Room, Board and Amenities

Northwest Quad four-room suitesDorm Suites

Summer Scholars staying on campus will be housed in the Northwest Quad’s four-room super suites. Each four-room suite consists of four single-person bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a shared common space. Each Summer Scholar will be assigned a single bedroom with an adjacent bathroom shared between two persons and a common space shared among four persons.

Each Northwest Quad bedroom includes the following amenities: a locking door, carpeted floors, individual, locking closets keyed to the bedroom door key, data port and cable outlet, ethernet connection, individual climate-control, and lofted bed with desk, chair, wardrobe, and chest of drawers. Additional information about and photos of room and furniture dimensions, residence hall floor plans, and proximity to other campus resources can be found at the page of one Quad building.

While staying at Northwest Quad, Summer Scholars will be able to utilize several other amenities and resources provided by the residence hall. These include an elevator, community computer lab, kitchen, laundry room, lounges and free Wi-FI. In addition, Conference Services provides a weekly linen service; for $14, Summer Scholars can receive a linen packet that includes a flat and fitted sheet, pillow and pillowcase, towel, washcloth, and blanket. If necessary, Summer Scholars can receive fresh towels free of charge from the Northwest Quad front desk during the Institute. Summer Scholars should note that while they are welcome to use any of these resources, neither the Institute Project Team nor Conferences Services can guarantee availability of, for example, dishes or pots and pans in the community kitchen or laundry detergent in the laundry room. Summer Scholars planning to make use of these facilities should plan to provide any additional materials on an individual basis, if necessary.

Dining On-Campus

The Northwest Quad is connected to Fulbright Dining Hall, where we will be eating all on-campus meals for the duration of the Institute. Fulbright provides an array of dining options, including options for Summer Scholars in need of vegan and gluten-free options. Healthy dining options and allergen-free dining details are on this page. To get a sense of what an average daily menu includes at Fulbright, browse the Today’s Menu feature.

Several additional dining options will be accessible during down time. These on-campus dining options include Starbucks, Einstein Bros Bagels, Slim Chicken’s and Rocket Taco. Summer Scholars should note that the dining hall passes they receive at check-in cannot be used at these dining locations.

Summer Scholar Stipend and Cost of Room & Board

As indicated on the Stipend Deduction Form, each Summer Scholar will have a portion of their $2,100 stipend deducted for one of the following reasons: to cover the cost of on-campus housing and on-campus meals, or to cover the cost of on-campus meals for those staying off-campus. Summer Scholars staying on-campus and dining on-campus can expect the following rates to apply to their cost of room and board:

  • $34.27 per night for room
  • $29.87 for three meals per day in Fulbright Dining Hall
  • $14 one-time fee for a week’s linen service

University and Housing Policies

As with any university-owned facility, Northwest Quad asks all residents to adhere to certain university policies. For Summer Scholars, it may be helpful to note that the University of Arkansas campus and all facilities are smoke and tobacco-free. Additionally, Conference Services maintains alcohol-free facilities during summer operations; this applies to residents over the legal drinking age as well. For more information about campus policies, refer to the academic year Resident Hall Handbook (PDF).

Workout facilities on the University of Arkansas campus

Workout facilities on the University of Arkansas campus

Other Campus Amenities

Summer Scholars will have access to — and be staying within walking distance of — several campus resources outside of the Northwest Quad residence hall. These resources include Mullins Library, located at the heart of campus, and, for a $23 fee, the Donna Axum Fitness Center, located on the second floor of the HPER building. Summer Scholars will have the opportunity to request a pass to the on-campus fitness center, which our Project Team will be glad to obtain and distribute during check-in.

University Recreation has a list of  facilities detailing what is offered at the HPER building, the fitness center in the Union and also outdoors.