New Freshmen & Transfer Freshmen
Which orientation is right for me?
During this 100% virtual version of orientation, students will have a one-on-one virtual advising appointment with an academic advisor, enroll in classes, and access online breakout sessions and modules designed to introduce you and your family to the various campus services and resources available at the U of A.
Students who attend an on-campus orientation session will meet with an academic advisor and enroll in courses virtually one week before their on-campus session. During the on-campus session, you and your guest(s) will connect with other students, and learn more about the resources and opportunities available on campus.
Honors eligible students have the option to attend an honors session, either virtually or on campus, or any other virtual or on campus session. No matter which session you attend, Honors students will have the opportunity to connect with the Honors College and register for Honors courses. Honors students will meet with an academic advisor virtually, regardless of session format or date.
How to Register for Orientation
If you still need to register for Orientation, please email us, or call us at 479-575-4200
How to Change Your Orientation Session
- If you want to change your orientation session later on, log in to your Application Center, using the personal email address you created your account with.
- Follow the "Manage Your Registration" link under your current session information.
- On the next screen, select "Cancel Registration".
- After the screen refreshes, follow the "Return to your New Student Center" link.
- Your Application Center will now display a "Register for New Student Orientation" link.
See How to Change Your Orientation Session for screenshots of the process.
Below is the full schedule of sessions. Your Application Center will only show those sessions with space available for your academic college. The FAQ page has more information.
|Spring Orientation||January 5||ONLINE|
|Honors Virtual Orientation||May 24||ONLINE|
|Honors Virtual Orientation||May 25||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||May 26||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||May 27||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||May 28||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||June 1||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||June 2||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||June 3||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||June 4||ONLINE|
|Honors On-Campus Orientation||June 7||IN PERSON|
|Honors On-Campus Orientation||June 8||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 9||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 10||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 11||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 14||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 15||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 16||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 17||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 18||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 21||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 22||IN PERSON||Virtual Orientation||June 22||ONLINE|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 23||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 24||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||June 25||IN PERSON|
|Virtual Orientation||June 28||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||June 29||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||June 30||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||July 1||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||July 2||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||August 3||ONLINE|
|Virtual Orientation||August 6||ONLINE|
|On-Campus Orientation||August 11||IN PERSON|
|On-Campus Orientation||August 12||IN PERSON|
If attending an in-person orientation, students will meet with an academic advisor virtually, a week prior to attending this session. All academic advising will be done virtually regardless of which session you attend.
This one-day virtual 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 5 p.m. (depending on how much time you need to register for courses). Students will learn about various campus services and resources, as well as their college and major. Students will meet online with an academic advisor and register for classes during orientation; however, transfer students with more than 24 transferrable credit hours should be advised prior to attending orientation.
These sessions are designed for new freshmen and transfer freshmen who meet the requirements for the University of Arkansas Honors College. During this session, students and their guests will learn about the Honors College, as well as various campus services and resources. Students will meet with an academic advisor virtually regardless of whether they register for a virtual or on-campus session. Registrants for virtual sessions will be advised and register for classes the day of their orientation session. Registrants of on-campus sessions will be advised and register for classes a week before their orientation session.
These one-day sessions are designed for any new freshman or transfer freshman at the University of Arkansas. This session will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around 5 p.m. Parents are welcome to participate along with their student - there is no Guest Fee charged for additional participants. Each student will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor in their academic college on their orientation date. Students will receive an email from UASuccess with their appointment information, to their UARK email account, a week before.
These one-day sessions are designed for any new freshman or transfer freshman at the University of Arkansas. Students are allowed up to two guests, and there will be a guest fee for any guest attending over the age of 12. Each student will meet with an academic advisor and enroll in courses virtually one week before their on-campus session. Students will receive an email from UASuccess with their advising appointment information, to their UARK email account, a week before the appointment date. For on-campus sessions, masks and social distancing will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Masks and social distancing will continue to be required for unvaccinated individuals at this time.