Congratulations 2021 Graduates




A headshot of Dean Todd Shields


“On behalf of our faculty, staff and entire U of A community, we offer you a big congratulations, Class of 2021 – you did it! You survived the late-night study sessions, the group projects, the times of uncertainty and so much more – including this strange and unprecedented pandemic time. You’ve grown in the face of these obstacles, you’ve adapted, and your resiliency has brought you to this moment. You’ve worked so hard for so long, and now you’ve reached the graduation milestone you’ve been striving for. Please take a moment to reflect on just how momentous this is, on just how amazing this accomplishment is, on all it took to get to this moment, and all the incredible potential your future holds! Congratulations graduates!”

Dean Shields signature

Todd Shields, dean
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Honoring our Fulbright College Graduates

2021 Spring Graduates



Student Speaker

Name: Melissa Corvera
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, History, Latin Honors

After graduation I am going to enter the Masters in Teaching program to be a secondary high school history teacher. I also plan to become certified in Spanish in order to teach both history and Spanish courses. I plan to work at a school that needs more Latinx representation in their staff and be a mentor to my future students. I’ll be the first one in my family to graduate from college and attend graduate school. My parents did not have the opportunity to go to college in Mexico, but they made sure I would be able to. Without them none of my achievements would have been possible. Two of the most memorable experiences I had in college were the process of writing my honors thesis and participating in the marching band for 2 years. Both were difficult, but that’s what made them memorable.


Let's Be Social!

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We let a few of our fantastic graduates takeover our Instagram to share a bit about who they are, answer questions from our followers and more! We've saved them all on our profile, so even if you missed it, you can check it out there!


Resources for Graduates

University of Arkansas Commencement Site

General Commencement Information

Live Stream


Congratulations, Class of 2021!

More than 70 people - parents, friends, supporters and loved ones - shared congratulatory messages and well wishes for their #UARK21 graduates. Check them out!

To jump directly to a specific student's message from a list sorted alphabetically by the student's last name, select "show more" in the video description.