admissions events

we want you to feel at home at central arkansas!  the office of admissions and enrollment services hosts a number of opportunities for you to visit our beautiful campus and learn how we may serve you.

participants in any campus tour or preview day are required to face coverings.  please know we are monitoring covid-19 and its standing in our community so we may adjust as needed.  to ensure the health and safety of our guests and campus community members, preview day and/or tours may convert to a virtual format.  if we move to a virtual format, we will inform registered participants via email and publish updates on this webpage.

campus tours

we can’t wait to have you on campus!  please know we have made some adjustments to our campus tours to follow cdc guidelines and ensure guests and staff feel safe.  you must pre-register to participate in a campus tour to ensure we do not exceed maximum capacity.  additionally, face coverings are required of all guests.  you can learn more on our covid-19 tours webpage.  sign-up today at!

if you can’t make it to campus, check out our virtual tour online or connect with our departments through virtual connections to see all uca has to offer.

if you are interested in bringing a group from a school or organization, we are happy to schedule a separate tour for you.  we offer group tours monday – friday at 11 am.  if you are interested in bringing a group to campus, please fill out a group campus tour form or email our assistant director of campus visits, jarod wickliffe at

bear facts day

high school seniors, transfer students, and their families are invited to spend the day with us for bear facts day.  this event is designed to give students a sneak peek of campus life, academic opportunities, and housing facilities.  this year our bear facts days will only be held virtually.  register online so we can send you the event link!

saturday, october 10, 2020
friday, december 4, 2020

registration is open!  register at

bear necessities day

high school juniors have a unique opportunity to get a jump-start on the college selection process at bear necessities day.  this event is designed to help students prepare for the college application process and provide tips for selecting a university that best fits individual needs.  space is limited!

monday, february 15, 2021
wednesday, february 17, 2021
friday, february 19, 2021

registration will open january 2021.

admitted student open house

are you an admitted freshman for the fall 2021?  then we have the day for you!  spend a day at uca to get to know your professors, connect with supporting offices, and sign up for your registration appointment.  you will have everything you need to start your time as a uca bear.

saturday, march 13, 2021

registration will open january 2021.

transfer fridays

planning to transfer to uca?  transfer friday is a terrific opportunity for prospective and incoming transfer student to learn more about scholarships, other forms of financial aid, their desired program of study, and the uca campus.

transfer fridays held between october 2 – 30 are ideal for prospective transfer students (i.e., you are not admitted and/or plan to come in a future term).  dates between november 6 – december 18 are especially designed for admitted transfer students so you can meet with an advisor and create a spring 2021 class schedule.

register today at

distinguished scholars day

high school seniors with an outstanding academic record are invited, along with their families, to spend the day learning about the schedler honors college, uca’s residential colleges, and other opportunities for engagement at uca.  this event is designed to give students a sneak peek of academic opportunities, scholarships, and housing facilities.  this event is by invitation only and is open to the first 60 students that rsvp.

the 2020 event has passed.  invitations for the 2021 event will be mailed in august 2021.