Harding University is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. We are staying up to date on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will implement necessary measures as directed to keep our community safe. The University's Emergency Management Team and the International Programs security advisor are conferring regularly to evaluate the current global situation and make decisions to safeguard the health of our community and our students and employees locally and abroad. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at Harding University. We have been in contact with county and state health officials and will share additional information on this web page as it becomes available.

University leadership is continually evaluating all aspects of the impact of the virus on the Harding community worldwide.

There are no special protective actions or orders currently in place for the areas surrounding our U.S. campuses. We encourage CDC recommended everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. More info on precautions here.

HU shifting to online coursework

Read the message from President Bruce McLarty here.

COVID-19 screening form

If you wish to seek assistance from student health services, complete the this form and you will receive a call back from a registered nurse. 

Campus precautions

For those remaining on campus, review these instructions regarding preventative measures.

Admissions information

A message from the office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Harding University is committed to the health and safety of our students and employees and the communities where we operate, thus due to the increasing concerns related to COVID-19, Harding University has suspended on-campus classes and is conducting online coursework delivery for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. As a result, all university-sponsored campus activities have been cancelled through the end of May. 

This is a difficult time for our students and everyone in the Harding community, but everyone’s health and safety is our highest priority. At the same time, we know it is important to continue supporting prospective students and families in their college search, so we invite you to explore our newly established visit options and resources. Don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@harding.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

You can find more information on the admissions website regarding:

  • Visiting campus virtually
  • Submitting transcripts
  • Testing and scholarships
  • Dual enrollment
  • Applying to Harding

View information on Admissions website

Harding University Latin America

As of March 30, all students and faculty have returned to the US and are following CDC instructions.

We will continue to work on ways to minimize disruption to the students’ academic studies and their lives. Students are completing their spring semester courses remotely to ensure they remain on track for completion of their degrees.

We are deeply saddened for the early ending of these spring 2020 programs and will continue to support these students and their families as they return home and complete their semester remotely. This is an extremely difficult, complex and fast evolving world health situation and we ask that the entire Harding family be in constant prayer for this situation and for our affected students.

Harding University in Greece update

  • As of March 14, all students and faculty have returned to the US and are following CDC instructions.
  • Students will complete the remainder of the semester remotely.

We continue to work on ways to minimize disruption to the students’ academic studies and their lives. Students are completing their spring semester courses remotely to ensure they remain on track for completion of their degrees.

We are deeply saddened for the early ending of these spring 2020 programs and will continue to support these students and their families as they return home and complete their semester remotely. This is an extremely difficult, complex and fast evolving world health situation and we ask that the entire Harding family be in constant prayer for this situation and for our affected students.

Harding University in Florence update

  • On Feb. 26, the decision to close Harding University Florence for the remainder of the spring semester was announced.
  • Harding University suspended all academic courses on the Harding University Florence campus, effective Feb. 29
  • As of March 2, all students and faculty have returned and are following Arkansas Department of Health instructions. The ADH alerted the state health departments for each student according to their home address on record.
  • Students will complete the remainder of the semester remotely.

Spring Break

Beyond university-sponsored travel, many of our students have plans to travel abroad independently. We encourage you to reconsider international travel due to CDC guidance and the uncertainty of the developing situation and potential difficulties in returning home. Many countries appear to be low-risk today, but that could change at any moment as this situation evolves so rapidly. Considerations for the locations you are visiting include quarantine requirements, available transportation options, and open and accessible public sites will vary from location to location and are changing daily.

Mission trips

The University continues to monitor the global status of coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC guidance is currently that institutions of higher education should consider canceling or postponing all international travel due to the potential for travel complications and difficulty re-entering the U.S. due to the spread of the virus. As a result, it is with great sadness and disappointment we are cancelling all university-sponsored international spring break mission trips. We are working with the affected mission sites to minimize financial impact and ensure promised financial support is delivered.

Coronavirus symptoms

You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical advice if you:

—Develop symptoms

AND

—Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts.html

Current as of June 2 at 4:30 p.m.