New Freshmen & Transfer Freshmen

We are excited to welcome you to campus this fall for classes. In keeping with state guidelines surrounding COVID-19, New Student Orientation will be hosting a virtual experience throughout the summer, rather than on-campus events. As of 6/11, August sessions have also been moved online. For those who have signed up for orientation, your orientation date remains the same.

In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, please reach out to us at nso@uark.edu or 479-575-4200. We are standing by to connect.

Which orientation is right for me?

Honors 2-Day

Honors eligible students have the option to attend an Honors orientation, 2-day orientation, or 1-day orientation. Just choose the date that works best for you! No matter which session you attend, Honors students will have the opportunity to meet with the Honors College and register for Honors courses.

Traditional 2-Day

Students and parents will learn about various campus services and resources. Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Traditional 1-Day & Spring

This orientation session is designed for any new freshman or transfer freshman looking for an expedited orientation experience. During this express version, students and parents will learn about various campus services and resources. Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

How to Register for Orientation

To sign up for your orientation experience, please email nso@uark.edu or call us at 479-575-4200.

2020 Dates

Spring Orientation January 7  
Honors 2-Day Orientation May 26-27 ONLINE
Honors 2-Day Orientation May 27-28 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation** May 28-29 ONLINE
Traditional 1-Day Orientation June 8 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 8-9 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 9-10 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 10-11 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 11-12 ONLINE
Traditional 1-Day Orientation June 15 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 15-16 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 16-17 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 17-18 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 18-19 ONLINE
Traditional 1-Day Orientation June 22 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 22-23 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 23-24 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 24-25 ONLINE
Traditional 2-Day Orientation June 25-26 ONLINE
Traditional 1-Day Orientation August 12 ONLINE*
Traditional 1-Day Orientation August 13 ONLINE*

* We continue to monitor guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to current circumstances, August sessions have been moved online.

**This is a traditional orientation session; however, students in the College of Engineering and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences must be honors students to attend.

Spring Orientation

This session is designed for any new freshman, transfer freshman, or transfer student who is beginning classes at the University of Arkansas in the spring semester. This session will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around 4 p.m. (depending on how much time you need to register for courses). Students and their guests will learn about various campus services and resources, as well as their college and major. Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes at orientation; however, transfer students with more than 24 transferrable credit hours should be advised prior to attending orientation.

Honors 2-Day Orientation

These sessions are designed for new freshmen and transfer freshmen who meet the requirements for the University of Arkansas Honors College. This session will begin at 4 p.m. on day 1 and conclude around 4 p.m. on day 2 (depending on how much time you need to register for courses). Complimentary housing is available for students, if they wish to stay on campus. During this session, students and their guests will learn about the Honors College, as well as various campus services and resources, while also having the opportunity to meet other students and learn more about their college and major. Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Traditional 2-Day Orientation

These sessions are designed for any new freshman or transfer freshman at the University of Arkansas. This session will begin at 4 p.m. on day 1 and conclude around 4 p.m. on day 2 (depending on how much time you need to register for courses). Complimentary housing is available for students, if they wish to stay on campus. During this session, students and their guests will learn about various campus services and resources, while also having the opportunity to meet other students and learn more about their college and major. Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Traditional 1-Day Orientation

These sessions are designed for any new freshman or transfer freshman who is looking for an expedited orientation experience. This session will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around 4 p.m. (depending on how much time you need to register for courses). During this session, students and their guests will learn about various campus services and resources, as well as the student's college and major. Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.