• This is a photo taken on campus at Harding University of the football and athletic facilities..

    Fall 2020 Events

    This fall will be different, but our goal is to keep students safe and enhance their experience.

  • This is a photo of the campus lighting ceremony at Harding University.

    Fall 2020 Events

    This fall will look different on campus as we strive to stay safe and enhancing students' experiences.

  • This is a photo of the women's soccer team playing at Harding University.

    Fall 2020 Events

    This fall will look different on campus as we strive to stay safe and enhancing students' experiences.

Events on Campus

To keep those on campus safe, we will not be bringing large groups to campus during the fall. Events such as Family Weekend, Lectureship and Homecoming are canceled or will be held virtually. Although the current precautions may affect the number in attendance at a time, location, or type of event, it will in no way lessen the number of opportunities for connection and entertainment.

Fall Athletics

While many precautions and guidelines are still being determined the NCAA, fall sports such as football, cross country, golf, soccer and volleyball are moving forward with fall schedules with practices beginning Aug. 31 and competition beginning Sept. 28. Intramural and social club sports will continue and more recreational activities will be provided.

Fall Sports

The Great American Conference Council of Presidents unanimously approved a plan to delay the start of all intercollegiate athletic practices until the week of August 31, with the launch of competition postponed until the week of September 28. Learn more from Harding Sports. 

Organizations Fair

September 17, 2020

The Organizations Fair is an opportunity to learn about all campus organizations and discover opportunities to share their interests.

Lectureship

Virtual September 27-30, 2020

Due to the number of people that normally come to campus, Lectureship will be held virtually this year in order to maintain safety on campus for our students.

Family Weekend

Due to the number of people that normally come to campus, Family Weekend will is cancelled this year in order to maintain safety on campus for our students.

Homecoming

Virtual October 29-31, 2020

Due to the number of people that normally come to campus from across the nation, Homecoming will be held virtually this year in order to maintain safety on campus for our students.

American Studies Institute

While we have multiple speakers already scheduled for the coming academic year, like Jerry Mitchell and Benjamin Watson, we are still determining who will make up the audience. Some lectures may also be livestreamed, but more information will be determined individually based on each upcoming event.

Campus Lighting

November 2, 2020

It’s just not Christmas at Harding without the official lighting ceremony. The Christmas lights that are traditionally turned on the day after Thanksgiving break will instead be lit Monday, November 2 before students return home.

Commencement

December 19, 2020

Since students will not be returning to campus after Thanksgiving break, the December Commencement ceremony will be held virtually.