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.

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

Visit our beautiful campus!  Tours are available Monday – Friday at 10 am and 1 pm.  You may search for specific availability and register for campus tours online. In the meantime, check out our virtual tour online!

We encourage you to pre-register for campus tours to ensure we don’t exceed maximum capacity.  Based on health and safety precautions from our University President and Board of Trustees, face coverings may be required to participate in the campus tours when in indoor settings, and they’re always encouraged based on CDC recommendations. You check the current status for Faulkner County and surrounding region at the UCA COVID portal.

If you’re interested in bringing a group from a school or organization, we’re happy to schedule a separate tour for you.  We offer group tours Monday – Friday at 11 am.  Please fill out a Group Campus Tour Form or email our Assistant Director of Campus Visits, Jessie Van Es at

Admitted Student Open House

Future admitted seniors, 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. Students will have an opportunity to sign up for an open house experience next spring. Please click on any of the following links for more information on our academic colleges.

Multiple opportunities to participate in this event will be available throughout the month of April.  Registration will open on February 1, 2022.

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 21, 2022

This event is at full capacity.  Information about our 2023 event will be available in Fall 2022.


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.  Did we mention a free UCA t-shirt and lunch on us at the Christian cafeteria?  Don’t delay – sign up today.

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.

This event has passed for 2021.  Information about our 2022 event will be available in July 2022.

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.

All 2021 Bear Facts Days have passed.  Information about our 2022 events will be available no later than July 2022.