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

Registration for this event is now open.

Previous Year Schedule

Day 1

 
9 am – 3 pmRegistration
Acquire Username & Password
ID Photos/Car Registration
Student Center
Student Center
Heritage Auditorium
9:30 am - 12 pm

Hospitality Room 

Games, prizes, refreshments, and you

Office of Campus Life

(Located next to Taco Bell)

1 - 1:30 pm

Upgraded Money Skills

Nathan Green; Financial Rep., Northwestern Mutual
Empowers students to develop smart money management skills.

Admin Auditorium

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Making the Grade

Mark Pruitt; Asst. Dir. of Admissions
Helps to prepare students for the increased college workload.
Admin Auditorium
3 pm

Opening Ceremony

Welcome to Harding - Dr. Bruce McLarty; President
Academic Mission - Dr. Marty Spears; Provost
Student Life - Zach Neal; Dean of Student Life
Admin Auditorium

3:30 pm - 5 pm 

Academic Fair

Cone Chapel

5 pm – 6:15 pm

Dinner – Compliments of Harding

Heritage Cafeteria

6:30 pm 

Introductions and Announcements

Admissions Introductions - Glenn Dillard; Asst. VP for Enrollment
International Programs - Dr. Jeff Hopper; Dean of Intl. Programs
IMPACT Co-Directors - Harrison and Hayley Waldron
Admin Auditorium

7 pm

Students dismissed to Breakout Sessions

 
7:15 pmBreakout Session ONE with AdvisorBased on Major
8 pmBreakout Session TWO with AdvisorBased on Major
7:15 pm

Essentials for Parents: Hosted by Square1

Office of the Provost - Dr. Larry Long; Provost
Center for Student Success - Dr. Todd Patton
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations - Liz Howell
Admin Auditorium
9 pmSpiritual Life At Harding (Devotional)Admin Auditorium
9:30 pm

Evening Activities/Parents Dismissed

Sponsored by the Office of Admissions

Student Center

Day 2

7:30 – 8:20 amContinental BreakfastHeritage Cafeteria
 Registration open for students arriving lateStudent Center
8:30 – 12 pm

Pre-registration Breakout Groups
MANDATORY for class registration

McInteer/Heritage Aud

(According to your group number)

12 pm – 1 pm

Lunch

Heritage Cafeteria

1 pm – 5 pm

Scheduling and Class Registration

Based on Major

 

The SENDOFF – Your last stop

Cone Chapel

Previous Year Parent Schedule

Day 1

1:00 pmUpgraded Money Skills
Nathan Green; Financial Rep, Northwestern Mutual
Empower students to develop smart money management skills.
Admin. Auditorium
1:30 pmMaking the Grade  
Mark Pruitt; Asst Dir of Admissions
Helps to prepare students for the increased college workload.
Admin. Auditorium
2:00 pm  

Campus Tour | Walking or Virtual

Harding History and Campus Facts  

Admin. Auditorium
3:00 pm

Opening Ceremony
Welcome to Harding - Dr. Bruce McLarty; President
Academic Mission – Dr. Larry Long; Provost
Student Life - Zach Neal; Dean of Student Life

Admin. Auditorium
3:30 – 5:00 pmAcademic FairCone Chapel
5:00 – 6:15 pmDinner – Compliments of HardingHeritage Cafeteria
6:30 pmIntroductions and Announcements
Admissions Introductions - Glenn Dillard; Asst. VP of Enrollment
International Programs - Dr. Jeff Hopper; Dean of Intl. Programs
IMPACT Co-Directors - Harrison and Hayley Waldron
Admin. Auditorium
7:15 – 8:00 pmEssentials for Parents: Hosted by Square1
“Everyone has a role to fill, what’s yours?”
Office of Provost - Dr. Larry Long; Provost
Center for Student Success - Dr. Todd Patton
Office of Alumni - Liz Howell; Alumni and Parent Relations
Admin. Auditorium
9:00 pmSpiritual Life at Harding (Devotional)Admin. Auditorium

Day 2

7:30 – 8:20 amContinental BreakfastHeritage Cafeteria

8:30

No Parent Left BehindAdmin. Auditorium

 8:30 - 10:00 am

Office of Alumni – Liz Howell; Alumni and Parent Relations
Office of the President - Dr. Bruce McLarty; President
Admin. Auditorium

 10:15 - 11:30 am

Office of Student Life – Dr. David Collins; Executive VP
Student Technology Services – Lora Fleener; Mgr Student Support
Admin. Auditorium
11:30 am – 12:50 pmLunch - on your own
1:00 - 2:45 pmIn the Know; Who to Know

Public Safety – Craig Russell; Dir of Public Safety
Student Health Services – Lynn McCarty; Dir of Student Health Services
Bookstore – David Hall; Bookstore Manager
Student Financial Services – Jay Simpson; Assoc Dir of Financial Aid
Business Office – Molly Noble-Douglass; Dir of Business Office

Admin. 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 dates for Stampede 2015 are June 11-12, July 9-10 and August 19-20. Once you decide which session to attend, you can sign up here. Space at each of Stampede sessions is limited. Please submit your reservation online as early as possible. 

Online registration form

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 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

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