Instructions for Commencement

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations on the completion of your certificates and/or degrees.

Commencement is set for Thursday, May 13 at 6pm at El Dorado’s Memorial Stadium (1205 N West Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730). Parking is available on the East side of North West Ave, and at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium (100 W 8th St, El Dorado, AR 71730).

  • Please arrive, no later than 5:00pm and head inside the stadium to the South side for check-in and line up. 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 students’ 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 attempting to LIVE STREAM!
  • 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, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. and noon on Friday, beginning Monday, April 26. If you are unable to pick up your regalia before the night of Commencement, we will have them available at the line-up.
  • You must meet all catalog requirements in order to participate in the ceremony, including the attaining of an overall 2.0 GPA.
  • Please note that all students will receive an empty diploma folder during the ceremony.
  • Immediately following graduation, you will be directed to the location for actual diploma pickup.

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. or 864-7192.

If you have questions about graduation requirements, your degree or certificate, or GPA, please contact your advisor, or Jayna Winiecki This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 875-7244.

Congratulations on your well-deserved honor!