Pictured above: Flo Johnson, assistant vice chancellor for University Housing, shows off an Adohi Hall cube made from the cross-laminated timber (CLT) that comprises much of the hall’s building materials. University Housing hosted an open house Friday, Oct. 25 to showcase the new hall to the campus and the community. | Photo by Scott Parker

Your idea could be worth $1,000.00! Start Up Junkie is coming to the Adohi Creative Community! Have a unique idea that could be the next big thing? Come give your pitch to a panel of judges:

  • Omar Kasim – Founder of Juice Palm and Con Quesos
  • Michael Iseman – Media and Investor Educator Acretader
  • Morgan Scholz – Director of People and Culture B-Unlimited

You will have 60 seconds to share your idea with then judges and audience. The panelist will select the “Judges Choice” and the audience will represent the “People’s Choice”. Each winner will receive a $1,000 check at the end of the night.

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the ample seating around our grounds. Make yourself a hot drink in the Cabin and enjoy the cool Fall air.

Oct. 25, 2019 University Housing hosted the Adohi dedication. This project added an additional 708 residential beds on campus.

“Adohi” is a Cherokee word that means “woods.” It was chosen in consultation with members of the Cherokee Nation. The name references the use of timber in the design and honors and remembers the Native American people who passed near the area during the Trail of Tears period.

There is a marker south of the hall that recognizes the passage of those native people as they traveled to Oklahoma.

Adohi is the only residence hall project in the United States to use cross-laminated timber and the first multi-story advanced-timber structure in Arkansas. This construction material, made up of bonded layers of wood, creates much less waste than materials like concrete or steel.

It is also the site of the Adohi Creative Community, made up 10,000-square-foot space in the southernmost building, Adohi South