A few things to see on your visit
As you make your way around campus, you’re sure to notice something unique about many of the sidewalks. Historic Senior Walk showcases the names of more than 180,000 University of Arkansas graduates, grouped by year of graduation. Senior Walk is the university’s longest tradition in both length and years. It’s concrete proof of the university’s commitment to students.
You won’t be able to discover everything the university has to offer in a day, but here are a few attractions that you don’t want to miss.
1. Old Main (Top) — The architectural centerpiece of campus, Old Main opened for classes in 1876, making it the oldest building at the University of Arkansas. Visit the restored classrooms, take a closer look at the inner workings of the tower clock on the fourth floor and enjoy the shade of the trees on scenic Old Main Lawn.
2. The Arkansas Union — Ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 “Most Amazing Campus Student Unions,” the Arkansas Union has been a favorite gathering spot for more than 40 years. The Union serves as a place for students to attend educational and cultural events, connect to campus resources, eat, study or just meet friends between classes, offering a food court, fitness center, technology center, post office, Razorback shop, art gallery, theatre, ATMs, and more.
3. Chi Omega Greek Theatre — Inspired by Greek amphitheaters, the Chi Omega Greek Theatre is a popular place for concerts, pep rallies or simply enjoying the sun between classes. Chi Omega, founded at the U of A in 1895 and now the largest women’s fraternity in the nation, donated the theatre in 1930.
4. Fulbright Peace Fountain and Sculpture — These two impressive landmarks commemorate the legacy of the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, a graduate and former president of the University of Arkansas. Fulbright famously helped create the Fulbright Scholarship Program, the largest international exchange program of its kind. Internationally renowned architect E. Fay Jones, a U of A graduate and former dean of the School of Architecture and Design, designed the Fulbright Peace Fountain.
5. The Inn at Carnall Hall — Built in 1905, the first women’s residence hall on campus is now a historic inn. The Inn at Carnall Hall is also home to the award-winning Ella’s Restaurant and Lambeth Lounge, a perfect spot for a little R&R on campus. innatcarnallhall.com
6. Honors College — Gearhart Hall serves as the new home for our endowed Honors College, which unites the university’s top undergraduates and professors of all disciplines in a learning environment characterized by discovery, creativity and service.
7. Pi Beta Phi Centennial Gate — A new landmark, the gate serves as a formal entrance to the university’s historic core. The striking entranceway was a gift, commemorating the first 100 years of Pi Beta Phi on campus.
8. Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center – This 588-seat, state-of-the-art performance venue hosts more than 200 musical performances a year and is located next to the Arkansas Union in the newly renovated historic Field House. Look for the bronze casts of five sculptures by New York artist D.E. McDermott as you walk by.
9. Reynolds Razorback Stadium — The north end of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is undergoing reconstruction this year so access to the stadium is restricted, but passersby get an opportunity to see into the stadium, a view mostly blocked for a half century. Stop by Walton Arena to see some of our athletic museums.
10. Walmart On Campus — The nation’s first Walmart on Campus is also one of the smallest Walmart stores in the country. It’s located in the Garland Center, which also includes the U of A Bookstore and a number of boutiques, salons and dining options.
Locations highlighted on the campus map with a yellow corresponding numbered dot.