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 Be sure to Like us on Facebook!

The old adage, "Never talk about religion or politics in polite company," sometimes seems like a good idea when talking about sensitive subjects with your new college student as well.
As I am posting this blog, it is only a few days away from the election. For sure, it is an exciting time for young people to engage in the democratic process...  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.

UCA Names Davis As New President

Gifts For College Students: 18 Favorites Your Kid Will Love

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees has named Dr. Houston D. Davis as the 11th president. Davis joins UCA from Kennesaw State University where he served as interim president. Davis brings many years of experience to UCA, after serving as the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University System of Georgia. Read more

College students are deep into their fall semester and we are already imagining them home for the holidays. To help you with some gift ideas, here's a list of some of our college kids' favorites. If you don't see what you want here be sure to check out Holiday Gifts for College Kids And Teens for more great ideas. Read more

Confirmed Cases of Mumps

House Rule Over The Holidays

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed two cases of mumps involving UCA students, both of whom live off campus, and several others are still being investigated. Read more

"You have to be back by...."
My daughter, just home from college for her first visit fall semester freshman year, was heading off to meet friends. I'd spoken those words every night she went out in high school but, this time, they caught in my throat. Read more


Important Calendar Dates

  • 12/2 - Study Day
  • 12/5-12/9 - Final Exams
  • 12/10 - Winter Commencement
  • 12/12 - Winter Intersession
  • 12/30 - Final Exams - Winter Intersession
  • 01/12/2017 - Classes begin!
  • 01/16 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
  • 01/19 - Final day to register or add classes

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For the public appearances calendar click here.

For the complete sports calendar, click here.


APSEC Scholarhip
Assistance Program for Students with Exceptional Circumstances
Target applicant group:
Students who exhibit exceptional financial need and/or
extraordinary academic excellence and do not qualify for, or receive, other
institutional scholarships or financial aid sufficient to attend the university or
continue their education.

Deadline to apply: Spring 2017 deadline is December 1, 2016.  Apply here

Citrix ShareFile Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs
Target applicant group: Current undergraduate students with an interest in entrepreneurship
Deadline to apply is 12/1/2016  Apply here

SEO Expert Scholarship

Target applicant group: Junior, Senior or Graduate U.S. citizen majoring in business, communications,
journalism or web-based technology with a 2.75 GPA

Deadline to apply is 12/31/2016  Apply here. National Scholarship Essay Contest
Target applicant group:
US Citizens, planning to attend or currently attending an accredited
American university of college

Deadline to apply is 01/15/2017 Apply here 

1st Symptoma Better Diagnosis Scholarship
Target applicant group: Working students enrolled in 2016/17 aid year
Deadline to apply is 01/31/17  Apply

AspenRidge Recover College Scholarship
Target applicant group: Current US students age 18 or older, enrolled for the upcoming semester
who have been affected by addiction
Deadline to apply is 03/01/2017 Apply here

Please note: UCA is not associated with any organization listed above.

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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