Masks are required as the campus is at red status.


University of Central Arkansas graduate student Juan Mario Moreno was the winner of an open audition with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has been offered a professional position as a violinist. The competition was held in Little Rock on Saturday, Aug. 14. Moreno joins a long list of musicians from the UCA community, including faculty, alumni and students, who constitute a significant … [Read more...]

Fall Semester Begins

Update to incoming and returning students from President Houston Davis Welcome back to campus, and happy first day of classes. I am so happy that each and every one of you has chosen to be a part of our Bear family, and I cannot express how excited I am, as are many others on campus, to begin our fall semester. Our Student Orientation Staff (SOS) helped to lead a jam-packed Welcome Week filled … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates 25-year anniversary of Baum Gallery

New exhibition features work of 25 alumni The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will host “Baum at 25,” from Aug. 26 to Oct.15, 2021, starting with an opening reception on Aug. 26 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. at the Baum Gallery. All events are free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available south of Wingo Hall and north of the College of Business. These spaces are marked in blue. … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates grand opening of Integrated Health Sciences Building

The University of Central Arkansas hosted the grand opening celebration for its new Integrated Health Sciences Building on Friday, Aug. 13 on the UCA campus.  The cutting-edge, 80,000-square-foot facility offers expanded educational opportunities for the university’s health care students and faculty in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.  The new facility is home to the School of N … [Read more...]

Countdown to Fall – August 13, 2021

Update to incoming and returning students from President Houston Davis As we quickly approach the start of Welcome Week and the first day of classes, I want to take some time to address the issues that have garnered the most questions among students and your families. I hope this email helps provide a better understanding of what your fall semester will look like in the classroom and while you … [Read more...]

35th annual Community Development Institute concludes with graduation and awards ceremony

A diverse group of over 130 community leaders from the mid-South region participated in the 35th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The five-day training session was held Aug. 2-6. Amy Whitehead, UCA chief of staff, received the Bill Miller Award as recognition for her long-standing leadership and support of CDI. The Bill Miller Community … [Read more...]

UCA to host August Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its August meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 13, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. A printable copy of the agenda may be found at Those wishing to attend the meeting virtually may do so by using the link provided below.  Join the … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Mask Requirement – Weekly Warning System and Updates

Update from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff It is becoming increasingly clear that a combination of higher vaccination rates and masking in indoor settings will be necessary to manage the heightened virus spread and ensure that we have a normal and engaged start to our fall semester. While we continue to monitor the legal process and developments around the court … [Read more...]

Countdown to Fall 2021 – August 9, 2021

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to incoming and returning students We look forward to an exciting start to our fall semester as we return to campus traditions and activities. We plan for classroom instruction to return to normal in-person occupancy, though many online and hybrid courses will also continue to be offered this fall. With Welcome Week, athletic events, and … [Read more...]

Grand Opening Celebration for UCA Integrated Health Sciences Building

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees and President Houston Davis will host a grand opening celebration for the new Integrated Health Sciences Building at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13. The facility is located on the UCA campus on Bruce Street between Augusta and Western avenues. Tours of the facility will be from 2:15-3 p.m. Media interested in touring the facility should contact … [Read more...]