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Family Day

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

We are excited to welcome our families back to campus with the Fall 2021 Family Day! We have so much planned to share with you it couldn’t be contained to a single day; please review the weekend’s schedule of activities below! Be sure to check back regularly for updates and additional events.

Family Day will proceed as planned rain or shine. In the event of lightning, some activities may be delayed until the scattered storms pass through the area. We hope to see you on campus! Go Bears!


Friday, September 24, 2021

Art Museum Exhibit

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – McCastlain Hall  |  Free

The Baum Gallery will be open for viewing our Fall 2021 exhibit:

A Celebration of 25 Years at the Baum Gallery: Featuring the works of 25 Alumni

Hosted by: Baum Gallery


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Students & Families Brunch

10:00 – 11:30 am – Student Center Ballroom  |  $10 (Tickets Required)

Enjoy brunch with UCA faculty and staff. Guest speaker: UCA Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Patricia Poulter. First-year students and families are especially welcomed. Tickets required.

Hosted by: UCA Family Network


Shop the UCA Bookstore

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Student Center First Floor

Pick out something new to show your Bear pride! Textbooks and school supplies for all your class needs as well as apparel, spirit wear, gift items, and various fiction and nonfiction book titles. To find out more about the bookstore, feel free to call 501-450-3414.

Hosted by: The UCA Bookstore


Student Success Information Fair

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Student Center 103 (across from the Bookstore) | Free 

Stop by for more information on programs and services available to UCA students to ensure success!

Hosted by: Office of Student Success


Inflatables and Entertainment

11:30 am – 3:30 pm –  Practice Football Field  | Free (Liability Waiver Required)

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy one of the many inflatable attractions, play lawn games, have your caricature drawn, get your face painted, and more! Make sure  to check in at the Student Life table to complete your waiver and get some free goodies…the first 400 students get a UCA Family Day t-shirt!

Hosted by: Office of Student Life


Picnic Lunch with the President

12:00 – 2:00 PM –  Practice Football Field  |  Free

President Houston Davis and Mrs. Jenny Davis invite you to join them for a picnic lunch before the football game. Stop by and say hello to UCA’s first family and enjoy a cookout lunch provided by Aramark.

Hosted by: Office of Student Life


Soccer vs. Bellarmine Knights

12:00 PM – Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex | Free

Cheer on the UCA Bears Men’s Soccer team as they take on the Knights of Bellarmine University.

Hosted by: UCA Athletics


Football vs. Sam Houston State Bearkats

4:00 PM Kickoff –  Estes Stadium  | Tickets 

Join us on The Stripes as your UCA Bears Football team takes on the Bearkats of Sam Houston State University.

Buy tickets online and enjoy a special Family Day price of $5.00 for a GA ticket. Enter promo code FamilyDay21

Hosted by: UCA Athletics


Frequently Asked Questions: 

Where do I park?

There is no designated parking for Family Day. You are allowed to park in any parking space on campus that is not reserved or a designated handicap space. View the Campus Map for help in navigating campus and parking lots.


What lodging is available for families?

The Conway Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of available lodging in the community.


We look forward to seeing you at UCA Family Day 2021!

Go Bears!