Due to the the Covid-19 outbreak, the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees on Thursday announced that it will postpone the commencement ceremonies at all of its campuses, including the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

UAM’s spring 2020 commencement exercises were originally scheduled for May 8. The spring 2020 graduates will be invited to participate in the December 11, 2020 commencement ceremony. Degrees and diplomas will be mailed to students in late June.

“While we are saddened that this time of celebration must be postponed, protecting the health of our students, faculty, staff, families and community is our top priority,” UAM Chancellor Dr. Peggy Doss. “Every May graduate will have an opportunity to participate in the December commencement ceremony in which their impressive academic achievements will be recognized and celebrated.”

December commencement for Monticello campus graduates is scheduled for Friday, December 11 in the UAM Steelman Fieldhouse.