Transfer & Non-Traditional Students

As a transfer or non-traditional student, you have the opportunity to register for either our on-campus orientation session specifically designed for transfers/non-traditional students, or an on-demand online orientation session. We encourage you to think about which option fits your educational needs and learning style before making a decision.

Transfer students are high school graduates with at least 24 transferable college credit hours earned; and after high school graduation, have enrolled in college during a fall or spring semester.

On-Campus Transfer/Non-Traditional Program – August 19, 2021

Attending a specialized orientation program for transfer and non-traditional students is a great way to effectively transition to life at the University of Arkansas! Orientation begins with an official welcome, includes essential tips for adjusting to life on campus, and provides an opportunity to learn about the information and resources necessary to be a successful student.

On-Demand Online Orientation

Designed specifically for transfer students with at least 24 credit hours or non-traditional students, the online orientation includes a message from our Chancellor, Joseph E. Steinmetz, as well as video presentations by several on-campus offices, all essential to your success here as a student. The program will provide you with important new student information and services and offer you the best start possible at the University of Arkansas. The Online Orientation is available as soon as you register for Orientation and takes between 30-45 minutes to complete.

Watch the Online Transfer Orientation

A Note on Advising

All transfer/non-traditional students should contact their academic college for advising and registration prior to participating in orientation. Visit for more information on how to get advised.

Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus Student Services provides great resources for current and prospective students living off-campus.

  • Off Campus Housing guide
  • Commuter Lounge
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Meet other students staying off-campus