• Embrace the Orange

    We don't want you to imagine yourself at Hendrix - we want you to experience it! Join us on Sunday, April 17 - Monday, April 18 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 adoptive-grandma cafeteria ladies) in theme day glory!
    • Discover more about academics, advising and outcomes.
    • Interact with our admission staff.
    • Join the Class of 2020 - 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  — 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 with Fred Baker, Director of Admission. 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 ecelectic clubs and organizations on campus!
    Reception at the Murphy House (parents) — Join Hendrix staff and famil members for conversation and merriment.
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner in the Hendrix Cafeteria(students) — Enjoy one of our most popular meals in the Hendrix Cafeteria: chicken strips and mac and cheese!
    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. "Intensity" Triva Event — 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. Afterwards, head downstairs to join us for our first session of the day.
    9:00 a.m. The Living Timeline — Our current students will take you through everything from orienation, to study abroad, to life after Hendrix - if you’ve got questions, they’ve got answers and great stories along the way!
    10:00 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 Engaged Citizen (students) — Get ready to experience one of the first classes you’ll take in the fall.
    11:00 a.m. Theme Day Lunch — Hendrix is famous for its award-winning cafeteria, and we truly shine during our innovative and fun Theme Days.
    12:15 p.m. The Next Steps to Make Hendrix Your Home 

    Please refrain from using cell phones during the presentations. Thank you!

    The schedule is subject to change

  • Let us know you're coming!

    Please note that Embrace the Orange is reserved for admitted students only.