• Embrace the Orange

    We don't want you to imagine yourself at Hendrix - we want you to experience it! Join us on Sunday, April 8th  - Monday, April 9th for a full year of Hendrix packed into 24 hours!

  • What Happens at Embrace the Orange?


    • Experience some of our fun and eclectic student organizations!
    • Students will enjoy a meal in our nationally-recognized cafeteria.
    • Parents can engage in conversation with our admission staff during a parents-only reception.
    • Spend the night in a residence hall.
    • Take part in a Social Committee event! Your folks can head to their hotel for the night and you can participate in a memorable night at an official Social Committee gathering.


    • Sit in on an Engaged Citizen lecture (a requirement for all freshmen). It’s a great chance to experience the Odyssey ethos and to see our renowned faculty at work!
    • Hear from students at each point of their Hendrix experience.
    • See first-hand one of Hendrix’s famed cafeteria ‘theme days.’ Nothing is more Hendrix-y than our cafeteria and our beloved Caf Staff in theme day glory!
    • Discover more about academics, advising and outcomes.
    • Interact with our admission staff.
    • Join the Class of 2022 - We hope that when the dust has settled, you know in your heart that Hendrix is the place for you. The admission team is on-hand to officially welcome you to the Warrior family and to answer all of your questions about life at Hendrix!

  • Schedule

    3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Check in at the Burrow located in the SLTC — Don’t forget to bring in your luggage, sleeping bag, and pillow!
    4:15 -4:30 p.m. Here we go! — Welcome and overview of the schedule. Parents, time to say goodbye. You’ll catch back up with your students on Monday.
    4:30 -5:30 p.m. Club Scenes (students) — Learn more about our fun and eclectic clubs and organizations on campus!
    Reception (parents) — Join Hendrix staff and family members for conversation and merriment.
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner in the Hendrix Cafeteria (students)
    6:30 -7:00 p.m. Time to meet your overnight host (students) — Hang out with your host and see what Hendrix has to offer outside the classroom.
    7:00 p.m. ThinkFast Triva — Do you have a knack for facts? Our Social Committee has put together a night of trivia fun!
    8:15-9:00 a.m. Parent Breakfast (optional) While your students are wrapping up their overnight stays, please enjoy breakfast on your own.
    8:30 a.m. Check-in Make your way to the Burrow by 8:30 a.m. to get the day started!
    9:00 a.m. The Engaged Citizen (students) — Get ready to experience one of the first classes you’ll take in the fall.
    9:00 a.m. We've Got Them From Here! (parents) — Learn about the support we provide as your students transition from high school to Hendrix.
    10:10 a.m. The Living Timeline — Our current students will take you through everything from orientation, to study abroad, to life after Hendrix - if you’ve got questions, they’ve got answers and great stories along the way!
    11:00 p.m. The Next Steps to Make Hendrix Your Home 
    11:15 a.m. Theme Day Lunch — Hendrix is famous for its award-winning cafeteria, and we truly shine during our innovative and fun Theme Days.

    The schedule is subject to change

  • Let us know you're coming!

    Online registration for this event is closed. Please call the Office of Admission directly at 501-450-1362 if you would like to attend. Please note that Embrace the Orange is reserved for admitted students only.