University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Commencement Ceremony

The Sam M. Walton College of Business Spring 2020 Commencement program will take place Saturday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. All friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the event is subject to change. We will update as we know more.

Commencement Speaker: To Be Announced


Watch the Ceremony Online

View Live Streaming of Commencement

Do you know someone who is unable to attend commencement? We're pleased to make a live video stream available for those who wish to watch it online


A professional photographer will be taking pictures during the awarding of diplomas and he will contact you later to arrange for prints. We invite family and friends to feel free to use cameras.

Instructions for Students

Find information and reminders about regalia, guests, arrival times, and parking. 

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Bud Walton Arena

Bud Walton ArenaBud Walton Arena (also known as the Basketball Palace of Mid-America) is the home to the Razorback men's and women's basketball teams. It is located on campus and has a seating capacity of 19,368.


On commencement day, there will be limited parking adjacent to Bud Walton Arena designated for persons working at the commencement ceremony. Graduates and guests may park in lots 47N, 47S, and 56.

Persons with Mobility Impairments

Disabled parking (with permit) or drop off is available in parking lot 60. Please review the disabled parking map for more details. We recommend that guests with mobility impairment arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. Spaces will be limited due to the fact that the All University Commencement will be ending at the time that Walton College guests will be arriving. Ushers will be available inside the arena to assist them in locating the elevator and seating. The handicapped seating will be available on the concourse level of the arena. Due to a limited number of disabled seats, only two additional guests may accompany those utilizing the disabled seating. We are sorry, but no seating will be available on the arena floor due to the limitation of space.

Graduates who will require accommodations during the ceremony (i.e. require an interpreter, wheelchair access, etc.) should advise Walton College via e-mail at in advance of May 1, 2020 so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Please contact (479) 575-7105 if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. For futher information on University Commencement, visit

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