Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement

 

UAFS is having a virtual fall commencement. What does that mean?

While we recognize that it will not replace an in-person celebration, the university is producing a virtual fall 2020 commencement ceremony to honor our fall 2020 graduates. The pre-recorded video will feature remarks by Chancellor Riley, a commencement address from our guest speaker, John Jeter (music director and conductor of the Fort Smith Symphony), and congratulatory messages from deans and faculty.

 

While we recognize that it will not replace an in-person celebration, the university is producing a virtual fall 2020 commencement ceremony to honor our fall 2020 graduates. The pre-recorded video will feature remarks by Chancellor Riley, a commencement address from our guest speaker, John Jeter (music director and conductor of the Fort Smith Symphony), and congratulatory messages from deans and faculty.

 

When will the virtual ceremony be held and where can I view it?

The event will be held on December 12, the scheduled date of commencement.  The commencement playlist will begin with remarks from Chancellor Riley and feature a commencement address by John Jeter (music director and conductor of the Fort Smith Symphony). When this is the complete, each UAFS college will have a video with the name,  degree,  and photo (if supplied by graduate) of each graduate.

 

 

The commencement playlist will be here

 

What picture will be used for the graduate slide?

To make this event as meaningful as possible, we are asking you to provide us with an appropriate photo for your commencement slide. We have sent this slide to all fall 2020 graduates via their UAFS email account. If you have applied to graduate in fall 2020 and did not receive this email, please email graduation@uafs.edu and tell us that you did not receive the slide.

 

Each graduate will add their photo to the slide and email back to graduation@uafs.edu. A cap and gown is NOT required for the photo.

 

I want to make sure my name is pronounced correctly. What do I do?

Email graduation@uafs.edu with your name, ID number, and the pronunciation spelled out phonetically.

 

Will the virtual commencement be available for viewing after December 12?

The videos will be on the UAFS YouTube channel after December 12.