Campus News

  • 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


  • Earlier today (12/2/13), College of the Ouachitas sent out a test message of our campus alert system. If you did not receive this message, but wish to receive future notifications (i.e. campus closings, emergency/weather alerts) via text/email/phone, click the link below and follow the steps provided.


  • Community Garden at College of the Ouachitas

    College of the Ouachitas will host speaker Robin D. Bridges on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Great Room (A300) about the possibilities of starting  a community garden on campus.

    Robin D. Bridges is the County Extension Agent (Agriculture and Natural Resources)/Staff Chair of Union County, Arkansas.  He has been a county agent for 28 years, the first 25 years were at the LSU Ag Center in Louisiana.  Robin has dedicated his life’s work to educating people in the hope that it would improve their quality of life.  He will share with the College and community about the successful community gardens in Union County, as well as ways to start and sustain a community garden, the roles and responsibilities, and the different types of community gardens.  The College invites everyone who might be interested in starting a community garden to attend.

    Robin has been married 30 years to the same patient woman, Gail, who teaches gifted and talented youth.  They have two grown children, Tony, who is a Research Associate with LSU Ag Center in Baton Rouge and Katy, an Extension County Agent in Tennessee.

    Robin says, "Teach a man or woman to fish, feed them for a lifetime.  Gardening provides the fruit and veggies to balance that diet.  Life is service – the good communities are filled with people who have this belief."   

    For more information, call 501-332-0209.


  • Scholarship application deadline is December 2nd.  Students may pick up an application in the Student Affairs Office.  For more information, students may contact the Financial Aid Department.