Important Dates and Info
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Students (Returning and New)
All residence hall facilities will open on Thursday, August 15th. Check-in times are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. August 15th through August 18th and 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 18th. The following groups have different dates as to when they may arrive and different check-in times:
Monday, August 5th (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Football Managers and GA's
Wednesday, August 7th (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Thursday, August 8th (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
New Students from China
Saturday, August 10th (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Sunday, August 11th (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Dorm Net Assistants
Impact Executive Commitee
Monday, August 12th (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Impact Energy Group Leaders
Tuesday, August 13th (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
IST Workers (5-8)
Wednesday, August 14th (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Choral Impact Counselors
Belles and Beaux
Good News Singers
IST Workers (40 plus workers)
Thursday, August 15th (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
All Remaining Students
Classes will begin on Monday, August 19th.
Christmas Break: Residence hall occupants are to check out within 24 hours after their last final. Those graduating (and any others given permission to remain late for special circumstances) must be out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th.
The residence halls will open for the spring semester at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 10th.
Classes will begin for the 2014 spring semester on Monday, January 13th.
Spring break. The residence halls will close by 10 p.m. Friday evening, March 7th. Individuals may request to remain until early Saturday morning if they have a flight leaving on Saturday or a long drive. The request must be made to the RLC (alias, dorm mom) in each individual's residence hall. The halls will reopen at noon on Saturday, March 15th.
Spring Graduation is Saturday, May 10th. Residence hall occupants are to check out within 24 hours after their last final. Those graduating (and any others given permission to remain late for special circumstances) must be out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10th.
TO: NEW FALL 2013 HARDING STUDENTS
FROM: KATHY ALLEN, DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE
We are glad that you have finished your admissions process and have been admitted to Harding University. Of course, I’m sure you have questions as to when housing assignments will be made and when you will receive information concerning your assignment. I will try to answer some of your questions concerning housing.
The housing assignments will be posted on Pipeline starting August 1st. Students will receive an email to their Harding email account telling them the assignments are ready to view. The email will include a link for them to access Pipeline. The students will need to have their user name and password to log in to both their email and Pipeline. If the student does not have their user name and password yet, they can contact Lora Fleener at 501-279-4100 or email@example.com to be assigned a user name and password.
Below is an explanation of the manner in which assignments are made:
- Transfers and former students are placed in order by classification and date admitted to the University for transfers and date of deposit for former students. Assignments are made according to this order.
- First-time-in-college (FTIC) students are put in order by admittance date and assigned according to this order.
- If two students want to be roommates, they are put in order by the later admittance date.
- After individuals are put in order as indicated above, we start assigning with the earliest admittance date, trying to give the desired roommate and residence hall assignment. If we can’t give both, we check to see which the student said was more important—roommate or residence hall—and make the assignment from that information.
- If we have the number of students we anticipate for the fall, we expect to have an overflow of men and women before school starts. If that happens, the last individuals to be admitted will be assigned temporary housing. This will be on campus and should only last a short time.
Updates for roommate, suitemates, and residence hall choices will be taken until July 12th.
We hope to be able to honor requests for roommates and suitemates that are made by July 12th if all individuals involved were accepted by May 31st, although the residence hall will depend on when individuals are admitted and how fast each building fills up. We will also do our best to honor requests to be roommates made by individuals admitted after May 31st. We know having the roommate you want is a very important thing, so working that out is a priority to us, as long as we are fair to those admitted to the University earlier. In order to assign individuals as roommates, we must hear from both of them that they want to be together. We also try to honor suitemate choices, although it is more difficult to coordinate acceptance dates and dorm choices when four are involved. Again, we have to hear from all individuals. (In residence halls without suites, those who ask to be suitemates will be placed in rooms by each other.)
Cathcart, Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Sears, Stephens, Searcy Hall, Pryor and Shores are women’s housing. In most cases, these residence halls have two rooms sharing a bathroom. Searcy Hall is an efficiency apartment-style residence hall. There might be a couple of vacancies for transfers in this facility. Shores and Pryor Halls are fullsize apartment-style residence halls. Individuals wishing to live in these facilities must have completed at least 45 hours, although it usually takes more hours than that to secure a place. There might be a couple of vacancies for transfers in these facilities.
Women's privileged housing will be in some Legacy Park apartments, Harding's newest apartment complex. These are not available for new students. Occupants must have already resided in our residence halls and go through an application process.
Allen, Armstrong, Graduate, Harbin, Keller, and Cone Hall are men’s housing. Armstrong, Graduate, and Keller rooms are set up as suites, which are two rooms sharing a bathroom. Harbin and Allen have community baths. Allen was updated this summer with new bathrooms. Cone Hall, is an efficiency apartment-style residence hall. There might be a few vacancies for transfers in this facility.
Men's privileged housing will be in some of the Village apartments. These are not available to new students. Occupants must have already resided in our residence halls and go through an approval process.
All rooms have some type of blinds on the windows and are air-conditioned. Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Searcy Hall, Armstrong, and most of Sears, Stephens, Graduate, and Keller have carpeting in the rooms. All beds in female residence halls are standard twins, as are those in Allen. Beds in Cone, Graduate, Armstrong, Harbin, and Keller are extra-long twins. For more information concerning individual dorms, see the individual descriptions in the Residence Halls section.
Most freshmen women will be assigned in Cathcart and Sears, which are all-freshmen residence halls. There will also be quite a few freshmen women in Kendall. Most freshmen men will be assigned in Armstrong and Harbin, which are all-freshmen residence halls. There will be a small number in Keller. If a freshman wishes to room with a current Harding student or a transfer, women pairs may live together in Kendall and Stephens, and if there is room, men pairs in Keller and Graduate. These are the only residence halls with both freshmen and upperclassmen.
If a student has a documented medical disability, which he/she believes requires special residence hall accommodations, he/she must contact Mrs. Teresa McLeod at 501-279-4019 or firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Once she is made aware of such a situation, she will let the student know what documentation is required for the request to be considered. Please be sure to provide her with your phone number and e-mail address.
The first semester of college is a critical one and often sets the tone for a student’s future. Our freshmen residence halls are equipped with personnel who will help in this transition from high school to college. Your happiness is important to us.
We are looking forward to having you as a student this year. If my office may be of assistance to you, please call 1-501-279-4263 or e-mail Mrs. Allen at email@example.com for women or 501-279-4358 or email Mrs. Gregersen at firstname.lastname@example.org for men.