Your On-Campus Walking Tour
As you make your way around campus, you are sure to notice something unique about many of the sidewalks. Historic Senior Walk showcases the names of more than 200,000 University of Arkansas graduates, grouped by year of graduation. Senior Walk is the U of A’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 U of A has to offer in a day, but here are a few attractions that you do not want to miss. Use the campus map on page 13 to locate these popular spots.
Take a virtual tour of campus with additional details at uark.edu/admissions/virtual-tour.
1. The Arkansas Union – Ranked as one of the nation’s top 25 “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. It offers a food court, fitness center, post office, Razorback shop, art gallery, theatre, ATMs, and more. union.uark.edu
2. Faulkner Performing Arts Center – This 570-seat, state-of-the-art performance hall hosts more than 200 musical performances each year, from choral recitals to opera to national artists on tour. It’s just north of the Arkansas Union and flanked by
five sculptures by New York artist D.E. McDermott. faulkner.uark.edu
3. Pi Beta Phi Centennial Gate – (Pictured at top of page) The Pi Beta Phi sorority raised funds in 2010 to build a formal entrance to the university’s historic core to commemorate the sorority’s first 100 years on campus. It was dedicated in 2012.
4. 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
5. Old Main – The architectural centerpiece of campus, Old Main opened for classes in 1875, 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.
6. Honors College – Gearhart Hall serves as the home of the Honors College, which unites the university’s top undergraduates and professors in a learning environment characterized by discovery, creativity, and service. honorscollege.uark.edu
7. Peace Fountain – Internationally renowned architect E. Fay Jones, a U of A graduate and former dean of the School of Architecture and Design, designed the Peace Fountain, dedicated in 1998.
8. Historical Markers – Unveiled in 1999, U of A historical markers are designed to commemorate some of the university’s significant research and intellectual achievements, notable leaders, historic events, sites and campus lore, and outstanding alumni. uark.edu/about/historical-markers.php
9. 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.
10. Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall – Located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, the concert hall hosts over 200 concerts and recitals featuring student, faculty, and guest artist performances.
11. Bud Walton Arena – Home of our Razorback basketball teams, Bud Walton Arena also hosts concerts, graduation ceremonies, and community events. The arena also houses a museum. Stop by to learn about the history of Razorback basketball. While you’re in the area head over to the Razorback stadium to view the Hall of Honor Museum. ArkansasRazorbacks.com
12. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – The home of the Razorback football team, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium becomes a sea of cardinal and white during the fall games against SEC rivals. The stadium seats more than 76,000 fans, and is home to the Hall of Honor Museum and Hog Heaven, where you can purchase the latest Razorback gear.
13. National Pan-Hellenic Council Gardens – Located south of the Administration Building and overlooking Razorback Stadium, it serves as a monument, commemorating the rich heritage of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the historically Black fraternities and sororities at the U of A.
14. Bookstore – The Campus Bookstore functions as a one-stop shop where students can buy apparel, technology, purchase or rent textbooks, and much more. The Tech Store, located within the campus bookstore, offers academic discounts, device set up, repairs, and tech help to all students. Stop by to browse their selection or to pick up a souvenir to remember your campus visit. uark.bncollege.com
15. 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 and dining options.