The 150-acre UALR main campus features buildings finished in glass, concrete, and orange brick, and wooded areas of pine and oak trees. Most of the buildings were built after 1970, and none was built before 1947. The campus features two fountains, most notably the Elizabeth Cooper Fountain west of Student Union Building A.
Administration South’s central or ground floor houses most of the offices needed for student administration, including the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Office of Records and Registration. The upper floor contains the offices of the Chancellor, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Vice Chancellors for Finance and University Advancement, as well as the Office of Institutional Research. The lower floor houses the office Veterans Affairs.
The Administration North houses the Office of Financial Services, Student Accounts, and the cashier on the ground level floor.
Dr. Ted and Virginia Bailey Alumni and Friends Center
Contains over 8,200 square feet and is available to campus and community groups for meetings, programs, and social functions, is home to the Alumni Association, Office of Community Engagement, Friday Leadership Program, and University District.
UALR Benton Center
410 River Street, Benton, Arkansas 72015
UALR students can attend classes at our Benton Center and enjoy the convenience of staying close to home as they pursue their studies. Completing a 4-year Bachelorâ€™s degree at the Little Rock campus is a seamless transition – no transfers required!
UALR courses are taught at Benton by UALR faculty. Students have regular student privileges at the UALR campus and are subject to regular academic policies.
Services offered at UALR Benton include textbook sales and buy-back (for classes taught there) as well as academic advising and financial aid assistance (by appointment only).
Center for Performing Arts
Is located on the south end of the UALR campus, houses the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and consists of two theatres. University Theatre, the main performance venue, is a 650-seat proscenium theatre-the site of academic activities, theatre and dance, and programs of public interest. Haislip Arena Theatre, also known as Studio 127, accommodates up to 140 attendees.
Houses the UALR Office of Communications, which provides the campus community with a variety of communications services, including advertising and marketing, public relations, graphic design, web design, special events, and media training.
H. Tyndall Dickinson Hall
Opened in spring 2000, houses the College of Education and the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Educational Leadership, and Teacher Education, as well as offices for the Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) and Scholarly and Technology Resources (STaR).
Donaghey Student Center
The Donaghey Student Center (DSC) provides facilities and services unique to university life. The 205,000 square-foot building opened on August 16, 1993. The DSC combines a traditional student center with a fitness and aquatics center.
The DSC houses the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Educational and Student Services/Dean of University College, the Office of Campus Life, University Program Council, Student Government Association, Health Services, UALR Bookstore, UALR Forum, UALR Dining Services, Disability Resource Center, Cyber Cafe, DSC Fieldhouse, the multifunctional Fitness & Aquatics Center, and much more. The Fitness & Aquatics Center houses fitness equipment and Central Arkansas’ only indoor olympic-sized pool.
The DSC offers meeting and event facilities to accommodate conferences, meetings, banquets, special events, sports/recreation, and aquatic events (501-569-3324). Additionally, the DSC manages the UALR Campus Card (official University ID), which provides access to the Ottenheimer Library, the DSC Fitness and Aquatic Center and residence halls, and may be used as a meal card in dining services.
The Donaghey Student Center is professionally affiliated with the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the Association of College Unions-International, and the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. For more information about the facilities and services call (501) 569-3362 or visit the website.
Earth Sciences Building
The Earth Sciences Building was completed in 1959 as a complex to house all the life sciences. It was completely remodeled in 1975 and now houses teaching, research, and sample laboratories for the Department of Earth Sciences, biology research laboratories, and a mathematics laboratory.
Education Building and John A. Larson Hall
The Education Building (formerly the North Building) and John A. Larson Hall (formerly the South Building were the first buildings erected on the campus when the institution moved to its current site in 1949. For many years the two buildings provided classrooms, faculty offices, administrative offices, and laboratories for the small but growing college. The Education Building now houses the Center for Applied Studies in Education while Larson Hall houses the School of Social Work and Dean of Extended Programs.
Engineering and Information Technology Building
The Engineering and Information Technology Building was completed during the summer of 2010 and houses the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology dean’s office as well as Departments of Computer Science, Information Science, Systems Engineering, and the Midsouth Bioinformatics Center. The building is the first LEED gold facility in the University of Arkansas System.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted program for benchmarks in design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Gold certification is the second highest level of certification.
Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences Building
The Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences Building was completed in 1987, houses the Graduate Institute of Technology and the Departments of Applied Science, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, and Nursing. The 180,000 square foot building also houses the Colleges of Science and Mathematics, parts of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, Nanotechnology Center, Office of Innovation and Commercialization, and Earthquake Center.
Facilities Management Building
The Facilities Management Building, formerly the Seymour Terry Army Reserve Center, was leased to UALR in 1990. The 2.66-acre site was constructed in 1951 and now houses Facilities Management and MidSOUTH Center for Leadership and Training, a program of the School of Social Work. MidSOUTH also administers the Academy for Family-Centered Training at the Baker Building at Markham and University.
Fine Arts Building
The Fine Arts Building, completed in the fall of 1977, houses the Departments of Art and Music as well as the Community School of the Arts. In addition to general classrooms and highly specialized instructional space for the two departments, the building includes three galleries and the 312-seat Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, which was renovated in 2010.
James H. Fribourgh Hall
James H. Fribourgh Hall (formerly the Natural Sciences Building, initially completed in 1975), contains laboratories, faculty offices, classrooms, and other facilities for the Departments of Earth and Life Sciences as well as the Planetarium with its 40-foot dome. The building also houses the Arkansas STRIVE Program of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.
The Ottenheimer Library contains more than a half million print books and provides online access to over 50,000 electronic journals, 18,000 electronic books and 200 scholarly databases. Online access is made available via the library’s Web site: http://library.ualr.edu/.
Members of the library staff look forward to working with you in support of your research and instructional needs. If there is any way we can better serve you, please let us know.
Library Borrowing Privileges: Faculty members may check out Ottenheimer Library materials using their UALR campus ID. All items are subject to recall after 14 days. Recall and overdue notices are sent via UALR e-mail to encourage timely return of library materials.
Faculty members may designate other staff members or students to serve as proxies to pick up materials checked out in their name from the Circulation Desk. A proxy request form is available at the Circulation Desk.
Faculty members may also check out materials from other Arkansas academic libraries through the ARKLink Reciprocal Borrowing Program. ARKLink cards are available at the Ottenheimer Library Circulation Desk.
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: The library provides current UALR faculty, students and staff with access to materials held by other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
The library also provides free electronic delivery of journal articles and book chapters from the print and microform collections of Ottenheimer Library through its Article Delivery Service.
Course Reserves: Faculty can make course readings available to their classes via the library’s print and electronic course reserves. Physical items (either personal copies or Library holdings) are made available for check out at the
Circulation Desk. Materials less than 50 pages are scanned and made available via electronic reserves. To place an item on reserve, complete a Reserves Request Form available via the library’s Web site.
Reference and Instruction Services: The Reference Department provides assistance in-person as well as by phone, e-mail, chat, instant messaging and text messaging via the library’s Web site.
The Reference Department also provides course-specific library instruction sessions and online guides (LibGuides). In addition, reference librarians can assist in creating assignments that use library resources.
Collection Development: The library encourages faculty input into the building of the library’s collections. Each academic department has a librarian designated as a departmental liaison to assist faculty in building collections to support their instructional and research needs. Additionally, academic departments select a faculty member to serve as a liaison who facilitates communication between the department and the library. Although the library cannot order every title requested, it gives serious consideration to all suggestions. Requests for materials can be placed via the department’s liaison or through an online request form. Contact information for library/departmental liaisons is available via the library’s Web site.
The Collection Development Librarian can provide faculty with information about library collections in their disciplines. She can also assist faculty in the addition of new subscriptions, the provision of library holdings reviews for new courses, and the creation of accreditation and other reports.
The fifth floor houses the offices of Research and Sponsored Programs; Institutional Research; Research and Sponsored Programs; and the Graduate School.
The Parking Deck, which opened in 1992, is located east of the Donaghey Student Center. It is open to students, employees, and visitors for $1.00 per exit. Reserved parking is provided on the deck’s lower level.
The Physics Building houses the Department of Physics and Astronomy, including classrooms, laboratories, and departmental offices. The building was erected in 1967 and renovated in 1975.
Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development, completed in 2002, is a 98,700-square-foot-building that contains 150 offices, an auditorium, atrium, library, and 13 modern classrooms. The building houses the College of Business as well as the Departments of Management, Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Marketing and Advertising. In addition, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Institute for Economic Advancement make their homes in the Reynolds building.
G. Robert Ross Hall
G. Robert Ross Hall (formerly the Business Administration Building) opened during the 1981-1982 academic year. It houses the Offices of Academic Advising, Cooperative Education, Counseling and Career Planning, and Testing Services and Student Life Research. In addition, it is home to the Department of Criminal Justice, Institute of Government, College of Professional Studies, and the Military Science ROTC Program. It includes general purpose classrooms, including two small lecture halls.
Science Laboratories Building
The Science Laboratories Building, adjacent to Fribourgh Hall, was completed in 1998 and added 80,000 square feet for the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. The first two floors house classrooms and teaching laboratories. The third and fourth floors are research laboratories for the biology and chemistry departments. In addition, the chemistry department’s office is located on the fourth floor.
Speech Communication Building
The Speech Communication Building, completed in 1976, houses the Department of Speech Communication, Academic Success Center, Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science (AAIMS), and the Office of Purchasing.
Stabler Hall was completed in 1973 and renovated in 2009, launched UALR’s concept of constructing taller buildings to conserve space. The seven-story structure features a 200-seat lecture hall on the first floor and an observatory on the roof. The building houses the Departments of Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, Philosophy and Liberal Studies, English, Geography, and History.
The School of Mass Communication, Office of International Services, Division of International and Second Languages, Nonprofit Leadership Studies, Arkansas International Center, and Center for Arkansas Studies are situated there also. Faculty in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences also occupy classrooms in the building, which houses the campus television station.
Jack Stephens Center
The Jack Stephens Center, a 149,000-square-foot athletic center that features a full-court practice gym named after UALR alumnus Derek Fisher, an academic support center complete with 23 computer terminals, a first-class weight room, an athletic training room, locker rooms for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, and offices for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball coaches, as well as the athletic administration and support staff
UALR offers a variety of housing options to meet the needs of the diverse student body.
The East Hall is a traditional suite style, furnished, co-ed, two bedroom units shared by four students. Includes kitchenette, bath, and living area.
There are also the Commons Apartments, North and South Halls. To qualify for the apartments you must be in good standing, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and one of the following: Minimum 30 completed course hours, EIT or Donaghey Scholarship recipient, or UALR Student Athlete
The University Courts are UALRâ€™s Non-Traditional Student Housing and are reserved for non-traditional students over 21. These one bedroom/one bath apartments include full kitchen, cable, and wireless internet.
UALR also owns several houses in the Oak Forrest neighborhood. These unfurnished houses are available for student, faculty or staff families.
The Office of Student Housing maintains lists of individuals seeking roommates and apartments, townhouses, duplexes, rooms, and mobile homes available in greater Little Rock. The office also has apartment guides, commercial and private listings, brochures, and other information. All rental arrangements on privately owned accommodations are between the renter and tenant.
UALR adheres to all federal and state regulations and guidelines regarding nondiscrimination in housing. Inquiries may be made to the Office of Student Housing at (501) 661-1743 or by visiting online at http://ualr.edu/housing/.
Student Union Building A
Student Union Building (SUA) A, which houses Mail Services and the Center for Gifted Education, also houses the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies Learning Technology Center. Within the center, SUA 106 Classroom Suite provides classrooms devoted to writing, graphics, and audio. SUA 102 Core Classroom Suite houses classrooms specifically designed for technology-enhanced core curricula within the college.
Student Union Building B
Student Union Building B, built in 1969, houses Computing Services on its upper floor and the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, Little Rock Writing Project, and University Writing Center on its ground floor.
UALR Bowen School of Law
UALR Children International
UALR Children International, located just east of the campus at 2510 Fair Park Boulevard, provides office space and a service-learning site for more than 300 UALR and UAMS students, faculty, and staff who serve as trainers, mentors, tutors, and health care professionals at seven elementary schools.
University Plaza is a 22-acre shopping center bordering Asher Avenue directly south of the campus, was purchased and renovated in 2005. This space is now home to the public radio stations KUAR and KLRE, the Sequoyah National Research Center, the Applied Arts Program, the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, the Department of Public Safety, and components of the Department of Construction Management. In addition, the all-important UALR Welcome Center, home of the Office of Recruitment, is located in the plaza’s parking lot.
The University Services Building
The University Services Building (formerly the Student Services Building), completed in 1974, provides a convenient location for the Office of Human Resources and Printing Services.
The Student Welcome Center is located in the parking lot across from the University Plaza. The Center houses the Office of Recruitment. This office was created to better serve our prospective students and their families. The staff are here to help you find out if UALR is the right the place for you.