Parking & Directions


The university offers free parking to students and guests on levels 5 and 6 of the Garland Avenue Parking Garage while they attend orientation. We will have Orientation representatives at the Garland Parking Garage handing out parking passes 30 minutes before check-in. If you plan to arrive before then, we recommend printing your own pass (available next spring).


The Garland Avenue Parking Garage is your first stop at New Student Orientation. If you plan to be dropped off on campus, please check in with orientation leaders at the Garland garage as soon as you arrive. From there, our leaders will be available to guide you everywhere you will need to go on campus.

A campus map will be provided to you in your orientation packet, but you may also view the online campus map.

Lodging for Students and Guests

Students and guests will need to arrange their own accomodations if they choose to stay overnight in the area. Fayetteville offers a wide variety of accommodations near campus. Please check a list of local hotels.

Transportation to Campus

If you are traveling to the University of Arkansas from Northwest Arkansas Airport (XNA) or the Fayetteville Bus Depot, there are several shuttle services and rental agencies you can use to get to campus.

Airline Information

Check the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport web site for current information about airlines and cities served by XNA.

Directions from Airport

From XNA to Fayetteville: Turn east (left at airport exit) and go to Cave Springs. From Cave Springs, continue traveling east for six miles on Hwy 264 to I-49. Take I-49 South to Fayetteville. From I-49, take the Hwy 112 Exit (Exit 66). Turn right on Hwy 112 and travel south for 2 miles until you reach the northern entrance of campus. Turn left (east) on Cleveland Street, and the entrance to the Garland Avenue Parking Garage will be on your right.