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Cue the music. Commencement ceremonies for both the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Fort Smith are just days away, set for Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Thousands of college student who are eager to trade their studying days for the real world will soon be walking across the stage-no more cramming, no more finals.

Trying to find the right words to say to a graduate? Something to inspire them, to motivate them, or just something to say? These might be helpful according to Forbes.

  • Be confident.
  • Be patient.
  • Focus on fertile job fields.
  • Think like a small-business owner.
  • Ask questions.
  • Focus forward.
  • Build your network.
  • Join a professional organization.
  • Save for retirement.
  • Check out incubator programs.
  • Run with a positive crowd.
  • Find your passion and pursue it with all your heart.

As for the graduation ceremonies, here’s a look at the schedules via: The University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

2013 Commencement Ceremony Schedule-University of Arkansas

Saturday, May 11, 2013
All University Commencement Ceremony
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m. Bud Walton Arena
(Live Stream)
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences 1:00 p.m.
College of Education and Health Professions 4:00 p.m.
Fay Jones School of Architecture 1:00 p.m. Verizon Ballroom Student Union
Sam M. Walton College of Business 12:30 p.m.
(Live Stream)
John Barnhill Arena
College of Engineering 3:30 p.m.
(Live Stream)
Dale Bumpers College of Agri. Food & Life Sciences 6:30 p.m.
(Live Stream)
Saturday, May 18, 2013
School of Law 2:00 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center


2013 Commencement Ceremony Schedule-University of Arkansas Fort Smith

There will be two Spring 2013 Commencement ceremonies on May 11th, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m. Both will be held in the Stubblefield Center.The 10 a.m. ceremony will honor graduates from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Humanities  and Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will honor graduates from the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Business, Education, and Languages and Communication. There is no ceremony rehearsal. The ceremony is a non-ticketed event.

Good luck!