Summer Start

Summer Start program artwork
Online Summer Programs –  Aug 11-13, 2020

UCA’s Summer Start is a summer bridge program designed to help our new Bears transition from high school to a successful freshman year.  As part of Summer Start, you have opportunities to improve your study strategies and get to know the UCA campus early!  Learn better ways to take notes and get more out of your classes.  Improve your organizational and time-management skills.  Start meeting other students, faculty, and staff before classes begin!  All Summer Start students choose a Focus Area (see below), and learn about opportunities to participate in service projects and volunteering as part of UCA’s commitment to improve our community.

 

 Summer Start Focus Areas for 2020

Updated: 7/12/2020

Due to on-going campus preparations for Fall semester, the following changes have been made to our 2020 Summer Start programs.  Students who submitted registration fees for Math Scholars or Literacy Scholars will receive full refunds.  Students who registered for BLE or Science Scholars are being invited to participate in an online Summer Start 2020 program at a cost of $25. BLE students who have submitted full payment will receive a refund of the balance. Early move-in is not part of the online programs. Please see your UCA email.

  • Bear Leadership Experience – ONLINE ONLY
    • This focus area is specifically for students living in a Residential College or who want to be a part of the Minton Commuter College.
    • Students will not move-in early to their assigned Fall rooms as part of the online program.
    • WHEN: Tuesday – August 11th, Wednesday – August 12th and Thursday – August 13th
    • TIME: 10:30-11:30am & 2:30-3:30pm (online daily); 7:00-8:00pm (optional activity Tue and Wed)
  • Science Scholars Program (for Biology and Chemistry majors) – ONLINE ONLY
    • Students will not move-in early to their assigned Fall rooms as part of the online program.
    • WHEN: Tuesday – August 11th, Wednesday – August 12th and Thursday – August 13th
    • TIME: 10:00am-Noon online daily; “project work” on your own each afternoon
  • CANCELED – Math Skills Improvement through our Math Scholars Program
    • This focus area is designed for students scoring between 15-21 on the ACT Math.  At the end of the week, you will have the opportunity to test out of developmental requirements, if required.
  • CANCELED – Literacy Skills Improvement through Literacy Scholars
    • Students scoring between 15-21 on the ACT English or ACT Reading should enroll in our Literacy Scholars focus area.  At the end of Summer Start, you’ll have the opportunity to test out of developmental requirements, if required.
Start Early, Start Right!
Update on Move-In Day:

We are so excited you will be moving to campus very soon!

Freshmen (including Summer Start) will move in over two days – Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 2020. Review the steps below to prepare for your Move-In Day!

The assisted move-in process for freshmen only will take place over two days. There is no need to register or sign up for this process. Your move-in time will depend on the hall you live in and your room number (odd or even room number).  Also note the color of your hall for the traffic maps below.

    Saturday, August 15         Sunday, August 16
     Bear Hall – yellow      Arkansas Hall – yellow
     Bernard Hall – gray      Baridon Hall – purple
     Conway Hall – red      Hughes Hall – green
     Farris Hall – orange      Short/Denney Hall – black
     State Hall – blue

If your room number ends in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9), you will move in from 8am-12pm on your designated day.

If your room number ends in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) you will move in from 1pm-5pm on your designated day.

You can find your residence hall and room number on myUCA then select the My Housing tile.