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Graduation Information

Congratulations to those of you who have completed this milestone in your formal education! There will be one ceremony on Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the Benson Auditorium. Please see below for information regarding Saturday's ceremony. It is important that you find your name on the Line of March list to assure we have not overlooked anyone.

The ceremony will be live streamed at streaming.harding.edu

See the “General Instructions” link below for specifics on attire, when to arrive, marching, etc.

We look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday!

General Instructions.pdf

Alphabetical Line of March.pdf

Line of March.pdf

Commencement Program.pdf

Commencement Schedule

November 21, 2020
10:00 a.m.

We plan to hold an in-person commencement on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. before  students go home for Thanksgiving break. We want all of our 2020 graduates — fall, spring and summer — to have the opportunity to wear their cap and gown and walk across the stage in person. This will be a closed event only for graduates and faculty.

Ceremony Updates

While the ceremony will be on campus, due to the additional risk that could be created by bringing in hundreds of guests from across the country, the in-person portion will be a closed event only for graduates and faculty. We are disappointed to have to restrict the attendance but are hopeful this precaution, as well as conditions on campus and in our state at that time, will allow us to proceed with this plan. The ceremony will also be streamed and broadcast live.

Info for Graduates

Are you approved? Review the requirements

Please review your catalog for specific degree requirements. University graduation requirements are also posted in the catalog and may be found at www.harding.edu/catalog.

By university policy, to be approved to walk in the May commencement ceremony, candidates must have all degree requirements completed by the date of commencement. As the only exception, candidates who will complete degree requirements by enrolling at Harding in their final class during the Harding Intersession term are allowed to participate. Students who complete their degree during Intersession, while they may participate in the May commencement ceremony, their degrees will be awarded after Intersession and they are considered summer graduates.

Students who complete degree requirements after May degrees are verified will participate in the December ceremony, with the exception of pharmacy students who complete degree requirements after May degrees are awarded, and they will participate in the next May ceremony. Similarly, students who complete degree requirements after the December degrees are checked and verified will participate in the upcoming May commencement ceremony.

Academic Regalia (caps, gowns, hoods, tassels)

Your cap and gown need to be ordered online at https://harding.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome. The cost of regalia is included in your graduation fee. The vendor will be shipping your cap and gown to the address you designate in the order at no additional charge to you.

All Ed.D. graduates should contact the Bookstore to place your regalia order at (501) 279-4698.

B.A.Art and Humanities, Business, Honors (IDS), and SciencesWHITE
B.A.Communication Sciences & DisordersSILVER
B.F.A.Fine ArtsBROWN
B.M.E.Music EducationPINK
B.S.Arts and Humanities, Honors (IDS) and SciencesGOLDEN YELLOW
B.S.M.T.Medical TechnologyKELLY GREEN
B.S.W.Social WorkCITRON
D.P.T.Physical TherapyTEAL
Ed.D.EducationLIGHT BLUE
Ed.S.Education-Educational LeadershipLIGHT BLUE
Ed.S.Education-Clinical Mental Health CounselingOLD GOLD Tassel/LIGHT BLUE Hood
M.S.Education-Professional School CounselingLIGHT BLUE
M.S.Speech-Language PathologySILVER
M.S.M.F.T.Marriage and Family TherapyLIGHT BLUE
M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S., M.S.E.EducationLIGHT BLUE
M.S.P.A.SPhysician AssistantKELLY GREEN

Honor Cords

OrganizationColorsPick-up Location
Alpha Chi
National Academic Honor Society
GREEN/BLUESears Honors House
Alpha Psi Omega
GOLD/BLUEReynolds C101
American Studies InstituteRED/WHITE/BLUEHeritage 211
Delta Mu Delta
Kappa Delta Pi
PURPLEThornton Education Center 130
Nu Delta Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu
Family & Consumer Sciences
MAUVE/IVORYHendrix 210
Omicron Delta Kappa
National Leadership Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta
Pi Sigma Alpha
Political Science
Sigma Tau Delta
RED/BLACKAmerican Studies 300
Sigma Theta Tau
PURPLE/WHITEorder from www.nursingsociety.org

There are no honor cords for cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude. These honors are designated in the program, on the diploma and on the transcript.

Diploma Information

Harding uses an external vendor, Parchment, to provide access to your electronic diploma. Within two weeks of the awarding of your degree, you will receive an email from Parchment containing a link for viewing, downloading, and/or printing your electronic diploma. Receipt of this electronic diploma is the confirmation that your degree has been awarded. Your paper diploma will arrive a few weeks after the electronic version.

For students who are awarded a Bachelor's or Master's degree, the paper diploma size is 8.5" x 11".

For those who are awarded a Doctoral degree, the paper diploma size is 11" x 14".

Transcript Information

After you receive your electronic diploma link from Parchment that indicates your degree is awarded, we recommend you order an official transcript from Harding. Have the transcript sent to yourself to keep on file with your other important documents. You will be asked many questions over your lifetime, when applying for employment and other professional opportunities, about your college classes and grades. Your transcript contains all the answers you will need. Having that document in your possession allows you to answer such questions quickly. There is a small fee for securing an official transcript that varies depending on delivery options.

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4388

Location: Administration 106

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
Harding University
Registrar's Office
Box 10766
Searcy, AR 72149-5615