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ACHE Commencement 2022

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.

  • Complete the Graduation Application (sent via email by Registrar)
  • Order your regalia
  • RSVP for all events (form will be sent in early spring)
  • Order announcements
  • Attend the Graduation Gear-Up event on Friday, May 20th
  • Attend the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 21st
  • Congratulations, you are a part of the ACHE alumni!

Commencement Week Timeline

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 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 19, 2022 - Awards Banquet

MSB Awards Banquet Brunch

Time: 10:00-11:30am
Location: ACHE Research Institute Health & Wellness Center
1000 Fianna Way, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Guests: Each graduate will be allowed one guest for this event.
Attire: Business professional

DO Awards Banquet

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Optional Happy Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: ACHE Research Institute Health & Wellness Center
1000 Fianna Way, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Guests: Each graduate will be allowed one guest for this event.
Attire: Semi Formal

Friday, May 20, 2022 - Graduation Gear-Up, Family Fish Fry, Military Reception

Graduation Gear-Up 

Location: ARCOM Building
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.

Family Fish Fry

Time: 5:00pm
Come enjoy dinner on the front lawn of the ARCOM building. Students are invited to bring their family and friends. Look for the big, white tents!

Military Promotion Reception

Time: 6:00pm
Location: ARCOM – Classroom 1
Friends and family are encourages to come support our US Military students during a promotion ceremony.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - ACHE Commencement Ceremony

Time: 10:00am
Location: UAFS Stubblefield Center
Address: 532 N. Waldron Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903

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. Seating will be first come, first serve for guests with doors opening at 9:00am.