Stampede 2015

June 11-12, July 9-10, August 19-20

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 even find a roommate) 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 II (July) Tentative Student Schedule

2015 Summer Stampede | Student Schedule

THURSDAY

9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Registration Acquire Username and Password ID Photos/Car Registration Student Center

9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Hospitality Room Refreshments Student Center — CAB Office & Library

1 p.m. Upgraded Money Skills Nathan Green: Financial Advisor, Simmons First Investment Group Empowers students to develop smart money management skills Admin. Auditorium

1:30 p.m. Making the Grade Mark Pruitt: Assoc. Dir. of Undergraduate Admissions Helps prepare students for the increased college workload Admin. Auditorium

2 p.m. Campus Tour | Walking or Virtual Office of Alumni/Parent Relations — Liz Howell: Director Admin. Auditorium

3 p.m. Opening Ceremony Welcome to Harding — Dr. Bruce McLarty: President Academic Mission — Dr. Larry Long: Provost Student Life — Zach Neal: Asst. VP of Student Life Benson Auditorium

3:30-5 p.m. Academic Fair Introduces students to Harding academic programs and majors Founders Room & Regions Room

5 p.m. Dinner — Compliments of Harding Heritage Cafeteria

6:30 p.m. Introductions and Announcements Admissions Introductions — Glenn Dillard: Asst. VP of Enrollment International Programs — Dr. Jeff Hopper: Dean of International Programs Student IMPACT Co-Directors — Nathan Enix and Paige Whitman Benson Auditorium

7 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Students Dismissed to Breakout Sessions Breakout Session ONE - Group Advising by major or Program Breakout Session TWO - Group Advising by major or Program Refer to Breakout Room Assignments in Packet

9 p.m. Devotional Benson Steps

9:30 p.m. Evening Activities — Hosted by Undergraduate Admissions Office Student Center

FRIDAY

7:30-8:20 a.m. Breakfast Registration Open for Students Arriving Late Heritage Cafeteria Student Center

8:30 a.m. Essential Enrollment Breakout Groups MANDATORY Information and Paperwork Technology, Business Office, Safety, Student Life and Housing Mabee/Heritage Aud. (According to Your Group #)

11:30 a.m. -12:50 p.m. Lunch Heritage Cafeteria

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Schedule Building and Next Steps for Academic Success Based on Major

3 - 5 p.m. The SENDOFF (Your Last Stop) Liberty Room—Stampede I Cone Chapel—Stampede II

2015 Stampede II (July) Tentative Parent Schedule

 2015 Summer Stampede | Parent Schedule

THURSDAY

9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Registration Acquire Username and Password ID Photos/Car Registration Student Center

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Hospitality Room Refreshments Student Center -CAB office & Library

1 p.m. Upgraded Money Skills Nathan Green: Financial Advisor, Simmons First Investment Group Empowers students to develop smart money management skills Admin. Auditorium

1:30 p.m. Making the Grade Mark Pruitt: Assoc. Dir. of Undergraduate Admissions Helps prepare students for the increased college workload Admin. Auditorium

2 p.m. Campus Tour | Walking or Virtual Office of Alumni/Parent Relations — Liz Howell: Director Admin. Auditorium

3 p.m. Opening Ceremony Welcome to Harding — Dr. Bruce McLarty: President Academic Mission — Dr. Larry Long: Provost Student Life — Zach Neal: Asst. VP of Student Life Benson Auditorium

3:30-5 p.m. Academic Fair Introduces students to Harding academic programs and majors Founders Room & Regions Room

5 p.m. Dinner — Compliments of Harding Heritage Cafeteria

6:30 p.m. Introductions and Announcements Admissions Introductions — Glenn Dillard: Asst. VP of Enrollment International Programs — Dr. Jeff Hopper: Dean Student IMPACT Co-Directors — Nathan Enix and Paige Whitman Benson Auditorium

7:15 p.m.-8 p.m. Essentials for Parents First Year Experience: HU Square 1 — Dr. Kevin Kehl: Director Office of Provost — Dr. Larry Long: Provost Center for Student Success — Dr. Todd Patten: Dean Office of Alumni/Parent Relations — Liz Howell: Director Benson Auditorium

9 p.m. Devotional Benson Steps

FRIDAY

7:30-8:20 a.m. Breakfast Registration Open for Students Arriving Late Heritage Cafeteria

8:30 a.m. No Parent Left Behind Office of the President — Dr. Bruce McLarty: President Office of Alumni — Liz Howell: Director Office of Student Life — Zach Neal: Asst. Vice President Student Technology Services — Lora Fleener: Manager Student Support Admin. Auditorium

11:30 a.m. -12:50 p.m. Lunch — On Your Own

1 p.m. -2:45 p.m. In the Know; Who to Know Public Safety — Craig Russell: Director Student Health Services — Lynn McCarty: Director Bookstore — David Hall: Manager Student Financial Services — Jay Simpson: Assoc. Director Business Office — Molly Noble-Douglas: Director Admin. Auditorium

2015 Stampede III (August) Tentative Student Schedule

2015 SUMMER STAMPEDE III | TENTATIVE STUDENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration | Acquire Username and Password, ID Photos/Car Registration — Student Center
6 p.m. Dinner — 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
9 a.m. "Making the Grade"
Mark Pruitt: Asst. Dir. of Admissions helps prepare students for the increased college workload — Cone Chapel
9:30-11 a.m. "In the Know; Who to Know"
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
International Programs — Dr. Jeff Hopper: Dean of International Programs — Cone Chapel
11 a.m. CSI: Harding College Student Inventory, Investigate who needs help — Cone Chapel
12 p.m. Lunch — On Your Own
1-5 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1 p.m. Breakout Session ONE with Advisor (Group)
2 p.m. Breakout Session TWO with Advisor (Individual) — Refer to Room Assignments by major (See Folder)
5 p.m. Register for IMPACT — Benson Auditorium
6 p.m. IMPACT Dinner — Original Rock House





2015 Stampede III (August) Tentative Parent Schedule

2015 SUMMER STAMPEDE III | TENTATIVE PARENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration, Acquire Username and Password, ID Photos/Car Registration — Student Center
6 p.m. Dinner — 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, 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 — Cone Chapel
9:30-11 a.m. "In the Know; Who to Know"
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
International Programs — Dr. Jeff Hopper: Dean of International Programs — Cone Chapel
11 a.m. Parents Dismissed Early for Lunch
12 p.m. Lunch — On Your Own
1 p.m. Essentials for Parents — Hosted by HU Square1
Office of Provost — Dr. Larry Long: Provost
Center for Student Success — Dr. Todd Patten: Dean for Student Success &
Dr. Kevin Kehl: Director of FYE
Office of Alumni/Parent Relations — Liz Howell: Dir. of Alumni/Parent Relations — Cone Chapel
5 p.m. Students Register for IMPACT — Benson Auditorium

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 are July 9-10 and August 19-20. Once you decide which session to attend, you can sign up below. Space at each of Stampede sessions is limited. Please submit your reservation online as early as possible. 

Online registration form

Important Note:  Once you register for Stampede you will be automatically registered for Student Impact.  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