Your monthly newsletter on important information, events & news from the UCA Family Network.

The UCA Family Network Newsletter provides an opportunity to share UCA information, news and events with the parents and families of our students. This is a monthly publication you can expect in your inboxes on the 1st of every month during the academic year. We try to keep things relevant, but if there are specific topics you would find interesting, please send an email to We have added a calendar feature to our UCA site It includes academic and social calendar information. Be sure to like us on Facebook!

College Ready? 5 "Adulting" Skills Your Student Needs Before the Fall

"I know I should go talk to him," a student said a few weeks ago when she asked my advice about emailing a professor because she was having difficulty in his class. "But I am so tired of 'adulting' this week. I have to be an adult too much already," she said.  Read more

Dr. Amy Baldwin is the Director of University College, Literacy & Writing Faculty at UCA. She is also a pioneering educator and educational entrepreneur and wrote the first student success textbook for community colleges and for first-generation students.

Commencement Set for May 6

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Commencement on Saturday, May 6 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center. University officials will confer 888 undergraduate degrees and 242 graduate degrees during three ceremonies. Read more

Getting Read for a Summer Job or Internship

They did it -- your college student landed a summer internship! Now the school year's winding down and they're excited about the upcoming adventure. For you, though, this may be a bittersweet moment. Read more

Student Health 101

President's Leadership Fellows Closes Third Successful Year

As a service to our families, we are providing an online subscription to Student Health 101 for both parents and students. Each issue contains valuable information to help students make better decisions.   Read more

The University of Central Arkansas President's Leadership Fellows is finishing the 2016-2017 academic year and preparing for its fourth class of inductees. Their activities for the year include Read more


Important Calendar Dates

  • 05/01 - 05/05 - FINALS WEEK!!!!
  • 05/06/17 - COMMENCEMENT!!!
  • 05/15/17 - Instruction begins for May Intersession & 13-Week Summer Session classes
  • 05/16/17 - Final date to drop May Intersession classes with 100% refund; Final date to drop & add classes
  • 05/19/17 - Final date to register, drop or add classes for 13-Week Summer Session
  • 05/24/17 - Final date to officially withdraw from May Intersession
  • 05/29/17 - Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes - UCA Closed
  • 05/31/17 - Final date to officially withdraw from May Intersession with a WP or WF grade

For the complete academic calendar, click here.
For the complete athletics calendar, click here.

For the Reynolds Performance Hall calendar click 


Arkansas Dept. of Higher Ed Scholarships
ADHE offers a variety of scholarships for
students. Click here for more information.

Please note: UCA is not associated with any organization listed below

Best Decision Scholarship

Target applicant group:
High school seniors, current undergraduate and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Amount: $2,500
Deadline to apply is 06/30/17  Apply here

Senior Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

Target applicant group:
Students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's or graduate degree program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college during the 2017-2018 academic year
Amount: $2,000
Deadline to apply is 12/31/17   Apply here Sleep Scholarship

Target applicant group:
Current high school or college students. Must be a US citizen.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline to apply is 05/19/17   Apply here

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their records. If a parent or guardian would like access to their educational and/or financial records, you must file a FERPA form with the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Students need to have their UCA ID with them when they visit Financial Aid, Student Accounts and other areas on campus.

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