Campus News

  • "Meet the Artist" Library Open House!
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Robin Miller-Bookhout grew up in Malvern and graduated from MHS in 1971.  She is retired from teaching art in the Little Rock School District, and now spends more time on her painting.  She has a beautiful collection of oil pastels and watercolors on display in the library.  She also has some framed paints, note cards, and magnets for sale, with the proceeds going to the COTO Foundation for scholarships.

    David Malcolm Rose grew up in upstate New York, but now lives in Hot Springs, Ar.  His sculptures of buildings along the old Route 66 have been on display in the Library since early November, but now is the chance to meet this talented individual and hear his stories.


  • The College's voice mail system is experiencing technical difficulties.  As of now, you may call 501-337-5000 during regular hours (8am-4:30pm) and a person will answer the phone and transfer you.  You may also dial any direct number, follow the link below for the employee directory.  The issue is that there is no voicemail, so if the person you are trying to reach is not at their desk at that moment, you will not be able to leave a message.  We appreciate your patience as the IT Department continues working closely with our network provider to resolve the situation.

  • The College's phone system is currently experiencing technical difficulties.  The IT Department is working closely with our network provider to resolve the situation, but we have been notified that the system will be down the remainder of today and over the weekend.    Network Services Group will be sending a tech out on Monday.  Incoming calls to 501-337-5000 will likely hear a fast busy signal.  Direct lines still work, so anyone calling direct lines from outside will still be able to call in.  Follow the link below for the employee directory.

  • Below are the dates and times for Spring 2014 Orientations:

    Transfer Student Orientation
    Spring ’14
    January 7, 2014

    The purpose of transfer orientation is to provide helpful information about campus life that will make your transition and experience as a COTO student a successful one.
    **Keep in mind that this orientation session is mandatory.


    New Student Orientation
    Spring ’14
    January 9, 2014

    11:30-12:30                 Lunch and Student Organization Fair                                   
    12:30-1:00                   Opening & Welcome
    1:00-1:30                     Student Success Network Representatives Skit
    1:30-2:00                     Prize Wheel!!
    2:00-3:00                     Campus Tour
                                        Parent Orientation
    3:00-3:30                     Advisor Introductions-Breakout
    3:30-4:00                     Closing and Giveaways
    4:00---                         Students will be able to buy books, get ID cards, etc.

  • All College of the Ouachitas Campuses and sites will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014, until 1:00pm.

  • Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th in the bookstore from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. ONLY. Please bring all material that came with the book, such as DVD's, CD's, etc. Must present college photo ID or driver's license.

  • The Compass test will be given at 10:00am on Friday, December 13, instead of the usual 9:00am time.

  • College of the Ouachitas will open at 10:00am, today, December 10, 2013. The first final given will be those scheduled for 10:30am. Final exams scheduled for 8:00am today, will be given on Thursday, December 12, at 8:00am.

    Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker
    College of the Ouachitas

  • College of the Ouachitas will open at 10:00am, on Monday, December 9, 2013.  
    The first final given will be those scheduled for 10:30am.  Final exams schedules for 8:00am on Monday, will be given at 10:30am on Wednesday, December 11.

    Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker
    College of the Ouachitas

  • As College of the Ouachitas has been closely watching the weather; the following decisions have been made:

    Thursday night (tonight 12/05/13) – we are scheduled to remain open. Temperatures should remain above freezing until classes tonight are through. Roads should not freeze before early Friday, BUT if you venture out PLEASE be mindful of bridges freezing BEFORE the roads do!

    Friday (12/06/13) – the College will be CLOSED.

    Weekend (12/07/13) – AR Midland RailRoad Santa Train activity for the community we are hosting has been POSTPONED until December 14th.

    Please stay tuned to the College’s website and media sources for news about inclement weather closures and changes. I highly recommend you signing up for the text and email messaging service the College offers for employees AND students.

    Please be safe during this storm,

    Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker
    College of the Ouachitas