10 January 2013

Mark Your Calendars – 2013 Edition

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

I’m about 10 days late in saying this, but, Happy New Year! We’re gearing up for the start of a new semester and with that comes plans for all the activities and events that lay ahead this year. As I did last year, I’m going to highlight some of the things you don’t want to miss in 2013.


The spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 14. Regular registration closes at 4 p.m. Friday Jan. 11, but late registration runs from Monday, Jan. 14 – Friday, Jan. 18. If you sign up for classes during this window, you’ll have a $100 late fee. Call 569-3110 for more information.

Welcome Back Week kicks off on the first day of class. Don’t miss any of the fun – and free – activities that Campus Life has planned for you.


Homecoming takes place at the end of this month. You can visit with the homecoming queen candidates and vote for the finalist around the 21st.


Homecoming continues on March 1 with the third annual cardboard boat regatta. Check out the video from last year’s hilarious race.

The Homecoming basketball game is on Saturday, March 2, against Arkansas State.


Students planning to graduate in May should attend Grad Fest held on from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 – Thursday, March 7.  This is a chance to take care of all your graduating needs in one place.

UALR’s Career Fair will be held Wednesday, March 13. This is the time to dress for success and meet with local businesses. You just might find your dream job!
I bet most students will be crossing off the days till Spring Break, March 18 – 24.


It’s always fun to check out the Spring Dance Concert. It’s starts Thursday, April 18 and runs through Sunday, April 21 in University Theatre.


The last day of classes is May 6 with finals beginning the following day. The biggest event this month is obviously graduation on Saturday, May 18.
Summer sessions I and II begin May 28. Summer classes are a great time to get ahead on your degree or just take a fun elective.grad


This month is typically a little quiet, but there are still plenty of students on campus attending their summer classes. New student orientation for EIT and Donaghey Scholars students will be June 6 – 7. Orientation for AAMI/AAFI/HLI students runs June 17 – 18. New CLC students will have their orientation June 20 – 21. Emails regarding attendance will be sent to the address provided on the student’s application. For more information, contact 569-3308.


New student orientation continues this month for the general population with an overnight session July 11 – 12. Contact the Office of Campus Life for more information, 569-3308.

Summer session IV begins Monday, July 8.


The last new student orientation will be held on August 2.
It’s back to school time! Entering freshmen must be admitted by the 14th and registered for classes by the 21st. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 19. One of our favorite things this month is to watch – and help – students move into their new homes.

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This is a great month to check out the Trojan Soccer team at the Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex.


Big news – UALR will have a Fall Break this year from Monday, Oct. 14 – Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The Music Department will present its annual Halle-Boo-Jah Halloween concert. All the musicians wear costumes while performing, which makes for a pretty interesting concert.



More big news – UALR is adding a day to its Thanksgiving Break. Classes will be out Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 29.


Classes end Monday, Dec. 9, and finals begin the next day. I don’t have a confirmed date for graduation yet but I would bet it’s on Thursday, Dec. 19. We’ll keep you updated of course!

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