

Deadline for Departmental Orders | November 13

Deadline for Faculty Orders | October 30

Deadline for Homeship for Bachelor | November 20
for Masters & Doctorates | November 20

Graduation Distribution | December 16 ~ 19

Graduation Days |  Details at Student/Faculty Page

Deadline for Faculty Rental Returns | January 15





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Graduation Date |  December 19, 2020


Applying to Graduate

Students must apply to graduate by October 1, 2020 to be included in the Spring-Fall 2020 commencement program. Students graduating in the spring or the following summer are invited to attend spring commencement. For instructions on how to apply to graduate visit the website for the Office of the Registrar.

Application deadlines for each semester are as follows:

Graduation TermApplication Deadlines
SpringMarch 1
SummerJuly 1
FallOctober 1

Pre-Order Regalia

Students are highly encouraged to pre-order regalia to ensure correct colors and sizes are available. Students who have not pre-ordered will still be able to pick up regalia during the Grad Salute and Grad Distribution events, but the Bookstore cannot guarantee that exact sizes and colors will be available.


Graduate Salute

  • October 11  | 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • October 12  | 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • October 13  | 10:00am - 6:00pm

During Graduate Salute, you can

  • Pick up your Gown, Cap & Tassel. (See Instructions Here)
  • Order official U of A class rings, announcements, & diploma frames. Special promotional pricing is available only during grad salute.
  • Receive a FREE, no obligation portrait sitting. Please come dressed and prepared to take a picture.
  • Enter to win a free diploma frame and Razorback gear compliments of the University Bookstore, Alumni Association, & Senior Class Gift.

Graduate Distribution

Pick up your gown, cap and tassel at the Bookstore on these dates.

  • December 16  | 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 17  | 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 18  | 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 19  | 7:30am - 12:00pm

This is your last chance to pick up your Regalia. (See Instructions Here) before graduation or make any last minute exchanges for sizes.
Portrait sittings, Balfour representatives, and other vendors are only available during Graduate Salute and not during Graduation Distribution.


Commencement Times, Dates and Locations

All Colleges
December 19 | 9:00am | Bud Walton Arena


Important Links & Information


Graduation FAQ

When is graduation?

Spring-Fall 2020 Graduation is December 19, 2020. — See Details Here.

How do I apply to graduate?

Undergraduate Students: Please visit Registrar's Office website or contact them by phone at (479) 575-5451.

Graduate Students: Please visit Graduate School's website or contact them by phone at (479) 575-4401.

Where do I pick up my regalia?

Student regalia can be picked up from the Bookstore during Graduate Salute and Graduate Distribution. Students are highly encouraged to pre-order regalia to ensure correct colors and sizes are available. Students who have not pre-ordered will still be able to pick up regalia during the Grad Salute and Grad Distribution events, but the Bookstore cannot guarantee that exact sizes and colors will be available.

What do I pick up?

See Instructions Here.

Do I need to pay for my regalia?

If you are a student and have applied for graduation, then you do not need to pay for your regalia. The cost of regalia is included in your student fees.

Do you need my sizes? Do I need to order or reserve regalia?

Students are highly encouraged to pre-order regalia to ensure correct colors and sizes are available. Students who have not pre-ordered will still be able to pick up regalia during the Grad Salute and Grad Distribution events, but the Bookstore cannot guarantee that exact sizes and colors will be available.

I will not be in town during Grad Salute or Grad Distribution. What are my options for picking up regalia? Does the Bookstore ship regalia?

Balfour provides a homeship program. Please visit the Balfour Homeship page. Please note that there is a shipping cost and deadline associated with shipping regalia.

I am an honors student. Can I pick up my stole/cord honors at Grad Salute or Graduation Distribution?

Commencement adornments like stoles and cords are distributed by your college or department. If you have questions regarding adornments please contact your major’s department for more information.

Do I need to return my regalia?

Your regalia is paid for by the University through your graduation fees and is yours to keep.

I have lost or misplaced my regalia. Can I get an additional set?

After the initial set all additional or replacement regalia must be purchased. For more information please contact the Bookstore at (479) 575-2999 or Email

I received the wrong size regalia or my regalia does not fit. Can I exchange regalia?

The Bookstore can exchange the regalia during Grad Salute and Graduation Distribution. Please bring the original regalia correctly folded and in original packaging. You will also need your student ID and a suggested size.

Where can I find more information on Class Rings or Announcements ?

The best resource for information on Class Rings or Announcements is during Grad Salute. Balfour representatives will be on hand during the event to walk you through all the item and pricing options. You can also find out more information by visiting the appropriate links below.

Graduation Gift & Accessories


Questions about Regalia and Graduation Accessories?
Graduation • (479) 575-2999 | Email
Balfour • 800-225-3687


Faculty

Graduation Date |  December 19


Deadlines

Deadline for Departmental Stoles, Cords, Regalia Order and Delivery |  November 13
Last day to Place Faculty Custom Regalia Rental |  October 30
Last day to Return Regalia without a Fee |  January 15


Graduate Distribution

Pick up your rental regalia at the Bookstore on these dates.

  • December 16  | 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 17  | 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 18  | 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 19  | 7:30am - 12:00pm

Payment for rental regalia is due at the time of pickup. The Bookstore accepts cash, check, all major credit cards & Pcards. If your department pays for your regalia please have the payment information on hand.

Please note: the Bookstore no longer accepts blanket PO's unless special arrangements have been made beforehand.


Commencement Times, Dates and Locations

All Colleges
December 19 | 9:00am | Bud Walton Arena


Graduation FAQ

When is graduation?

Spring-Fall 2020 Graduation is December 19, 2020. — See Details Here.

How do I order regalia?

Faculty can order regalia here starting February 3. Faculty and staff must login using their UARK username and password. If faculty have ordered before their previous order information will be displayed. They can then either edit their information, or submit their order. Any edits will need to be submitted before the order can be submitted. Faculty with no previous order history will have the option to complete their information in the blank fields. All required information will need to be submitted before they can submit their order. All information edits will receive email confirmations as well as all submitted order. An order is not submitted unless you receive and email confirmation of the submitted order.

How can I pay for regalia?

Payment for rental regalia is due at the time of pickup. The Bookstore accepts cash, check, all major credit cards, and departmental P-Cards. If your department pays for your regalia please have the payment information on hand.


Regalia Prices:

DOCTOR
Gown • Cap • Tassel  $29.50
Hood $25.00
Tam $39.00

MASTER
Gown • Cap • Tassel  $25.60
Hood $24.00

BACHELOR
Gown • Cap • Tassel  $23.00

When and where do I need to return my regalia?

The deadline to return all rental regalia for Spring-Fall 2020 Graduation is January 15, 2020. Returns after this date are subject to a late fee.

After commencement please return all rental regalia (including cap, gown, tassel, and hood) to the Supply Department counter located on the second floor of the Bookstore. Please confirm with the attendant that all items have been returned in full and that there are no issues. You should also receive an email confirmation of the return.

Note to departments returning regalia in bulk: Regalia for faculty MUST be complete, individually packaged, and labeled. Failure to do so will significantly delay the return process and could result in issues crediting faculty correctly. Please have department representatives stay throughout the return process to ensure that all faculty regalia is matched correctly.



Questions about Regalia and Graduation Accessories?
Call: (479) 575-2999 | Email