University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business





Orientation Extra:
For Parents and Supporters

Parents and supporters are a big part of every students’ success. We know that no one knows your student quite like you do, and we are certain that you will always be their biggest advocate. We look forward to joining your team and being part of your student’s and your family’s college journey.

While the transition to college is a time for students to learn to advocate for themselves, we hope that you will continue to be part of the conversation by encouraging your student to discuss their academic journey with you. Pointing your student back to campus resources and allowing them to navigate new processes on their own is one of the best ways you can help your student grow into a confident and professional young adult.

We hope that you will watch the videos in the other sections of the Walton Pre-Orientation Tutorial with your student and that you will discuss your family’s expectations with them prior to the start of classes in the fall.

We also know that you may have some additional questions, so we have prepared the videos on this page with you in mind.


A Few Things for Parents and Supporters

Dr. Jeff Hood, Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs presents information on Walton rankings and value, the importance of the first semester schedule, and his Top Ten List forParents.

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Razorback Path to Success





Send Your Student Off in Style

ForeverRed.com is a small business run by students enrolled in Walton’s S.A.K.E. course. Learn more about the Razorbox and get ready to send your student back to school in style.

Referenced in This Video:

Forever Red website





Orientation Resources

General Orientation & Advising Information

Find out more about the whole UofA orientation experience including a virtual orientation agenda, Go Orientation modules, and links to important technology information. Click on Advising and Registration for FAQs regarding your advising experience.

Need to change your major?

Have you changed your mind about your major? Follow this link and see “How do I change my major before orientation?” in the FAQs for more information.

For Parents and Supporters

Join Dr. Jeff Hood for a presentation on supporting your student through the first semester. Hear more about the Walton curriculum as well as some important tips for guiding your student.

Registration Help

Need help navigating UAConnect? Watch these videos for instructions on enrolling, dropping or swapping a class.

Walton Orientation