Campus News

  • Student Support Services would like to welcome you back to another great semester and empower you to be successful! Come and join us for orientation and catch up on what’s new in TRiO! August 26 & 27 12:15p.m. – 1:00p.m. In the Great Room, A300 TRiO will be giving away a Grant Aid scholarship of $1,000 to one participant each day!

  • Welcome (or Welcome Back) to COTO!!

    Happy First Day of the Fall Semester!!

  • Practical Nursing

    • Classes that start in January, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of October, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.
    • Classes that start in August, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of June, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.



    Registered Nursing

    • Classes that start in January, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of September, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.
    • Classes that start in May, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of February, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.



    Mandatory Meeting

    Students that score a minimum overall score of 55 or above on the entrance exam will attend one of the mandatory meetings:

    • 11:45 am same day after exam
    • 3:45 pm same day after exam
    • 7:00 am following Monday after exam


  • Beginning January 2015, the RN program classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Lecture Hall (A309). The May entry will be on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Lecture Hall (A309).

  • All College of the Ouachitas campuses will be closed 8:00am - 1:00pm, on Monday, August 11, for employee in-service.

    All offices will open and resume business at 1:00pm.

    Fall Registration will continue through August 15. New Student Orientation will be held August 14, 9:00am-3:00pm.

  • Book Buy Back will be July 31st, 9am - 6pm in the bookstore. 

    You must have your student ID.

  • Beginning July 1, 2014, there will be a $5.00 charge for each College of the Ouachitas transcript.  Students may request official transcripts by submitting a written request to the Registrar’s Office and making payment in person or by phone to the Business Office.

    On June 25, 2014, there will be a press announcement regarding the strategic alliance that has been formed between College of the Ouachitas and Robohand.  You are invited to attend the press conference where you will have the opportunity to be the first media outlet to publish the story.

    The first venture of the Robohand and College alliance is the grand opening of the Robohand Print Farm at College of the Ouachitas, the biggest print farm in the world. The print farm, under the direction of Mr. Jody Callahan, College of the Ouachitas Division Chair for Applied Sciences, will prepare and distribute 3D printed Robohand components worldwide. The print farm will have “open time” where the public can pay to have 3D prints grown, which will ensure the sustainability of the Robohand Print Farm at College of the Ouachitas to provide 3D printed Robohand components worldwide.

    During this press conference you will get first hand exposure to a limb different individual receiving their Roboarm for the first time. This life changing event should not be missed!

    You will have the opportunity after the press conference to conduct interviews with representatives of College of the Ouachitas and Robohand.
    There will be further announcements regarding a 3D Printing curriculum that will be launched at the College.

    WHAT:         Joint Press Conference with College of the Ouachitas and Robohand

    WHO:           Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, President of College of the Ouachitas; Jody Callahan, College of the Ouachitas Division Chair Applied Sciences and 3D Printing Specialist; Richard Van As, Creator of Robohand and Leonard Nel, Communications Director Robohand

    WHEN:         Wednesday, June 25th.  Three press conferences will be held throughout the day (U.S. Central Time)—9:00 a.m., Noon, and 3:00 p.m.  The college president and Robohand representatives will be available for live TV and radio interviews immediately following the press conference.

    WHERE:        The announcement will be made on College of the Ouachitas’ campus, located at One College Circle, Malvern, Arkansas. Those travelling on I-30 East or West, take the Malvern 98-A exit, merge onto Hwy 270 West/MLK Blvd., turn left at 3rd light onto W. Moline Street, take 2nd left onto Park Drive, take 1st right onto College of the Ouachitas campus. Follow parking signs for Media Parking.

    OTHER:         College of the Ouachitas will provide a media room, complete with charging stations and refreshments. If overnight accommodations are needed, suggested hotels in Malvern are:

    Holiday Inn Express
    2660 S. River Creek Drive, Malvern, Arkansas 72104
    1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329)

    Comfort Inn
    2320 Leopard Lane, Malvern, AR, US, 72104
    (501) 467-3300

    CONTACT:    Please RSVP for the press conferences at by COB Monday, June 23, in order to ensure space availability.
    Amber Childers, Executive Director of College Advancement
    College of the Ouachitas

  • Summer financial aid refund checks may be picked up through this Friday, June 20, at the Business Office, 8:00am – 4:30pm.  You MUST have your student I.D AND Drivers License in order to pick up your check. The second disbursement is schedule for Friday, July 11th.

  • Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, College of the Ouachitas President, and faculty member, Jody Callahan, are on a trek in South Africa to further develop COTO's partnership with Robohand and receive specific training from the company on the customized, fitted, mechanical fingers and hands. Follow along on this adventure through Dr. Schoonmaker's own words by reading the COTO blog.