The Bryant High School Commencement Ceremony is Monday, May 23, 7pm, at Simmons Bank Arena. Graduates should plan to arrive by 5:30pm in order to complete the security process. Free parking in the VIP Parking lot located on Washington St. and Olive is available on a first come, first serve basis for graduates. (Parking is free if an individual in the car has a cap and gown.) Parking on other lots will incur a charge.
Please take travel time into consideration when arriving at the arena. Guests should consider taking the I-430 route across the Arkansas River near the Maumelle area and then taking I-40 into North Little Rock. Doing so will allow drivers to miss the downtown traffic. Parking fees range from $5-$10. For ADA accessibility, click here.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early due to security protocols. Everyone will be required to walk through metal detectors before entering the arena. All bags will be inspected. Any bags larger than 14" x 14" x 6" will not be allowed. For information on these and other procedures, visit Simmons Bank Arena.
We understand our parents and guests may have safety concerns due to the recent incidents at high school graduations. We wish to thank Simmons Arena for partnering with the North Little Rock Police Department to increase security and the presence of law enforcement. Bryant SROs will also be onsite.
Please note that presents, balloons, flowers, posters, signs, air horns, noise-makers, cakes, cupcakes, and any outside food, etc., are not permitted. It is our understanding that concessions will be open; however, the arena is cashless so only card payments will be accepted.
Only seniors and school officials part of the program will be allowed on the arena floor before, during, and after commencement. Graduates will exit the ceremony in a recessional. Please plan to have a designated spot to meet either outside the arena or back at home.
Live stream viewing will be available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Uv5ScBiw81g. The stream will go live 15 minutes prior to the start of commencement. The link will also be posted on Bryant Public Schools social media accounts.
We are excited to celebrate Bryant High School Class of 2022. Congratulations on your graduations!