Frequently Asked Questions

What is HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS?

HOG W.I.L.D. (Welcome, Involvement, Leadership, and Diversity) WELCOME WEEKS at the University of Arkansas is a large series of programs hosted by the University to help new students in their transition to academic and student life on the Hill.  All students are invited to attend; however, events primarily target first year and new transfer students.  A wide variety of events are sponsored by several campus departments, academic colleges, student organizations, and community vendors, where you will find helpful information and an assortment of FREE stuff.

When is HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS?

Traditionally, HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS events will run for just over two weeks in the fall, beginning on the Thursday before classes begin and concluding the Saturday of the first home football game.  HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS events will also continue for the first week of classes in January.

Do I have to attend HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS?

HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS is encouraged to all new and returning students.  It is the best way to meet people, learn how to navigate your way around campus, and discover campus resources that will help you to successful here at the University.  HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS is designed to help students get off to the best start at the University.  Especially important are the W.I.L.D. EVENTS that are denoted by a stamp of the HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS logo in the HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS GUIDE and featured on the “What’s W.I.L.D.” rotator on the homepage of this website!

Do I have to attend HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS?

HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS is encouraged to all new and returning students.  It is the best way to meet people, learn how to navigate your way around campus, and discover campus resources that will help you to successful here at the University.  HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS is designed to help students get off to the best start at the University.  Especially important are the W.I.L.D. EVENTS that are denoted by a stamp of the HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS logo in the HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS GUIDE and featured on the “What’s W.I.L.D.” rotator on the homepage of this website!

Will I receive information about HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS?

All new students will be emailed information about HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS over the summer and during student move-in.  HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS information will be available at the New Student & Family Programs table during the information exchange at every summer orientation session.  A complete schedule of events can be found by navigating to the Schedule tab on this website.

Which HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS events can my parents and family attend?

At this time, the only event geared towards parents and family members is the New Student Welcome and Burger Bash, which is the Sunday before classes begin at 4:00pm in Bud Walton Arena.  For information about Parent & Family Programs and other ways that your family can be involved, please visit parents.uark.edu or call (479) 575-7187.

When can I move into my residence hall?

University Housing coordinates a variety of move-in days based upon on-campus residence hall.  Additionally, there are different move-in dates provided if you are participating in the following programs:  Razorback Marching Band, Sorority Recruitment, R.O.C.K. Camp, Lead Hogs, and others.  For more questions or information regarding move-in and University Housing, please visit housing.uark.edu, call (479) 575-3951, or email housing@uark.edu.

How can off-campus students participate in HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS?

Events are specifically planned during all times of the day to maximize the availability of both on-campus and off-campus students.  Please see the HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS GUIDE for times, locations and transportation recommendations.  We recommend that all students park in their designated parking lots, which can be found at parking.uark.edu.  Also, all students can utilize Razorback Transit for free to get to events.  Bus routes are included in the HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS GUIDE and can be found at transit.uark.edu.  Off Campus Connections has more information related to off-campus resources for students, please visit their website at occ.uark.edu.

What is One Book One Community?

One Book One Community is the name of the common reading experience here at the U of A.  The purpose is to engage the entire University community in a common intellectual experience.  Each year students, faculty, and staff read a common book and participate in year-long programming which focuses on the book’s themes and issues.  For more information, visit onebook.uark.edu.

I have questions about finding my way across campus. Where can I get answers?

Help-A-Hog is a program specifically designed to help new students find their way and answer any questions you may have about the University.  You can find helpful resources, campus maps, parking and transit maps, table locations, “ask a question” and a list of frequently asked questions from current and past students.  Click on the Help-A-Hog tab located on the navigation bar at the top of the page for more information.

I still have questions about HOG W.I.L.D. WELCOME WEEKS. Where can I get answers?

Send an email to New Student & Family Programs at nsfp@uark.edu or call (479) 575-5002, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

New Student and Family Programs
University of Arkansas
Arkansas Union A688
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
P (479)575.5002  

nsfp@uark.edu

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