Prepare

In order to prepare for a successful orientation experience and start of the academic year, New Student Orientation has compiled a list of tasks to review and complete. Please note that some of the tasks below are required before a student can enroll in classes, whereas others are strongly recommended before attending orientation. For a list of required items, please log into your New Student Center using the email address used to submit your application for admission.

Prepare to be a Razorback

After Attending Orientation

Now it's time to prepare for the start of the school year! The following items are encouraged for all students to complete ahead of arriving on campus in August.

  • Should you have questions or concerns regarding your class schedule, or wish to change your major, reach out to your academic college's advising office for assistance.
  • Sign the FERPA Third Party Agreement to grant your parents or guardians access to your student account information, should you wish for it to be available to them. Once complete, you will also need to assign an Authorized User so they can create an account in UAConnect.
  • Review your parking permit options by logging in to the parking portal. Parking passes are available for purchase starting August 1. Parking tags are digitally verified by license plate (no stickers or hang tags) and your purchase is official upon email receipt. Please note, for Resident Reserved or Garage parking passes, students will receive an email to their UARK account if they qualify for one of these passes based on housing contract date.
  • Bookmark movein.uark.edu for more information regarding how to prepare for moving into your residence hall. More information regarding move-in times will be available in the Housing Portal on June 7.
  • Register for HogSync to start connecting with Registered Student Organizations.
  • Explore the Tech Store to learn about your academic college's recommendations for hardware and software.
  • Purchase the All-Access Student Athletic Pass for tickets to every home football, men's basketball, and baseball game for the year. Every other sport is free just by being enrolled at the U of A!
  • Look ahead to A-Week and Welcome Weeks events.
  • Confirm your meal plan. You have until the 11th day of classes each term to adjust your meal plan up or down. More information regarding plans and dining locations can be found at Dine on Campus.

Reach out to the Office of New Student Orientation at 479-575-4200 or nso@uark.edu with any additional questions as you prepare for your first semester!