Welcome Students

A Message for Students from the Director

“No doubt about it: Making a successful transition from high school to university is important to you. You will need to balance the rigor of college classes with new social opportunities. You will face new situations with resiliency, openness, and grit. You will grow to understand how to value your past, live in the present, and blaze a trail to your future.

“Our four Residential Colleges—modeled after Cambridge and Oxford colleges and the houses at Harvard University—offer all UCA students a unique living & learning community experience usually reserved for those attending prestigious, private institutions. These environments are specially designed for making memories, making friends, and making the grades you need so you can achieve the goals of a liberal education—becoming a well-rounded, thoughtful, and engaged citizen. In these living & learning communities students, faculty and staff work together to challenge and support each other—helping us all grow in knowledge, personhood, and service to others.

“If possible, it is always best to live on campus at least your first two years of university, but if you are commuting to campus make sure you get plugged-in to UCA through our Commuter College program. Some of the practical needs you will have—like lockers and coffee—will be provided, as well as the opportunities to connect with other off-campus students.

“Finis Origine Pendet.”

Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone,
Director of Learning Communities