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Instructions for Commencement

May 2024 Commencement Program (Full Program)

May 2024 Commencement Program (Simple/Honor Grads)

Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:30pm.

We will have one ceremony this Spring. Students will be expected to arrive by 5:45pm. There will be an email sent out to the potential graduates who chose to walk at the ceremony. Please watch for the email the first two weeks of April for more information. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Walking Students may start picking up their regalia (caps & gowns) on May 1, 2024 from the TVArk Gear Shop. All honor cords and veteran cords will not be provided until the night of graduation at check-in. PTK students will receive a PTK stoll for them to borrow. If the PTK student wants to buy the stoll they will need to do so at the link below. (See the very bottom of this page.)

The Gear Shop is located on the first floor of the El Dorado Conference Center (TVArk Student Center) in the previous bookstore location. You will need to bring a photo ID.

If you want someone to pick up your regalia, you will need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from your TVArk email address who your pick up person will be. They will need to provide a photo ID.

You may pick up your regalia anytime the Gear Shop is open from May 1 until the commencement ceremony.

The TVArk Gear Shop hours of operation from May 1- May 16:

• Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00

• Friday 9:00 – 12:00 

The night of the ceremony - Please, do not park in Brookshire’s parking lot. There is adequate parking available on campus.

Commencement Regalia Rules: The Regalia (caps/mortar boards, gowns, stoles, cords) that are provided by the college are the only allowed regalia during the ceremony. All other items can be used to take pictures after the ceremony, but not worn during the ceremony. Your caps/mortar boards may be decorated as long as it is only the top that is decorated, nothing hangs off of it, and it is not inappropriate. We will request that all items that are not TVArk provided are removed during line up. Contact Mary Kate Sumner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions.

Accommodations: If you or a family member needs an accommodation for the ceremony, please contact Mary Kate Sumner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the details. Examples include: use of a mobility device such as a wheelchair or a walker.

Note: You must meet all catalog requirements in order to participate in the ceremony, including an overall 2.0 GPA.

All financial obligations must be met in order to receive your diploma.

If you have questions about the commencement ceremony, please contact Mary Kate Sumner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 870-864-7127.

If you have questions about graduation requirements, your degree/ certificate, or your GPA, please contact your advisor or Jayna Winiecki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 870-864-7142. 

Location: El Dorado Conference Center, 311 S West Ave, El Dorado, AR 

PTK Students - Cashier Link to buy PTK stoll: 

 

 

Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:30pm.

We will have one ceremony this Spring. Students will be expected to arrive by 5:45pm. There will be an email sent out to the potential graduates who chose to walk at the ceremony. Please watch for the email the first two weeks of April for more information. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Walking Students may start picking up their regalia (caps & gowns) on May 1, 2024 from the TVArk Gear Shop. All honor cords and veteran cords will not be provided until the night of graduation at check-in. PTK students will receive a PTK stoll for them to borrow. If the PTK student wants to buy the stoll they will need to do so at the link below. (See the very bottom of this page.)

The Gear Shop is located on the first floor of the El Dorado Conference Center (TVArk Student Center) in the previous bookstore location. You will need to bring a photo ID.

If you want someone to pick up your regalia, you will need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from your TVArk email address who your pick up person will be. They will need to provide a photo ID.

You may pick up your regalia anytime the Gear Shop is open from May 1 until the commencement ceremony.

The TVArk Gear Shop hours of operation from May 1- May 16:

• Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00

• Friday 9:00 – 12:00 

The night of the ceremony - Please, do not park in Brookshire’s parking lot. There is adequate parking available on campus.

Commencement Regalia Rules: The Regalia (caps/mortar boards, gowns, stoles, cords) that are provided by the college are the only allowed regalia during the ceremony. All other items can be used to take pictures after the ceremony, but not worn during the ceremony. Your caps/mortar boards may be decorated as long as it is only the top that is decorated, nothing hangs off of it, and it is not inappropriate. We will request that all items that are not TVArk provided are removed during line up. Contact Mary Kate Sumner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions.

Accommodations: If you or a family member needs an accommodation for the ceremony, please contact Mary Kate Sumner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the details. Examples include: use of a mobility device such as a wheelchair or a walker.

Note: You must meet all catalog requirements in order to participate in the ceremony, including an overall 2.0 GPA.

All financial obligations must be met in order to receive your diploma.

If you have questions about the commencement ceremony, please contact Mary Kate Sumner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 870-864-7127.

If you have questions about graduation requirements, your degree/ certificate, or your GPA, please contact your advisor or Jayna Winiecki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 870-864-7142. 

Location: El Dorado Conference Center, 311 S West Ave, El Dorado, AR 

PTK Students - Cashier Link to buy PTK stoll: 

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