News & Events





January 10, 2016

HU CORE is a spring semester orientation event for Freshmen and first-year students enrolling for the first time.



Feb. 19-20, 2016

Women in God's Service is an annual conference held to encourage Christian women through fellowship, classes, and life lessons from distinguished guest speakers.

Spring Sing & Bison Days IV


March 24-26, 2016

Spring Sing is a collection of ensemble performances composed of students and directed by students elected from social clubs. Winners of each production are awarded donations for select charities.



April 21, 2016

The (P)Reunion is hosted by the First Year Experience program to celebrate the freshman class as they complete their first year of college.


National Leadership Forum


Summer 2016

Through labs, lectures, films and discussion, participating youth will become more prepared, confident and equipped with the necessary tools to preserve the traditions and ideals upon which America was founded.




June 11-16, 8-23, & 25-30, 2016

Uplift is a summer camp for students entering the 7th grade through graduating seniors. Students go to classes with guest speakers, with plenty of time devoted to recreation and entertainment as well.

Summer Stampede


June 9-10, July 14-15, August 17-18, 2016

Harding University's summer orientation program, Summer Stampede, is required of all incoming new freshmen and transfer students to prepare for the first semester on campus.

Honors Symposium


June 24-July 8, July 1-15, July 8-22, July 15-29, 2016

Harding Honors Symposium is a two-week academic program on the Searcy campus designed to challenge, encourage, and uplift high school students who are in their junior year.

Honors Media & Culture

June 17-July 1, 2016

Honors Media & Culture is a two-week academic program designed to introduce high school juniors to the power of media and cultural narratives from a Christian worldview.

Honor Choir

Honor Choir

July 10-15, 2016

Honor Choir offers five days of advanced work in choral music and related fields, including music literature, sight-reading, and group voice instruction.

Camp Tahkodah


Sessions begin June 5, 2016

Camp Tahkodah is about faith, fun and friendship. It is a place to be outdoors and enjoy nature and to grow with people who love the Lord and are living daily for Him.


Student Impact


Aug. 20-23, 2015

Student IMPACT is a required orientation program for all new freshmen and transfer students. You'll get to know other new students, friends and teachers.

Arkansas Ministers and Wives Day


August 25, 2015

Arkansas Ministers and Wives Day is an opportunity for anyone working in ministry to be encouraged by fellowship, guest speakers and devotionals.

Bible Lectureship


Sept. 27-30, 2015

Join us for our annual Bible Lectureship this fall. Listen to distinguished guest speakers as they share their thoughts and wisdom on specific topics throughout the scriptures.

Family Weekend


Sept. 25-26, 2015

Family Weekend is an opportunity to visit campus and experience Harding with your students or future students, attending classes and chapel, and other special campus activities.



October 22-24, 2015

Enjoy meeting up with old friends and classmates for reunions, tailgating, the homecoming musical and more for a weekend of spirit and camaraderie.

Global Missions Experience


Sept. 17-20, 2015

Formerly known as the World Mission Workshop, GME is an extended weekend full of learning, growing and experiencing life in the mission field.

Organizations Fair


October 28, 2015

The organizations fair is an opportunity for students to learn about all campus organizations and discover opportunities and groups that share their interests.

Fall Craft Fair



November 13-14, 2015

We invite you to visit the White County Fair Grounds for the annual fall craft fair hosted by Women for Harding, an organization that raises money for need-based scholarships.

Campus Lighting


November 30, 2016

Join us for the annual lighting ceremony on the front lawn with a countdown at the end of which more than 100,000 LED lights will illuminate the campus.


Throughout the Year

ASI Lecture Series


Various Dates

The American Studies Institute Distinguished Lectures Series offers insight into current trends in political and economic development affecting the American way of life.

Bison Days

Bison Days

Various dates

Bison Days are weekends for prospective students and their families to come visit and experience life at Harding.

CAB Concerts



Various dates

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) welcomes a variety of musicians to campus. Past artists have included Ben Rector, Sara Bareilles, Pentatonix, NeedtoBreathe and others.



December 19, 2015 & May 7, 2016

Share in this exciting day with your graduates as we celebrate their academic achievements.