New Bear Central

What is New Bear Central?

New Bear Central is an online orientation experience! Through New Bear Central, you will complete various online modules featuring information about academic advising, paying for college and financial preparation, campus life, and academic and student services resources. These modules are created to prepare you for your transition to life as a college student. You should plan to complete all modules prior to the start of the semester.  See the full list of modules below! 

How can I start New Bear Central?

New Bear Central is hosted on Blackboard, UCA’s learning management system. You will use Blackboard in all your classes throughout your time as a UCA student, so New Bear Central a great way to get comfortable using Blackboard. To access New Bear Central:

1. Log in to myUCA.
2. Use the username and password provided in your acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions.
3. Choose Blackboard, and then under My Courses, select New Bear Central.

New Bear Central Modules

Module 1: Welcome to UCA 

Module 2: How can Academic Advising get me ready for UCA? (Class Registration & Degree Requirements)

Module 3: How do I pay for this semester? (Financial Aid & Student Accounts)

Module 4: How do I succeed as a college student at UCA? (Academic Resources) – Complete the Module 4 Survey by August 1!

Module 5: Who can I reach out to when I need help? (Student Services Resources)

Module 6: How can I become a part of the UCA community? (Campus Life)

Module 7: I’m ready! What are my next steps? (Checklists)

Please reach out to the Department of First Year Experience at or 501-450-3235 if you have any questions about New Bear Central.