U of A Lingo


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ARKU - Arkansas Union - the student center on campus with various dining and banking options as well as a fitness center and the Student Technology Center.

ASG - Associated Student Government - the governing body of students at the Universtiy of Arkansas. 

CAPS - Counseling & Psychological Services, where your student can get help with solving problems, growing personally, developing more satisfying relationships with friends and family, and receiving help with other mental health issues. 

CCE - Center for Community Engagement - where your student can get involved with community service on campus and the surrounding area. 

CEA - Center for Educational Access - the office on campus where your student can get help and accommodations if they have a disability.

CIR - Counselor in Residence - doctoral students who live in the residence halls and are enrolled in Counselor Education courses. CIR's are trained to listen to and assist your student with problem solving and making life decisions. 

CN - Cardinal Nights - a series of late-night events opent to all students on specific Friday nights each semester. 

CRE - Coordinator for Residence Education - each residence hall has a full-time coordinator who lives in the building and has an office located in the hall. CRE's are responsible for residence hall programs and activities, promoting community, encouraging academic success, and leadership development.

DLC - Distinguished Lectures Committee - a part of the Office of Student Activities that brings large lectures to campus.

DSA - Division of Student Affairs - departments that provide co-curricular activities for students outside the classroom.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - help your student fill this out to receive additional funding for their education.

HPER - Health, Physical Education, and Recreation building - where your student can work out

NSFP - New Student & Family Programs - where you or your student can receive help during their first year and beyond.

OSA - Office of Student Activities - an office on campus dedicated to helping your student get involved and find information on specific student organizations.

OSSC - Office of Student Standard and Conduct - an office on campus dedicated to helping your student be responsible for their actions and ensuring a safe learning/living atmosphere for all students.

PFA - Parent & Family Association - an organization parents can join to assist them in supporting their student success at the U of A. To join, visit https://family.uark.edu/.

RA - Resident Assistant - a trained undergraduate student who lives in the residence halls and helps build community and maintain a positive living environment for the residents living in the building.

RSO - Registered Student Organizations - the name of all student clubs/groups on campus. Students can get involved with over 400 religious, service, professional, cultural, Greek, or governing organizations. SAA - Student Alumni Association - a student organization which coordinates many activities including Homecoming. Students receive a 5% discount off textbooks as an SAA member at the University Bookstore.

SI - Supplemental Instruction - a service that allows your student to take a series of weekly review sessions for historically difficult courses.

SSC- Student Success Center - focuses on all aspects of your students success, from academics to wellness, financial support and social engagement. This comprehensive approach ensures every student who attends the U of A can be successful.

UAConnect - a web-based integrated student information system, where students can access information from the Registrar, Treasurer's Office, Admissions, and Financial Aid offices.

UAPD - University of Arkansas Police Department.

UP - University Programs - the programming board that plans events on campus for your student.

WPS - Wooo Pig Sooie - the Hog call 

XNA - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport - the closest airport to the University of Arkansas, located about 25 minutes away in Bentonville, Arkansas.

AFLS - Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

ARCH  - Fay Jones School of Architecture 

ARSC - J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

COEHP  - College of Education and Health Professions

ENGR - College of Engineering

WCOB  - Sam M. Walton College of Business


Mullins - the main library on campus, Mullins Library, is called this by students, specifically during finals indicating that they spend all night there.

The Hill - the University of Arkansas/Fayetteville.

Brough - one of the dining halls on campus.

Blackboard  - a web-based, classroom learning tool that many instructors utilize to provide course material to students.

Dickson St. - a main street in Fayetteville with many restaurants and businesses located near campus.

Dining Dollars - money that is included with most meal plans and can be used only for food purchases at almost any Chartwells dining locations on campus.

Razorbuck$ - a debit system that allows students to load money to their Student ID Card and use at multiple on and off-campus merchants.

Razorback Transit - free bus and paratransit system that serves the U of A and Fayetteville communities.   The full transit service runs during weekdays from 7:00 am-6:00 pm and a reduced route schedule from 6:00 pm-10:30 pm.

Safe Ride - a program that provides students with safe transportation from any uncomfortable or inconvenient situation.

Work Study - the Federal Work Study program allows students that show financial need to work on campus to assist with paying educational expenses.

RazALERT - the University of Arkansas emergency notification system that sends out alerts whenever hazardous conditions arise on campus. Students can designate through their ISIS accounts how they want to be notified. 

Meal Trade - the opportunity for your student to "trade" a meal swipe for a combo meal at a participating retail location at various times on campus.

The Pit - the parking lot located in front of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Lot 44).

Uptown Campus - the satellite campus located on North College Avenue in Fayetteville near the NWA Mall.  Offices on this campus include Pre-College Programs, Spring International Language Center, UAConnect, and the Registrar.

Hog W.I.L.D. Welcome Weeks - activities and events that take place at the beginning of each semester which allows students to get acquainted to campus and the Fayetteville community.

The Traveler - the student newspaper on campus.

The Stoop - the outside sitting area in front of Founder’s Hall.

The Eliminator - a very steep hill on the west side of campus leading down to Pomfret and the HPER.

Garland Bookstore - the main bookstore located on campus, also known as the University of Arkansas Bookstore. Here students can rent, buy, and sell textbooks.

Garland Center - various businesses and boutiques located near the University of Arkansas Bookstore, including: Subway, Bold Dental, Walmart On Campus, Enrich Salon, Mertins Eye Care, Lewis & Clark Outfitters, Belle Boutique, and First Security Bank.

Lot 56 - one of the biggest parking lots on campus, mainly used by commuter students, located on the corner of Razorback Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

Business Plaza - the area of buildings that includes the Walton College of Business.

Throwing the A - a new University of Arkansas tradition started by Jen Beliema, where you form two peace signs with your hands and overlap them to form the letter “A.” 

Small Mart - the Walmart On Campus located in the Garland Center. Features a full-service pharmacy and various food and retail items. 

Shop-N-Swap - an online program used by University Housing which allows students to select their residence hall. When students log-in to Shop-N-Swap they will see all rooms available for them to choose from.

Razorbikes - a program which allows students to check-out loaner bikes on campus through Transit and Parking.

Cardinal Nights - a series of late-night events open to all students held on specific nights of each semester.