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:
Registration for this event is now open.
|9 am – 3 pm||Registration|
Acquire Username & Password
ID Photos/Car Registration
|9:30 am - 12 pm|
Games, prizes, refreshments, and you
Office of Campus Life
(Located next to Taco Bell)
|1 - 1:30 pm|
Upgraded Money SkillsNathan Green; Financial Rep., Northwestern MutualEmpowers students to develop smart money management skills.
|1:30 - 2:00 pm|
Making the GradeMark Pruitt; Asst. Dir. of AdmissionsHelps to prepare students for the increased college workload.
Opening CeremonyWelcome to Harding - Dr. Bruce McLarty; PresidentAcademic Mission - Dr. Marty Spears; ProvostStudent Life - Zach Neal; Dean of Student Life
3:30 pm - 5 pm
5 pm – 6:15 pm
Dinner – Compliments of Harding
Introductions and AnnouncementsAdmissions Introductions - Glenn Dillard; Asst. VP for EnrollmentInternational Programs - Dr. Jeff Hopper; Dean of Intl. ProgramsIMPACT Co-Directors - Harrison and Hayley Waldron
Students dismissed to Breakout Sessions
|7:15 pm||Breakout Session ONE with Advisor||Based on Major|
|8 pm||Breakout Session TWO with Advisor||Based on Major|
Essentials for Parents: Hosted by Square1Office of the Provost - Dr. Larry Long; ProvostCenter for Student Success - Dr. Todd PattonOffice of Alumni and Parent Relations - Liz Howell
|9 pm||Spiritual Life At Harding (Devotional)||Admin Auditorium|
Evening Activities/Parents Dismissed
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions
|7:30 – 8:20 am||Continental Breakfast||Heritage Cafeteria|
|Registration open for students arriving late||Student Center|
|8:30 – 12 pm|
Pre-registration Breakout Groups
(According to your group number)
|12 pm – 1 pm|
1 pm – 5 pm
Scheduling and Class Registration
Based on Major
The SENDOFF – Your last stop
|1:00 pm||Upgraded Money Skills|
Nathan Green; Financial Rep, Northwestern Mutual
Empower students to develop smart money management skills.
|1:30 pm||Making the Grade |
Mark Pruitt; Asst Dir of Admissions
Helps to prepare students for the increased college workload.
Campus Tour | Walking or Virtual
Harding History and Campus Facts
|3:30 – 5:00 pm||Academic Fair||Cone Chapel|
|5:00 – 6:15 pm||Dinner – Compliments of Harding||Heritage Cafeteria|
|6:30 pm||Introductions 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
|7:15 – 8:00 pm||Essentials 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
|9:00 pm||Spiritual Life at Harding (Devotional)||Admin. Auditorium|
|7:30 – 8:20 am||Continental Breakfast||Heritage Cafeteria|
|No Parent Left Behind||Admin. Auditorium|
8:30 - 10:00 am
|Office of Alumni – Liz Howell; Alumni and Parent Relations|
Office of the President - Dr. Bruce McLarty; President
10:15 - 11:30 am
|Office of Student Life – Dr. David Collins; Executive VP|
Student Technology Services – Lora Fleener; Mgr Student Support
|11:30 am – 12:50 pm||Lunch - on your own|
|1:00 - 2:45 pm||In the Know; Who to Know|
Public Safety – Craig Russell; Dir of Public Safety
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.
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com, or mailed to
Searcy, AR 72149-5615