Residential Colleges – Your Home Away from Home

Residential colleges are more than just places to stay. They are co-educational living and learning communities that provide opportunities to connect to every aspect of student life. UCA offers three residential colleges: Hughes, State, and Short-Denney. Residential College students take three classes together in the fall and spring. They participate in social and civic activities together such as raising money for Heifer Project International, field trips, camping and intramural sports. Students enrolled in residential colleges earn higher grades and are more likely to return to college after completing their first year. Residential colleges have a full-time UCA faculty member living in each hall, and older student serve as mentors who assist freshmen with everything from moving in to finding tutors.

If you want to make your college experience feel like a true home away from home, check out residential colleges. For additional information or to request an application, call the Residential Colleges Recruitment Team at (501) 450-5969, or visit