New Students


We are thrilled that your students have chosen Hendrix for their college experience. Hendrix is a special place focusing on experiential learning and student involvement. Our New Student Orientation program is designed to help your student connect with other students, learn about our campus culture, discover services that are available and get comfortable with the campus before classes begin. The week culminates with a three-day orientation trip which helps students connect with each other and is a tradition unique to Hendrix. 

We also know that this is an important transitional time for parents as they adjust to a new role with their child. For this reason, we offer a session for family members to learn more to help your student become an engaged member of the Hendrix community. During this time we will provide additional information about academic programs, Odyssey, student services, and the transition to college. We want to arm you with information so you can help refer your student to the appropriate campus resources. We hope that you will consider staying for this program in the afternoon of move-in day.

As parents, you are critical partners with us in the success of your student. While it’s up to your student to do the work, we know that they need your support and sometimes your encouragement to pursue campus opportunities. Our Parent Engagement office will help keep you apprised of important campus information, services and special events.  

We look forward to seeing you on August 18, 2020! 

Jim Wiltgen
Executive Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Christa Davis 
Director of Parent Engagement