The Odyssey Program

The Odyssey Program

COVID-19 and Odyssey:

The Odyssey Office understands that student plans for Odyssey experiences both domestically and internationally can be affected by the response to coronavirus. This may include the cancellation of travel plans, conferences, internship opportunities or other experiences. Students that have ongoing Odyssey experiences that are affected should read this document carefully.

We will proceed with our April 1 funding cycle. We also encourage you to use our online forms for your experiences, and you should contact us via email instead of in person. Please know that your health and your education are important to us. If you have any special concerns about your experience or upcoming graduation requirements, please send an email to

The Odyssey Program

You  learn more when you do more. That's the educational philosophy behind The Odyssey Program, an exciting component to our curriculum.

With six categories and plenty of flexibility, the Odyssey Program encourages all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures that are personalized to their own interests and abilities.

In order to graduate, a student must complete at least three Odyssey experiences covering three different categories. There are three ways of earning Odyssey credits.

News and Updates

2019-20 Funding Deadlines

All submissions are due online by 5 p.m.

  • Spring and Winter Break Projects:
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Summer Projects:
    Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Fall/Winter Break Projects and qualifying summer PL experiences:
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

2019-2020 Odyssey Funding Workshops

The Odyssey Office will guide you through the funding process and give tips on writing a strong proposal.

  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. in Mills A
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. in Mills A

The Odyssey Office is located on the second floor of the Student Life and Technology Center, Room 246.Call us at 501-505-2950, or email