Campus News

  • Are you interested in the health profession field?  There are so many exciting opportunities for you.  As an example, Lifenet Helicopter will be on campus on April 28th, 2015, from approximately 12:00pm to 1:00pm near the pond area.  Information about COTO's health sciences program, handouts, and goodies will be available.  Come see us!

  • Student Affairs will be operating with limited staff on Friday, April 10, until 1:00pm. 

  • On Saturday, April 11th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, SGA will be sponsoring the Spring Fling. There will be an egg hunt, two food vendors, a game show, jump houses, face painting by our Cosmetology students, and many other games and activities. This event is open to the community.

  • Spring Break is March 23-27.  Campus will be OPEN Monday-Wednesday, 8a-4:30p.  Library will open at 7:30a.  Math Lab hours are 9a-12p.
    Campus will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday.

  • Kwin Black MS, RD, LD will present a Diabetes Self-Care Workshop Saturday, March 14th from 9 am - 4 pm with lunch from 1 -2 pm at College of the Ouachitas. The workshop will take place in the Lecture Hall, room A-309. Cost is $125. Register at – community ed. Please call 501-332-0210 for more information.

    • Diabetes Overview
    • Healthy Eating with Diabetes
    • Heathy Shopping/Food Preparation
    • Self-care Activities and Diabetes
    • Monitoring Blood Sugar
    • Healthy Diabetes Maintenance
  • College of the Ouachitas is open at regular operating hours, today, Wednesday, February 18.   We understand that each route is affected differently, therefore we encourage you to use good judgment and caution when commuting to the campus. Please be safe in your travels.

  • As a reminder, in the event of an emergency closing, College of the Ouachitas will send emergency notifications in the following formats: via text, phone call, and/or email, post to Facebook, Twitter and on, as well as notify the Little Rock television stations and local radio stations of the emergency status. If there is no announcement, individuals should assume the College is open.
    Should a closing be weather related, keep in mind that College of the Ouachitas is a commuter campus and areas potentially affected by the weather could vary. In cases where the college remains open, individuals should assess hazardous weather conditions in their own areas and make their own judgment calls before traveling.

    Please be sure to register for phone and email notifications and that information is current. 
    Simply follow the link below for step by step instructions.


  • Library - General Tutoring

    Crystal Lewis: Tutoring Coordinator

    (Special areas-Math, Physical Science. Comp, Psychology, study skills – all Arts & Sciences)                

    M, W         8:00 – 9:30 and 10:30 – 4:30

    Tuesday    8:00 – 8:30 and 11:00 – 4:30

    Thursday   8:00 – 8:30 and 11:00 – 4:30

    *Friday by Appointment


    Jonathan Goodman:

    (Special areas – Nursing, comp – all Arts & Sciences)

    T, TH   2:30 – 4:30


    Betty Wallace:

    (Special areas – Nursing, comp, College Algebra, sciences)

    M, T, W   11:00 – 4:30

    *Thursday and Friday by appointment


    Melanie Johnston:

    (Special area – Accounting)

    M   8:00 – 4:30

    W   8:00 – 1:00


    Arts and Sciences Building Room G108

    Sean Elkin, Instructor      T, TH   12:15 – 1:00

    Math for all Levels


    Science Building Room B109

    Lisa Irwin, Assoc. Prof.      M, T, W, TH   12:15 – 12:45

                                              *Other times by appointment

    Biological Sciences including Biology, API, APII, Microbiology, & Environmental Sciences


    Science Building Room B103

    Basil Miller, Part time faculty      T, TH   5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Physical Science & Chemistry


    **Appointments are not required for tutoring, but are recommended. **

    Open Math Lab on Fridays for students get ahead in these classes.  

  • College of the Ouachitas recently announced the President’s and Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.  Students on the President’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.  Those named to the President’s List include Hot Spring County residents: Tommy Adams, Donna Bost, Ashley Clements, Bobbie Crossno, Jeremy Freeman, Cheyanne Hall, Brittany Murphy, and Amanda Porterfield; Saline County residents: Sarah Cooper, Patricia Specht, and Jamie Witham; Clark County residents: Cynthia Lemons, Erica Noumba-Yonkeu, Juliann Riley, and Tanya Tucker; Grant County residents: Brandi Cosby, David Jordan, and Brandi Phillips; and Garland County resident: Karen Sharp.

    Students named to the Dean’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 3.50 grade point average for the semester.  Those named to the Dean’s List include Hot Spring County residents: Abby Bailey, Danielle Balding, Sarah Beard, Courtney Blacklock, Stephanie Boren, Stephanie Branch, Krista Childers, Priscilla Clary, Justin Collie, Taylor Cook, Ronnie Edwards, Keri Fulton, Tyler Gill, Austin Hall, Dovie Hardwick, Lauren Harper, Saige Ivy, Lisa Jones, Donna Jones, Lacey Kettell, Asia McCollum, Jennifer Nichols, William Ottinger, Kaitlyn Porter, Madison Raper, Austin Ray, Summer Revels, Brandon Rimmer, Justin Rudolph, Ashley Russell, and David Williams; Saline County residents: Elizabeth Crumpler, Holly Gerlach, and Kari Maxwell; Clark County residents: John Coston, Briana Freeman, Gloria Hendrix, Anitra Horton, Samantha Kuyper, Mathew McClenahan, Stacy Shuman, Paralee Taylor, Loraine Walker, Beverly Williams, and Yvonne Wilson; Grant County residents: Melissa Allen, Levi Boudra, Nathan Clark, Kayla Conner, Laci Cunningham, Brittany Freeman, Hannah Goodman, Stephanie Mitchell, Morganne Price, and Cole Sanders; and Garland County resident: Tristan Garner.

  • Here at College of the Ouachitas, we are dedicated to student success. This is campus wide, and part of the mission to engage, educate, and empower all of our students.

    New Discipline Specific Tutoring Opportunities Added this Semester!

    • Math for all Levels – by Instructor Sean Elkin on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 – 1 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Building, Room G108
    • Biological Sciences including Biology, API, APII, Microbiology, and Environmental Sciences – by Associate Professor Lisa Irwin, Monday – Thursday, 12:15 – 12:45 in her office, located in the Science Building across from the Courtyard Café.
    • Don’t forget that we have open Math Lab on Fridays for students to come in and get ahead in these classes.

    Mini-Mesters Starting March 9th!
    COTO is offering Spring mini-mesters that will go for 8 weeks starting on March 9th on both the Sheridan site and the Malvern Campus.
    In Sheridan, classes offered will be US History Since 1865 on Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8:50pm, and Oral Communications on Monday and Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:50pm.
    On the Malvern Campus, classes being offered include Psychology, Civ since the 16th Century, and Fundamentals of Information Technology with dates and times to be announced soon!

    Reminder for Students Who Want to Get Ahead!
    The Summer Schedule is already out. It may be accessed by going to You may also filter for Sheridan campus only if you are interested in attending on that site. Please speak with advisors early and often.