Residential Colleges: How to Apply!

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UCA’s Residential Colleges provide exclusive experiences, dedicated faculty, and customized classes right where you live.


Before You Apply

Some programs are in very high demand and it is important that you apply for three programs that interest you. Each Residential College is unique in benefits and environments. No one Residential College is your single, best match, so think about which three best fit you and your interests.

Several factors are considered including (but not limited to) your declared major or areas of interest, the answers you give to the application questions, your reasons for wanting particular Residential Colleges, your placement scores and your high school GPA.

How to Apply

Your housing application is your Residential College application. You will be asked to select a track: Residential College or Freshman Experience. Select the Residential College track and answer the questions with detail.  Your answers give the Residential College selection committee our first impression of you and are vital tools in deciding which is your best match! After the questions, you’ll also be asked a few yes/no follow-ups designed to help us uncover your personalized top Residential College matches.

Your Residential College questions for 2023:

1. American Author Toni Morrison said: “You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.” How will college help you become the person you want to be?

2. If you could have dinner with your role model, who would it be and why are they important to you?

3. If you could study anything in college, what would it be and how would you be enriched?

After You Apply

Watch your cub email for your Residential College acceptance letter on the afternoon of March 7th, 2023. 

Matching Day is Monday, March 7th, 2023!

What is Matching Day?

Matching Day 2023 is the day all applicants to UCA’s Residential Colleges find out where they will live their first-year at UCA.

You must apply to be in Residential College. Log on MyUCA using your UCA ID and then follow the instructions at My Housing. Fall 2023 Application opens October 1st 2022.  Residential College Matching Day is Tuesday, March 7th 2023.