Office of Admissions Launches #ARGoestoCollege Campaign

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Office of Admissions is partnering with the School of Journalism and Strategic Media to host the first ever #ARGoestoCollege live panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, live on UATV and through social media.

High school seniors in Arkansas have the chance to connect with the Office of Admissions live and online to ask questions and learn more about admissions, housing and financial aid at the U of A. Throughout the month of October, students are also encouraged to follow #ARGoestoCollege on social media to receive important tips about preparing for college.

“Serving students in the state is at the very heart of our mission at the University of Arkansas,” said Suzanne McCray, vice provost for enrollment services and dean of admissions. “The Arkansas Goes to College campaign is an exciting way for us to reach students with the information they need to make plans for attending college next fall, and our upcoming online panel will give students and their parents yet another opportunity to connect with the University of Arkansas and find answers to their questions about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, the Honors College and more.”

Arkansas students who complete a Fall 2019 application for admission to the University of Arkansas by Oct. 18 will also be eligible for a drawing to receive one of ten $3,000, one-time scholarships the university is providing as part of the #ARGoestoCollege campaign. Full details on the scholarship drawing can be found at gotocollege.uark.edu.

Students and parents are encouraged watch UATV’s live streaming of the discussion on its Facebook or Twitter page at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 to tune in to UATV on Cox Channel 214.

Panelists will include:

  • Matt Hargis as moderator
  • Rafael Arciga Garcia, from admissions
  • Alisha Gilbride, from housing
  • Cody Hill, from scholarships and financial aid
  • Noah Pittman, from the  Honors College.

Students and parents can tweet questions to @uofaadmissions anytime between now and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, using the hashtag #ARGoestoCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Jeremy Burns, Director of Communications
Enrollment Services
479-575-7940, jjburns@uark.edu

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