Benson Seat Project
Benson Auditorium, so familiar to everyone, will receive a long-awaited update this summer. The Auditorium’s seats, which have been occupied for decades, will be reupholstered in black and gold, and new seating will be installed to increase capacity to nearly 3,800.
Seating in Benson Auditorium has not been refurbished since its construction in 1980. During that 30-year time span, the Auditorium has been used more than 230 days a year, often multiple times during the day.
To refurbish and add seating to the Auditorium will cost approximately $380,000 or $100 per seat. Alumni and friends of Harding can help fund this project by purchasing a special seat with a gift of $100. You can buy a seat, several seats, or even your own row.
Each gift will be recognized with a gold inscribed plaque. The first line can be inscribed with either In memory of or In honor of or another sentiment of the donor’s choice up to 25 characters. Two additional lines will be available with up to 21 characters on the second line and up to 25 characters on the third line. The plaque will be affixed to the back of your seat. Purchasing a seat is a great way to honor or recognize a special friend, alumni, faculty members, or your social club or service club.
To place your seat order by mail or make a gift by check, please print the Benson Seat order form pdf. Complete the form and mail it along with your check made out to
Searcy, AR 72149