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hawgndodge
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Real quick question about dorms at u of a

Son is headed to Fayetteville next fall. What dorm would you recommend?


JeffLebowski
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Do you want him in the mix of things or do you want the nicest? A stay in Hump Dump as a freshman and then living in a fraternity house for a year or two (when I was there was cheaper than most of the dorm housing costs) makes for an excellent college experience. Gibson and Gregson and the other new one(didn’t exist when I was there but looks nice) by Brough and SWCOB are pretty nice last I knew.


TheCheshireHog
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Can you not live in the fraternity house as a freshman any longer? I skipped the dorms and went straight there when I was in school.


hawgndodge
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He's not a big party guy. Definitely not a frat guy. After freshman year he's going live in a guest house of family member so it's really just a first year thing. Just don't want him to be in some weirdo artsy dorm.


Feral
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Can you not live in the fraternity house as a freshman any longer? I skipped the dorms and went straight there when I was in school.


No. You can’t live in the fraternity house until sophomore year now that they have delayed rush. My class was the first one where that was the case. Lived in the dorms first year, frat house second, and off campus the last two.


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Porker Face
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What will he be majoring in?

Coming from Arkansas or Texas?
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hawgndodge
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Supply chain management. Nashville, AR.


Porker Face
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Humphries/Yocum will have more people like him

Maple Hill/NW Quad he will meet all kinds of people


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JeffLebowski
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Not to my knowledge. I was there in 04’ and they’d just removed that option because they withheld rush until after school had started.


JeffLebowski
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I agree with Porker. Also, congrats and wish your son the best. Living on campus was an experience I’m eternally grateful for and will always cherish. Any time I walk by my names I get this woosh feeling of “well, it wasn’t a dream and you did get your degrees”. Lol.
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Riggle
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If he's doing the honors college, hotz is nice. Cool place to meet academically motivated people


TheCheshireHog
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I was there in 04’ and they’d just removed that option because they withheld rush until after school had started.


Interesting. I was part of the panel that made that change but what we had last proposed before I finished up school was that you’d be able to move in to the house at spring semester. I guess that got that axe when it was actually implemented. I moved out of state upon graduation and never saw how it turned out other than Greek life numbers soared like we’d hoped they would.


JeffLebowski
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Yeah. I think it worked out well and honestly helped save the Greek system and keep Arkansas in the game in the SEC in that regard. We were really suffering for a while because so many fraternities and especially sororities had been kicked off or left. Looks like they’re thriving now.


Porker Face
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We have some of the highest % Greek in the nation now


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hawgndodge
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He could but he doesn't feel like in his field it's necessary. In my communication with several supply chain hiring personal across the state they agreed. A degree from Sam Walton School of Business will get him a good job. He's already worked a couple years for Wal-Mart and has moved up.


Sus-Scrofa
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I think every kid should get at least a year in a cinder block cell like Pomfret.

It’s just not college if you’re in one of the new luxury apartments masquerading as a dorm room.


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Riggle
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Ah that makes sense. I was in Fulbright and went to grad school so had different academic goals. I heard lots of good job placement from Walton grads. Economics department in Walton is pretty great


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oklahogjr
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He could but he doesn't feel like in his field it's necessary. In my communication with several supply chain hiring personal across the state they agreed. A degree from Sam Walton School of Business will get him a good job. He's already worked a couple years for Wal-Mart and has moved up.


I got a job in NYC just based on that. My boss knew an Arkansas business grad would be solid new hire young in their career.


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Hogwall Jackson
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I got my degree in SCM from UA. It has served me well. Good choice.


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Arksulli
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With a degree in SCM he should be able to walk out the door from graduation and right into a nice paying job. Possibly right in the NW Arkansas area. Walmart has a seemingly endless need for specialists in supply management.

I'm not up on the dorms (the last time I lived in a dorm I had to dodge saber tooth tigers on the way to class and everyone was excited about this new hip thing called fire) but I will give some advice I've given to other freshmen going into the dorms.

Leave your car at home. Parking on campus can be a pain in the butt and with the free public transit you can easily get to anywhere in Fayetteville you need to go. Once he moves into the guest house then its time to break out the car. It will just be a needless expense until that happens.

Don't forget, you are already paying for HPER and the health clinic with your tuition. Get your money's worth out of them while you can.

Be cheap when it comes to food. You'll be on a meal plan in the dorms so stuff yourself in the cafeteria instead of blowing your spending money for the semester in the first two weeks on delivery.

And, finally, don't go to Bottom's Up. Unless you've got a steady source of income its a great way to find yourself penniless after a night on the town. Not to mention the danger that one of the dancers might shank you for not tipping enough.



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