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Spiritual Emphasis Week

The spiritual lives of our students are important to the Residence Life staff. Therefore, we devote time each year to focus on a hot topic in people’s spiritual journeys. These topics, which vary from year to year, have ranged from a forum on doubt to a panel of professors speaking on the Holy Spirit and his role in our lives.

Leadership Week

Leadership Week at John Brown University is a time to challenge ourselves with new ideas about what it means to lead. The Soderquist Business Center sponsors guest speakers from around the country to share their story and how God has impacted their life.

Celebrating Spiritual Holidays

This will be done in many different venues, from campus wide, to individual residence halls, to individual floors/suites/wings/houses. A few of the spiritual holidays celebrated may include Passover, Good Friday, Christmas, Easter, Lent, Advent, etc. For example, your living area may have a Passover meal and learn what is involved in the meal and why the symbolism within the meal is still very important for us today.

Missions/Missionaries In Residence

The MIRs will come to talk in the residence halls and share their life stories and talk about what they do on the mission field and why God has called them to be missionaries overseas. They will have a time to answer questions. There will also be opportunity for people in the hall to talk about their own experiences on missions trips over the summer and what God has been teaching them through this. Through this program, it is our hope that students better understand our world, the people who live around the world, and how they can better connect with those people to impact our world for Christ.

International Meals

Throughout the year there will be times for people from other countries to cook and share foods that they enjoy eating from their country. By doing so, they can share with us a little part of their home and allow us to try new things and learn to enjoy cuisine from around the world.

Prayer Vigil

There are many facets for worship and a very powerful, practical one is prayer! Please sign up for a time slot to unite with your friends as we pray around the clock (for 24 hours) to worship and lay our requests before the King. We'll kick the vigil off and wrap it up with a time of community worship!


Mayfield Paint War

An annual event on the intramural fields where floors are given a certain color bucket of paint to throw on as many girls as possible. This event helps to develop friendly competition and bonding across floors.

Hutch Hall Hill Haul

Take a break from walking up the Hutch Hill and hitch a golf-cart ride to class or chapel from a faculty member—or even President Pollard! Don’t forget to grab some fresh pancakes on your way out the ​door, courtesy of your Resident Assistants!

J Alvin Christmas Party

Experience a Christmas party for the ages! This party, which is open to all of campus, involves a J Alvin atrium decorated with Christmas cheer and filled with tasty holiday goodies. Also, each suite transforms their living areas into a fun and interactive Christmas theme through which students can adventure. Enjoy tasty snacks, voting for the best suite theme, fun with friends, and a very, very large Christmas tree.

Float or Dye - Walker Hall

Bring your t-shirt, socks, or any other article of white clothing you can find to tie-dye while sipping on a delicious rootbeer float. This event is a great way to get to know your Walker neighbors while enjoying the beautiful Arkansas weather.