Letter from Provost Gardner

Dear new and returning UAMS students,

As the state’s only academic health sciences university, we take seriously our mission to improve health, health care and well-being in Arkansas and beyond. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas in 2020 prompted many changes in the way we carry out that mission each day across our patient care, research and academic operations. As the fall 2021 semester begins, we continue to deal with the pandemic.

We are pleased to welcome you to campus as we resume on-campus classes. Since the pandemic remains a part of our lives, we must continue to take some precautions to protect the health and safety of all who come to our campus.

To help you prepare for your arrival or return to UAMS, we established this website to compile the latest precautions, guidelines and resources available. If you have additional questions, please contact your college, academic program or the Division of Academic Affairs.

Working together, we can strive for the least disruption to your academic experience while maintaining a healthy, safe learning environment.

Thank you for choosing UAMS to help you achieve your career goals. Best wishes as you continue your academic journey.


Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Provost and Chief Strategy Officer