Homecoming 2013October 24 -26
Call your friends, former roommates, suitemates, and make plans to attend. Reunions are open to classmates who were in the class year above and below the reunion year class.
Thursday, October 24
5:30 p.m. Heritage Circle Banquet in the Founders Room, second floor of the Heritage Center. Golden, Emerald, Platinum and Platinum Plus Circles Induction and Reunion will honor the Classes of ’63, ’58, ’53, ’48, ’43, ‘38 and ‘33. This year’s inductees will receive two free tickets. ($15)
Friday, October 25
9:45 a.m. - Heritage Circle Coffee, Regions Room, second floor, Heritage Center
12 – 12:50 p.m. Open Chorus Rehearsal, Reynolds M106
12- 12:50 p.m. Open Concert Choir Rehearsal, Reynolds M201
12 p.m. Ninth Annual Homecoming Alumni Panel and Lunch Homemade Taco Soup with trimmings for all Preprofessional Health Science Students Health Science Alumni Welcome! - Science 113
5:30 p.m. Black and Gold Banquet – A wonderful evening to remind you of your favorite Harding memories celebrated with some of your favorite Harding heroes and honor Harding’s outstanding and distinguished alumni. Charles White Cafeteria ($17)
Saturday, October 26
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Alumni Continental Breakfast - Student Center, Meet your friends and pick up the latest schedule of events.
8 a.m. Bison Stampede 5K Run, registration in front of the Student Center. Race starts at 9 a.m. ($20) Each participant receives a T-shirt.
8 – 10 a.m. President’s Council Meeting – Founders Room
10– 10:45 a.m. - Alumni Chapel will feature inspirational singing led by descendants of Andy T. Ritchie Jr. -Administration Auditorium. Remember the songs and share the memories of chapel with other alumni.
10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. A free shuttle is available for transportation to and from the Ganus Athletic Center (west side) and the Heritage Center at the Market Street entrance.
10:45 a.m. - Noon Carr College of Nursing Reception – Heritage 207
10:45 a.m. - Noon Harding Authors - Student Center near Harding Bookstore
10:45 - Noon Totally Awesome 80s Reunion for everyone who attended Harding during that decade. - Heritage 208
10:45 – Noon College of Sciences Reunion and Reception: A Symposium of Faith and Science Pryor-England 123.
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. That 70s Reunion for everyone who attended Harding during that decade. – Regions Room, second floor of Heritage Center
10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Inflatable Games and Petting Zoo (Ganus Athletic Center) Fun for the Harding family. A petting zoo featuring farm animals, pony rides and inflatable games will entertain children of all ages as well as the young at heart. Your children will not want to leave, and you will love this, too.
10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Generation HU Tailgate Party for graduates of the last decade (Ganus Athletic Center)
10:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Harding History House – 205 Lott Tucker Drive (next to Almost Anything, behind Science building on the corner of Market and Lott Tucker Drive)
10:45 a.m. – Noon Pictures in a Harding swing near the Bell Tower. Capture the memories with your friends and family with photos from the front lawn. In case of inclement weather, pictures will be taken in the Heritage Lobby. ($10) Other packages available.
10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. Art & Design Open House
11 a.m. Belles and Beaux – Administration Auditorium
11 a.m. Pied Pipers- Heritage Auditorium
11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Harding Family Picnic and Giant Tailgate Celebration on the lawn in front of the GAC. Heritage Circle members will be seated inside the GAC. Signs will be provided denoting reunion class year.
11 a.m. Classes of: ’33, ’38, ’43, ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ‘03 and ‘08 will meet at the Family Picnic. Signs denoting class years will be posted at the picnic. Heritage Circle classes will be seated inside the gym. Other classes will be seated outside weather permitting. ($9.50 adults, $4.75 for children 6 - 11) Families may use current student’s meal plan. Children under 6 eat for free with parent.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harding African-American Alumni Reunion- International Room, second floor of Heritage. A light lunch will be served and informational meeting will follow.
X-Treme Tailgating - Choose your spot at First Security Stadium under the beautiful pecan trees on the west side of the GAC. Bring your grills, black and gold décor and Bison spirit to create the ultimate outdoor dining experience before the game. Invite friends and current students to join you. Don’t want to cook? ARAMARK will be grilling burgers and hot dogs.
2 p.m. Bison Football The Bisons play TBA at First Security Stadium in a big Great American Conference football game. (Reserved seats, $10 and general admission, $7)
More Reunions and Activities after the football game …
Football and Cheerleader Alumni Reunion- Drop by for chili at the Jim Citty Football and Athletic Training Complex- Ganus Athletic Center
Harding Choral Groups Alumni Reunion - Get together after the game to meet, greet, eat, and SING with people who loved singing while at Harding. All chorus groups are invited. It will be at the home of Paul and Joli Love, 605 E. Race Ave., across the street from Cash Savers Food Outlet.
8 p.m. Homecoming Musical – TBA, Benson Auditorium. ($12, $15 and $18) Join the cast, crew and orchestra following the play for complimentary coffee in the student center.
All events are free admission unless denoted by a ticket price.
A complete schedule of Homecoming will be available when you arrive on campus. Class reunions are for everyone! If you want to visit with a class that is celebrating, please stop by - the more the merrier!