Spend your summer on the Hill
and get ahead

Summer is the perfect time to take classes to get ahead, lighten your course load during the regular semester or even get more one-on-one time with your professors. Campus in the summertime is more relaxed while offering all the same amenities as the fall and spring, including housing, dining, recreation and activities. Enroll today and get a head start on the next school year.

Summer Sessions

Review the summer class schedule, get important dates, learn how to register and find financial aid information.

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Jobs & Research Opportunities

Explore internships, on-campus jobs and research opportunities available during the summer.

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Campus Life & NWA

Find information on summer housing, dining, student activities and Northwest Arkansas.

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Online Classes

Can’t come to campus? Take online classes this summer.

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Why spend your summer on the hill?

Get ahead

Enroll in summer classes to get an early start for the fall semester. You may even be able to graduate early.

Enjoy fewer classes, easy enrollment and more

Students can take fewer classes in the summer and focus on one subject or an upper-level course. Summer classes also tend to be smaller and may allow more one-on-one time with instructors. Plus, registration is easy, and you don’t have to worry about transferring credits.

Jump-start your career

Summer is a great opportunity to explore internships and other career development opportunities that can lead to a job after graduation.

Campus is fun year-round

All the same amenities available in the fall and spring are available during the summer, too. Campus is less crowded in the summer, and parking is more convenient.

Experience summer in NWA

Summer in NWA is beautiful. Between classes, you can enjoy summer sports, hiking, camping, kayaking and more. Arkansas is called the Natural State for a reason.

Summer classes are held in 10-week, eight-week and five-week sessions. Students can also take classes between semesters during an intersession. View the full academic calendar and summer schedule of classes for more information.

2024 Summer Semester Schedule

Registration Begins

April 1

May Intersession

May 13 - 24

Summer Session 1 Begins*

May 28

Summer Session 2 Begins

July 1

August Intersession

Aug. 5 - 16

*The summer 10-week, eight-week and first five-week sessions begin on May 28. The second summer five-week session begins on July 1.