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    Homecoming

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    Homecoming

    Join us Nov. 2-4, 2023!

  • This photo was taken at Homecoming 2019.

    Homecoming

    Join us Nov. 2-4, 2023!

  • This photo was taken at Homecoming 2019.

    Homecoming

    Join us Nov. 2-4, 2023!

  • This photo was taken at Homecoming 2019.

    Homecoming

    Join us Nov. 2-4, 2023!

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2022 Homecoming Schedule

View this schedule from Homecoming 2022 to get an idea of what kind of events will be planned for Homecoming 2023 on Nov. 2-4!More information about specific events will be available as Homecoming approaches.

Invite prospective students to visit Harding during Homecoming weekend for Black and Gold Day! Tickets for the musical and football game are available to prospective students and their families for 50% off using the code "blackgold50" at hardingtickets.com.

Thursday, October 27

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Welcome Center, David B. Burks American Heritage Building lobby in front of the alumni office

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archaeology, first floor of McInteer Center for Bible & World Missions. 100+ artifacts on display. 

8 a.m.-5 p.m. — Homecoming art show, Stevens Art Gallery, featuring current Art & Design faculty and alumni, John Keller. 

8 a.m. - 10 p.m. — Scholastic Book Fair Betty Ann Watson Education Resource Center Thornton Education Building, Room 334. All proceeds will help purchase books for the Watson Center.  

9 a.m. — Chapel, Benson Auditorium

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — Bison 3K G.L.O.W. Run registration, sponsored by HU HEAL and the department of kinesiology. Register in the Hammon Student Center. Students should email huheal@harding.edu for discount code. Student: $15 (with code), Pre-register: $20, Day of run: $25.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. — Latin Fest, McInteer Rotunda, Walton International Scholars will showcase their home countries (Central America and Mexico) with displays, traditional dress and dance. Admission $3.

Visit the First Ladies Garden, outdoor classroom, secret garden and serendipity garden, located behind Pattie Cobb Hall near Shores and Pryor halls.

Harding History Tour — Take a walk down memory lane with the self-guided Harding History Tour! Scan the QR codes at iconic campus locations to learn more about the story of our University.

5 p.m. — “Live at Five” broadcast, Reynolds Center TV studio. Alumni are invited to sit in during the broadcast.

5:30 p.m. — Heritage Circle Banquet, Founders Room, second floor of Heritage Building. Golden, Emerald, Platinum, Platinum Plus, Diamond and Diamond Plus Circles inductions and reunions will honor classes of  ’72,’67, ’62, ’57, ’52, ’42. Two free tickets for inductees; $20 for others, hardingtickets.com.  

6-8 p.m. — Trunk or Treat, parking lot between Benson Auditorium and the Mabee Business Building. Campus wide trunk or treat! Bring a friend, dress up, and come get candy! All are welcome!

8 p.m. — Class of 1972 Reunion after the Heritage Circle Banquet, Coffee at the home of Norman and Marka Bennett, 11 Country Club Circle, Searcy. RSVP to markabennett1020@gmail.com. 

Friday, October 28

8 a.m. Check-in and 9 a.m. Shotgun start — Bison Booster Club golf tournament, Course at River Oaks, $125 per person, $500 per team and/or $125 hole sponsorship. For questions, contact Scott Finley directly at 501-268-1312 or email sfinley@farmersagent.com.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Welcome Center, David B. Burks American Heritage Building lobby in front of the alumni office

8 a.m.-5 p.m. — Homecoming art show, Stevens Art Gallery, featuring current Art & Design faculty and alumni, John Keller. 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archaeology, first floor of McInteer Center for Bible & World Missions. 100+ artifacts on display. 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Scholastic Book Fair, Betty Ann Watson Education Resource Center, Thornton Education Building, Room 334. All proceeds will help purchase books for the Watson Education Resource Center. 

8:30 a.m. — Mental Health and Wellness alumni and advisory committee presentation and breakfast, Arkansas Heritage Room

9 a.m. — Chapel, Benson Auditorium

9:45 a.m. — Heritage Circle coffee, Regions Room, second floor of Heritage Building

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — Bison 3K G.L.O.W. registration, sponsored by HU HEAL and the department of kinesiology. Register in the Hammon Student Center. Students should email huheal@harding.edu for discount code. Student: $15 (with code), Pre-register: $20, Day of run: $25count code. Public Cost: $20 pre-register; $25 day of run. 

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Faith and Business Symposium, Mabee Business Building. Several alumni and guests will present on topics such as business ethics, current issues in business and advice for COBA students. Everyone is welcome.

Visit the First Ladies Garden, outdoor classroom, secret garden and serendipity garden, located behind Pattie Cobb Hall near Shores and Pryor halls.

Harding History Tour — Take a walk down memory lane with the self-guided Harding History Tour! Scan the QR codes at iconic campus locations to learn more about the story of our University.

12 p.m. — 16th annual Homecoming alumni panel and lunch, Pryor-England Science Center 113. Homemade taco soup with trimmings. All pre-professional health sciences students and health sciences alumni welcome.

12 p.m. — University Chorus Mini-Concert, Reynolds Recital Hall. Open to visitors, choral alumni and family of current University Chorus members.

12 p.m.Engineering Presentation by NSF CAREER Awardee - Dr. James Huff, Pryor-England Center for Science and Engineering, Room 300. Dr. James Huff will present, "Professional Shame: How the Emotional Experiences of Engineering Students can Advance Well-Being in the Professions."

1-3 p.m. — Harding History House Open, Explore exhibits Harding: A History, The Story of Women for Harding, Harding Traditions, Harding Then and Now. 205 N Lott Tucker Drive.

1:30 p.m. — Class of 1972 Harding History Walking Tour, meet at the Harding College Arch to begin. 

2-3 p.m. — Black Student Association Choir, Justified, Benson steps

2-4 p.m. — College of Pharmacy Open House Farrar Center for Health Sciences 101 Interested in coming to pharmacy school at Harding? We have a new hybrid 3.5 year program. Come to our open house to learn what makes our student-centered curriculum unique. Visit with current students and faculty. Alumni of the program are welcome too! 

2:30-4:30 p.m. — ROTC Fitness Challenge, front lawn. Come out to the ROTC booth and try some of our fitness test exercises to see if you can gain some bragging rights among your peers. We give away goodies and educate students, parents, and future Harding Bisons on incentives and scholarships. See if you are up to the challenge!

3-4:45 p.m. — Carr College of Nursing reception, Swaid 101

4 p.m. — Good News Singers, McInteer Plaza

5 p.m. — “Live at Five” broadcast, Reynolds Center TV studio. Alumni are invited to sit in during the broadcast.

5:30 p.m. — 98th Anniversary Black and Gold Banquet, Charles White Dining Hall, $20, hardingtickets.com.  A wonderful evening to be reminded of favorite Harding memories, celebrated with some favorite Harding heroes and Harding’s outstanding and distinguished alumni.

8 p.m. — Homecoming musical “Cinderella” Benson Auditorium, $18 and $20 in the alumni office or online at www.hardingtickets.com or $20 at the door. Immediately following the musical, join the cast for a meet and greet in the Hammon Student Center.

8 p.m. — Bison 3K G.L.O.W. Run (formerly Bison Stampede), registration from 7 - 7:40 p.m. with race beginning at 8 p.m. in Bison Park in front of the Ganus Activities Complex, $20 for early registration or $25 night of the race.  Each participant receives a t-shirt.

Saturday, October 29

Due to the forecast of rain, some changes have been made to the Homecoming schedule. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we make these adjustments.

7:30-9 a.m. — Sub-T Breakfast, $20 at the door, Regions Room 

8-9:45 a.m. — President’s Council fall 2022 business meeting, Cone Chapel 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archaeology, first floor of McInteer Center for Bible & World Missions. 100+ artifacts on display. 

9-11 a.m. — Zeta Rho Reunion, Bell Presentation Room, Heritage Welcome Center

10 a.m. — Campus tour for prospective students and parents beginning in Heritage lobby, hosted by admissions

Harding History Tour — Take a walk down memory lane with the self-guided Harding History Tour! Scan the QR codes at iconic campus locations to learn more about the story of our University.

10-10:30 a.m. — Alumni chapel, Administration Auditorium. Remember the songs and share the memories of chapel with other alumni.

10 a.m. -1 p.m. — Harding History House Open, Explore exhibits Harding: A History, The Story of Women for Harding, Harding Traditions, Harding Then and Now. 205 N Lott Tucker Drive.

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. — Scholastic Book Fair, Betty Ann Watson Education Resource Center, Thornton Education Building, Room 334. All proceeds will help purchase books for the Watson Education Resource Center. 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Art & Design Open House, Stevens Art Gallery, featuring current Art & Design faculty and alumni, John Keller. 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Art & Design Homecoming Art Fair Outside the main (southwest) entrance to the Stevens Art Center, just off the front lawn. Student artists will present and sell their creations. In the case of  inclement weather, inside the Stevens Art Center.  

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Omega Phi 10th Anniversary Reunion, Music Room, Lee Building, contact Dawson Teauge, dteauge@harding.edu for more information. 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — Harding authors book signing, Hammon Student Center in front of the bookstore

10:30-12 p.m. — Galaxy 75th Anniversary Reunion, Regions Room, Heritage Building 2nd floor, contact David Underwood, dunderwood@harding.edu to register or for more information.

10:30-12 p.m. — Regina’s 75th Anniversary Reunion, Cone Chapel, Heritage Building

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. — English Department Alumni Reception, American Studies 314

10:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. — Tailgate moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain. This includes social clubs and President's Council. Please enter the field house through the north-facing rolling door at the Sonic Field of Dreams, not the lobby entrances. Tents and cornhole are welcome. Please avoid dragging things as it will damage the turf. Please no throwing or kicking of balls or use of frisbees inside. Seating and inflatable games will be available inside in the Ganus Activities Complex. Food trucks near the west entrance of the Ganus Activities Complex will be available for lunch.

11 a.m. — Pied Pipers children’s theatre troupe, Reynolds Recital Hall

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. — International Programs Alumni Tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. — HUSSHA and CSD Department Tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Student Association President's Reunion, Midnight Oil Coffeehouse (801 E. Race), SA President's are invited for coffee and fellowship!  

11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. — Harding family picnic, food trucks and giant tailgate celebration, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain Heritage Circle members will be seated inside the GAC.

Classes of ’47, ’52, ’57, ’62, ’67, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, ‘12 and ‘17 will meet in the Ganus Activities Complex.  Signs denoting class years will be posted in the seating areas. Food trucks will be available outside for lunch. 

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — President’s Council Homecoming tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain. Bring your families and enjoy reconnecting with other President’s Council members. Members’ tailgate passes required for entry.

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Class of 1972 Homecoming tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Ko Jo Kai Homecoming tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — African American Alumni Association tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — History & Political Science Deptartment tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — 1972 Bison Football Team Reunion Tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Cross Country and Track Reunion Tailgate, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

11: 45 a.m. — Homecoming Parade postponed due to weather. New date TBD.

12 p.m. — Bison Stop Ticket Trailer for football tickets, First Security Stadium

12:15 p.m. — Football alumni meet in Keller lobby to participate in the Walk of Brothers with current football players

12:40 p.m. — Bison Football Brotherhood Walk. Line up in front of the Ganus Activities Complex and cheer on the Harding Bison football team as they prepare to meet Northwestern Oklahoma University at 3 p.m. in an important Great American Conference game.

1 p.m. — Belles and Beaux live concert, moved inside the Ganus Activities Complex due to rain

2:30 p.m. — Thundering Herd Marching Band Tailgate Performance, moved inside the Huckeba Field House due to rain

3 p.m. — Bison football vs. Northwestern Oklahoma University, First Security Stadium, reserved seats $15 and general admission $10 for adults and $5 for non-Harding students

6:30-8:30 p.m. — Bison Football and Cheerleader Reunion, in the team room in the Jim Citty Complex

5-7:30 p.m. — All-Chorus Reunion, The Lightle House, 605 East Race Ave., parking available at grocery store across the street, chirporactic office next door or behind the house.  Limited accessibility. Refreshments, lively conversation and lots of singing!

7 p.m. — Sankofa Gala sponsored by The Harding University African American Alumni Association,  Cone Chapel, $40.  Theme: Ubuntu: Because you are, I am. Featuring a special message from Bro. Sammie Berry. A time to honor the contributions of African Americans at Harding, to learn from the past, reconcile past hurts and bridge the racial divide. It will be a time to celebrate our oneness in Christ. Come sing, fellowship and celebrate with us. Tickets available in the alumni office or online at www.hardingtickets.com. All proceeds will go towards the Harding University African American Alumni Current Use Scholarship Fund.

7:15 p.m — Class of 1972 Reunion, Supper at the home of Norman and Marka Bennett, 11 Country Club Circle, Searcy. RSVP to markabennett1020@gmail.com. 

8 p.m. — Homecoming musical “Cinderella,” Benson Auditorium, $18 and $20 in the alumni office or online at www.hardingtickets.com or $20 at the door. Immediately following the musical, join the cast for a meet and greet in the student center. 

Homecoming Musical

Thank you for joining us for a little magic on our stage for Homecoming 2022 with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella!

2022 Black & Gold Alumni Awards

Each year at Homecoming we honor alumni who are making an impact in their communities and around the world. These alumni were chosen for their degree of excellence and recognition in their fields; active support of the University; and service to their community, church and God. Learn more about each award recipient.

  • Dr. David Fincher (’72) ,
    Distinguished Alumnus

  • Esperanza Massana Crane (’02) ,
    Outstanding Young Alumna

  • Molly (’70) and Annabelle (’04) Dawidow ,
    Botham Jean Inspiration Award

  • Dr. Michael (’77) and Marci Johnson Murphy (’77) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Allied Health

  • Major Ryan Oldroyd Scott (’98) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Arts & Humanities

  • Art Smith (’73) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Bible & Ministry

  • Paul Maynard (’87) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Business Administration

  • Lewis L. Moore (’69) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Education

  • DeeAnn Martin (’75) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Nursing

  • Kristy Rollman Shelton (’80) ,
    Outstanding Alumni College of Sciences

Contact Us

Homecoming is hosted by Alumni Relations

501-279-4276

Toll Free 800-477-4312, ext. 1

alumni@harding.edu

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