New Student Orientation 2015

(Dates/Times/Locations subject to change)

 


Friday, August 14, 2015 | New Student Orientation for First Year/Freshmen
Time Session Location


8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Check-In and Move-In
Start your day by picking up your orientation folder and other goodies and then moving into your campus housing.
Tucker Student Center


8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Coffee and Conversation
In between moving in your campus housing and checking in with the New Student Orienttion staff, a complimentary refreshment station will be provided for all students and family members.

Tucker Student Center

11:00 a.m. 


The Noel Center for Disability Resources
will be hosting an Orientation session for all new students.

Frank Nanney Hall
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and  Dinner will be on your own today to allow time for you to move in and make those last minute shopping trips. The GWU Cafeteria will be open  as well as the Food Court in the Tucker Student Center. Visit the local eateries in the surrounding community!

GWU Cafeteria
Tucker Student Center

Local Eateries
2:00 p.m.
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 from the students.
  • Dr. Dee Hunt, Vice President of Student Development, presiding
  • Sarah Currie, Dean of Students
  • Introduction of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters - 1st Year Students will be split into assigned groups and exit to assigned locations.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Parent/Guardian/Family Session with
Student Development and First Year Programs

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Presidential Reception - Come by and meet
Gardner-Webb University's President and First Lady,
Dr. A. Frank Bonner and Flossie Bonner.

Tucker Student Center
Dinner on Your Own GWU Cafeteria
Tucker Student Center
Local Eateries
7:00 p.m.
Overview of  Services - Student and Parents/Guardians Panel Discussions - Find out what services and programs Gardner-Webb University has to offer you as a NEW BULLDOG!
  • Academic Advising
  • Christian Life and Service
  • Housing and Residence Education
  • University Police
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Leadership and Community Engagement
  • Career Services
  • Business Office

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
8:30 p.m.
Parent's Split - Enjoy BANANA SPLIT'S and coffee with other parents as you say goodbye to your students.

Tucker Student Center

Saturday, August 15, 2015



7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.



Breakfast - Students will be using their GWU ID cards for meals. Please make sure your have your GWU ID card with you at all times. Family members accompanying students can purchase a meal ticket at the door.
Cafeteria
Dover Campus Center
9:00 a.m. 
GWU Spirit and Traditions Session - Hear from the DAWG POUND, Campus Recreation, Student Activities and the Alumni Office.

Tucker Student Center
10:00 a.m.


Groups 1-6 - Broyhill Adventure Course

Broyhill Adventure Course
10:00 a.m.
Groups 7-12 - Dover Library Tours

Dover Library
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC
1:30 p.m.
First Year Students University 101/111 Meeting
with Students

Assigned Classrooms
3:00 p.m.
Groups 13-18 - Broyhill Adventure Course

BAC
3:00 p.m. 
Groups 19-23 - Dover Library Tours

Dover Library
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
DINNER

Cafeteria, DCC
8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
New Student Celebration - Music, Entertainment, Food, Games - STUDENTS ONLY

Clock Tower Lawn

Sunday, August 17, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

BREAKFAST

Cafeteria, DCC
10:00 a.m.


Family Worship - Come worship with the Gardner-Webb University family.

Tucker Student Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC
1:30 p.m.
WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE - Sponsored by Housing and Residence Education - Here is an opportunity for you to SEE what not to do while living on campus and learn about some of our resources.

Dover Theatre
3:00 p.m.
Groups 24-28 - Broyhill Adventure Course

BAC
3:00 p.m.
Groups 1-6 - Dover Library Tours

Dover Library
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
DINNER

Cafeteria, DCC
6:30 p.m.
BULLDOG MADNESS - sponsored by PlayFair - FUN! FUN! FUN! Mingle with all new students, Big Brother/Big Sisters and Peer Leaders! Relieve the stress of moving in and being new!!

Tucker Student Center
8:00 p.m.
BULLDOG MADNESS Follow-Up, Student Handbook and Safety Session - All new first year students are required to attend.  Immediately following the awards, there will be a meeting regarding policies and guidelines for being a student at Gardner-Webb University.

Dover Theatre
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Monday, August 17, 2015 | New Student Orientation for Transfer Students
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST

Cafeteria, DCC
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WELCOME ALL NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS - Check-In for all  NEW TRANSFER students!
  • Obtain check-in folder, pick-up t-shirt, and have your GWU ID card made. ID cards must be carried with you at all times. This card is your access to your living quarters, meals, library, DIMENSIONS, sporting and cultural events, and the Suttle Wellness Center.
  • Students who do not have a room assignment should report to the Housing and Residence Education staff on the 2nd floor of the Tucker Student Center for information about housing.
  • You may now proceed to your assigned Residence Hall, pick-up your key in the lobby and begin your check-in with Housing and Residence Education. Your RA (Resident Advisor) will check you in, and you will receive a room inventory form to list any problems with your room.

Tucker Student Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
First Year Students REQUIRED SESSION - DIMENSIONS Overview

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
11:00 a.m.
WELCOME SESSION -  All New Transfer Students - Dr. Dee Hunt, Vice President of Student Development, presiding.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
11:00 a.m.
All First Year HONORS Students - Meeting

Broyhill Adventure Course
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS UNIVERSITY 101/111 Required Session - Meeting with Instructor and Peer Leader

Assigned Classrooms
1:30 p.m.
New Transfer Students - Required Meeting - Academic Session

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
3:00 p.m.
Groups 7-12 - Broyhill Adventure Course - Meet with group and proceed to the course. Rain location: Bost Gym

Broyhill Adventure Course
3:00 p.m.
Groups 13-18 - Dover Library Tour - Meet with group and proceed to the library.

Dover Library
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Transfer Student Testing: ASL, ENGL, and MATH placement testing for students who are required to test for placement in either or both of these courses. Students 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 for location.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
DINNER

Cafeteria, DCC
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
"THINKFAST" Game Show - All First Year Students will be competing for $200 cash for your University 101/111 group by answering trivia questions about
pop culture.

Dover Theatre
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST

Cafeteria, DCC
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CONNECT FAIR - Campus clubs/organizations, local churches, and businesses will be providing information and giving away AMAZING goodies.

Tucker Student Center
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC
3:00 p.m.
Groups 19-23 - Broyhill Adventure Course - Meet with group and proceed to course. Rain Location: Bost Gym

Broyhill Adventure Course
3:00 p.m.
Groups 24-28 - Dover Library Tour
- Meet with group and proceed to library.

Dover Library
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
DINNER

Cafeteria, DCC
7:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO CAMPUS MINISTRIES - Learn about what Campus Ministries has available for you. Social will follow.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center
Wednesday August 19, 2015 | Undergraduate Classes Begin

Hours of Operation


Campus Post Office

Friday, August 14, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Campus Shop

Friday, August 14, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Cafeteria

Friday, August 14, 2015 - Sunday, August 16, 2015

Breakfast: Times Vary-Check above schedule

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Broad River Coffee Company

Friday, August 14, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Closed


Tucker Student Center: (WOW Café, SubConnection, Mein Bowl)

Friday, August 14, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Closed