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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.

Before You Can Reserve Your Spot:

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.


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 follow the link "Signup" on the left to reserve your spot.  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. 


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 toAdmissions Office, Harding University, Box 12255, Searcy, AR 72149-5615.

Summer Stampede