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Northwest Arkansas Commencement

2019 Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement honoring all 2018-2019 graduates from Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas River Valley will be held Friday, May 17th, 2019 in McAuley Hall at the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers, Arkansas.  

McAuley Hall
The Center For Nonprofits
1200 W Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756

The Ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM. Photographs will be taken at 6:00.

Commencement Timeline

Before the Ceremony:

  • Submit a petition to graduate. Your petition to graduate must be completed at the beginning of your final term. This begins the process of conferring your degree, and your graduation will not be reflected on official documents unless it is submitted. You can find the form here: Petition to Graduate
  • Order your cap and gown. Regalia must be ordered 5 weeks ahead of the commencement date. You can place your order at
  • Send your RSVP to the attention of Mike Gibbs at by no later than April 15th. Please include your name as you would like it to appear in the program and the number of guests you expect in attendance.
  • Diplomas will be mailed and should arrive 8-10 weeks after your classes conclude. Please ensure that all outstanding balances are cleared and that your address is correct. For more information, call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803.

Day of the Ceremony: 

  • Graduates please plan to arrive by no later than 6:00. When you arrive, please check in with Mike Gibbs to collect your name card. 
  • There will be a formal group photograph taken by Mary Anne Adams Photography before the ceremony.
  • The Processional will begin promptly at 7:00.  
  • Professional photographs will be taken during the ceremony to record the event, as well as during the reception.

After the Ceremony:

For questions, please call 479-571-1511 or email