Between 1,300 and 1,400 University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are expected to return to campus for the 2017-18 academic year Saturday, Aug. 12.
UA Little Rock is seeking employees, students, alumni, and community volunteers to assist students and their families who will be moving in from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marc Glidden, director of campus living, said it is important for students and parents to remain flexible during the move-in process.
“We have 1,400 students moving in on one day, so it can be confusing. If everyone can be flexible, parents can sit back and enjoy the experience of their students going to college,” Glidden said. “If you forget to buy something, there is no need to panic. There are plenty of stores nearby to get those last-minute items for your student.”
Check-in for students with last names A-L will be from 8 a.m. to noon, while students with last names M-Z can check in between 1-5 p.m.
Check-in locations include the first floor lobbies of West Hall and East Hall, the Commons Great Room for North Hall and South Hall, and the University Village Clubhouse.
A free lunch of hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and water will be available outside the Trojan Grill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the Student Commons building, a one-stop shop will be set up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., where students can get their Trojan identification card, register their vehicle, request a mailbox, and speak to a representative from the Student Accounts office. Only credit cards will be accepted to make payments on student accounts.