Life at Hendrix
At Hendrix, life happens on campus. It happens in a classic college town, and it happens next door in the capital city of the Natural State.
Campus isn't just where you learn. It's where you live. From the residence halls to the rec gym, the Hendrix campus is where life happens.
The Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC) has everything from the dining hall and Dean's office to resources for internships and international programs to student activities and student life in one location, providing seamless service and helping students succeed. It's where Hendrix students go to share ideas, study and socialize, meet and eat, and make plans for the future.
The Wellness and Athletics Center (WAC) keeps the Hendrix community healthy. The WAC features a competition gym for Warrior basketball and volleyball; a recreation gym; an indoor track; a studio for Zumba, kickboxing, spin cycling, yoga, and other exercise classes; a rock climbing wall; a fitness center; and an aquatics center.
The Village at Hendrix is a dynamic community next to campus with homes featuring classic architecture and green building, a park and trails, and a market center with green space for outdoor events, such as Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, and mixed-use buildings for businesses and restaurants on the lower floors and student living space on top.
The Olin C. Bailey Library contains more than 200,000 books for students, faculty, and the community. Adjacent to the library is the Snoddy Academic Resource Center, which houses a 24/7 computer lab, study carrels, the Writing Center, and seminar room. The first floor also includes the new Learning Commons for students to access peer tutoring services. The second floor of the library contains the Arkansas United Methodist Archives and the Hendrix College Archives.
Greene Chapel hosts weekly and special worship services, weddings, and the Hendrix Choir's Candlelight Carol Service. Greene Chapel ranked #5 on a theologydegrees.com list of the 50 Most Amazing College Chapels and Churches.
Adjacent to Greene Chapel, Staples Auditorium hosts student life activities, arts and entertainment performances by Hendrix student ensembles and guests, and special convocations, including Founders Day and Honors Day.
The 242-seat Cabe Theatre is the home of the Hendrix Theatre Arts and Dance Department and hosts a variety of theatre and dance performances by student ensembles and guest artists. One of the region's premier performing arts centers, Cabe features a thrust stage with a pneumatic turntable, the only revolving stage in the state, and a modern lighting and sound system.
Bertie Wilson Murphy Building, affectionately known as the "Murphy House," is the home of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language, which hosts visiting scholars, writers, and speakers for literary readings and workshops. Students study next to the fireplace in the first floor library and the seminar room hosts receptions, film screenings, luncheons and dinners, poetry readings, and workshops.
Village Books, located in The Village at Hendrix, is the official Hendrix College bookstore. A Barnes and Noble College Bookseller, Village Books sells textbooks, reference and study guides, classic and modern fiction and non-fiction literature, children's books, and Hendrix apparel and merchandise.
Please note: Entering the Hendrix College address into your GPS will take you to Bailey Library.
Hendrix is the north anchor of historic downtown Conway. The business and entertainment district blends small Southern town atmosphere with shopping, eating, and entertainment options from the farmer's market and food trucks to Toad Suck Daze, a local music, art, and food festival that attracts more than 150,000 visitors each spring.
Founded in Conway, Acxiom is a global interactive marketing services company and a super source of interesting internships and employment opportunities for Hendrix students.
Based in Conway, it's the state's only professional Shakespeare company. Outdoor performances during their annual summer festival take place in The Village at Hendrix. Students intern here, too.
It's a huge, three-day festival with live music, food, carnival rides and all things toad &emdash; from the Toad to Toad bike races to Toad Jam Basketball to the World Famous Toad Races. And yes, students intern at Toad Suck also. They intern everywhere.
This September celebration of green initiatives in Conway includes a cardboard car derby, a bicycle rodeo and a butterfly release.
Conway's next-door neighbor is Little Rock, the state capital, just 30 miles south. Almost exactly in the geographical center of Arkansas and the United States, Little Rock is the state's cultural center and home to the Arkansas Arts Center, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock offers everything from live music and local restaurants in the River Market District to Riverfest, Arkansas' largest music, arts, and food festival.
Outdoor adventures abound around Conway.
Cadron Settlement Park along the Arkansas River is a quick trip (just a few miles northwest) from campus. Beaverfork Lake and Lake Conway are nearby too. Go a little bit further and hike Cedar Falls and other trails at Petit Jean Mountain State Park about 45 minutes northwest or head south and climb Pinnacle Mountain or ride along the Arkansas River Trail and cross the Big Dam Bridge.
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Watch this video to see a day in the life of the Hendrix campus.