• 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

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.
This is the logo for the personalized visit days with Harding University Admissions.Schedule a custom experience just for you!

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.

This is the logo for Black and Gold Day at Harding University, hosted by the Office of Admissions.

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 a general schedule here

  • Monday, September 4, 2023 (Labor Day) — Register
  • Friday, September 15, 2023 (Family Weekend) — Register
  • Monday, October 9, 2023 — Register
  • Friday, November 3, 2023 (Homecoming) — Register
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 (Vetrans Day) Register
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 (Presidents Day) — Register 
  • Friday, March 11, 2024 Register
  • Friday, March 15, 2024 — Register
  • Friday, April  12, 2024 Register


Trustee Scholars Days

  • Thursday-Friday, Jan. 25-26, 2024
  • Thursday-Friday, Feb. 8-9, 2024

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.

  • October 6, 2023: Fall Break
  • November 20-24, 2023: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 18, 2023-January 2, 2024: Christmas Break
  • January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • March 4-8, 2024: Spring Break


ACCEPTED INCOMING STUDENTS                                                                                

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!


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There will be one "Official” Move-In Day for all 2023 Freshmen. Move-In Day will be Thursday, August 17th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A welcome assembly will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a come and go dinner for students and families from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Move-In Day resumes after dinner until 10:00 p.m.


Stampede LogoStampede is an engaging program all new students to campus will attend. The program will kick-off first thing Friday, August 18th, following Move-In Day. The purpose of Stampede is to help new students transition into college life and introduce them to the Harding community. DuringStampede, students will have the opportunity to meet other new students, participate in fun activities, and learn more about the university's resources and programs. Learn more about Stampede!