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  • This is a photo of the admissions welcome center at Harding University.

    Harding University Welcome Center

    Your Harding experience starts here!

This is your go-to place for campus information, checking-in for campus tours, directions, and anything else you need to know about life at Harding University. Schedule your visit today to get a firsthand look at our caring culture, close-knit community and our commitment to academic excellence, all rooted in the cause of Christ. If you need directions to or around campus, visit harding.edu/map.

Schedule a visit

One of the best ways to determine if a college is right for you is by visiting campus. Explore our visit options and schedule the visit type that’s right for you.

This is the logo for the personalized visit days with Harding University Admissions.Schedule a custom experience just for you!
This is the logo for Black and Gold Day at Harding University, hosted by the Office of Admissions.
A one-day large group comprehensive event!
This is the logo for HardingYou Day visits at Harding University
A smaller one-day overview adventure!
This is the logo for the personalized visit days with Harding University Admissions.Schedule a custom experience just for you!
This is the logo for Black and Gold Day at Harding University, hosted by the Office of Admissions.A one-day large group comprehensive event!
This is the logo for HardingYou Day visits at Harding UniversityA smaller one-day overview adventure!

Personalized Visit

A personal custom experience just for you! You will have the opportunity to tour campus with a current student, meet with university leadership, meet with professors in your area of study and much more.

Black & Gold Days

A one-day large group visit event designed to provide a comprehensive overview of what Harding has to offer you. You will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, sit in on classes, meet current students and much more. View the schedule here

  • Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 — Register
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 (Homecoming) | Ticket to the Harding Football game and our annual Homecoming musical will be available for purchase at a discounted rate for those staying for the weekend festivities— Register
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 — Register
  • Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 (Presidents Day) — Register
  • Friday, Apr. 7, 2023 (Spring Sing Weekend) | Tickets to our annual Spring Sing performance will be available for purchase at a discounted rate for those staying for the weekend festivities. — Register

Harding You Days

A smaller one-day visit event designed to provide a more personal overview of what Harding has to offer you. You will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, sit in on classes, meet current students and much more. Registration is capped at 25 students. 

Trustee Scholars Days

  • Thursday-Friday, Jan. 26-27
  • Thursday-Friday, Feb. 9-10

Note: These events are by invitation only. Qualifying students will receive an invitation and detailed information upon admission to Harding.

Dates to Avoid

There’s always a good reason to visit our campus, but here are a few dates when the herd is away. These are times when campus is closed or restricted from hosting events. Learn more on our campus calendar.
  • Aug. 1-23, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 (Inauguration)
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 (Fall Break)
  • Nov. 21-25, 2022 (Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 6, 2023 (Winter Break)
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 (Trustee Day)
  • Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 (Trustee Day)
  • Mar. 6-10, 2023 (Spring Break)
  • May 8-19, 2023

Accepted Incoming Students

Orientation: Bison Bound

Once a student is accepted for admission, they will need to attend one of our Bison Bound sessions. At Bison Bound, future students will register for classes, get their IDs, parking passes, and take care of other necessary registration steps. Who knows, they might even meet their future roommate! Learn more about Bison Bound!

Welcome Weekend: Stampede

Stampede will kick-off on Thursday evening, August 18, following move-in. All new students beginning in the fall will attend Stampede - Harding's student welcome weekend. Students will move into their dorms, meet other students, and begin their journey at Harding! Learn more about Stampede!

New Incoming Freshmen and Transfers will be able to move into their dorms as early as Monday, August 15, but “official” move-in day will be on Thursday, August 18 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. A family picnic lunch will be hosted by Alumni and Parent Relations on that day. Students attending Bison Bound III will need to move in on Tuesday, August 16.