Become a Faculty Partner With University Housing Through the Adopt A Prof Program

University Housing invites our campus faculty to participate in the Adopt A Prof program connecting faculty with residential students and creating social experiences outside the classroom. 

Faculty become honorary members of the residential community and interact with residents on an informal but intentional level. The program allows faculty to be integrated into the programming aspects of the residence hall to the extent their schedule allows. 

This type of interaction connects the academic pursuits of the on-campus students with their lives outside of the classroom.  

Adopt A Prof faculty serve as "pseudo mentors," sharing their own topical perspective and life experiences with residents through events like movie screenings and discussions, sponsored study breaks or competing in events such as "Are You Smarter Than a Professor?" 

Faculty are asked to participate in two events per semester based on availability. They are also asked to attend one hall staff meeting and at least one individual meeting with the hall director from the assigned hall per semester. 

Faculty are invited to participate in social events throughout the academic year, including meet-and-greet and an end-of-the-year appreciation event where they will receive a certificate of recognition from University Housing for their collaboration and support. 

Those interested in serving as an Adopt A Prof should complete the form attached in the link below by Friday, July 26.  

Adopt A Prof Interest Survey

About University Housing: University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 6,200 on-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time. 


Lenea Patterson-Newcomb, coordinator for academic engagement
University Housing


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