Top Five Reasons to Apply for a Residential College

Top Five Reasons to Live & Learn in a Residential College

  • Faculty Involvement ~ Each residential college has a faculty member and a large student staff who live in the building and will guide you into the college way of learning.
  • Community ~ College is a time to meet new people and living in a residential college will connect you with talented and interesting peers who share similar interests but come from different backgrounds.
  • Service-Learning ~ Living & learning in a residential college means opportunities to serve others, both at home and abroad. Did you know that UCA has a food pantry called Bear Essentials? Here’s a story about it: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2014/jun/19/uca-food-pantry-result-employees-working-together-/!

And take a look at the video below for CANstruction!

Also, did you know that we travel to Rwanda, Africa for a month-long service-learning study abroad experience every-other year? Take a look at a musician in Kanembwe Village playing the umuduri!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbOt6LsS3Y0&feature=youtu.be

  • Networking ~ Connections between faculty and students are invaluable to future successes. Being in a residential college means working closely with those who can provide opportunities for internships, undergraduate research, leadership- and professional-development, connections to future colleagues and reference letters.
  • Discovery ~ College is an adventure and your residential college adventure starts now! Any incoming freshman or transfer student can apply to live in a residential college through my.uca.edu (the myUCA housing channel).  Apply early because these are very popular academic programs!