We are so glad that you have chosen to pursue your education in Northwest Arkansas! We are here to help you succeed. We work to help you balance school, life and enjoying your colleagues.
Our students have opportunities to interact with patients in the student-led interprofessional North Street Clinic, providing care to members of the local Marshallese community. We coordinate community outreach events that improve the lives of area residents through truly community-based health care.
Lauren Parker, the Director for Student Affairs, is your go-to person for campus life, Associated Student Government, campus resource liaison, student advocacy, and campus or student concerns.
Office: A108 (1st floor – near the library)
Resources for Current Students
We want to ensure that your time on our campus is safe and meaningful. Please review our Northwest Regional Campus Student Handbook to learn more about our campus, our safety expectations and the many resources that are available to you.
Educational and Student Success Center
The mission of the Educational and Student Success Center (ESSC) is to provide academic support to all UAMS students. We partner with students to identify learning needs and find solutions. The resources, services, and tools offered foster independence and lead to student success.
Lian Taylor is the Learning Specialist on the NW campus. She provides these academic coaching services:
- Individualized Plans
- Time Management
- Study Skills
- Test Taking & Preparation
- Strategies for Test Anxiety
- Peer Tutors
The ESSC in Little Rock offers virtual appointments with the Writing Center and Technology Support.
Office: 1st Floor (Across from the West Elevators)
Student Medical Services
The UAMS Health Family Medical Center, located within the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, is the provider for Student Health Services for the Northwest Regional Campus.
- Treatment of minor illnesses as covered by student health fee
- The following CLIA-waived procedures: Strep, flu, UA without micro analysis
- TB skin tests
- Care of needle-sticks and blood/body fluid exposures
- Referral to a physician is available for students who require services outside the scope of Student Health including treatment of chronic and severe illnesses, lab services not listed above, x-rays, etc. (These items will be billed to student/insurance.)
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northwest Wellness Program
The UAMS Northwest Wellness Program promotes “Wellness” as the idea of being able to balance more than just physical and medical health, but integrate your values, life meaning, finances, occupation, social life, intellect, technology, emotions, and environment into your chosen lifestyle.
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Wellness Program provides free and confidential counseling and psychiatric services. Students seek help for stress, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflicts, academic difficulties, test anxiety, and many other issues interfering with daily life.
We offer therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management services in a safe and nurturing environment to actively enrolled UAMS students, residents, and their partners.
You must first schedule an intake appointment with the wellness counselor and receive a referral prior to seeing the wellness psychiatrist.
Wellness Program Services
UAMS Northwest Regional Campus – Annex
1100 N. Woolsey Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(Located near North St. & Woolsey Ave, First floor, South Side)
3425 N. Futrall Dr. Suite, 103
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Interactive Screening Program (ISP)
Picking up the phone or walking into the counseling center can feel daunting. If you need another way to connect, try our web-based Interactive Screening Program (ISP) to connect with a clinician anonymously. Important Note: Select “UAMS Northwest Campus” as your location on the interactive form to connect with the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Wellness Provider.
UAMS Student Wellness Program (SWP) — Little Rock
227 Jack Stephens Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
Located behind the Burger King on W. Markham, across from the Fire Station.
If you are currently experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
The Northwest Arkansas Crisis Stabilization Unit in Fayetteville is a readily accessible alternative to a hospital emergency department or inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for students, residents, and loved ones experiencing mental health crisis.
- Services are provided 24/7.
- Services are confidential.
- The program serves all people regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
- Located at 105 N. Mill Avenue, Fayetteville, AR.
- Link: https://psychiatry.uams.edu/clinical-care/northwest-arkansas-crisis-stabilization-unit/
If you are otherwise in crisis (e.g., experiencing suicidal thoughts), you can:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255 (Talk), 24/7
- Text HOME to 741741 to reach the National Crisis Text Line, 24/7
- Call the Northwest Student Wellness Program at 479-713-8313 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
- Online: https://students.uams.edu/wellness/emergency-services/
UAMS Northwest Library
Northwest Campus Library Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
1125 N. College Ave Fayetteville AR 72703 – Visit the Library on the First Floor across from North St. Clinic
Associated Student Government
ASG is the voice of the student body at UAMS Northwest. With representatives from every academic program, ASG is poised to provide meaningful campus life activities, including service, social, and athletics/intramurals.
To learn more about serving as a ASG representative, chat with your academic program administrator.
Fitness and Athletic Facilities
UAMS NW Fitness Center. The fitness center currently has a capacity limit for health and safety. To sign-up to use this free space, use this form.
UArk HPER. To purchase a membership to the University of Arkansas HPER, visit in-person (HPER 225) during facility UREC Main Office hours. You will need your UAMS ID and a check or credit card for payment. Facility hours can be found here.
Student Research Day 2023
Join us for the first in-person Student Research Day in three years! More info here.
Getting to Know Northwest Arkansas
Our region offers lots of amenities and resources for enjoying this region.
FindingNWA is a guide for those moving to the Northwest Arkansas area. It features overviews of activities and our communities.
EngageNWA supports individuals who have relocated to the area globally for higher education and offers a variety of events and resources.
Livability Fayetteville is the relocation guide published by the Fayetteville Area Chamber of Commerce for those moving to the area.
Springdale, immediately north of Fayetteville is one of the region’s fast-growing communities and is home to an amazing taco tour.
Fayetteville – and all of Northwest Arkansas – is a great place to live, learn and work. Our cost of living is well below the national average, yet you’ll find a wealth of amenities in our area of the Natural State.
We offer the best in natural beauty and fun. Our amazing trail system is great for walking, running and biking. Northwest Arkansas is a top location for mountain biking in the United States. We offer great shopping, from unique boutiques to national names you’ll recognize. We are uniquely located for amazing day trips, and easy domestic and international travel.