Campus News

  • The Adult Education Department of College of the Ouachitas is pleased to announce its annual graduation ceremony for 70 students from the Malvern and Sheridan centers that will be receiving the Arkansas High School Diploma (GED).  The ceremony will be held at the Malvern Community Center located at 1800 Moline Street, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.   The public is invited to attend. The Honorable Judge John Cole will be the commencement speaker.

    Graduates who wish to participate may still pick up caps and gowns on or before 2:00 p.m. on June 27, at 1735 E. Sullenberger in Malvern.  The cost of the cap and gown is $25.00.  Graduates who need financial assistance for this purchase should contact the Adult Education Office at 332-5002.

  • College of the Ouachitas recently announced the President’s and Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester.  Students on the President’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.  Students named to the Dean’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 3.50 grade point average for the semester.  


  • The first disbursement of summer financial aid refunds is scheduled for Friday, June 14th.  Checks may be picked up at the Business Office from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday. They will also be available June 17th -21st from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You must have your student I.D and Drivers License in order to pick up your check. The second disbursement is scheduled for Friday, July 12th.

  • Summer 2013 student, faculty, and staff information has been uploaded into our new emergency notification system (Blackboard Connect).  A test message was sent out today. This system is how you will be notified of campus emergencies and closings. If you did not receive the message please go to the following links for instructions to setup your account.

    Students go here

    Faculty and staff go here

    If you have any questions or need help with Blackboard Connect, contact the helpdesk at 501.332.0285 or email studenthelp [at]

  • Due to the LPN Entrance Exam being given, there will be no Compass test given on June 14, 2013.

  • Thanks for the great story, Josh Berry and KARK TV 4 News!

  • Book charges to financial aid are now open for Summer I and II. Please make sure you have a schedule and student ID.

  • Textbook buyback will be May 8th & 9th from 9:00am till 6:00pm in the Bookstore. Please have your student ID and all CD's DVD's and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks.

  • College of the Ouachitas Annual Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, May 3rd, at 6:00pm, at the Malvern Community Center.

    College of the Ouachitas 2013 Graduation will be held Saturday, May 11, at 2:00pm, at the Malvern High School Auditorium.


    Graduation Details and Schedule:

    • Graduation Practice: Malvern High School Auditorium, 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 10.
    • Graduation Ceremony: Malvern High School Auditorium, Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m. 
                     Graduates should arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. Go directly to the cafeteria to dress and line-up.  
                     Faculty and Staff should arrive no later than 1:30 p.m.

    Diplomas will be mailed about eight to ten weeks following the completion of your course work.  Diploma covers will be given at the graduation ceremony.   

    Reception immediately following the graduation ceremony in Malvern High School Cafeteria.  There is no limit to the number of guests that one may have at the ceremony or at the reception.

    Graduates if you have not done so, go to the COTO web site and complete the graduation survey.  There will be a drawing for a $50.00 gift card. 

    • Honor cords will be presented to honor graduates at the Awards Program on May 3.

    If you have any questions, please call (501) 332-0218 or stop by Linda Johnson's office A100 in Student Affairs.

  • College of the Ouachitas Nursing instructor, Nikki Lackey, has been nominated for Arkansas State Board of Nursing’s 2013 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award. The winner will be announced Saturday, June 8, at Wildwood Park in Little Rock.