Commencement Information

Spring 2020




Due the situation with Covid-19, the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees have made the difficult decision to postpone indefinitely all spring 2020 commencements ceremonies all UA System schools. UAFS is committed to give our spring 2020 graduates with an opportunity to celebrate this major accomplishment. Details about future plans will be posted here as soon as decisions are made, and spring 2020 graduates will be invited to participate in a future commencement ceremony.


Students who have met all of the requirements of their degrees at the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester will still have a May 2020 graduation date on their diplomas and transcripts. The ceremony is a celebration of hard work and accomplishments, but it is not required in order to confer the degree. Postponing commencement ceremonies will not keep students from job searching or accepting admission to graduate or professional schools.


Driving Directions for Guests


Please view our map for directions and parking information.


From I-40, West of Fort Smith

From Interstate I-40, take exit #325 (Roland, OK). Travel (East) on US-64E, approximately 5.1 miles. You will cross the Arkansas River bridge into Fort Smith, Arkansas. Continue straight on Garrison Ave., heading toward the church. Follow Garrison as it veers to the right of the church and merges with Rogers Ave. Follow Rogers Ave. approximately 3 miles to the intersection of Rogers and Waldron Ave. You will have just passed Central Mall on your left. Turn left onto Waldron. Travel to the stop light at the intersection of Kinkead and Grand Avenue. The Stubblefield Center will be on your right.


From I-40, East of Fort Smith

Take I-40 to the Van Buren / Fort Smith exit, Exit 7. Do not take the first I-540 Exit to Fayetteville. The correct exit is immediately past the trucking weigh station. Travel South/West across the Arkansas River bridge. Take the Exit 6/Grand Avenue exit. Turn right on Grand Avenue. At the first stop light, turn left. The Stubblefield Center is at the second stop light on the left.


From Hwy 71, South of Fort Smith

Travel North on Hwy 71 to I-540 (in Fort Smith). Go right (north) on I-540. Remain on I-540 until Exit 6. Take the Exit 6/Grand Avenue exit. Turn left on Grand Avenue. At the first stop light, turn left. The Stubblefield Center is at the second stop light on the left.