Senior Walk began in 1905 with a few brave students carving their names into the sidewalk, forever leaving their legacy.
While there’s a 22-character limit for each graduate’s name on Senior Walk, there’s no limit to how many times a person’s name may appear. Advanced degree, anyone?
Carving and hand stamping names into cement was fun, but tedious. To speed up the annual addition of names to Senior Walk, the Sand Hog was invented in 1986 by U of A Physical Plant employees.
In 1930, the university added slabs for all graduating classes prior to 1905. Today, Senior Walk boasts 140 years of proud University of Arkansas graduates.
As enrollment has continued to grow in recent years, adding a single year of names on Senior Walk requires approximately 500 linear feet of cement.
Stemming from the federal Morrill Land Grant Act, the University of Arkansas became the state's first public university in 1871.