UofA Tour Facts

Colleges
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Sam M. Walton College of Business
College of Education and Health Professions
College of Engineering
Honors College
Global Campus
Graduate School and International Education
School of Law
Total Student Body
26,754
Freshman to sophomore retention
82.1%
Graduation Rate
62.5%
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3 Primary Health Center focuses
Medical Care Clinic
Counseling and Psychological Services
Health Promotions
Mullins
2nd largest library in Arkansas, but was 1st until Clinton built library in Little Rock
Vol Walker Hall
Fay Jones School of Architecture home
Architecture students must study abroad
Office of Study Abroad
In a house at corner of Maple Street and Arkansas Avenue
One of the largest endowments for a public institution in the country providing scholarships for study abroad
Cherry trees lining Gearhart Hall
Gift from Japanese government to UofA in commemoration of our international educational exchange activities
Courage to Lead
Bronze statue gift to J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Depicts 3 Native Americans preparing to enter battle
Symbolizes courage and belief in spiritual protection
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
Agriculture Annex, Plant Science Building, Home Economics Building
3 majors
Largest program is Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Highest elevation on campus
1,465
Horticulture Display Gardens and Rosen Center greenhouses
Pi Beta Phi Centennial Gate
Dedicated September 21, 2012
30ft tall 120ft wide
Commemorates PiPhi’s 100yr anniversary
School of Social Work
One of oldest undergraduate social work programs in US
Accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
Memorial Hall
Former student union
Home to the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Psychology Department, Psychological Clinic, and African and African American Studies Program
Peabody Hall
Home of the teacher-education program
Built in 1913
Once housed Peabody Elementary School and University High School
$8.8 million renovation in 2011
Classrooms feature the latest technology available in the field of education and a historical classroom that resembles what a classroom looked like in the 1900s
Graduate Education Building
Home of College of Education and Health Professions
Carnall Hall
Originally women’s dorm (on corner of campus to comply strict separation of sexes rule)
Housed Phi Gamma Delta and Departments of Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology
Became the Inn at Carnall Hall and Ella’s Restaurant
Old Main
Oldest building on campus and symbol of the University
Was built in 1870s and called University Hall
Copy of University of Illinois’ University Hall
Major land-grant institution and flagship state university for Arkansas
South tower was supposed to be larger than the north tower, but it was switched
Fire on 4th floor took up money meant for clock
Went 130 yrs without clock until money was raised 1998-2005
Currently electrical bell, because bells weakened building structure
Spoofer’s Stone
Meant to be used to build Old Main but was dropped and left there
Became rendezvous for lovers because they couldn’t be together without chaperones
Old Main Arboretum
Old Main Lawn
Over 70 tree species
Originally a training ground for UofA cadets when military tactics were taught
Senior Walk
Began with 1905
Class of 1904 found out and added their names
in 1930 slabs were added for all classes prior to 1904
1985 recordkeeping adjusted so the names are either in 1984 or 1986
1887 no degrees were given out
Sand Hog designed in 1986 to etch names
5 miles long contains 170,000 names
Chemistry Building
National Register of Historical Places
Completed in 1935
$18million renovation and reopened in Jan 2007
Gearheart Hall
Houses Department of Geosciences, Graduate School, International Studies, Honors College
Honors College
Established in 2002 with large portion of landmark $300 million endowment from Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation
Bell Engineering Center
Named in honor of Melvin Bell, Arkansas businessman who donated $8million to College of Engineering
Home of College of Engineering
Hillside Auditorium
2 tier auditorium system, 275 and 500 capacities
Harmon Avenue Parking Garage
Over 2000 parking spaces
Champions Hall
Newest classroom building
Chi Omega Greek Theatre
Built in 1927 by Chi Omega whose founding chapter is here
First instance a sorority presented a memorial to the institution it was founded
Almost exact replica of theatre built to Dionysus in Athens
JB Hunt Center for Academic Excellence
Serves Fulbright College, Walton College, College of Engineering
Kimpel Hall
Named after UofA English professor Ben Kimpel
Houses Departments of Houses, World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Theatre, Communication, and Walter J Lemke Department of Journalism
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Ranked in top 30 among all public undergrad business programs
Received $50 million grant in 1998 from Sam Walton
Offers 9 undergrad programs: Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Retail, Supply Chain Management
Willard J Walker Hall
Houses Graduate School of Business
#1 in percentage of MBA students employed at graduation
Yocum and Humphrey Halls
Built in 1960s
Traditional and co-ed
Yocum was mens and Humphreys was womens
Men chose air conditioning and women chose phones
Founders
Newest residence hall
6 stories and 214 beds
Bottom level has restaurants and 2nd level has Brough seating
Gregson
Co-ed resideance
Class+ is in the basement
Gibson
Women’s Residence Hall
Houses 106
Originally men’s athletic hall called Razorback hall but was rededicated in honor of James Gibson
Lewis E Epley Jr. Hall
Band building
Center for Educational Access
2nd floor of Union
Helps students with disabilities remove barriers that keeps them from succeding
Pat Walker Medical Care Clinic services
Primary Care Clinic
RazorCARE Clinic
Allergy, Immunization, Travel Clinic
Women’s Clinic
Holcombe Hall
Opened in 1949
Named for Miss Jobelle Holcombe English professor, first Dean of Women, graduate of the class of 1898
140 co-ed students
Houses Office of International Students and Scholars
Futrall Hall
Houses 193 co-ed students
Renovated in summer of 2009
Opened in 1963
Northwest Quad
Suit-styled houses 602
2,3,4 bedroom suites
Maple Hill
3 separate buildings: East, West, South
1079 students, classrooms, academic advising, conference rooms, quiet study areas, and large fireplace lounge
Reid Hall
Freshman, women’s hall
450 women with 16 RAs
University Police substation
Hotz Hall
Honors quarters for freshman
3.5 GPA