Saturday was graduation day for many colleges and universities in the area.
Thousands of students at the University of Arkansas walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.
"It has not quite hit me yet that I'm done, but there's a lot of relief that finals are over and I got through it," said Jon Mulia. "It's a lot of happiness."
"I have mixed feelings, because it's the closing of one chapter," said Nicole Pyatt. "It's also exciting, because it's the opening of another one. I feel like I have my whole life ahead of me."
"I've been working very hard and very long for this, " said Lindsay Bobbitt. "I am very, very excited."
All schools at the University of Arkansas graduated on Saturday (May 10), except for the School of Law. That commencement will be held next Saturday.