ATU Steps Up to Help Students During Finals

Several offices and organizations at Arkansas Tech University will provide an extra boost of support to facilitate student success during fall 2017 final examinations week.

The ATU Residence Hall Association is sponsoring a late night breakfast from 9-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Chambers Cafeteria. The pajama-themed event will include a photo booth and prizes. Attendees must have a valid ATU identification card and a meal plan.

Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center will be open for 62 consecutive hours beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and continuing through 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.

The library will also be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m.-1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, and from 7 a.m.-1 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.

Library hours for the final day of exams, Tuesday, Dec. 12, are set for 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

The Arkansas Tech Alumni Association will offer free muffins, fruit, cider and coffee for students during each morning of final exams.

Breakfast will be served in the lobbies of Brown Hall, Corley Hall, Crabaugh Hall, Dean Hall, the Hull Physical Education Building, McEver Hall, Rothwell Hall, Williamson Hall and Witherspoon Hall on Thursday, Dec. 7.

On Friday, Dec. 8, breakfast will be available in the lobbies of Brown Hall, Corley Hall, Crabaugh Hall, Dean Hall, the Energy Center, the Hull Physical Education Building, McEver Hall, Rothwell Hall, Tomlinson Hall and Witherspoon Hall.

The ATU Alumni Association breakfast tour will touch down in Brown Hall, Corley Hall, Dean Hall, McEver Hall, Rothwell Hall and Witherspoon Hall on Monday, Dec. 11.

The Tuesday, Dec. 12, free breakfast will be served in Witherspoon Hall.

The ATU Tutoring Center, located in Doc Bryan Student Services Center suite 153, will offer special tutoring throughout final exams week. Students are encouraged to visit the tutoring center, call (479) 968-0278 or click on for more information.

View the final exams schedule for fall 2017 on the ATU campus in Russellville.

ATU Top 5 Percent in U.S. in Social Mobility

New data reveals that Arkansas Tech University ranks among the top 5 percent of U.S. institutions of higher education in providing students with an opportunity to improve their economic standing.

CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (SMI) looks at the economic background of a university’s student body and compares it to the institution’s tuition rate, graduation rate and endowment as well as the early career salary for its young alumni.

For 2017 data, ATU has a SMI score of 57.8 to rank 68th among the 1,363 universities and colleges included in the survey.

It marks the second consecutive year in which Arkansas Tech has been among the top 70 institutions in the nation, and it is the fourth consecutive year in which ATU has been No. 1 in social mobility in Arkansas. No other Arkansas university or college ranks among the top 200 in the 2017 data.

“The new SMI rankings show that through wise policy-making, colleges and universities can be part of improving both economic opportunity and social stability in our country,” wrote Jim Wolfston, president of CollegeNET, in an explanation of the theory behind the rankings. “Let’s recast the chase for quality to include lowering tuition, recruiting more economically disadvantaged students, and ensuring that enrolled students graduate into good paying jobs.”

View the CollegeNET Social Mobility Index.

Schedule for Fall 2017 Final Examinations

Students on the Russellville campus of Arkansas Tech University will take final examinations for the fall 2017 semester Dec. 6-12.

Below is the schedule for final exams for full-term courses. The time of the first scheduled class meeting is used to identify which exams will be given on which dates and at which times. Students who have more than three examinations on any one day may request relief from the professor(s) involved.

Final examinations for all online courses and condensed courses will be announced by the instructor.

For more information, contact the ATU Office of Academic Affairs at (479) 968-0319 or

Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • All Tuesday night classes: 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7

  • 7:00 MWF classes: 6-7:50 a.m.
  • 8:00 and 8:30 MWF classes: 8-10 a.m.
  • 9:00 and 9:30 TR classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 10:00 and 10:30 MWF classes: 1-3 p.m.
  • 2:00 and 2:30 TR classes: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • All Thursday night classes: 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8

  • 8:00 and 8:30 TR classes: 8-10 a.m.
  • 9:00 and 9:30 MWF classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 11:00 and 11:30 MWF classes: 1-3 p.m.
  • All MATH 0903 sections: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • All Wednesday night classes: 7-9 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 11

  • 11:00 and 11:30 TR classes: 8-10 a.m.
  • 1:00 and 1:30 MWF classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 and 1:30 TR classes: 1-3 p.m.
  • 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00 MWF classes: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • All Monday night classes: 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

  • Noon and 12:30 MWF classes: 8-10 a.m.
  • 2:00 and 2:30 MWF classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 10:00, Noon and 12:30 TR classes: 1-3 p.m.
  • 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00 TR classes: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

View a printable version of the fall 2017 final exams schedule.

Important End of Semester Information

Arkansas Tech University Russellville campus students should follow the regular Monday class schedule for Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, and students should follow the regular Wednesday class schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

This calendar change was implemented in order to maintain sufficient instructional time for Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes due to the creation of the fall break.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, will be reading day for ATU in Russellville. Please see the exam week schedule for final exam dates and times at

For more information, contact the ATU Office of Academic Affairs at (479) 968-0319 or

Free Aquatic Center Passes for ATU Students

Arkansas Tech University students may acquire free passes to the Russellville Aquatic Center while supplies last.

The ATU Office of Campus Recreation has purchased 150 student only day passes to the center. They may be picked up in the Student Involvement Center in Doc Bryan Student Services Center suite 171.

One pass per person, per day will be signed out to students with a valid ATU identification card.

Learn more about the Russellville Aquatic Center.

Learn more about the ATU Office of Campus Recreation.