COMING IN 2022: Artist's rendering of the Student Success Center.

The University of Arkansas’s new Student Success Center, which will give academic support to undergraduates and “first-generation Arkansans” when it opens in 2022, has won a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.

A news release from the university said the center will work with students during the summer before their first year and give ongoing support with career placement and graduate programs.

The Walmart Foundation Academic Excellence Hub on the first floor of the four-story, 71,000-square-foot center, will include the 360 Advising Studio, which the university described as a “pilot initiative” that will mentor “students in need by using predictive analytics.” It will also offer a STEM studio to provide students who are “demographically underrepresented” in STEM fields with “gateway math and science courses.”

Ground was broken on the center Sept. 12.

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