University Resources

University Writing Center

Gardner-Webb University’s Writing Center staff is dedicated to helping students. Students can get help beginning, revising, or editing a draft of any writing (research paper, resume, application, project, or response to a prompt). In addition, consultants have resources to help students with research and documentation styles (MLA, APA, and Turabian). Walk-Ins are welcome; however, students should make an appointment ahead of time to ensure a spot. Students can customize their appointment by choosing a date, time, and consultant while logged into WebbConnect. (Academic Support, Writing Center Appointment Scheduler). Please refer to our website for semester hours and resources. GWU’s Writing Center also offers Skype consultations as well as phone consultations for distance students. Contact consultants at [email protected]. come to Tucker Student Center, or call (704) 406-4393.

Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program

The Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program (LEAP) is a service that provides peer tutoring for Gardner-Webb undergraduate students. Peer tutors are available for appointments (made by using the “Peer Tutoring Appointment Scheduler” in Webb Connect) in a number of courses and subject areas; peer tutors can help students in refining study skills and in clarifying course content. Prior to making an appointment with a peer tutor, LEAP recommends that a student first speak with his/her professor about concerns in particular classes—professors can often provide insight into what area(s) need attention or what strategies may be helpful in specific courses. Please contact LEAP by emailing leap@gardner- or by calling (704) 406-4562 with any questions or concerns.

Read and Write Gold

Read and Write Gold is a software program available to all Gardner-Webb students. This software has been shown to improve reading fluency and comprehension, facilitates research, writing, and studying, and enhances learning by using a multisensory experience. To access the software, go into WebbConnect and open the link for Academic Support. Select Read and Write Gold to install the software.

Smarthinking for DCP Students

In order to enhance your academic experience, Gardner-Webb University has partnered with Smarthinking. an online tutoring program, to provide you with online tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Library

The Library has access to 500,000 EBooks, over 230,000 periodicals and a selective depository of federal government documents.

In addition to its collections, the library provides numerous services to reinforce and enhance the instructional process for both on-and off-campus students.

Professional librarians are available for individual and group instruction. Several opportunities are available: live chat, email, phone or face-to-face appointment. Interlibrary loan, audiovisual, and productions (lamination, color copies, posters, etc.) services are available. The Library’s homepage, provides access to our online catalog and databases as well as information about the Library facility, resources, services and policies. Off-campus students will be prompted for their WebbConnect username and password in order to access the Library’s subscription database.

The Counseling Center

The Gardner-Webb University Counseling Center provides academic, emotional, social, and vocational support as well as mental health consultation to students. A team of professionals trained in education and counseling help University community members in developing constructive life plans, handling crisis situations, and coping with day-to-day problems. Short-term individual, group, and couples counseling sessions are available at no additional cost. The University Counseling Center adheres to the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics and operates within a Christian perspective. All services provided are confidential and no information will be given to others without the consent of the individual. The University Counseling is located in Tucker Student Center and is open for appointments, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, an on-call counselor can be reached by calling the crisis number (704) 300-1910 or University Police at (704) 406-4444.

The Career Development Center

Navigating the trail of your future career requires the right gear and skills. Especially in today’s job market, you must demonstrate skills (for various occupations and for general employability) in addition to earning a degree in order to be prepared to enter the world of work. These skills are gained in and out of the classroom and are an integral part of your entire experience at Gardner- Webb University. The Center for Personal and Professional Development is available to help you gear up for your career journey and guide and facilitate opportunities to gain essential employment abilities. Contact us at (704) 406-4235 or [email protected].

Additional Information

Noel Staff

General Phone Number for the Noel Center(704) 406-4270
Fax Number(704) 406-3524
Video Phone(866) 298-0119
Administrative Assistant(704) 406-4270
Associate Dean(704) 406-4271
Assistant Dean(704) 406-3615
Accessibility Advisor(704) 406-4735
Graduate Assistants(704) 406-2274

Other Important Numbers

Academic Advising(704) 406-4563
Bookstore(704) 406-4273
Business Office(704) 406-4287
Counseling Center(704) 406-4563 or (704) 406-2599
Library(704) 406-4295
Financial Planning(704) 406-4243
Registrar’s Office(704) 406-4261
University Career Center(704) 406-2170
University Police(704) 406-4444
ADA Coordinator(704) 406-2081

Please Note

  • All e-mail communications with students will be through the Gardner-Webb e-mail account.
  • The Noel Center closes daily at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Noel Center is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Each staff member has a box for messages in the Administrative Assistant’s office. Messages for staff members may be left with the Administrative Assistant or placed in the staff members’ box.

Professional Codes of Conduct

Noel Center accessibility advisors adhere to the AHEAD Code of Ethics

Noel Center interpreters adhere to the NAD/RID Code of Professional Conduct.