Family Weekend

Family Weekend

We want to personally invite you to attend Harding Family Weekend, September 24 and 25. This weekend promises something for everyone and has grown into a special event that you do not want to miss! You are invited to attend classes with the students. Chapel begins at 9 a.m. on Friday in the Benson Auditorium. This is a great opportunity to bring prospective students and siblings of current students to campus and see what makes Harding so special. We look forward to seeing you and your family on campus.


9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Parent Network Breakfast, Cone Chapel, David B. Burks American Heritage Bldg. Reservations required. No charge to attend. 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Family Photos – available in a Harding Swing on the front lawn. $10 for two 5×7’s. Other packages available.

Lunch on your own.  You may use your student’s meal plan or pay at the door in the cafeteria or dine in the Student Center food court.  Food trucks available at the tailgate.

12 p.m. Lady Bison softball exhibition, softball field

1 – 5:45 p.m. Tailgate party and Food Truck Court at Bison Park under the pecan trees in front of the Ganus Activities Complex. Enjoy the music of Belles and Beaux, inflatable games and more.  Something for all ages. Bring your family. For details visit

2 – 3:30 p.m. Open House for Families – Men and women’s dorms

3:40 p.m. Walk of Brothers with Harding University Drumline— Cheer on the Bison football team in front of the Ganus Activity Complex

5:30 Thundering Herd Marching Band Tailgate Performance, Bison Park

6 p.m. –Bison Football vs. Quachita Baptist, First Security Stadium.  Be on hand for a Great American Conference matchup. Wear your black and gold and cheer for the Bisons. Tickets required.$15 reserved seats, $10 adults and $5 student general admission, on sale at

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