For Parents & Families

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design will provide an excellent education for your child – but we care about more than that. With about 500 students, we have more time than larger schools to attend to each student’s health, safety, and welfare. We take pride in knowing each student by name.


— The doors to Vol Walker Hall are locked until 7:30 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and they are locked all day Saturdays and Sundays. During those times, students must use their identification cards to enter the building.

— Vol Walker Hall is equipped with an alarm system that will summon University of Arkansas police officers if doors are propped open to circumvent security measures.

— Students working late may call the university police department and request Razorback Patrol. A police officer will escort students to cars or residence halls.

— In the event of severe weather, a major fire or violent crime on campus, the University of Arkansas will send out emails, voicemail and text messages within minutes to students, faculty and staff via RazALERT emergency notification system. Email notification is automatic, but students must opt in to RazALERT for emergency voicemail and text messages. Encourage your child to opt in; it's easy (here's how).


To help new students adjust to college life and establish good diet and exercise habits, we offer workshops on time management, personal finance, stress management and self-care to first-year students.

Success Beyond School

It takes more than creativity and know-how to succeed as a designer. To hone our students’ leadership skills, we offer workshops that are required for all first- and second-year students. Older students may mentor younger students and perform community service. Learn more about the school's Leadership by Design program.

Have other questions or concerns? Contact the Advising Center at 479/575-2399.