Gardner-Webb is a liberal arts, Christian University located in North Carolina. At Gardner-Webb we seek a higher ground in higher education.



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May 20

Graduate First 5 Wk and 10 Wk
Classes Begin


May 21

Traditional Undergraduate
10 wk 
Classes Begin



May 29

Degree Completion Program
Summer Registration Ends



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Gardner-Webb University unites Christian ideals with liberal arts academics in a warm and welcoming campus environment. Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to learning, service, and leadership, and actively partners with its students to serve God and humanity.

This is Gardner-Webb

Student Centered

Expanding Education

Students Embrace Summer Learning Opportunities

Three Gardner-Webb students completed a program designed to engage them in extensive research, and officials predict the results will benefit both the individual participants and the University at large.

Community Communication Cooperation

GWU & Shelby Police Department Team Up for Leadership Program

Shelby, North Carolina is nicknamed the “City of Pleasant Living” and officers with the Shelby Police Department (SPD) are serious about maintaining the integrity of that description for its residents.
Christian Community

The Cuban Mission Crisis

Dr. Hebert Palomino Helps Spread Baptist Faith in Communist Cuba

Although the Cold War ended over 22 years ago, a long-standing view against religious practice is finally beginning to thaw in the island nation of Cuba, due in part to the efforts of one Gardner-Webb University professor.

Outside the Box

GWU Student Experience Unconventional Learning

The belief that “education is a staging ground for action” is conveyed in many ways at Gardner-Webb University. Through a variety of opportunities, the concept became more than just a theory as students participated in a wide range of trips, missions, and activities throughout the school year.
Challenging World Class Academics

GWU Class Enjoys Q&A Session with Award-Winning Historian

American Christianity Students Utilize Online Connections for Unique Learning Experiences

Gardner-Webb University students are taking advantage of the opportunity to utilize social media platforms to establish meaningful dialogue with virtual strangers.


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Acres of Campus in Boiling Springs, NC