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Dear Harding Family Members

kids in the grass

We want to personally invite you to attend Harding Family Weekend 2014 is October 3 and 4. This weekend promises something for everyone and has grown into a special event that you do not want to miss! You are invited to attend classes with the students. Chapel begins at 9 a.m. on Friday in the Benson Auditorium. This is a great opportunity to bring prospective students and siblings of current students to campus and see what makes Harding so special. Check out the schedule tab for the other activities during the weekend. We look forward to seeing you and your family on campus.

Best wishes,

Liz Howell
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations



When you arrive on campus, stop by the Alumni and Parent Relations office in the David B. Burks American Heritage Building to get the latest schedule of events.

Friday, October 3

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Attend Classes
You are invited to attend classes with your student. Come and see what the students are learning!  Has it been a while since you attended a college class?  Don't miss this opportunity! 

9 and 10 a.m.
- Benson Auditorium. Chapel is one of the most important events that your student will participate in during his/her years at Harding.  Come experience what makes Harding so special.

7 p.m.  Lady Bison Soccer vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Stevens Soccer Complex

7:30 p.m. – Comedian, juggler and magician Paul Miller- Administration Auditorium. Come for a night of family fun and entertainment. Tickets are available at the door. $5.


Saturday, October 4

Breakfast on your own.
You may use your student's meal plan or pay at the door in the cafeteria. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family Photos 
- available in a Harding Swing on the front lawn.
$10 for two 5x7's. Other packages available.

Lunch on your own.
You may use your student's meal plan or pay at the door in the cafeteria.

2 - 3:30 p.m. - Open House for Families - Men and women's dorms

4- 6 p.m. Giant Tailgate Party and MORE under the pecan trees in front of the Ganus Athletic Center. Enjoy the music of Belles and Beaux. Something for all ages. Bring your family. Inflatable games are fun for everyone. $9.75 for adults, $4.75 for children ages 6- 11, age 5 and under free. You may use your student's meal plan or pay for your food at the tailgate party.

6 p.m. - Bison Football vs. Southern Arkansas University-First Security Stadium.  Be on hand for a Great American Conference matchup. Wear your black and gold and cheer for the Bisons. 

Tickets required. $8 - adults and $5 student general admission

$10 reserved seats. College students admitted with I.D. for general admission seating.


FW postcard


Family Weekend 2014 is October 3 and 4! Tickets are available at the door of the events. Make plans to attend.

Alumni Relations