New Bear Central

Welcome, New Bears!  Are you ready for a great year?!!



The transition to college can involve academic, social, and financial challenges, but the Office of Student Success and our campus partners are here to help.

New Bear Central is an online extended orientation and transition program created just for you.  We want you to have a great first year at UCA and a successful college experience.  Completing the modules in New Bear Central will help you become familiar with some of the tools you will need to be a successful student at UCA.

To access New Bear Central

  • go to
  • select myUCA and log in using your UCA username and password (provided in your admission letter)
  • choose “Blackboard”
  • under MyCourses, find New Bear Central and open it by clicking on it
  • follow the instructions for each module

Want to see the New Bear Central syllabus? NBC Syllabus

BEFORE your first semester, you might also want to check out these programs and services:

Finally, be sure to keep your copy of the UCA Student Support Guide handy all year … or find it online here

UCA Student Support Guide – online

And….Follow the Office of Student Success on Facebook and Instagram