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Academic Advising


Bumpers College Academic Advising

Outstanding advising begins with a partnership and two-way communication between student and advisor. Our Student Services team is here to provide guidance, answer questions, address concerns and provide support on your path from student to graduate.


Frequently Asked Questions


Visit the Waldrip Student Center or contact us for more help!

AGRI 205

(479) 575-2252



Who is my advisor?

Your academic advisor is listed on your UAConnect Degree Audit.


Important Dates:

  • May 2: Last day of class for Spring 2024 semester
  • May 2: Last day to officially withdraw from all UA classes
  • May 3: Reading Day
  • May 6- 10: Final Exams
  • May 10: Commencement
  • May 15: May Intersession classes begin
  • May 22: Last Day to drop a May Intersession with a "W"
  • May 30:  Summer Session 1 classes begin
  • June 1: Last day to drop without a mark of "W" 
  • June 29: Last day to officially withdraw from the first 5 Week session
  • June 30: Last day of classes for the First 5 Week Session
  • July 4th: Independence Day

 Meet our Advising Team below!


Lucas Simmons

Lucas Simmons

Director of Advising & Retention Specialist

Email lmsimmon@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar

Advises for:
  • AFLS Exploring Students
  • Academic Concerns
  • Transfer Help
  • SSS/Trio Mentor
  • Food, Nutrition & Health
  • Human Nutrition & Dietetics
Jody Davis

Jody Davis

Director of Student Records

Email kdavis@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar

Advises for:
  • Graduation
  • Degree Audit Issues
  • Honors Questions
  • Academic Concerns
Melinda Dunlap

Melinda Dunlap

Academic Counselor

Email mdunlap@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar

Advises for:
  • Agricultural Business
  • Birth Through Kindergarten
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development & Family Sciences
Abbie Tanner

Abbie Tanner

Academic Counselor

Email agtanner@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar

Advises for:
  • Animal Science
  • Poultry Science
  • Crop Science
  • Environmental, Soil & Water Science
  • Horticulture, Landscape & Turf Science
  • Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
Cathy Hamilton

Cathy Hamilton

Academic Counselor & Online Programs Coordinator

Email hamilton@uark.edu

Request UA Success Appointment Calendar

Advises for:
  • Apparel Merchandising & Product Development
  • Food Science
Hayden Lucas

Hayden Lucas

Career Counselor

Email helucas@uark.edu

Request Handshake Appointment Calendar

Career Conversations for:
  • Career Exploration
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Resume Building

Help & Resources


UASuccess is a communication tool that connects you to your instructors and advisors, as well as numerous campus resources and services. Log in to Blackboard using your university username and password to get started. Chrome or Firefox are the recommended browsers for using UASuccess.