ATU Prepares to Welcome Its Class of 2025 During TOFT

Jerry at TOFT 2020
File photo of prospective students meeting Jerry the Bulldog, Arkansas Tech University campus ambassador, during Time Out for Tech 2020.

Time Out for Tech, Arkansas Tech University’s largest annual preview day for high school seniors, will take place April 14-16.

The 2021 edition of Time Out for Tech was originally planned for Feb. 11-13, but it was postponed due to inclement weather.

All available seats for the in-person sessions of Time Out for Tech 2021 have been claimed, but a virtual Time Out for Tech has been scheduled for Friday, April 23. High school seniors may register for the April 23 virtual event at

This year’s Time Out for Tech will be tailored to high school seniors who have been admitted to Arkansas Tech for fall 2021. It will provide them with an opportunity to learn more about the academic and campus life opportunities available at Arkansas Tech while adhering to the safety protocols spelled out in the ATU pandemic recovery framework.

Face coverings and social distancing will be mandatory.

“Even though we will be unable to host many of our signature Time Out for Tech events, including our large opening session at Tucker Coliseum, we believe it is important to provide this opportunity,” said Jessica Brock, ATU director of admissions. “The groups will be smaller and additional safety precautions relative to the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place, but Time Out for Tech will remain a beneficial experience for high school seniors who have been admitted to Arkansas Tech for fall 2021. We want them to experience ATU for themselves and discover why our university is the right fit for a diverse community of almost 11,000 students.”

High school seniors interested in programs offered through the College of Business and the College of Education will visit ATU on Wednesday, April 14.

Those who seek to study in the College of Arts and Humanities and those who are undecided on their academic interest will participate on Thursday, April 15.

Those interested in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences as well as the College of Natural and Health Sciences will have their Time Out for Tech experience on Friday, April 16.

The daily Time Out for Tech programs are scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Members of the ATU community are advised that on-campus demand for parking will be higher than usual during the three days of Time Out for Tech 2021.

For more information, send e-mail to or call (479) 968-0343.