New Student Orientation Fall 2018

(Dates/Times/Locations subject to change)

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

 

Friday, August 17

Time

Session

Location

8:00-12:00 pm

Student Check-In and Move In:

  • Obtain check-in folder, pick up t-shirt and have your GWU ID made. The GWU ID card will be used for campus housing, meals, library, Dimensions, sporting and cultural events, and the Suttle Wellness Center.
  • Students with a housing assignment will proceed to their Residence Hall Lobby to pick up their residential key. Students living in the University Commons (Suites and Apartments) will proceed to the Clubhouse to pick up their key.
  • Students without a housing assignment, but in need of one, should report to the Office of Housing and Residence Education (Tucker Student Center 245) for further information about on-campus housing.

Tucker Student Center

10:30 am

First Year Student Testing:  ASL, ENGL and MATH placement testing for students who are required to test. You will be notified via the advising forms on WEBBCONNECT and your GWU email if you need to test.

Computer Classrooms –
Students will be notified via
email of location

11:00 am

The Noel Center for Disability Resources is hosting a Welcome Session for new students and their families.

Frank Nanney Hall

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch - On Your Own

Food Pamphlet

2:00 pm

Welcome Session - A big Bulldog Welcome awaits you!

  • Dr. A. Frank Bonner, President of the University, will offer greetings on behalf of the University.
  • SGA President, will offer greetings on behalf of the Students.
  • Sarah Currie, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students
  • Introduction of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • 1st Year Students will split into assigned groups and exit to assigned locations.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center

Parent/Guardian/Family Session

Student Development Staff - Guiding your way through the "Letting Go" process.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Overview of Services - Students/Parents/Guardians/ Panel Discussion   Find out what services and programs Gardner-Webb University
has to offer you as a New Bulldog!
Academic Advising                    Counseling Center                Student Success   Housing and Residence Education      Campus Shop      Christian Life and Service
University Police         Center for Personal and Professional Development

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center

4:45 - 5:30 pm

Presidential Reception 
Come and meet Gardner-Webb University's President
and his wife, Dr. A. Frank Bonner and Flossie Bonner.

1st Floor

Tucker Student Center

Dinner - On Your Own

Food Pamphlet

9:00 pm

Worship at the Bell Tower

A time to fellowship and worship.

Bell Tower

By Tucker Student Center



Saturday, August 18

Time

Session

Location

7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast 
Students will begin using their GWU ID cards for meals. Family members or others accompanying students can purchase a meal ticket at the door.

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center


9:00 am


Gardner-Webb Student Life
Campus Recreation, Student Activities, and Clubs/Organizations


Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center


10:00 am


Groups 1-5 - Broyhill Adventure Course

Groups 6-10 - Dover Library Tours


Broyhill Adventure Course



Dover Library


11:30 am - 1:00 pm

 
Lunch


Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center



1:30 pm


First Year Students University 101/111 Meeting


Assigned Classrooms


3:00 pm

Groups 11-15 - Broyhill Adventure Course

Groups 16-21 - Dover Library Tours

Broyhill Adventure Course



Dover Library


5:00 - 7:00 pm


Dinner


Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center


8:00 - 11:00 pm

New Student Celebration
Music, Entertainment, Food and Games - Students Only


Bost Gym Parking Lot



Sunday, August 19

Time

Session

Location

8:00-9:30 am


Breakfast

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

10:00 am

Family Worship

Come worship with the Gardner-Webb University Family

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

1:30 pm

Welcome to Our House

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Education - An opportunity for you to understand what living on-campus looks like and learn about Housing's Resources.

Student Handbook and Safety Session

Students will learn more about the policies and guidelines for being a Student at Gardner-Webb University

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center

3:15 pm


Music Theory Placement Test
All Music Majors are required to attend.

Room 105
O. Max Gardner

5:00pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

6:00 pm

PAWS Awhile
The PAWS Awhile Dogs are trained and certified Therapy Dogs by Therapy Dogs International. Come and meet these furry friends....they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Lobby
Tucker Student Center

6:30 pm

Bulldog Madness
Mingle with all new students, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Peer Leaders! Relieve the stress of moving in and being new!

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center



Monday, August 20

Time

Session

Location

7:00-8:30 am

Breakfast

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

9:00 - 10:00 am

First Year Students (Required)
Dimensions Overview

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center

10:30 am

Groups 16-21 - Broyhill Adventure Course

Groups 1-5 - Dover Library Tours

Broyhill Adventure Course

Dover Library

11:00 am

All First Year Honors Students Meeting

Hope Hall
Tucker Student Center

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

1:30 - 2:30 pm

First Year Students University 101/111 (Required Session)
Meeting with Instructor and Peer Leader

Assigned Classrooms

3:00 pm

Groups 6-10 - Broyhill Adventure Course

Groups 11-15 - Dover Library Tours

Broyhill Adventure Course

Dover Library

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

7:00 pm

Think Fast Game Show

Dover Theatre


Tuesday, August 21

Time

Session

Location

7:00-8:30 am

Breakfast

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

9:00 - 11:00 am

Hunt School of Nursing Orientation

All Nursing Majors must attend.

Blanton Auditorium
Hamrick Hall

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Work Study Fair

Ritch Banquet Hall
Dover Campus Center

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Connect Fair
Campus Clubs and local churches will provide information and give away goodies.

Tucker Student Center

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center

7:00 pm

Introduction to Campus Ministries
Learn all about what Campus Ministries has available for you. Social will follow.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center