• Life at Hendrix

    Student Activities

    Hendrix students stay active long after lectures and labs are over for the day. Student activities keep students' calendars full with events and programs for the whole community.

  • New Student Orientation

    When new students move in, Orientation begins. It's an exciting (and exhausting) week that gets first-year students ready for life at Hendrix.

    From awesome trips and entertaining awareness programs like Choices 101 to Pizza Wars and Playfair, Orientation is one of the highlights of the Hendrix experience. Meet your academic advisor and make friends across campus at events like Bowling and Skate Night, Movie Night, Casino Night and Coffeehouse. The climax of Welcome Week is Shirttails, a dance competition between all first-year students living in the residence halls and a long-standing Hendrix tradition, and a concert sponsored by KHDX, Hendrix's student-run radio station.

  • Campus Traditions

    When you talk about Hendrix, it's like you're speaking another language.

    For example, Campus Kitty is NOT a feline mascot. It's a student-organized series of fun campus events that has raised thousands of dollars for local charities for more than 65 years!

    And Shirttails is NOT a fashion show. It's the oldest student tradition at Hendrix. Every fall for more than 100 years, Hendrix students enjoy a little friendly residence hall rivalry … in a dance competition. While Shirttails has evolved since it started spontaneously after a home football victory, the uniform is essentially same: tennis shoes, shorts/boxers, and of course, a white, long-sleeve Oxford button-down shirt and tie.

    Birthdays are big deal too. See how we celebrate your special day at Hendrix.

    There's also the elusive cafeteria disco tray, Finals Rave, Foam Party, Ghost Roast, Miss Hendrix, SoCo 54, "studying" on Veasey Beach, and Toga.

  • Learn More

    Learn more about active student organizations, find the organizations handbook, and meet the Student Activities staff.