Family Weekend 2017

(Dates/Times/Locations subject to change)


Friday, September 15, 2017

Don't forget to SHARE A PAIR! Families and students are asked to donate new men's socks during Family Weekend to help local homeless ministries prepare for winter.  Donations can be dropped off in the entry lobby of Tucker Student Center.  Email for more information.

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Check-In and Hospitality Table Open
Pick up packets, campus maps, and the Family Weekend schedule of events.

*If you are arriving after 8:00 p.m. on Friday or arriving on Saturday, send your GWU student to our office between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to pick up your packet.

Office of Student Activities

First Floor, Tucker Student Center 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Enjoy desserts and a game of BINGO! Try your luck winning some cool prizes! GWU students and their families are welcome to participate. **This is a FREE event, however registration is needed so that we can make necessary arrangements.

Stewart Hall,

Tucker Student Center 

9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast

Outdoor Movie

Rain Location: Tucker Student center

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Rescue Race

A 5k run/walk to rescue and support children in slavery in Ghana. By registering for the race and/or helping to fundraise, you and your friends can help rescue, rehabilitate, educate, and empower vulnerable children in Ghana. Registration is $20 or $15 for GWU Students.  Register by August 28th to receive a t-shirt. Check Register online at

LYCC Parking Lot

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Brunch with the Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students   

   A chance to hear from the Vice President of Student Development and other Student Development staff about all that is happening on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. *Registration is required to attend. GWU Students need to be registered to attend this event.             

Adults - $5

GWU Students with a meal plan - Free

Children Under 12 - Free


Stewart Hall,

Tucker Student Center

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Open Climb and Zip Line
Come out to the Carolina Straight Wall and challenge yourself! No experience or equipment needed. Just comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes! FREE EVENT

Broyhill Adventure Course

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Family Tailgate
Enjoy a meal before the big game! Bring a blanket, enjoy music, and play games (cornhole, kanjam, inflatables, etc.) 
Adults - $10
GWU Students with a Meal Plan - Free
Children Under 12 - Free

Practice Soccer field across from Spangler Stadium

Rain Location: Tucker Student Center

6:00 p.m. 
Gardner-Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs vs. the Western Carolina University Catamounts
Adults - $15
Current GWU Students with ID - Free
Students (K-College) - $8
Please purchase tickets at the gate.
     Spangler Stadium

Sunday, September 17, 2017

10:30 a.m. 


Family Worship
Come worship with the
Gardner-Webb University Family


 Dover Chapel

Register for events at