Chancellor's Virtual State of the University Address Set for Thursday

Chancellor Joe Steinmetz
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Chancellor Joe Steinmetz

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – One University Week continues Thursday as Chancellor Joe Steinmetz will deliver his annual State of the University address virtually to the campus community. 

The address will begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 and will be livestreamed on the University of Arkansas YouTube channel

Chancellor Steinmetz plans to discuss his vision and goals for the next year and discuss major campus successes from the past year. He’ll also explain how the university has stayed focused on its academic mission amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The U of A community can submit questions for the chancellor in the days before and during the State of the University address by emailing or sending a Teams chat to

One University Week runs through Oct. 16, and will continue featuring other key university news updates including a preview of sesquicentennial events. The university will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2021 and first day of classes in 2022.


One University Week: 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • Virtual State of the University Address at 11 a.m. - YouTube
  • Sesquicentennial Planning Update

Friday, Oct. 16

  • Recap of the State of the University Address 
  • Provost’s fall academic message 

Saturday, Oct. 17

  • Homecoming Football Game vs. Ole Miss at 2:30 p.m. – Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

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 fewer than 3 percent of colleges and 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.


John F. Thomas, manager of university communications
University Relations


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