• 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.

  • The Campus

    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.

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    Student Life and Technology Center

    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.


    Wellness and Athletics Center

    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.

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    The Village at Hendrix

    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.

    Bailey Library

    Bailey Library

    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

    Greene Chapel

    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.

    Staples Auditorium

    Staples Auditorium

    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.

    Cabe Theatre

    Cabe Theatre

    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.

    Murphy House

    Bertie Wilson Murphy Building

    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

    Village Books

    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.

  • Campus Map and Directions

    Hendrix College is located in Conway, Arkansas, approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock.

    • From I-40 West, take Exit 125 - US-65B/Harkrider Street.
    • Turn left onto US-65B/Harkrider Street. (If traveling from I-40 East, turn right onto US-65B/Harkrider Street.)
    • Stay on US-65B/Harkrider Street for about half a mile. Travel past The Village at Hendrix on your left, through the first roundabout (exiting to remain on US-65B/Harkrider Street), and underneath a pedestrian bridge.
    • Remain in the right lane upon entering the second roundabout, and take an immediate right onto Markham Street.
    • Turn right onto Spruce Street.
    • From Spruce Street, turn right at the Visitor Parking sign. You will find visitor parking in front of Ellis Hall, home of the Hendrix Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

    Please note: Entering the Hendrix College address into your GPS will take you to Bailey Library.

  • Conway

    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.

    Acxiom Corporation

    Offices of Acxiom Corporation

    Founded in Conway, Acxiom is a global interactive marketing services company and a super source of interesting internships and employment opportunities for Hendrix students.

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    Toad Suck Daze

    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.

  • Central Arkansas

    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.

  • The Natural State

    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.