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UARM postpones first day of class

Staff Report

UA Rich Mountain has announced in-person classes will now start August 24 with the exception of licensed practical nursing classes, which will start the week originally set, August 17.

Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson announced the college will provide a “flex” arrangement for in-person classes.

For the most part, classes that meet twice a week will rotate being in-person with the instructor one day and remote instruction through interactive technology in a different classroom the second day.

This allows for the recommended physical/social distancing. Instructors will contact students to arrange the flex schedule.

An added benefit explained by Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs Chad Fielding is that it will extend fall registration by another week which will allow many students who have been undecided about college because of the pandemic to determine if UARM is the best fit for them this fall.

The campus is now open. Face coverings are required. Admissions and financial aid staff are located in the Maddox building on the main campus or you can arrange an appointment by calling 479.394.7622.  Representatives are also available at both the Mena and Waldron campuses. More information available at

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