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ACHE Commencement 2021

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education commencement ceremony will be held on the third Saturday of May. It recognizes graduates of every college on campus in one unified ceremony. 

Graduation Checklist

The items below are the minimum requirements.

Commencement Week Timeline

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society Banquet

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP) is the national osteopathic medicine honors fraternity. The annual awards banquet is by invitation only. SSP members only are invited to attend this event.   

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Awards Banquet
MSB Awards Banquet Brunch

Time: 10:00-11:30am
Location: Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South 7th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Event Parking: 800 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Guests: Each graduate will be allowed one guest for this event.
Attire: Business professional

DO Awards Banquet

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South 7th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Event Parking: 800 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Guests: Each graduate will be allowed one guest for this event.
Attire: semi formal

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Graduation Gear-Up, Family Fish Fry & Alumni CME Event

Graduation Gear-Up 

During this event graduates will pick up their regalia, receive ceremony instructions, take a final class picture together, and get financial advice from a guest speaker.  This event is considered mandatory, if you are not able to attend, arrangements will need to be made in advance. Please email Student Services to request excused absences.
Location: ARCOM Building
DO Graduates Time: 8-11:30
MSB Graduates Time: 11:30 – 1pm

Family Fish Fry*
*Pending ADH approval

Come enjoy dinner on the front lawn of the ARCOM building. Students are invited to bring 5 guests (6 people per table). However, due to COVID we will be hosting 3 separate shifts so families can socially distance. Please watch your ACHE email for your assigned timeslot for dinner.

Alumni CME Event 

The ACHE Alumni Association is offering a continuing medical education program on Friday, May 14 at the ACHE campus. More information is available by emailing Wonda Montgomery, Director of External/Alumni Relations.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - ACHE Commencement Ceremony

10:00 am and 3:00pm
UAFS Stubblefield Center
532 N. Waldron Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903

There will be two commencement ceremonies – 10:00am and 3:00pm. Graduates will receive an email with their timeslot. Graduates, please arrive at the Stubblefield Center wearing your cap and gown. There will be Ambassadors awaiting your arrival at the front door and can point you in the right direction. Graduates will be allowed to bring four guests.

Ticket information coming soon.