The homecoming tradition represents the return to a place of memories and a rekindling of relationships. In honor of such a communal yearly event, Gardner-Webb fosters the homecoming spirit with numerous events including tailgating and the recognition of distinguished alumni.

2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Half-Century Club Luncheon | 11:30 a.m. | Tucker Student Center | $15/person
    The Gardner-Webb Alumni Association will be inducting the Class of 1967 into the Half-Century Club. Alumni who graduated in 1967 or before are welcomed to attend as we induct our newest members. RSVP by Sept. 29 to Alumni Relations by calling 704-406-2251

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Bulldog BBQ Bash for Alumni & Friends | 11:30 a.m. | Free
    We’ll be serving up BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, southern sides, and desserts for you and yours this Homecoming. This is our gift to you! Join us on the soccer field across from the visitor’s side of Spangler Stadium for lunch. There’s no cost for you to attend, but you must RSVP by Sept. 29. To be added to our guest list, call 704-406-2474 or email alumni@gardner-webb.edu.

    We hope you’ll be a part of the festivities as we gear up for the big game. Our Runnin’ Bulldogs will take on Shorter University in Spangler Stadium. Game day kick off is at 1:30 p.m.

  • Tailgating
    Bring your pop-up tents, lawn chairs and your School Pride! Tailgate areas are available across from the Hamrick Field house, the Observatory, and the practice field beside the LYCC parking lot. Tailgates may be set up beginning with the Sunrise. No reservations are needed!

  • Gallery of Distinguished Alumni Brunch and Induction Ceremony | 10:00 a.m. | Tucker Student Center | By Invitation Only
    Alumni Relations will induct our newest members for the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni. Selection is based on their accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: Career Distinction, Service to Society, Involvement and Support for Gardner-Webb’s advancement, and Integrity and Character.