Campus of the University of Arkansas

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There are many buildings on the University of Arkansas campus. Most of the historic structures are part of the University of Arkansas Campus Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. This article focuses on the non-listed buildings.


Science Engineering Building[edit]

Science Engineering Auditorium[edit]

Science D Building[edit]

Graduate Education Building[edit]

Graduate Education Building

J. B. Hunt Center for Academic Excellence[edit]

JB Hunt Center for Academic Excellence, November 2012

Tyson Center for Excellence in Poultry Science[edit]

Mullins Library[edit]

David W. Mullins Library
East Entrance to Mullins

David W. Mullins Library is located in the center of campus. It is the third largest library in the state of Arkansas next to the Clinton Presidential Library and The Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University.[citation needed] It contains 4 floors of information in almost every kind of modern medium. This includes several special archives related to Arkansas history. It is also one of the newer buildings on campus. It is named after David Wiley Mullins, who was the president of the university from 1960 to 1974 (its second longest serving president), and helped create the University of Arkansas System, brokering a series of mergers.[1]

Arkansas Union[edit]

Main article: The Arkansas Union
Arkansas Union

The Arkansas Union, (sometimes referred to simply as the union) is at the center of campus and student life. It contains a large computer lab with over 70 computers, coffee shop (RZ's) that also hosts various cultural events, movie theater, auditorium, ball room, food court, text book & regular book store, Razorback paraphernalia shop, bus station, post office, student run radio station, KXUA 88.3FM, and several other small stores and offices. The entire building has wireless internet access and a student technology center that loans laptops out to students, free of charge.

Music Building[edit]

Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Building[edit]

Daniel E. Ferritor Hall[edit]

Bell Engineering Center[edit]

Bell Engineering houses the College of Engineering.

Bell Engineering Center was built in 1987 when the university outgrew Engineering Hall.

Razorback Stadium[edit]

Inside of Razorback Stadium.

Donald W. Reynolds Stadium is the main home field of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team (the secondary "home" field being War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock). The actual field of play is officially named "Frank Broyles Field". (The field was dedicated to Frank Broyles on Nov. 3, 2007.) The stadium has an approximate seating capacity of 76,000.

The Frank Broyles Athletics Center, home to the Razorback Athletic Department and named after Frank Broyles, is located at the north end of the Stadium; the Center was built in 1975 and renovated in 1994 and also features the Jerry Jones/Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions, a museum to University of Arkansas sports.

Bev Lewis Center[edit]

The Bev Lewis Center for Women's Athletics is the first major training facility constructed from the ground up for the exclusive use of female student-athletes.

Bud Walton Arena[edit]

Main article: Bud Walton Arena
"The Bud" is sometimes called the "Basketball Palace of Mid-America."

Bud Walton Arena is the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Lady'Backs basketball teams. It is located in the far west of the campus. The arena seats 19,368 patrons, making it the fifth-largest on-campus arena in college basketball. It is named for James "Bud" Walton, co-founder of Wal-Mart, who made a sizeable donation to the construction of the arena. The 1993-94 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team won the national championship in the arena's first year.

Monuments and statues[edit]

Fulbright statue[edit]

A bronze statue of Senator J. William Fulbright is located in the courtyard of Old Main, which is also the location of the J. William Fulbright School of Arts and Sciences. The statue was dedicated in 2002. Former United States President and University of Arkansas faculty member Bill Clinton gave a much anticipated speech at the dedication ceremony.

Fulbright Peace Fountain[edit]

Fulbright Peace Fountatin

The Fulbright Peace Fountain is located between Vol Walker Hall and Old Main. It was completed in 1998, and dedicated on October 24, 1998. It was also constructed in honor of J. William Fulbright, and his belief that "education, particularly study abroad, has the power to promote tolerance and understanding among nations."[2] Originally the fountain had water coming up through the middle.

Spoofer's Stone[edit]

Spoofer's Stone

Spoofer's Stone, according to legend, was to be a piece of the foundation for the oldest building on campus, Old Main. One of the oxcarts hauling the limestone to the construction site broke, depositing this large limestone piece onto the ground in front of the site, and it was left there after cleanup. In the early days of the university it was a location for lovers to leave notes for one another (when fraternization between the sexes was forbidden). Later it became a popular location for men to propose marriage to women. The stone's ragged appearance is due to the tradition of breaking off a piece of the stone after a proposal, a practice which has been forbidden. The origin of the name "Spoofer" or who Spoofer was, is unknown.

Born to Lead[edit]

Born to Lead is a bronze statue depicting native Americans. It is located to the north of the Fulbright Peace Fountain. It was dedicated in 2003.

Tri delta clock[edit]

The Tri delta clock in front of the Student Union.

The Tri delta clock was a gift to the university from the Delta Delta Delta sorority. It is located in front of the Student Union in the center of campus.

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Coordinates: 36°04′05″N 94°10′19″W / 36.06806°N 94.17194°W / 36.06806; -94.17194