Finis Origine Pendit

“The end depends upon the beginning”

DSC_0038.72 dpiThe Residential College Program at UCA currently consists of five living & learning communities and one commuter learning community:

HPaW Residential College in Baridon Hall (HPaW@Baridon)

EDGE Residential College in Hughes Hall (EDGE@Hughes)

The Stars Residential College in Short/Denney Hall (The Stars@Short/Denney)

STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall (STEM@Arkansas)

Business Residential College in Bear Hall. (Biz@Bear)

Minton Commuter College in Old Main Hall (MCC@Old Main)

Each Residential College has a unique theme and character; more details can be found on the individual websites.

Just a few of advantages of living in a Residential College

Each residential college has a faculty member—called a Resident Master—who lives in the building and serves as academic example and guide (not in loco parentis ~promise!)

Mentors 2015-2016Residence Coordinators (Graduate Students), Upper-Class Mentors, Peer Coaches and Resident Assistants serve as positive role models and are always willing to help students with any questions.

Area1516All students take one class in their building of residence, making studying and doing homework together even more convenient and productive. But even more importantly, this one class offers a deeper (and definitely more fascinating!) look into a topic tied to the various Residential College themes. It’s this deep immersion that separates high school from college and freshman residence halls from Residential Colleges.

You will have an opportunity to make a difference both at home and abroad through a wide offering of service-learning projects, including (but not limited to) our Bear Essentials Food Pantry and our Science & Society in Rwanda program.

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Are you convinced you want a spot in a Residential College? Any incoming freshman or transfer student can apply for admission. Are you still thinking about it?  Take a look at what these UCA graduates who lived their first year in a Residential College have to say at http://uca.edu/residential/resident-college-success-stories/.