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Bison Bound 2022

Registration & Dates

Priority Registration for Bison Bound opens on February 1, 2022. Students that have paid their Enrollment Fee prior to that date qualify for Priority Registration.

Registration for all accepted students, opens on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Dates for Bison Bound 2022:

  • June 9-10 (Thursday-Friday)
  • July 14-15 (Thursday-Friday)
  • August 17-18 (Wednesday-Thursday)

In addition to obtaining essential information regarding campus life and a view of campus, students will be able to receive academic and major advising, receive their class schedule, and complete essential activities such as selecting a chapel seat, meal plan and ordering a parking pass.

All incoming students must complete orientation in order to register for fall classes and enroll.

To register for Bison Bound students must first have been accepted for admission to the university. 

Other Important Dates:

  • Stampede (Welcome Weekend) begins on Thursday evening, August 18.
  • Fall classes begin on Monday, August 22.

Harding is on NearPeer!

We want to give you a headstart on one of the most important parts of orientation: connecting with future classmates! With that in mind, Harding has partnered with Nearpeer. Nearpeer is a social media peer-to-peer networking platform specifically for Harding students that matches and connects incoming students based on their similarities and common interests. You can locate others in your program of study, find a roommate or just make connections. All admitted students will receive a personal email invitation to join.

Bison Bound Schedule

This schedule for Bison Bound 2022 is still being planned, but you can look at last year's schedule as a tentative guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I ready to register for Bison Bound?

Step 1: Be Accepted

Bison Bound is open to students fully accepted to Harding University who have received their 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.

Step 2: Sign Up

Once registration opens, students must complete and submit the registration form to successfully sign up for a Bison Bound session.

Step 3: Essential Requirements

The following items may be submitted after registering for Bison Bound, but must be submitted prior to receiving your class schedule. 

  • Immunization Records
  • Housing Form
  • Character Reference Form

These forms and additional information can be foundin Apply - Undergrad.


What is the purpose of Bison Bound?

Completing this required program is designed to give you several advantages heading into the fall semester at Harding. At Bison Bound you will:

  • Build or review your class schedule for the fall semester
  • Attend sessions to help you make decisions about your college career and be prepared for your first day of class
  • Preview campus life and find out what to expect as you begin your Harding experience

What is the difference in Bison Bound and Stampede? Why do I need to attend both?

Bison Bound is an informative program designed to ensure that students are adequately prepared for classes and campus life. Stampede is the recreational aspect – meeting new friends, settling into dorms, getting acquainted with roommates and sharing fun experiences together before school begins.

How do I edit my registration form?

If you have incorrect information on the Bison Bound registration form, please email bisonbound@harding.edu with the corrected information.

Am I required to participate?

ALL undergraduate first time in college and transfer students are required to participate in Bison Bound. However, if you already have a Bachelor’s degree or are not attending the Searcy campus, you will not be required to participate in Bison Bound.

What about a parent orientation?

Bison Bound parents, you will be able to your own attend informational sessions regarding financial aid, etc. These sessions are not required but are designed to help parents of incoming students to better understand life at Harding.

Please keep an eye out for more information about parent specific orientation and programs for Bison Bound.

Will housing be provided?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to provide housing while current students are still on campus. We are working on ways to provide housing during the summer sessions and will have more details soon. 

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