Applying for Graduation
Applications for December 2020 graduation were due March 1. Students can still apply, but there is a $50 late fee. Applications for May or Summer 2021 graduation are due October 1, 2020. There is no penalty for applying early. The Graduation Application is available on Pipeline in the “Student Records” section.
November 21, 2020
We plan to hold an in-person commencement on Nov. 21 before students go home for Thanksgiving break. We want all of our 2020 graduates — fall, spring and summer — to have the opportunity to wear their cap and gown and walk across the stage in person. This will be a closed event only for graduates and faculty.
While the ceremony will be on campus, due to the additional risk that could be created by bringing in hundreds of guests from across the country, the in-person portion will be a closed event only for graduates and faculty. We are disappointed to have to restrict the attendance but are hopeful this precaution, as well as conditions on campus and in our state at that time, will allow us to proceed with this plan. The ceremony will also be streamed and broadcast live. More information regarding the specifics will be provided in October.
December 2019 Commencement
Take a look at a few memorable moments from our December 14, 2019 ceremonies.
Info for Graduates
Are you approved? Review the requirements
Please review your catalog for specific degree requirements. University graduation requirements are also posted in the catalog and may be found at www.harding.edu/catalog.
By university policy, to be approved to walk in the May commencement ceremony, candidates must have all degree requirements completed by the date of commencement. As the only exception, candidates who will complete degree requirements by enrolling at Harding in their final class during the Harding Intersession term are allowed to participate. Students who complete their degree during Intersession, while they may participate in the May commencement ceremony, their degrees will be awarded after Intersession and they are considered summer graduates.
Students who complete degree requirements after May degrees are verified will participate in the December ceremony, with the exception of pharmacy students who complete degree requirements after May degrees are awarded, and they will participate in the next May ceremony. Similarly, students who complete degree requirements after the December degrees are checked and verified will participate in the upcoming May commencement ceremony.
Academic Regalia (caps, gowns, hoods, tassels)
Your cap and gown need to be ordered online at https://harding.shopoakhalli.
All Ed.D. graduates should contact the Bookstore to place your regalia order at (501) 279-4698.
|B.A.||Art and Humanities, Business, Honors (IDS), and Sciences||WHITE|
|B.A.||Communication Sciences & Disorders||SILVER|
|B.S.||Arts and Humanities, Honors (IDS) and Sciences||GOLDEN YELLOW|
|B.S.M.T.||Medical Technology||KELLY GREEN|
|Ed.S.||Education-Educational Leadership||LIGHT BLUE|
|Ed.S.||Education-Clinical Mental Health Counseling||OLD GOLD Tassel/LIGHT BLUE Hood|
|M.S.||Education-Professional School Counseling||LIGHT BLUE|
|M.S.M.F.T.||Marriage and Family Therapy||LIGHT BLUE|
|M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S., M.S.E.||Education||LIGHT BLUE|
|M.S.P.A.S||Physician Assistant||KELLY GREEN|
National Academic Honor Society
|GREEN/BLUE||Sears Honors House|
|Alpha Psi Omega|
|American Studies Institute||RED/WHITE/BLUE||Heritage 211|
|Delta Mu Delta|
|Kappa Delta Pi|
|PURPLE||Thornton Education Center 130|
|Nu Delta Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu|
Family & Consumer Sciences
|Omicron Delta Kappa|
National Leadership Honor Society
|LIGHT BLUE/BLACK||Heritage 211|
|Phi Alpha Theta|
|RED/LIGHT BLUE||Ganus 120|
|Pi Sigma Alpha|
|Sigma Tau Delta|
|RED/BLACK||American Studies 300|
|Sigma Theta Tau|
|PURPLE/WHITE||order from www.nursingsociety.org|
There are no honor cords for cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude. These honors are designated in the program, on the diploma and on the transcript.
Harding uses an external vendor, Parchment, to provide access to your electronic diploma. Within two weeks of the awarding of your degree, you will receive an email from Parchment containing a link for viewing, downloading, and/or printing your electronic diploma. Receipt of this electronic diploma is the confirmation that your degree has been awarded. Your paper diploma will arrive a few weeks after the electronic version.
For students who are awarded a Bachelor's or Master's degree, the paper diploma size is 8.5" x 11".
For those who are awarded a Doctoral degree, the paper diploma size is 11" x 14".
After you receive your electronic diploma link from Parchment that indicates your degree is awarded, we recommend you order an official transcript from Harding. Have the transcript sent to yourself to keep on file with your other important documents. You will be asked many questions over your lifetime, when applying for employment and other professional opportunities, about your college classes and grades. Your transcript contains all the answers you will need. Having that document in your possession allows you to answer such questions quickly. There is a small fee for securing an official transcript that varies depending on delivery options.