Experience 2023

Join us on March 30!

Live your best Trojan life: attend Experience! This isn’t a typical college preview day — you’ll attend college classes, enjoy campus dining, and tour housing. Food, event t-shirt, and Trojan spirit are FREE! You’re welcome to bring family and friends to experience college life with you: we even offer a parent session, where financial aid, scholarships, and campus life will be discussed.

Attend Experience if you are:

  • New to the college search or just starting to explore UA Little Rock, and
  • Interested in undergraduate programs

Walk-ins Welcome!

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 2:30-5 p.m.
(Optional: Stay later to enjoy more)
Location: Donaghey Student Center
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3259 S University Ave #3201, Little Rock, AR 72204

*Registration closed on Monday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Event Guide

Experience is almost here! Find out where you can park, what you’ll be doing, and how to connect to Guest Wifi.

Sample ClassesScheduleEvent ParkingGuest WiFi

Sample Classes

Classes are paired together, so your guide can escort you to each classroom. These class groupings may be different when you attend the event.

1 From Flesh-eating Pelicans to Ugly Babies: Understanding Northern Renaissance Art
This short Art History lecture/discussion will examine paintings from the Northern part of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. It will help students recognize the style of the period and decipher the code of symbols that would’ve been understood by people of the time.
Dept. of Art & Design
Foundations of Art Education
This course is an introduction to the field of art education focused on K-12 practices. The content focuses on the inquiry into art ed theory, contemporary art, child-centered pedagogy, and curriculum construction.
Dept. of Art & Design
2 Building the Internet of Tomorrow
Learn about careers and the technologies associated with the Modern Web.
Dept. of Information Science / Web Design and Development
Name that Tune: Law in Music Industry
Name that Tune! Through the music of Led Zeppelin, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye, and Taylor Swift, this class will explore music industry copyright and trademarks.
School of Business
3 West African Drumming
Learn the basic techniques of djembe and dun-dun, as well as play a West African drum rhythm.
Dept. of Music
Japanese Culture and Society
Do you like anime or manga? Do you play video games? Do you drive a Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki, or Yamaha? Do you crave sushi, tempura, ramen, or hibachi grill? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might enjoy Sociology 3316 – Japanese Culture and Society. This course covers all things Japanese and is a ton of fun.
Dept. of Sociology
4 The Pascal’s Christmas Tree of Electronic Structures
Learn how to use a mathematical method based on Pascal’s Triangle, to predict the electronic structure of any atom in the periodic table. This is one of the very important concepts needed to learn quantum mechanical principles and the quantum nature of matter.
School of Physical Sciences / Chemistry
5 Connection, Not Perfection: Communicating Confidently
When we communicate to connect, we create better relationships. Be assured you can be a positive influence with good communication skills.
Dept. of Applied Communication
Criminal Justice Monopoly – Don’t end up in jail!
“Do not pass Go and do not collect $200″… Come explore the world of criminal justice. Through the luck of the dice and your quick decision-making ability you could win our game of criminology monopoly (say that five times fast: criminology monopoly). Plus maybe find yourself interested in a career in crime, crime prevention that is!
School of Criminal Justice and Criminology
6 Applied Communication: Conflict Management
Learn how to understand and manage conflict in organizations, groups, and personal relationships effectively. The course covers how best to respond to conflict, how to manage the influence of stress and anger on conflict management, conflict styles and patterns, negotiation, mediation, and more! The course uses in-class activities, including popular movie/film applications, to understand the factors and dynamics of conflict resolution better and to develop effective conflict management skills that include forgiveness and reconciliation.
Dept. of Applied Communication
Games and Conflict in International Relations
Play games to understand cooperation and conflict among countries.
School of Public Affairs
7 American Sign Language
Our ASL Class teaches you American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. Whether you want to be an interpreter or any other profession, ASL will benefit you. In your profession, you will encounter Deaf people and our classes will give you exposure to the language and culture.
School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation
Ethics Bowl
Ethics Bowl uses a debate-style approach to apply ethical principles in discussions of current real-world events with moral implications.
School of Human Inquiry (Philosophy)
8 History and Globalization of the Drug Trade
What is a drug? How have drug production, consumption, and international trade shaped world history? This class analyzes the globalization of the drug trade, past and present, using historical methods and tools from economics, business, health care, and policymakers.
Dept. of History
Creative Writing: Hannibal Lecter and the Mystery of Point of View
Creative writers have to make a series of difficult choices, including through whose “voice” the story is told. Using the example of Thomas Harris’s famous character, Hannibal Lecter, we’ll explore how such choices are made.
Dept. of English

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Full Schedule

Admissions staff and campus volunteers will be available to point you in the right direction throughout the event.

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Parking Locations
Parking closest to event
Experience begins in the Donaghey Student Center. Parking is free until 7 p.m.
Use the link to use Google Maps for directions.
West 32nd Street,
Parking Deck
2:30-5 p.m. Experience Donaghey Student Center (DSC)
Admissions staff will be at the lower concourse entrance for check-in—stop by to get your Trojan welcome bag with the event guide, meal ticket, and visitors guide!
DSC Lower Concourse
Information Expo
Representatives from each academic college will be available to answer your questions about their majors.
DSC Upper and Lower Concourse
3 p.m. Welcome to Experience
Welcome Session
Make the most of Experience – win a scholarship!
DSC Ledbetters
3:30 p.m. Students Guided to Classes
Group Leaders will guide students to their classes.
Students will be with an Admissions staff member during the class sessions and will be brought back to Check-out to meet their families.
DSC Ledbetters
Parent Session begins (ends at 5 p.m.)
UA Little Rock student support staff will provide parents with more information about supporting their students as they plan their transition to the University.
DSC Ledbetters
3:45 p.m. Class Sessions begin
Students will take sample classes taught by UA Little Rock faculty.
Check out your class options! Class One begins at 3:45 p.m., and Class Two begins at 4:30 p.m.
Locations Vary
5 p.m. Class and Parent Sessions end
Closes at 6 p.m. Check-out of Experience
Fill out a survey and grab your free t-shirt at the check-out table! You can also grab your school excuse letter if you need one here.
DSC Lower Concourse
Tour Start Times Guided Housing Tours
5:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. Campus Tours
Explore campus by taking a guided tour with an Admissions Counselor.
Lower Concourse
Housing Tours
After your campus tour, stop by the Campus Living table to take a guided tour of the residence halls.
West Hall
After Check-out
Closes at 6 p.m. Application Station
Apply for admission for free during the event!
DSC Lower Concourse
Closes at 7 p.m. Buffet Dinner
Bring your meal ticket to the Trojan Cafe.
DSC Upper Concourse, Trojan Café
7 p.m. Free Parking Ends
The Parking Deck gate will be lowered.
If you leave after 7 p.m., you will need to pay $1 in cash to leave the Parking Deck.
Parking Deck

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Event Parking

Image description: Map of Experience Parking & Check-in Location

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When you arrive, Experience will begin in the Donaghey Student Center. The closest parking will be in the Parking Deck off of West 32nd Street, which will be free to use until 3 p.m.

Google Maps

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Guest Wifi

Network: Experience UA Little Rock
Passphrase: gotrojans2023!

Questions about Experience?

You can email us at admissions@ualr.edu before business closes on Wednesday, March 29, or you can call 501-400-6956 on Thursday, March 30.

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