Summer Start

The Summer Start program

is a great way to start your college career successfully! Students who participate in this program will:

  • Learn about the resources UCA offers to help you succeed in all of your classes
  • Understand how to use UCA’s learning management system, Blackboard
  • Meet other students, faculty, and staff before Welcome Week even begins
  • Realize their personal strengths and how to use them to their advantage
  • Move into your residence hall a few days early
  • Have fun!

Summer 2024 Registration will open Soon!

This program is valued at $375 per student but it is 100% FREE! That’s right, no cost to the student or their families.

Tentative Schedule

*Activities and times will likely change*

Sunday, August 11th

  • 12 pm – 4 pm – Move Into Residence Hall
  • 5 pm – Summer Start Opening Session & Dinner

Monday, August 12th

  • Program Sessions
  • Campus Tour/Amazing Race

Tuesday, August 13th

  • Program Sessions
  • Community Service Project

Wednesday, August 14th

  • Program Sessions
  • UCA High Ropes Course

Thursday, August 15th

  • Program Sessions
  • Group Outing

Friday, August 16th

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Closing Ceremony