We understand that you are a HUGE part of the success your student. Whether you are a “first-timer” or an experienced college parent, you live across town or across nation…whatever your circumstance and whether you are, we want you to know you are a valued member of the Ozarks community. To that, we hope you find our website and social media presence places of connection, as well as ways to help you stay informed of the resources University of the Ozarks has to offer.


Ozarks realizes that as each student learns to balance the load between social life, academics, and being away from home, there may be struggles. We realize that you student’s concerns are your concerns. We appreciate that you as parents and other family members are there to provide support and encouragenment.

When your student calls home and complains about school, hear them out and smile knowing that he or she is being asked to grow. Be supportive, but please fight the urge to call. It is the University’s job to cause your student to grow and develop. Asl them to remember Matriculation and our covenant. In order to fulfill our commitment to them. we thave to throw in some grit, some sand…pearls don’t develop without it. There’s a level of trust you have to have that your student will come out stronger on the other side because of the challenges they overcome.


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

“Thus it follows that the end of politics is the human good. … The attainment of the good for one individual is, to be sure, a source of satisfaction; yet to secure it for a nation and for states is nobler and more divine. “

– Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics