Family & Friends

The Stubblefield Center’s main doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for family members and guests. No entry will be allowed prior to 9:00 a.m. Seating is open and will be available on a first come, first serve basis, except for seating reserved for special guests.

  • I am unable to make the trip to Fort Smith, how can I still watch the commencement ceremony?
    Commencement ceremonies will be live streamed via the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education YouTube channel. A link will be provided the week of the ceremony that can be shared with family and friends.
  • I am coming to commencement from out of town. Where can I make lodging arrangements for my stay?
    We have four local hotels that have set up blocks so that your friends and family can get a discounted rate. They are welcome to stay anywhere, of course, but the links below will get you the discounted rates. Click the links below to explore rates and options.


    • Homewood Suites
    • Home2 Suites
    • Double Tree
    • Hampton Inn
  • What is the weather like in Fort Smith?
    Arkansas weather can vary a lot, but here’s a link to the most up-to-date weather information: Fort Smith Arkansas Weather.