Bear Leadership Experience Summer Program

Summer Start LogoFall 2021 UCA Residential College and Commuter College students are invited to get a jump start on-campus leadership by applying to the Bear Leadership Experience. Program dates: 8-13 August 2021

What will the Bear Leadership Experience provide?                         

  • Participants will receive program materials via USPS prior to the start of the program.
  • Learn how to start college successfully (it’s harder than you might think!)
  • Learn how to turn your natural talents into academic and personal strengths
  • Develop your college-level leadership skills with the guidance of the Hughes Leadership Institute (HLI)
  • Meet other students and establish relationships with your mentors and faculty-in-residence
  • Familiarize yourself with critical campus resources
  • If a commuter, you’ll connect with UCA in ways many off-campus students find difficult
  • Participants will move in to their fall housing assignment on Sunday, August 8th.  For other housing related questions visit
  • Cost:  $365

All participants are expected to attend all sessions of the program throughout the week.

When should you apply?

The Bear Leadership Experience is open only to new students (freshman and transfer) who are participating in UCA’s Residential College or Commuter College programs. Complete the Registration Form now. The costs will be small and the reward will be tremendous.


Non-residential (Minton Commuter College) $ 175

Residential: $ 365

Registration is not considered complete until payment is received.

Have look at the schedule!

Haven’t applied for your Residential College yet?

These extremely popular living and learning communities fill fast so apply today. Click here to find out how!

If you have already registered for Bear Leadership Experience but have not paid please review the video below on how to pay for BLE.