Freshman Engineering Mentoring
The peer mentoring program provides a senior engineering student as an adviser for every new engineering freshman. Freshmen who choose to participate in the peer mentoring program meet once a week with their mentors and talk about a variety of problems that are likely to be of interest to new students. The peer mentors receive training from the College of Engineering and advice about what topics to discuss each week. Both academic and non-academic topics are discussed. More information on peer mentoring is available at the College of Engineering peer mentoring site.
Sophomore AMPEERS Mentoring
AMPEERS is the peer-mentoring program developed by the Gamma Phi Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the IEEE honor society located at the University of Arkansas. This handbook is a resource for sophomore students to make their transition into the EE department both smooth and enjoyable. Sophomore students are assigned a mentor (selected Senior or second semester Junior) and encouraged to ask for guidance in any aspect of their career or degree. The students receive insight that will help them in their courses, help them in future course selection, and provide students with more tools to take with them wherever they may go. For more information, take a look at the Mentee Handbook.
Each Electrical Engineering student is assigned an Electrical Engineering professor to be his or her adviser. A student's adviser helps him or her select which courses to take each semester and provides advice on all academic matters. A student's adviser can also direct the student to campus resources for help with non-academic problems. If you have an adviser, you will see his or her name on the UAConnect "Student Center" page after you login.
The Pat Walker Health Center provides outpatient care for all University of Arkansas students and staff. Office visits to the clinic are free to students because they are covered in the student health fee. The Pat Walker Health Center is well staffed and has extensive facilities. Much more information about university health services is available at the University Health Services site.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The University of Arkansas Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department provides counseling and psychotherapy as well as a large variety of other services. Emergency service is available 24 hours a day, including during University holidays. Much more information about Counseling and Psychological Services is available at the CAPS web site.
University Housing is committed to providing a quality living and learning environment that supports personal, social, and academic development of all students. The University Housing web site provides a wealth of information on available housing. They even provide an online "Roommate Profiler" to help students find compatible roommates.