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Stampede 2015

June 11-12, July 9-10

After being accepted to Harding, the next step is to prepare you for your first semester on campus.  We want to assist you in taking the best possible step for your university career.  Attending one of the two Summer Stampede sessions is a great way for a new student to become acquainted with Harding and have a great start to your first semester.  We have planned activities to introduce you to university life.  Although it is not required, it gives you several advantages.  At Summer Stampede:

  • You will meet with an academic counselor to complete your class schedule.  The advanced orientation sessions will help you schedule your classes, eliminating decisions to be made at the start of the busy school year.
  • You'll preview campus life and find out what to expect during your first semester of college.
  • You can update your housing needs.
  • You will become acquainted with other new students (and maybe even meet your roommate). You will have an opportunity to meet new friends, as well as teachers, with whom you will spend the next four years.

This is your invitation to attend one of these sessions.

2014 Schedule

Thursday

 
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

Friday

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

2014 Parent Schedule

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Reservations will open in January, 2014.  The dates for Stampede 2014 are June 12-13, July 10-11. Once you decide which session to attend, you can Signup here.  There will be a link to a form for each session.Only fill out the form for the session that you plan to attend.  Submit your reservation online as early as possible. This allows us time to prepare the folders and registration materials for your arrival.

 

Forms available later.

Cost

The $50 Summer Stampede fee covers dinner on Thursday evening, a continental breakfast and lunch on Friday, and up to 3 nights in the residence hall.  It should be mailed to:

Harding University
Box 10761
Searcy, AR 72149

Make checks payable to Harding University.

To pay by credit card, call 501-279-4106.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and security number (3 digits on back of card) ready when you call to make a payment.  

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?

Students should arrive on campus by 1 p.m. Thursday June 12 or July 10. Registration will be in the Student Center Lobby in front of the Harding Bookstore (see the Campus Map). Please check in to your dorm first when you arrive, and then come over to the Student Center.   

 A shuttle service is provided from the Little Rock airport. Searcy is 45 minutes from the Little Rock airport. Please plan your flights accordingly. Students should arrive on campus by 1:00 pm Thursday. Return flights should be booked AFTER 5:00 pm on Friday. You will enter flight information on the reservation form. Please have your final flight information ready when you fill out your reservation form, but changes can be made by contacting the Stampede office. Final flight information is needed NO LATER than a week in advance, because the shuttle schedule is made at that time.

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

Contact Us

Summer Stampede
501-279-4106
stampede@harding.edu