Virtual Tour

Interested in learning more about UA Little Rock? We offer world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technology, knowledgeable professors, and great internship opportunities. This virtual tour will get you started on your journey to becoming a Trojan.

Campus Map


Student Services

Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center

The Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center (SSC) is a modern four-story building planned to consolidate all student services and campus administration into one facility.

Within the building, students can:

  • Apply for admission and turn in required documents
  • Register for classes and request a transcript
  • Find out about financial aid and scholarships
  • Talk to academic advisers about classes and degree options
  • Apply for graduation
  • Speak with a counselor for support
  • Take a placement exam
  • Review charges on student bills
  • Pay for classes

This $13 million project was funded by a $32 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in September 2009.

The project began in spring 2011, and it was completed in summer 2012. In 2014, the center was renamed for Dr. Charles W. Donaldson, retired vice chancellor of UA Little Rock’s Division of Educational, Student Services, and Student Life.

The SSC received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also won a Bronze Award in the Higher Education category in the Brick in Architecture awards competition and received the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for excellence in architecture and urban design in Arkansas.

Located adjacent to the Ottenheimer Library and adjoining the Donaghey Student Center by skywalk, the building houses such offices as Administration, Admissions & Financial Aid, Records & Registration, Student Accounts, and Cashiers Office, and a 205-seat auditorium.

The Office of Admissions typically hosts tours in the SSC Auditorium on the first floor.

Testing Services offers placement testing for admissions as well as proctored testing for current students.

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Ottenheimer Library

Ottenheimer Library collects, organizes, and provides access to information resources and library services that enrich and support the University’s research and teaching mission, foster intellectual development, and promote academic excellence.

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From our spacious study spaces, rolling whiteboards, display TVs for computer hookups, top-notch librarians available for help, and our R3 research library tools, the Library has everything you need right at the Heart of Campus. Together let’s Learn, Create, Innovate, and Explore.
Ottenheimer Library booksCheck out this student-made video of the Ottenheimer Library. It gives you a preview of the technology centers, reference collection, and reserve items. There are also journals, circulating materials, government information, and offices like Graduate School and Institutional Research.

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This is a student made commercial for the Ottenheimer Library

Throughout the library, students can access computers, printers, microform collections and machines, and more. Individual Study Rooms are available for quiet study on the 4th floor.

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After 5 pm, students can access the gated lots closest to the library for convenient parking.

Library Cafe

It’s not your typical library: The Library Cafe is located on the first floor of Ottenheimer Library. Take a break from studying and enjoy a light breakfast, light lunch, light dinner, or snack from Library Cafe. Library Cafe serves seasonal hot soups, freshly brewed coffee, an assortment of Simply To Go items, as well as a variety of pastries, candy, fresh fruit, and more.

Public Safety

UA Little Rock puts top priority on the safety and well-being of our campus community. Our Public Safety officers are expertly-trained professionals who are highly visible and patrol campus full-time, 24/7, 365 days a year.

University Police

In addition, our dispatch center is always staffed and ready to assist. The Department of Public Safety works in close partnership with local first responders to ensure the security of our students, faculty, staff and surrounding neighborhood. We’re committed to excellence and building trust through leadership in all we do.

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On campus, students can:

  • Use the escort service provided by UA Little Rock Police Department and the Student Patrol.
  • Use any “Blue Light” Emergency Phone or call 569-3400.
  • Request a parking permit from the Department of Public Safety.


Campus Living: Housing Options

University Commons

UA Little Rock has several options for finding your home on campus. Below, we have a break-down of the options for freshmen and upperclassmen. Once you know where you can live, take a look at your options!

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On the second floor of the University Commons is where you will find the Campus Living Office. Want to receive mail as a resident? You can reserve one of the mailboxes available in this building.

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Within this building, residents can also enjoy the Theater Room, the Great Room’s pool tables, foosball tables, and a poker table, as well as the Commons Market, our on-campus convenience store with snacks, an organic selection of produce, and some items for household needs.

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All Students

All students have access to comfortable living spaces within walking distance of all their classes. All of your utilities are included in the price for housing. An added bonus? Students have access to wifi for their devices as well as a separate network for gaming. Each student has a Comcast account that allows them to stream tv channels from their devices, which can be accessed on and off campus.

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Freshmen

Students who live on campus during their freshman year have the opportunity to get more involved in campus and leadership activities, make lasting friends from around the world, and immerse themselves in the college experience both inside and outside the classroom. Research tells us that students living on campus earn higher GPAs, are more likely to graduate sooner, and have a stronger connection with faculty, staff, and peers in their community. That’s why we strongly encourage all freshmen to live on campus, if possible.

We recognize, however, that some freshmen may choose not to live on campus for a variety of reasons, including financial hardships, medical conditions, or other responsibilities. So, while living on campus is not required of all freshmen attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, please be aware that some students who are awarded significant scholarships may have a requirement to live on campus.

  • Options for freshmen: West Hall and East Hall

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Upperclassmen

UA Little Rock offers a variety of housing options to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

  • Options for all students: East Hall
  • Sophomores, juniors, and Donaghey Scholars: Commons Apartments – North Hall
  • STEM Scholars (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics): Commons Apartments – South Hall
  • Upperclassmen, graduate students, international students, & student-athletes: University Village

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Residential Dining

All residents participate in the UA Little Rock dining experience. With a variety of meal plan options, locations, and flexible schedules, there’s something for everyone. We have more information about the food options in the “Campus Experience: Food and Fun” section below.

Students can visit the W.O.W Cafe located on Trojan Lane, or Tres Habaneros, Trojan Bistro, and Trojan Cafeteria located in the Donaghey Student Center, or Sub Connection in the EIT building, and Business Brewing in the business building.

The main housing complex is home to the Commons Market convenience store and the late-night Wow Cafe.

West Hall

West Hall is located in a cluster of residence halls on the east side of campus and houses academic scholarship students, including members of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps. The hall opened in 2011 and was built to promote camaraderie.

The pod-style residences include two 6-story towers – one for men and one for women. On each floor, rooms housing two students each surround a common area, which includes a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a family-style dining room table, flat-screen televisions, laundry area, and study rooms.

Both towers have restricted card access, security systems, Ethernet/wireless internet, emergency phones, and dedicated public safety patrols.

Take a tour of West Hall at UA Little Rock

West Hall is the freshmen residence hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Take a look at the lobby, the common areas in your pod, and more!

West Hall Layout

Pod Style Communities

  • Furnished double bedrooms
  • Vanity & sink in every room
  • Private hall baths
  • Kitchen, living room, and dining room in each pod
  • Study room and coin-free washers & dryers
  • RA (resident assistant) on each floor

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This $23 million project was funded by a $30 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in October 2009. The project began in March 2010, and it was completed in July 2011.

West Hall received LEED® New Construction Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also received the ASID Excellence in Design Silver Award.West Hall - side of building

West Hall Room Costs, Fall 2019:

  • Cost per semester is $2,645 plus a $16 activity fee. This includes all utilities, IPTV (Internet TV), parking, and internet.
  • A $35 laundry fee allows unlimited access to the washers and dryers when classes are in session.

Commons Apartments (North and South Halls)

North and South Halls, also known as the Commons Apartments, are apartment-style communities offering a more independent experience for upperclassmen who want first-class amenities plus the convenience of the campus location. These residence halls opened in 2006.

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Two- and four-bedroom units feature full kitchens, private bedrooms with a full-size bed, and washer/dryer appliances in each apartment.

Commons Apartments Living Room

South Hall typically houses STEM Scholars and EIT Scholars for freshmen; North Hall will be home to any major as well as Donaghey Scholars for freshmen.

Commons Apartments Laundry Room

While UA Little Rock is closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break, University Commons remains open at no additional charge to the resident. Restrictions apply. Refer to your lease for details.

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Commons Apartments Room Costs, Fall 2019:

  • The four-bedroom apartments are $2,790 per semester including utilities.
  • The two-bedroom apartments are $3,060 per semester including utilities.
  • There is a $16 activity fee per semester. Charges are billed to the student account and subject to the payment terms of the university.

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East Hall

Built in 1992, East Hall is a traditional residence hall offering a support system geared toward first-time entering freshmen. Students share space with a roommate experiencing a community living setting.

East Hall Exterior

In addition to a full schedule of social and academic support programs offered in the building, a Resident Assistant resides on each floor to help new students transition to college.

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East Hall is the most affordable campus housing option.

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The laundry room is shared on the first floor of the building.

East Hall Layout

East Hall Room Costs, Fall 2019:

  • The double room cost per semester for East Hall is $1,990, which includes utilities, IPTV (Internet TV), internet, and parking.
  • A $35 laundry fee allows unlimited access to the washers and dryers when classes are in session.
  • There is a $16 activity fee. Charges are billed to the student account and subject to the payment terms of the university.

University Village

University Village is a 420-bed residence complex for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students featuring two- and four-bedroom apartment-style suites with private baths and a resort-style swimming pool with community amenities.

While UA Little Rock is closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break, University Village remains open at no additional charge to the resident. Restrictions apply. Refer to your lease for details.

University Village Housing Office

Inside the Clubhouse, you’ll find the showroom for tours, a fitness center, entrance to the pool, and a lounge. These amenities are only available to University Village residents.

University Village Fitness Center

University Village Basketball Court

University Village Exterior and pool

University Village Exterior and Parking

University Village Living Room

Each apartment comes fully furnished. From the living room, you will have access to a patio or balcony.

University Village Kitchen and Living Room

The entry is located next to the kitchen, which has built-in appliances.

University Village Laundry Room and Bedroom Entrance

Each apartment also has its own laundry room.

University Village Private Bathroom

Village 4Bed Layout

University Village Room Costs, Fall 2019:

  • The four-bedroom apartments are $2,790 per semester including utilities.
  • The two-bedroom apartments are $3,060 per semester including utilities.
  • There is a $16 activity fee per semester. Charges are billed to the student account and subject to the payment terms of the university.


Academic Buildings and Research Centers

Windgate Center for Art + Design

Windgate Center for Art + Design is located on the UA Little Rock campus at 28th Street and East Campus Drive. Currently our newest building on campus, it opened for classes in Spring 2018.

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It brings together, under one roof, the applied design program that was located at University Plaza and the art history and studio arts programs that were in the Fine Arts Building.

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The building was designed to reflect the arts within it. On the right side of the photo above, you will find traditional architectural elements, such as brick, which is a reflection of the traditional arts taught inside it, including drawing, photography, painting, and art history. The left side includes more industrial elements, which are a nod to the furniture and jewelry making programs, sculpture, and more.

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3D Art Students

Painting Class Windgate Center

Students taking studio classes in the Windgate Center of Art + Design can gain access to the building 24/7 using their Trojan ID card. Each class is provided a code in order to enter the classroom and work on projects outside of class time.

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In our computer labs, you will find new technology with the editing software needed for graphic designers and photographers.

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Since art history books can be expensive, our students have access to the Reading Room and its volumes of books and resources.

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The hallways are informal art gallery spaces where students can display art or create it between classes on the chalkboards. Each floor has its own chalkboard, which indicates the floor number.

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UA Little Rock Art Exhibits 2020

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There are several gallery spaces within the building, and exhibits are changed throughout the year like an art museum. Students can meet the artists at the gallery openings and often learn from them through artist lectures. Student works are also exhibited here.

Windgate Lecture Hall

Artist lectures take place in the first-floor Lecture Hall. Throughout the building, students will find spaces to come together to create a community and discuss their work.

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The visual arts building was funded by a $20.3 million grant award approved by the Trustees of the Windgate Charitable Foundation, headquartered in Siloam Springs, Ark. The grant, designated for building construction and equipment, was the second-largest gift in UA Little Rock’s history.

This building is among the finest higher education facilities in the country for visual arts education.

Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development

The Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development is located on the corner of South University Avenue and West 28th Street. The classrooms were built to hold no more than 30 students, so business majors have the benefit of small class sizes.

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Institutes and Centers located in the building: Center for Student and Career Services, Arkansas Economic Development Institute, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, State Farm Business Skills Lab, and the Kenneth Pat Wilson Center for Economic Education.

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At the beginning of each semester, the Carnival of Clubs is hosted in the first-floor atrium. It’s a great way to join organizations associated with your major and meeting new people.

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Just off the atrium is Business Brewing, a campus coffee shop; jump to Campus Experience: Food and Fun for more details.

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George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT)

The George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) building is a six-story, 114,000 square-foot facility that connects to the Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences (ETAS) building by skywalk.

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It includes 4,000 square feet of server rooms, 16 classrooms, a 215-seat auditorium, 60 faculty offices and a dean’s suite, a student lounge, full-service cafe, and graduate research spaces.

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The degree programs offered in Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) are key partners with industry, research, and education in the capital region of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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EIT is a vital part of the eco-system of the region and is an active partner with its many constituents within the state and the region. We are a metropolitan university positioned in a community and region that is innovative and is collaborative with engineering and IT professionals.

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Faculty are always hard at work mentoring their students and developing academic programs that prepare students for the latest trends in the field. This includes modernizing the “classroom” itself by offering some programs via a hybrid mode of delivery.

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Instructors meanwhile are active in the classroom teaching, webcasting, and conducting research that enables students to be on the cutting-edge of new technologies and developments.

Our researchers have projects in robotics, cybersecurity, social computing, data quality, big data, virtual reality, environmental engineering, and the earth sciences, materials, and nanotechnology.

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Bots, Trolls and Misinformation – Nitin Agarwal (PROMO)

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Distinguished Professor of Information Science shares research that demonstrates how disinformation campaigns work. To watch go to ualr.ed…

The George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center™ (EAC) is a research center that houses an energetic group of faculty, researchers, and students performing innovative research in technology, infrastructure and applications for virtual reality, visualization, and interactive technologies.

Its mission is to be a focus of applied research expertise and technology knowledge in the areas of immersive and interactive visualization for complex and big data applied to practical problems in industry, government, and research organizations.

The HTC Vive Island Escape is a project that was created within the EAC.

HTC Vive Island Escape

HTC Vive Island Escape Team: UALR EAC Team Members: Kyle Hooks, Jay Zak, Ramiro Serrano Vergel, Wesley Ferguson, Jaimes Krutz, Michael Dukes, Tanner Marshall…

This $34 million project was funded by a combination of state appropriations, bonds, a federal grant, and private donations. The EIT building was open as of August 15, 2010.

The EIT building received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. It was the first LEED gold facility in the University of Arkansas System. The interior design of the building has been awarded the Silver Level Award in the category of sustainability from the South Central Chapter of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers.

Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences (ETAS)

Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences (ETAS) is located between EIT and Fribourgh, along South University Avenue. The following academic departments are located here: Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Mechanical/Electrical Systems Engineering.
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The Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) is located in ETAS. All UA Little Rock students have access to tutoring and computers in the MAC. Topics include math, physics, and basic statistics.

MAC 2019

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A new sculpture joined us on campus in the summer of 2018. The Ground Breaker was created by Kevin Kresse & originally placed at the home of Jack Kinnaman, who recently donated it to UA Little Rock.

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It was placed in front of ETAS as it is the home of the construction management program.

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts building is located between ETAS and Coleman Creek, along Campus Drive. The music department is housed here, with private practicing spaces on the second floor.

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Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall renovations began in June 2010 and were completed in November 2010.

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The Stella Boyle Smith Trust contributed $385,000, and Ruth Rebsamen Remmel, Mary Remmel Wohlleb, and Dr. Raymond Remmel contributed $100,000 total to the project.

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There were also matching funds from a $32 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by the UA Trustees in September 2009.

Current students have concerts in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.

UA Little Rock Concert Choir, Fall 2019 (PROMO)

UA Little Rock Concert Choir, Fall 2019 To watch go to ualr.edu/tv for broadcast dates and times and internet streaming link.

UA Little Rock Jazz Ensemble Fall 2019 (PROMO)

The UA Little Rock Jazz Ensemble Concert Fall 2019 performs works by George Gershwin, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins and more… To watch go to ualr.edu/tv for cable broadcast dates and times and internet streaming link.

Outside the concert hall are art galleries, which have displayed works from student artists, Stella-Boyle-Smith8

Fribourgh Hall and Science Labs

Fribourgh Hall and Science Labs are surrounded by Fine Arts, Physics and Astronomy, Ottenheimer Library, and the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences.

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The two buildings are joined in an L-shape, which serves as the location for the elevator to the upper floors in both buildings. Within these buildings, you will find departments of biology, chemistry, geology, and more.

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From lectures to labs, students will take core science courses here and can choose advanced courses that will prepare them for graduate-level programs.

Physics and Astronomy

The Physics and Astronomy building was erected in 1967 and last renovated in spring 2019. Renovation of the physics building included the lecture hall, classrooms, labs, and offices as well as replacement of the HVAC system, lighting upgrades, new finishes, and reroofing.

Some exterior additions that were made to the building over the years were removed so that the building can be brought back to its original design. The building’s exterior was cleaned and painted to more closely match the exterior of Ottenheimer Library.

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Physics and Astronomy has been very successful in obtaining external grants to fund state-of-the-art laboratories, research programs, and computer facilities. Research opportunities, for both undergraduate and graduate students, exist in Astrophysics and Materials Science.  The Department also sponsors an active Physics Club, which meets weekly.

Physics studentAstronomy and Astroparticle Physics at UA Little Rock is divided into two categories.  The first in Extragalactic Astrophysics, Galaxy Structure and Dynamics.  The Arkansas Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES) collaboration is involved in research in the areas of structure, morphology, and dynamics of nearby galaxies, and the dynamics of clusters of galaxies. The second area is the ongoing search for dark matter using underground detectors.  Faculty at UA Little Rock are involved in the DarkSide Program.

The Night Sky – Apollo Landings

Observing Apollo Lunar Landing Sites – Darrell Heath explains how to find the landing sites for the six Apollo moon missions.

Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences

The Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences (CINS) is a multi-level building located between Dickinson Hall to the south and the Earth Sciences and the Science Laboratories buildings to the north.

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CINS is a five-story building that provides research facilities for scientists and students to explore the interface between nanomaterials, plant biology, and mammalian biology. The center’s 50,534 square feet houses laboratories and a greenhouse on the roof, along with office space for Dr. Alexandru S. Biris, his nine-member research team, and other staff.

University Ave. View of CINSThis $12 million building was funded by a portion of the $32 million bond issue, recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in September 2009. The project began in August 2010, and it was completed in April 2012.

The CINS building received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences

Dickinson Hall

Dickinson Hall is located next to CINS and Ottenheimer Library along South University Avenue.

Health and education programs are housed in this building. You’ll find classes for Audiology and Speech Pathology, American Sign Language, Health Education/Promotion, K-12 Health and Physical Education, Elementary Education, Middle Childhood, and Special Education.

Dickinson Hall

Our honors program, Donaghey Scholars, is located in this building.

Dickinson Auditorium

A large auditorium is housed near the main entrance of the Dickinson Hall. It has hosted events like Meet the Greeks and Discover’s academic sessions for majors taught in Dickinson Hall.

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In Ross Hall are the departments of Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Social Work.

Students can learn from great faculty in these programs.

Mindful Self-Compassion – Catherine Crisp (Promo)

UA Little Rock School of Social Work faculty Dr. Catherine Crisp shares insights into the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion and the Benefits of Being Kind …

Hands-on work is also important to the learning environment at UA Little Rock.

UA Little Rock “Mock Crime Scene”

The UA Little Rock Criminal Justice Department set up a “mock crime scene” for students to try out their investigative skills. Student Jack Webb gathered the…

Currently, support services like academic and career advising for several majors are located here as well as The Link, a center that serves students in the college.

The Link at UALR

The College of Social Sciences and Communication at UALR presents “The Link,” a student-centered service and social space on the UALR campus. ualr.edu/tv fac…

Pat Walker Nursing

Located in what was the Administration South building, this was one of four original buildings constructed in 1949. The Pat Walker Nursing building housed the first library at what was then Little Rock Junior College.

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This is a three-floor 33,500 square feet structure that the nursing program fully occupies.

UALR Nursing Building Tour

UALR student Trevor Collins gets a tour of the new nursing building on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. He gets a peek at the building’s hig…

The building showcases a new 22-bed, state-of-the-art simulation hospital in a 9,500-square-foot facility in which students deliver patient care in a realistic environment.

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The Pat Walker Nursing building provides over 3,800 square feet of space in addition to a 1,762 square foot computer learning resource center with a 100-station computer lab and student lounge area. The building also features two 98-seat auditorium-style classrooms and one 60-seat classroom with modern teaching technology.

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The university received $2.5 million in 2009 from a bond approved by the Board of Trustees to fund the renovation. The project began in October 2012, and it was completed in August 2013.

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The Nursing building received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Stabler Hall

Stabler Hall is located near the Donaghey Student Center, Nursing, and Center for Performing Arts. The building houses programs like Mass Communications, Anthropology and Sociology, World Languages, Psychology, English, History, and Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Built in 1973, Stabler Hall was much shorter before its renovations in 2009. It houses a 200-seat lecture hall, the offices of the departments it houses, and several labs.

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The brick tower houses the elevator that will take you to the upper-level floors.

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The building houses the Equinox, a journal of contemporary literature and art through the English department.

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In Stabler Hall, the CRUX Research and Development Lab is a suite of research and development resources located within the Department of Rhetoric and Writing. It is a maker-space in every sense of the concept.

Creators develop their knowledge and skills through intense research. Digital stories are collected from the community and beyond. Using the technology within the CRUX Lab, creators make and test interfaces, from the printed interface of books and magazines to the digital interfaces of websites, blogs, apps, games, and simulations.

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Mass Communications also has several labs within Stabler Hall. A fully-functioning TV studio houses the latest technology where students can produce, direct, and edit. Students in the School of Mass Communication are encouraged to produce programming for University Television as part of their coursework as well as working directly with the channel in remote and studio productions. University Television is an Educational Access Channel transmitted on Comcast Cable Channel 61 and U-Verse Channel 99.

The media labs feature non-linear digital video, audio and graphic editing and production capabilities available on both Apple and Windows-based computers. They are equipped with Final Cut Pro HD, Adobe Creative Suite, Screenwriting software. The John Gray Computer Laboratory has been upgraded with PCs and new Adobe editing software.

The news lab is a computerized newsroom featuring EZNews software, and the CNN Newsource satellite-fed video news service for producing regularly scheduled television newscasts. An additional resource is a computer lab furnished with 15 Apple computers equipped with up-to-date software used for writing and web/internet design projects.

There are two audio labs equipped with Adobe CS6 editing software.

Stabler TV Studio

Center for Performing Arts

Center for Performing Arts is located next to Stabler Hall and Pat Walker Nursing building. The building houses Theatre Arts and Dance Performance classes. There are two theatres: Hairslip Arena Theatre and University Theatre.

Within the Center for Performing Arts, you will also find two dance studios, a design lab, a scene shop, and a costume shop.

UA Little Rock Fall Dance Harvest (PROMO)

Dance Harvest Fall 2019 – UA Little Rock dance student choreograph original pieces as well as help design costumes as well as design the lighting. To watch g…

Center Performing Arts Stage

Both programs perform in the University Theatre.

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Performing Arts Set

New Student Convocation also takes place in the University Theatre each year to welcome our newest Trojan family.

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Campus Experience: Food and Fun

Traditions

At UA Little Rock, we have a lot of fun Traditions we can’t wait to share with you! We love having a good time on campus as a community and a family!

Whether it’s our “Trojan Daze” Welcome Week with each day packed with exciting events for our new and returning students or Homecoming, when students, faculty, and staff all come together to cheer on our standout basketball teams…we want you to enjoy your time here and make memories that last a lifetime!

UA Little Rock Welcome Week 2019

The UA Little Rock campus is filled with activity as the Fall 2019 semester gets underway. Let’s Go Trojans!

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the excitement of the UA Little Rock 2020 Homecoming celebrations!

UA Little Rock BBQ at Baileys 2019

BBQ at Baileys is an annual tradition of food, fun and games for the entire UA Little Rock campus community. Sponsored by The UA Little Rock Alumni Associati…

UA Little Rock World Fest 2019

UA Little Rock celebrates Diversity Week 2019 with World Fest.

UA Little Rock Veterans Day recognition 2019

Heart of a Servicemember: A Salute to Our Veterans UA Little Rock takes pride in providing educational opportunities of the women and men of the Armed Forces…

Cooper Fountain

Cooper Fountain is located in front of Dickinson Hall. The fountain was completed in 1969.

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Cooper Fountain has been a great place for students, faculty, and staff to take a break from their day since it was built.

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Today, it’s also a popular spot to take First Day of Class photos!

First Day Cooper Fountain

Chi Omega Courtyard

The Chi Omega Courtyard is a popular location on campus for outdoor events.

In 2014, Chi Omega Sorority’s Game Eta Chapter gifted this area to the university as a celebration of their 50 years on campus.

The space is located between Ottenheimer Library, Student Unions B, and Cooper Fountain.

Chi Omega Courtyard

During the beginning of each semester, we also have Lost Tents available to help you find your way to class!

Donaghey Student Center

Donaghey Student Center is located at the center of campus, next to the SSC. The two buildings are connected on the second floor by a sky bridge. Quite a few student services are located in this building.

The 205,000 square foot building was officially opened on August 16, 1993. The DSC is one of the few buildings in the nation that combines a traditional student center with a fitness and aquatic center.

Within the building, students can:

  • Ask questions and grab a campus map at the Help Desk
  • Work out at the Fitness Center or take a group exercise class
  • Take a swim in the Aquatics Center (see more information in the Athletic Centers section)
  • Create an Intramural Sports team with your friends
  • Rent outdoor camping equipment
  • Visit Health Services, an outpatient medical clinic, for allergy shots, immunizations, laboratory services, physical exams, prescriptions, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment, and travel clinic
  • Rent or purchase books, grab snacks and drinks, and find Trojan gear in the bookstore
  • Attend a special event, whether it be for leisure, education, socialization, fitness, or fun, the DSC offers a variety of alternative events
  • Enjoy meals in the Food Court or Trojan Cafe (see more information about these restaurants in the following tabs)

DSC Main Entrance 2

Donaghey Student Center is located at the center of campus, next to the SSC. The two buildings are connected on the second floor by a sky bridge.

dsc exterior

The lobby of the first floor is called the Lower Concourse, and the lobby area above it is called the Upper Concourse. The Office of Admissions has hosted students in these areas during events like Discover and Experience.

DSC Lower Concourse 1Lower Concourse

From the Upper Concourse, you can see down into the Lower Concourse. To the left in this photo is the Help Desk, and the right side is hiding the entrance to the bookstore.

The Upper Concourse has several spaces that our students use to meet up with each other, study, or relax in between classes.

Most notably, there is a lounge area, the “Leadership Lounge”, our active student government association (SGA) frequently meets, and a game room, which features multiple game consoles, a pool table, and more!

DSC Game Night

Our bookstore workers are really friendly and will help you find what you need in the store. The bookstore even price-matches your textbooks with major competitors!

Bookstore worker

You can buy school supplies and snacks, as well as UA Little Rock hoodies, tees, water bottles, and more.

Inside Bookstore

In the DSC Booth area, which is located between the Food Court and the Trojan Cafe, you can often find student organizations and support services offices. This is a great area to connect with these groups on campus. Often, you can find food and freebies to take with you!

DSC Booth Area food

DSC Booth Area 1

The Fitness and Aquatic Center also houses Central Arkansas’ only Olympic-sized pool. Learn more about the women’s swim and dive team in the Athletics Centers section below.

A fun UA Little Rock tradition is the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta that takes place during Homecoming each year. Students create boats using only cardboard and tape and race around the pool.

Cardboard boat regatta

The Fitness Center houses a free weight room, machine weights, kettlebells, medicine balls, treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes, three basketball courts, badminton court, three racquetball courts, table tennis, and an indoor walking/running track.

In addition, a steam room and a sauna are also included in your membership.

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Another fun Homecoming tradition is our Faculty/Staff v. Students Basketball Game.

Faculty-Student Basketball Game 1

Faculty-Student Basketball Game 2

Faculty-Student Basketball Game 4

The Disability Resource Center is located near the Fitness and Aquatics Center, where our staff is excited to collaborate with students to make education accessible.

DRC Lobby

Food Court: Tres Habaneros and Trojan Bistro

The Food Court is located on the second floor of the DSC.

Tres Habaneros is a Tex-Mex make-it-your-own restaurant with quesadillas, burritos, rice bowls, tacos, and taco salads. Churros and spicy Aztec brownies make for a great dessert!

Trojan Bistro is a great grab-and-go restaurant when you need something fast. Chicken wings, chicken tenders, and pizza–with great meal combos if you don’t want to make a choice!

Trojan Cafe

Trojan Cafe is your traditional, buffet-style cafeteria. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served Monday-Friday. With the weekend comes a new schedule: Brunch and dinner. Campus lunch favorites include fried chicken Wednesdays and fried fish Fridays.

Trojan Cafe

A salad bar is located next to the pizza and burger bar (veggie burgers also served).

Trojan Cafe Food Line

In addition to a chef’s entre, there is always an additional vegetarian entre available and other serve-to-order options like ice cream Sundays fried rice that change daily.

Trojan Cafe Line

Student with food at Trojan Cafe

Trojan Cafe was renovated during the summer of 2019 to include a new seating area for students.

Each semester, Student Affairs hosts one of our most popular and fun events, the Late Night Pancake Dinner, which kicks off finals weeks for our students.

Each semester, faculty and staff serve students pancakes and other breakfast items in the Trojan Cafe in the DSC and wish them well on their final exams and other assignments.

Wow Cafe

Located in the Unversity Commons, Wow Cafe is a New Orleans style restaurant that features signature sauces, spice rubs made from scratch, fresh never frozen chicken, and hand-pattied made to order hamburgers all prepared with the finest ingredients. Wow Cafe’s award-winning signature sauces and made-from-scratch spice rubs have been named Best Wings in New Orleans for 8 Years in a Row!

WOW Cafe

Wow Cafe is a stand-alone casual dining spot and a center around which the university’s growing on-campus community is thriving.

Greens Wow Cafe

Situated along a major pedestrian path, Wow Cafe also provides views and connectivity to the campus greenbelt and trail system.

Wow Cafe Dining Area

The indoor area is designed to comfortably seat 100 diners. It features a fireplace, a glass curtain wall facing the view, and an overhanging roof that offers solar screening and a defined connection from ground to roof. An outdoor dining area is adjacent, built to seat 75, and provides a comfortable, casual place to gather during pleasant weather.

Wow Cafe Outside Entrance

This project was funded by a $30 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in October 2009. The project began in fall 2011, and it was completed in April 2012.

Wow Cafe received LEED® Silver Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the first retail LEED Silver Certification in the state.

SubConnection

SubConnection builds your sandwich, following your directions. This restaurant is located in the EIT building and has all the ingredients to make the best sub you’ve ever eaten! Veggie, Chicken, Club, Ham, Cheese, Meatball, Roast Beef, Steak, Tuna, Turkey, Italian Cold Cuts, and more – yummy!

SubConnection

Crowded SubConnection

Business Brewing

Business Brewing, located in Reynolds College of Business, offers coffee, Simply To Go items, gourmet snacks, soups and more! It’s the perfect spot to get your caffeine fix on the north end of campus.

Entrance of Business Brewing


Athletic Centers

Jack Stephens Center

The Jack Stephens Center saw its first year of athletic events in the 2005-2006 season as the new $25-million home of Little Rock Athletics. The center can host 5,600 guests. This project was funded by a generous $22.4 million gift from Jackson T. Stephens.

Student Section at Jack Stephens Center

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Jack Stephens Center Main Entrance

JSC Logo

Measuring 149,000 square feet, the Jack Stephens Center features a full-court practice gym named after Little Rock native and former Trojan Derek Fisher, an academic support center complete with 23 computer terminals, a first-class weight room, an athletic training room, locker rooms for basketball and volleyball and a team store.

Jack Stephens Center

In addition, the arena houses the offices for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball coaches, as well as the athletic administration and support staff. The arena features leather chair back seating, a dozen luxury suites, and more than 70 percent of its seats between the end lines. Each end of the court sports a 90-foot scoreboard with a video board and statistics panel.

Jack Stephens Pep RallyThe athletic locker rooms are equipped with a lounge area and a video room. The lounge area includes a TV and seating area, while the video room sports theatre seating, a 62-inch TV, and custom made dry erase boards. The main wall in the video room doubles as a dry erase board to aid the coaches in their game preparation.

Events also take place in the Jack Stephens Center. The largest event of a student’s life also takes place here: Commencement.

Graduation

Degrees

Our annual Research and Creative Works Expo happens in the Jack Stephens Center. The entire facility is used by students to present their projects.

Research and Creative Works Expo student showing projectResearch and Creative Works Expo students at tables

Research and Creative Works - Student showing off robot

During Homecoming, the students and campus community gather for a large tailgate, including food trucks, dancing, and games.

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Greg L. Hatcher Wrestling Center

The Greg L. Hatcher Wrestling Center provides a state-of-the-art home for the Trojan wrestling program and is considered to be one of the best in the nation.

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The wrestling center is over 16,000 square feet, featuring four wrestling mats comprising the interior. Coaches’ offices, locker rooms, a players’ lounge, a training room, and a weight room will all be housed inside the facility.

Greg L. Hatcher Wrestling Center

The Hatcher Wrestling Center also features a pair of outdoor patio areas, which are utilized by the campus community, giving a place for students, faculty, and staff to meet and socialize. The facility is adjacent to the Donaghey Athletic Center on the south end of campus, occupying the space where the old tennis courts previously resided.

Donaghey Aquatic Center (in the DSC)

The Donaghey Student Center Aquatic Center is the home of the Little Rock swimming and diving. Completed in 1993, the DSC Aquatic Center is one of the finest swimming facilities in Arkansas.

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Donaghey Aquatic Center

The DSC Aquatic Center has hosted many championships events, including the first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championships in 1999 as well as the NCAA East Regional in water polo, the New South Intercollegiate Championships six times, and the Arkansas High School State Championships three times.

Women's Swimming and Dive TeamThe 50 meter by 25 yard pool has a capacity of 750,000 gallons and a water surface area of 12,600 square feet. The pool features removable bulkhead to accommodate multiple venues for competitive swimming and diving, water polo, and recreation.

The paddock stainless steel gutter/perimeter recirculation system has turbulence reduction features for competitive swimming. The spring board diving platforms feature 2×1 meter boards on concrete short blocks and 2×3 meter boards on concrete platforms. The electronic timing system features two swimming IV multi-sport computers, two electronic starting systems, one 12-line scoreboard, and 16 touchpads.

The Donaghey Student Center Aquatic Center meets specifications required by the FINA, U.S. Swimming, and the NCAA for competitive swimming, diving, and water polo.

Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex

The Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex is an NCAA-approved facility with stadium lights, a scoreboard, and a press box with internet capability that houses the UA Little Rock media and sports information work areas.

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Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex

A grandstand, with a press box atop, provides seating for 300 people, with room for additional seating being left on both sides of the grandstand. A parking lot with more than 130 spaces sits behind the grandstand.

The complex also features a soccer field and eight-lane track with state-of-the-art Polytan synthetic surfacing, two intramural fields that can be set up for softball, and sites for long jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and hammer, and javelin competitions.

Coleman FieldThis $5 million project was funded by a $30 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in October 2009.

It was made possible by gift of land presented to UA Little Rock by the sons of dairyman Walter C. “Buddy” Coleman. The land was the site of the Coleman family’s dairy, which has been providing fresh milk and other dairy products to central Arkansas since the Civil War.

The project began in January 2011, and it was completed in Summer 2012.

Gary Hogan Field

Gary Hogan Field was renovated after an anonymous donation of $1.6 million in 2004 was gifted to the baseball program.

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Gary Hogan Field - behind home base

The renovation project transformed Gary Hogan Field into one of the top facilities in the Sun Belt Conference and in the Mid-South region. It started with the installation of 30,000 square feet of AstroTurf 1200, which covers the entire infield.

Gary Hogan Field

Spectator seating areas were expanded on both sides of the grandstands. These terraced hillsides were constructed with multiple levels, allowing fans to sit on lawn chairs or blankets to view games. Also, 200 seatback chairs were added to the grandstand prior to the 2005 season.