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June 11-12, July 9-10, August 19-20 

Participation in Harding University's summer orientation program, know as Stampede, is required of all incoming new freshmen and transfer students. After being accepted to Harding, your next step is to prepare for your first semester on campus.  We want to assist you in taking the best step forward by helping connect you to the people, programs and resources necessary to lay a strong foundation.   Attending this required program will give you several advantages heading into the fall semester at Harding.  At Summer Stampede you will:

       -  Meet new friends (maybe find a roommate during Stampede I or II) and professors

       -  Build a class schedule for the fall semester

       -  Attend orientation sessions to help you make decisions about your college career

       -  Preview campus life and find out what to expect as you begin your Harding experience

       -  Update information about your housing needs

 

2015 Stampede III (August) Student Schedule


2015 SUMMER STAMPEDE III | STUDENT SCHEDULE

2015 Stampede III Student Schedule PDF

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration & Residence Hall Move-In
Acquire Username and Password, ID Photos/Car Registration — Student Center and Residence Halls

6 p.m. Dinner | Compliments of Harding — Heritage Cafeteria
Welcome to Harding | Dr. Bruce McLarty: President
Academic Mission | Dr. Larry Long: Provost
Office of Alumni/Parent Relations | Liz Howell: Dir. of Alumni & Parent Relations

9 p.m. Devotional — Benson Steps

THURSDAY

8 a.m. Breakfast — Heritage Cafeteria,
Registration Open for Students Arriving Late — Student Center

8 - 9 a.m. Late Registration — Registration Open for Students Arriving Late — Student Center

9 a.m. "Making the Grade"
Mark Pruitt: Asst. Dir. of Admissions helps prepare students for the increased college workload — Founders Room (2nd floor American Heritage Center)

9:30-11 a.m. "In the Know; Who to Know" — Founders Room
Student Life — Zach Neal: Asst. VP of Student Life
Public Safety — Craig Russell: Dir. of Public Safety
Business Office — Molly Noble-Douglas: Dir. of Business Office
Financial Aid — Dr. Jonathan Roberts: Dir. of Financial Aid Services
International Programs
— Aleece Kelley: Office of International Programs
Honors College — Dr. Mike James: Dean of Honors College

11 a.m. CSI: Harding College Student Inventory, Getting you all the help available — Founders Room

12 p.m. Lunch — Cafeteria

1 p.m. Group advising by major or program — Refer to room assignments in folder

2 p.m. Individual Student Schedule Building — Refer to room assignments in folder

3 p.m. Register for IMPACT — Benson Auditorium

6 p.m. IMPACT Dinner — Original Rock House

Note: You are encouraged to visit the International Programs and Honors College offices between 1 and 5 p.m. to gather information or ask questions about these programs (after students have attended your group advising and individual schedule building meetings). These offices are located across the street from Sears Hall.

Attention all international students: You must check in with the International Student Office, located in Student Center, Room 237. Registration for classes can only proceed after checking in with this office.



2015 Stampede III (August) Parent Schedule

2015 SUMMER STAMPEDE III | PARENT SCHEDULE

2015 Stampede III Parent Schedule PDF

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Residence Halls Move In, Acquire Username and Password, ID Photos/Car Registration — Student Center and Residence Halls

6 p.m. Dinner — Compliments of Harding — Heritage Cafeteria
Welcome to Harding — Dr. Bruce McLarty: President
Academic Mission — Dr. Larry Long: Provost
Office of Alumni/Parent Relations — Liz Howell: Dir. of Alumni & Parent Relations


9 p.m. Devotional — Benson Steps

THURSDAY

8 a.m. Breakfast — Heritage Cafeteria

8-9 a.m. Registration Open for Students Arriving Late — Heritage Cafeteria
Student Center

9 a.m. "Making the Grade"
Mark Pruitt: Asst. Dir. of Admissions
Helps prepare students for the increased college workload — Founders Room (2nd floor American Heritage Center)

9:30-11 a.m. "In the Know; Who to Know" — Founders Room
Student Life — Zach Neal: Asst. VP of Student Life
Public Safety — Craig Russell: Dir. of Public Safety
Business Office — Molly Noble-Douglas: Dir. of Business Office
Financial Aid — Dr. Jonathan Roberts: Dir. Financial Aid Services
International Programs — Aleece Kelley: Office of International Programs
Honors College — Dr. Mike James: Dean of Honors College

11 a.m. Parents Dismissed Early for Lunch On Your Own

1 p.m. Essentials for Parents — Regions Room (2nd floor American Heritage Center)
Center for Student Success — Dr. Kevin Kehl: Dean for Student Success
Office of Provost — Dr. Larry Long: Provost
Office of Alumni/Parent Relations — Liz Howell: Dir. of Alumni/Parent Relations

3-6 p.m. Students Register for IMPACT — Benson Auditorium

Note: You are encouraged to visit the International Programs and Honors College offices between 1 and 5 p.m. to gather information or ask questions about these programs (after students have attended your group advising and individual schedule building meetings). These offices are located across the street from Sears Hall.

Attention all international students: You must check in with the International Student Office, located in Student Center, Room 237. Registration for classes can only proceed after checking in with this office.

Before You Can Signup

Summer Stampede is open to students fully accepted to Harding University. Which means you should have received your Harding acceptance letter in order to register. If you have not completed the admissions process or are not sure yet of your acceptance, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

In order for us to do our very best in advising and helping you select your classes, you must have taken either the ACT or SAT test before attending one of the Summer Stampede Sessions. If you are unsure that a record of your test is in our files please contact your Admissions Counselor.

Signup

The remaining dates for Stampede 2015 August 19-20.  Please submit your reservation online as early as possible. 

Important Note:  Once you register for Stampede you will be automatically registered for our required Student IMPACT program.  Be sure to check out the Student IMPACT site for additional information.

 

Cost

Costs associated with Stampede are included in the First Year Experience (FYE) fee which will be placed on each student's fall semester billing statement. The FYE fee cover's expenses connected with several first year student events and activities including Summer Stampede, Student Impact, HU Square 1 Retreat and the year end FYE Dinner.

Housing & What to Bring

Housing is provided for students only.  Students will stay in one of Harding's residence halls on campus and are expected to bring their own towels, pillows, and sheets and blankets to fit a twin bed. Students should also bring a backpack to carry their documents.

There is no specific dress requirement for Stampede, but everything should follow Harding's dress code. This means that shorts need to be mid-thigh length, dresses and skirts need to be knee length, and tank top straps need to be at least two inches thick. 

Parents may contact the Heritage Inn toll free at 1-888-766-2465 or other lodging facilities in the area to make their own housing arrangements.

When to Arrive?

Registration will open between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 11, July 9 and August 19 and held in the Student Center Lobby in front of the Harding Bookstore (see the Campus Map). Please check in to your dorm upon your arrival to Harding and then come over to the Student Center.  The Stampede orientation sessions schedule will begin at 1 p.m.

A shuttle service is provided from the Little Rock airport, which is approximately a 45 minute drive from Searcy. Please plan your flights accordingly. Students attending Stampede I and II should arrive on campus by 1:00 p.m. Thursday.  Students attending Stampede III should plan to arrive on Wednesday, August 19 by 1:00 p.m.  Return flights scheduled for Stampede I and II should be booked AFTER 5:00 pm on Friday. Please enter flight information on the reservation form (note: changes can be made by contacting the Stampede office). Final flight information should be submitted NO LATER than 7 days in advance of your flight.

Immunization Requirements

Each Harding student is required to submit proof of two immunizations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). This information must be on file in the Admissions Office before you may register for classes, as Arkansas law prohibits you from attending class until your records have been received. Therefore, a registration hold will be placed on your academic account which will prevent you from being able to register for classes.

 Immunization records may be faxed to 501-279-4129, scanned and emailed to admissions@harding.edu, or mailed to

Harding University
Admissions Office
Box 12255
Searcy, AR 72149-5615