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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, academic and student services resources, campus life, and Welcome Week. These modules are created to prepare you for your transition to life as a college student in the fall. You should plan to complete all modules prior to moving to campus (or by August 13) See the full list of modules below! Make sure to register for online orientation if you did not attend an in-person SOAR session this summer.

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 it’s a great place to get practice. 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)

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? (Welcome Week) – available August 4

Please reach out to New Student Programs at or 501-450-3235 if you have any questions about New Bear Central.