The University of Arkansas System, which includes the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has postponed spring commencement exercises.
Commencement had been set for the Monticello campus on Friday, May 8.
May graduates will be invited to participate in the December 11 commencement ceremony. UAM will confer earned degrees and diplomas will be mailed to students in late June.
"While we are saddened that this time of celebration must be postposed, protecting the health of our students, faculty, staff, families and community is our top priority,” said Dr. Peggy Doss, UAM chancellor.
"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 will be held in the UAM Steelman Fieldhouse.