Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I miss a deadline. Can I get an extension?
A: No, unfortunately we cannot give extensions to any deadlines.
Q: If I am granted a scholarship, how will I know?
A: You will be contacted by the scholarship coordinator within 10 days of the scholarship deadline.
Q: Does a scholarship cover travel to Arkansas Conference Mission u?
A: No, scholarships cover your room, meals and tuition while you are on campus.
Q: What do I need to bring with me?
A: Clothing including sweater/jacket (classrooms/dorms are air conditioned), walking shoes, XL twin sheets, pillow, blanket, towels, washcloths, hand towels, personal care items (shampoo, soap, mirror, etc.), flashlight, study lamps, personal coffee/drink mug, reusable water bottle, Bible, textbooks, notebooks, devotional, tote bag.
Q: When and where is check-in?
A: Check-in is in the first floor of the Seay Building on the University of the Ozarks campus from 1-3:30 pm on Wednesday, July 26. There is a campus map on the "About" page.
Q: Can I purchase a t-shirt upon arrival to Mission u?
A: No, all t-shirts must be pre-ordered. We will not have any shirts for sale at Mission u. Forms along with full payment must be postmarked by July 3, 2017, for orders to be processed
Q: Will golf carts be available to get from one building to another?
A: Yes, we will have golf carts available for transporting between buildings.
Q: Can I have a room with a private bathroom?
A: Unfortunately, no. The dorms we will be staying in during our time at University of the Ozarks have community-style bathrooms.
Q: Are there facilities to do laundry while we're on campus?
A: Yes, there are washers and dryers in both dorms.
Q: What kind of beds are there?
A: All of the beds have XL twin mattresses.
Q: Do we need to bring linens?
A: Yes. You will need to bring towels, sheets, a pillow, blankets, etc.
Q: How many beds are in one room?
A: There are two twin beds in each room. NO BEDS CAN BE MOVED INTO OR OUT OF ROOMS.
Q: Will my children be in the room with me?
A: Yes. Any child 6th grade and under will stay with in the room with their responsible adult. Please bring a sleeping bag for the child, if there will be more than 2 people in the room.
Q: May older children stay in a room together?
A: Yes, if they are 7th grade or higher, they can stay in a room with another youth. That room will be located near their responsible adult.
Q: Are there elevators in the dorm buildings?
A: No, there are no elevators in the dorms.
Q: Will I be able to have a ground floor room?
A: First floor dorm rooms are limited. They are assigned first come, first served. Special needs requests are due June 20.
Q: When is our first session on Wednesday?
A: Opening Plenary begins at 3:50 pm The first class session begins at 6:45 pm on Wednesday.
Q: Where can I find a schedule of 2017 Mission u?
A: There is a detailed schedule you can download on the 2017 Forms, Dates and Deadlines page.
Q: What is a choice class?
A: You get to pick your choice class between two classes. This year you can choose between the issue study, Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action and the geographic study, Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the U.S.
Q: Where can I get the books for my classes?
A: You can order your books ahead of time online from the Mission Resource Center: www.MissionResourceCenter.org or they will be available for purchase in the resource room upon arrival to Mission u.
Q: Are there elevators to get to upstairs classrooms?
A: Yes, both buildings we will be using for classrooms have elevators.
Q: Will I be able to pick my teacher/facilitator?
A: Unfortunately, no.