About Affiliate Accounts

Affiliate accounts can be granted to those not employed by the university or enrolled as students who have a legitimate need to access university resources. Affiliate accounts can access campus Wi-Fi, Workday, email and other online services. Most affiliations are short-term and end within a year.

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How to Get an Affiliate Account

  1. Request a University ID: See the information for Academic Affiliates and Non-academic Affiliates for details on how to get started.
  2. Activate the account: Go to password.uark.edu and use the University ID number provided for the affiliate to complete the account activation.

Academic Affiliates

Academic affiliates include visiting speakers, researchers and faculty. 

To request a University ID number, contact the academic unit or the college's administrative office. Date of birth is required. 

Note: In order to take advantage of library privileges, the affiliate will need a University ID card from the Campus Card Office.

Non-academic Affiliates

Non-academic affiliates include vendors, contractors, consultants and those with an athletics affiliation.

To request a University ID number, contact the HR partner of the college or department they will be affiliated with and request they be added as a contingent worker in Workday.  Date of birth and Social Security number are required.

Wi-Fi Access

A UARK account is not necessary for guests to access the unsecured wireless network UARK Guest Wi-Fi

Those visiting from eduroam participating institutions can also connect to the eduroam wireless network.