Parent and Family Programs
Parent and Family Programs recognize the crucial role that parents and family members play in their student’s college success.
It is our goal to help you be a supportive voice for your student by providing you with resources, relationships, education and communication. Hopefully these initiatives will provide you with the knowledge and understanding needed to help your student learn, grow and ultimately reach their full potential at the University of Arkansas.
Goals of Parent and Family Programs:
- To encourage healthy and supportive family/student relationships.
- To serve as the link between the University of Arkansas and parents/families.
- To provide parents and families with resources, events and communication to encourage their student’s growth and personal success.
Parent Partnership Association
Every parent who has a student enrolled at the University of Arkansas is automatically enrolled as a General Member of the Parent Partnership Association. However, there is another level of membership, the Associate Member, which parents can elect to join to receive even more information as well as some great discounts.
The two membership levels are outlined belowGeneral membership includes:
- Monthly E-newsletters (subscribe at http://parents.uark.edu/4463.php)
- Digital Copy of the Parent Handbook
- Parent Hotline/E-mail
- Access to family events, like Family Weekend and Spring Family Reunion
Associate Membership includes all of the above benefits, and:
- PPA Book Scholarship opportunity for your student
- Parent Advisory Board involvement opportunity
- 10% discount and early registration for Family Weekend
- 10% discount at the University Bookstore (does not include textbooks)
- Parent Partnership Association Car Decal
- Parent Partnership Association Tote Bag
- Parent ID Card
- Parent Discount Card (various hotels and car rental companies)
Associate Membership is $55.00 per family mailing address, even if the family has more than one student enrolled at the University of Arkansas. Please visit this website for more information about Parent & Family Programs and the Parent Partnership Association.
Family Weekend and Spring Family Reunion
Parent & Family Programs sponsors two main events throughout the academic year, Family Weekend and Spring Family Reunion. These events are great times to visit with your student, learn about the University of Arkansas campus, and get to know other Razorback families.
Family Weekend, scheduled for September 13th – 15th this year, is an opportunity for families to visit their student and make memories while enjoying a variety of family friendly activities. Campus tours, Friday Night Live: Casino Night, a traditional Tailgate Party, a Razorback football game and Sunday Brunch are just a few of the activities awaiting your family during Family Weekend!
Established in 2007, the first Spring Family Reunion was held as a sequel to Family Weekend due to overwhelming attendance and excitement. During Spring Family Reunion, parents are invited back to campus to reunite with their students and the U of A, in addition to partaking in many of the traditional activities from Family Weekend, like Friday Night Live, a Tailgate Party and the Red v. White Spring football scrimmage.
As we continue these wonderful traditions, we hope you will consider joining us in the fall and the spring! Please make your reservations early, as packages and hotel reservations for these events sell out quickly and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for both events will take place online and information can be found on the Parent & Family Programs website at http://parents.uark.edu under the “Family Events” tab on the left.
Regional Parents Clubs
Regional Parents Clubs were created to be regional organizations of parents that gather under a common bond-their Arkansas students. These parents join together for fun, use each other as resources for University information and support each other through networking and events.
Current Regional Parents Clubs:
- Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
- Northwest Arkansas
- Little Rock, Arkansas
For more information about Regional Parents Clubs including upcoming events and how to join, visit http://parents.uark.edu/RegionalParentsClubs.php.