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    Celebrating hundreds of students virtually on August 15.

Learn more about Virtual Graduation!

FAQ

APPLYING FOR GRADUATION

Diploma


Applications for December 2020 graduation were due March 1st. 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.

Commencement Schedule
 

Spring - August 15, 2020

Spring and Summer 2020 graduates will be celebrated in a virtual ceremony on August 15 at 11 a.m. CDT.
Graduates will be allowed to walk at a future on-ground commencement ceremony.

Fall - December 19, 2020

Fall 2020 graduates will be celebrated in a virtual ceremony on December 19.
Graduates will be allowed to walk at a future on-ground commencement ceremony.

 

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CEREMONY UPDATES

On-ground 2020 commencement exercises have been canceled. Commemorative programs will be mailed to all graduates prior to the virtual ceremony. An online version of the program is now available.

As much as we long to celebrate with our graduates and their families in person, we have canceled all other large campus events for fall that could have a significant draw from outside the local area and have decided it is prudent to do the same for commencement in order to minimize potential spread of the virus.


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.com/purchasewizard/Welcome. The cost of regalia is included in your graduation fee. The vendor will be shipping your cap and gown to the address you designate in the order at no additional charge to you.

All Ed.D. graduates should contact the Bookstore to place your regalia order at (501) 279-4698.


DegreeDepartmentColor
B.A.Art and Humanities, Business, Honors (IDS), and SciencesWHITE
B.A.BibleSCARLET
B.A.EducationLIGHT BLUE
B.A.Communication Sciences & DisordersSILVER
B.B.ABusinessKHAKI
B.F.A.Fine ArtsBROWN
B.M.E.Music EducationPINK
B.MIN.BibleSCARLET
B.S.Arts and Humanities, Honors (IDS) and SciencesGOLDEN YELLOW
B.S.M.T.Medical TechnologyKELLY GREEN
B.S.N.NursingAPRICOT
B.S.W.Social WorkCITRON
D.P.T.Physical TherapyTEAL
Ed.D.EducationLIGHT BLUE
Ed.S.Education-Educational LeadershipLIGHT BLUE
Ed.S.Education-Clinical Mental Health CounselingOLD GOLD Tassel/LIGHT BLUE Hood
M.A.EducationLIGHT BLUE
M.B.A.BusinessKHAKI
M.S.Education-Professional School CounselingLIGHT BLUE
M.S.Speech-Language PathologySILVER
M.S.M.F.T.Marriage and Family TherapyLIGHT BLUE
M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S., M.S.E.EducationLIGHT BLUE
M.MIN.BibleSCARLET
M.S.N.NursingAPRICOT
M.S.P.A.SPhysician AssistantKELLY GREEN
PHARM.D.PharmacyOLIVE GREEN

Honor Cords

OrganizationColorsPick-up Location
Alpha Chi
National Academic Honor Society
GREEN/BLUESears Honors House
Alpha Psi Omega
Theatre
GOLD/BLUEReynolds C101
American Studies InstituteRED/WHITE/BLUEHeritage 211
Delta Mu Delta
Business
PURPLE/GOLDMabee 100
Kappa Delta Pi
Education
PURPLEThornton Education Center 130
Nu Delta Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu
Family & Consumer Sciences
MAUVE/IVORYHendrix 210
Omicron Delta Kappa
National Leadership Honor Society
LIGHT BLUE/BLACKHeritage 211
Phi Alpha Theta
History
RED/LIGHT BLUEGanus 120
Pi Sigma Alpha
Political Science
RED/WHITE/BLACKGanus 120
Sigma Tau Delta
English
RED/BLACKAmerican Studies 300
Sigma Theta Tau
Nursing
PURPLE/WHITEorder 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.

Diploma Information

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".

Transcript Information

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.

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4388

Location: Administration 106

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
Harding University
Registrar's Office
Box 10766
Searcy, AR 72149-5615