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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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University College promotes the academic success of all Arkansas State University undergraduate students through a supportive environment of community and academic services. University College has a steadfast commitment to provide the campus community with best practices in academic advising, academic skills instruction, learning support services, unconventional degree opportunities, and promotion of college complete through our continual assessment process and review of national trends/research.

Developing Critical Thinkers

University College seeks to develop critical thinkers who embrace cultural diversity, evolve with modern technology and communicate effectively. We offer comprehensive advising and mentoring support services to all first-year students, undeclared majors, and special student populations.


We have an assessment plan in place to measure the effectiveness of our programs in an effort to provide the best possible results for our students.

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Making Connections

All first year students enroll in a Making Connections course. This three-credit course is designed to help students make a successful transition into college by connecting students with their major, college peers and a faculty mentor. There are many sections offered within the various academic disciplines at ASU including a honor and undecided sections. While each course has a special emphasis on the students’ academic discipline, all sections include a common core including campus resources, ASU policies, learning techniques, critical thinking skills, and degree information.

For more information contact, Kerry Tew, First Year Experience at ktew@astate.edu.

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Student Outreach System

Student Outreach System (SOS) supports the university's retention goals by reaching out to those students who have been identified by faculty as struggling academically. Students are referred to a variety of campus resources which may be of assistance. Staff in key areas across the university take part in these outreach efforts.

Interdisciplinary Studies

University College offers an Interdisciplinary Studies major to those seeking the flexibility to select a course of study from a wide array of disciplines.  The program attempts to provide the most challenging education possible, both to the academically gifted and to the creative student.  Students are empowered with the ability to chart a personal course of study that will enable them to reach their educational and vocational goals.  Graduates are prepared to address real world problems due to their ability to analyze issues using knowledge and understanding from multiple disciplines.

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