Experience the Beauty of Our Historic Campus within the Clinton Presidential Center and Little Rock’s River Market District
The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas is located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, with facilities on the grounds of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and in the heart of the city’s thriving River Market District.
The Clinton School’s main campus is located at Sturgis Hall, formerly the historic Choctaw Station of the Rock Island Railroad in the Clinton Presidential Center. The Clinton Presidential Center also includes a museum with permanent and rotating exhibits, a museum store, the Presidential Library, 30 acres of public park, and an award-winning on-site restaurant. Sturgis Hall is nestled along the Arkansas River Trail with beautiful views and great walkability.
A generous grant from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust funded the renovation of the Choctaw Station. We partnered with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects to redesign the historic space while maintaining the original components that made the building unique, adding two classrooms fitted with advanced audiovisual technology, a commons space, a student lounge area, a library reading room, administrative and faculty offices, and conference areas.
Several years after the original renovation, we undertook a significant sustainability assessment and greening effort to make our campus as sustainable and efficient as possible. Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects provided LEED consulting, and in 2014 we were awarded both LEED Gold EB and Two Green Globes certifications, making Sturgis Hall one of the oldest inhabited structures in the world to achieve these two ratings.
The Clinton School’s River Market Campus is located on the third floor of the historic 1882 Porbeck & Bowman Building, just six blocks from the main campus, and contains the offices of the Center on Community Philanthropy. With two large classrooms, along with office and meeting space, the River Market Campus is connected to the Central Arkansas Library System’s Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, an archival and research center dedicated to Arkansas history. Additionally, the student center is located in the Arcade Building at 100 River Market Avenue.
Just a short walk from the city’s main public library and an array of shops, restaurants, and night spots, the Clinton School provides a true urban campus for students and faculty. Near the intersection of major interstates I-30 and I-40 and only 10 minutes from Little Rock National Airport, the Clinton School is an accessible destination for visitors interested in learning more about public service.
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Taking a tour is one of the best ways to get a feel for the atmosphere of our campus.
For a personal tour or an appointment with an admissions representative, please call (501) 683-5228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.