A new Student Success Center has officially opened on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. An open house commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes at the university will be held 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. The first classes at the university were held Jan. 22, 1872.
Located in the heart of campus between Memorial Hall and Old Main, the new Student Success Center is expected to be a hub for academic, financial and social support in the student community.
“At its heart, the Student Success Center is about creating opportunities for our students to connect with each other and with their professors and advisors,” said Trevor Francis, associate vice provost and director of student success. “Those interactions lead to meaningful outcomes, both in and out of the classroom.”
The 70,000-square-foot facility will offer classrooms, study labs, conference rooms and a range of office and flexible spaces and is anticipated to receive LEED Silver certification.
The welcome desk at the Student Success Center will be open at 8 a.m. on Friday to provide visitors more information. Those interested can also sign up in-person and online for guided tours that will take place between 2-4 p.m.