University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Orientation and Arrival

Below you'll find responses to subjects related to admission, orientation, and arrival at the Graduate School of Business. Please contact us if you'd like additional information.

Activate your accounts for university email, UA Connect, and Blackboard through campus IT at

Activate Your Accounts

All students enrolling in on-campus classes must submit their immunization records before enrolling in classes. You can submit your records by sending them to the contact information below. Some high schools will include immunization records with official high school transcripts. This is also an acceptable way to submit your records. If your records are received by our office, we will send them to the health center for you.

Submit by mail: 525 North Garland Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701
Submit by fax or email: F: 479-575-7789 E:

Holds can be placed on your student account for a variety of reasons. You can check holds through UA Connect. Learn more about certain HOLDS under Pathway to Enrollment at the Graduate School and International Education.

Students can find the program orientation dates located under "Deadlines" on the Admissions/Apply page.

While at Walton you will work with your program director/advisor to enroll in courses. Unlike undergrad, there is no rush to race for the last open spot! You will have space reserved for the courses you need. Enrollment will first be done during the orientation process and will be handled by your advisor/program director.

Competitive scholarships are available to eligible master's students. Visit Walton College Scholarship Information for details.

Walton College Scholarship Information


If you plan to apply for financial aid or just want to know your options, you can reach out to the Office of Financial Aid. You can initiate this process as soon as you have been admitted to a program.

Financial Aid

Make sure to pay your balance on time, or late fees will be added. You will be made aware of deadlines for the upcoming semester during orientation, but make sure to remain aware of deadlines on the Treasurer’s website. Payment plan options are also available.

Treasurer's Office

For the Masters programs, a GMAT or GRE score is required, unless you qualify for a test waiver. Please visit the Master's Program section of the University catalog for more information.

Treasurer's Office

Having a student ID unlocks many doors, both figuratively and literally! Your ID will get you access to graduate study rooms, fitness center, sporting events, and much more. You will have an opportunity to get your ID during the orientation process.

Student ID

Students can purchase a pass to attend Football and Basketball games in the student section. However, most athletic events can be accessed simply by presenting a student ID.

Athletics- Student Tickets

Communication is a skill employers consistently rank as one of the most important for new hires to have. The Communication Lab’s tutors will show you how to write for a business audience, revise your work, proofread your papers, organize content, polish speeches, and edit presentations.

Walton Business Communication Lab

Walton has its own Career Services department. Services include: career fairs, career advising, resume help, interviewing prep, internships, and more.

Walton Career Center

As a student, you have access to the Pat Walker Health Center, which is located right on campus and serves as a primary care clinic, provides mental health services, and offers student health insurance.


While your academics are the reason you’re here, we also want to enjoy your time outside of the classroom! Fayetteville and the surrounding area of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) have just about anything you’d want to relax and adventure. While the links below have a ton of options, make sure to ask the staff of GSB or your profession for their personal recommendations!

Fayetteville is a college town, so there is no shortage of great housing options. Also, because the bus service is free and runs throughout Fayetteville, you are not limited to area immediately surrounding campus.


The office of International Students & Scholars is a fantastic resource for our international students. The ISS office hosts an orientation specific for international students, helps in areas of visas and immigration, and hosts events and programing specifically for international students.

International Student Resources

There are a number of parking options on campus, which have a range of pricing. Other options include: parking at a satellite location and riding the bus in, taking the bus from one of several routes, ride/walk in using the extensive greenway system in Fayetteville. Whatever you choose, make sure to pay if you are parking on campus, they will ticket you otherwise!

The bus system is free and runs throughout Fayetteville, not just to and from campus. 

Grad school can be stressful, so make sure you take the opportunity de-stress through one of the many recreational opportunities that the university provides. As a student, you will have access to a state-of-the-art recreation facility with pool, weight room, climbing wall, and more. You can also access several fitness classes, partake in intramural spots, and even rent gear to explore the outdoors in the Ozarks!


Walton is fortunate to have our own dedicated IT support center. Our IT professionals can help you get the most out of your time here by utilizing available software on our cloud system, as well as making the most out of technology in the classroom.

Walton Tech Center
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Graduate School of Business
Sam M. Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Willard J. Walker Hall – Room 310
191 Harmon Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
p. 479-575-2851
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