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August 17-20, 2017

Future Students

Student IMPACT is a required orientation program for all new freshmen and transfer students.  Student IMPACT is planned and conducted by upper class students at Harding. We know how important it is to start your college career on a high note. That's why we are so fired up! Student IMPACT will help you get off to a great start and make an impact on your life at Harding. Approximately 200 upperclassmen will be here to answer all of your questions, help you get oriented to Harding University, and see to it that you have a good time.

Student Schedule

Please remember that the 2017 Impact schedule is subject to change.

2017 Student IMPACT Schedule pdf

What is student IMPACT?

Student IMPACT is a required orientation program for all new freshmen and transfer students.  Student IMPACT is planned and conducted by upper class students at Harding. We know how important it is to start your college career on a high note. That's why we are so fired up! Student IMPACT will help you get off to a great start and make an impact on your life at Harding. Approximately 200 upperclassmen will be here to answer all of your questions, help you get oriented to Harding University, and see to it that you have a good time.

Why is IMPACT so important?

You'll get to know other new students and will have an opportunity to meet new friends, as well as teachers, with whom you will spend the next four years.

You can experience college life for the first time and not be pressed into your first day of classes immediately upon arriving. You'll have specific activities designed to help you meet people, explore campus, find your classrooms, learn about and experience Harding life, and prepare yourself for when classes do begin.

You'll learn about student and academic organizations on campus, service projects, clubs, student association, and other activities and opportunities for involvement at Harding.

For more information about Student IMPACT, please email us at impact@harding.edu or call us at 501-279-5948.

Who goes to student IMPACT?

Student IMPACT is required of all incoming new freshmen and transfer students. However, a few exceptions include to this include those students involved in some of Harding's collegiate sports teams and official musical groups.

Because Harding has a strong and active choral program, a special Choral IMPACT is organized for those intending to audition for Chorus or Concert Choir. For more information about Harding's choral program, For more information about Harding's choral program, go to www.harding.edu/music/ensembles

How to signup

Student IMPACT is only open to those who are fully accepted to Harding University and are planning to attend in the fall of 2017. Registration for Summer Stampede automatically registers you for Student IMPACT. 

If you have been accepted to Harding University and haven't already registered for Summer Stampede, please go to the Stampede information and registration page. If you have not completed the application process or are unsure of your admissions status, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

Cost

Costs associated with Student IMPACT will be included on the fall semester billing statement as part of the First Year Experience (FYE) fee.

In addition to Student IMPACT related housing, meals, activities, t-shirt and student planner, the FYE fee cover's expenses connected with other first year student events and activities including Summer Stampede, HU Square 1 Retreat and the year-end FYE Dinner.

Current Students

Co-Directors

Co-Director applications are now closed. If you would like more information about being a Co-Director in the future, please contact me, Amanda Hall, at 501-279-5948 or ahall7@harding.edu

Energy Group Leaders

Make helping new students begin their Harding experience part of your Harding experience!

We are no longer taking applications for Energy Group Leaders. If are interested in being an EGL for Impact 2018, please email impact@harding.edu

Contact Us

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Harding Information: 501-279-4000
Admissions Office: 1-800-477-4407