Homecoming 2012 - Oct. 24 - 26
Thursday, October 24
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Welcome Center, Heritage lobby in front of the alumni office. Stop by and pick up the latest schedule of events and other Harding information.
9 and 10 a.m. Chapel – Benson Auditorium
9: 45 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration for Bison Stampede 5 K Run, Hammon Student Center, ($20)
1 – 4 p.m. Harding History House, 205 N. Lott Tucker Drive
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
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Welcome Center, Heritage lobby in front of the alumni office. Stop by and pick up the latest schedule of events and Harding information.
8 a.m. Check-in and 9a.m. Shotgun Start- Bison Booster Club Golf Tournament, Course at River Oaks $100 per person / $400 per team and/or Hole Sponsorship $100.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Faith and Business Symposium Speakers - Mabee Business Building -Several alumni and guests will be giving presentations on topics such as business ethics, current issues in business and advice for COBA students. Everyone is welcome.
Bison Days For high school juniors or seniors (only) who may be coming with family members for Homecoming and would like to participate in Bison Days, they may want to log on to www.harding.edu/admissions and click on the "Bison Days" link for all the details.
9 a.m. Chapel – Benson Auditorium
9:45 a.m. - Heritage Circle Coffee, Regions Room, second floor, Heritage Center
9: 45 – 2 p.m. Registration for Bison Stampede 5 K Run, Hammon Student Center, ($20)
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
1 – 4 p.m. Harding History House, 205 N. Lott Tucker Drive behind Science building on the corner of Market and Lott Tucker Drive.
4 p.m. Good News Singers, C. L. Kay Plaza in front of the Benson Auditorium
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)
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.
10:15 p.m. Bison Bash Band and Bonfire - Following the musical on the soccer practice field, southwest of the Ganus Athletic Center. Hang out with your friends, enjoy s'mores and listen to the music. Sponsored by Admissions, Alumni and Parent Relations, CAB and the Student Association.
Saturday, October 26
Reunions and Activities
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
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Alumni Continental Breakfast - Student Center, Meet your friends and pick up the latest schedule of events.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. PINS Quilt Display for AWH Scholarships, Student Center
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.
11 a.m. Belles and Beaux – Administration Auditorium
10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. A free shuttle is available for transportation to and from the Ganus Athletic Center (west side), Legacy Park, Harding History House and the Heritage Center at the Market Street entrance.
10:45 - Noon Carr College of Nursing Reception – Heritage 207.
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 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. That 70s Reunion for everyone who attended Harding during that decade – Regions Room, second floor, 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
10:45a.m. – Noon Harding Authors Book Signing – Student Center in front of the bookstore
10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Associated Women for Harding Store - Student Center near the bookstore
11 a.m. Campus Tour for prospective students and parents beginning from Heritage Lobby. Hosted by Admissions.
11 – 11:45 a.m. Pied Pipers Children’s Theatre – 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 years..
Class reunions are for everyone! If you want to visit with a class that is celebrating, please stop by - the more the merrier!
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 with social clubs 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.
1:45 p.m. Walk of Brothers, First Security Stadium. Be part of a new Harding tradition and support the Bison football team. Line up 20 feet inside the outer gate by the concession stand toward the Bison statue.
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.
6 p.m. Lacrosse Alumni Reunion- Black and Gold Game - Soccer Field
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.
Check out www.harding.edu/homecoming for an up-to-date Homecoming 2013 schedule. A complete schedule of Homecoming will be available when you arrive on campus.