Campus Facilities

University Physical Development Complex

This complex is a major resource for students regarding student activities, wellness, and physical education courses. The facility consists of the following areas:

  • Suttle Wellness Center (fitness equipment and free weights). Guests may enter the facility when accompanied by a student, faculty, or staff member. Guests must pay a $5 fee to use the Suttle Wellness Center.
  • Bost Gymnasium
  • Swimming Pool
  • CrossFit Box
  • Campus Recreation Department
  • Class Rooms
  • Office Suite for the Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use this facility as a means of achieving overall physical well-being and participating in recreational activities. This facility can only be accessed by swiping your GWU ID Card.

Washburn Hall
Washburn Hall houses the Degree Completion and Graduate Programs Admission and Administrative Offices.

Memorial Drive
This road houses offices for the Graduate School, Radio Station, University Communications and Marketing, Creative Services, and Studio 150.

Dover Campus Center
The Welcome Center is the first stop for all University admissions guests, visitors needing directions to their on-campus destination, and those seeking for information about any campus event or program. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

The following are located within the Dover Campus Center (DCC): the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Planning, Board of Advisors Conference Room, the Student Cafeteria, Bailey Faculty Dining Room, Ritch Banquet Hall, Freedom Hall Veteran’s lounge, ROTC program and office classroom, Registrar Services, Student Accounts, and Chick-Fil-A.

The Tucker Student Center
Tucker Student Center houses the Campus Shop, Campus Post Office, Student Activities, Community Engagement, Vice President of Student Development, Dean of Students, Housing and Residence Education, Center for Personal and Professional Development, Vice President for Christian Life and Service and Senior Minister, Campus Ministries, Center for Christian Ethics and Social Responsibility, SGA, Multicultural Affairs, Academic Development Center, Associate Provost for Academic Development, Academic Advising, Counseling Center, First-Year Programs, Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program, Writing Center, Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance, and several restaurants—WOW Café American Grill and Wingery and SubConnection as well as the Broad River Coffee Shop and Simply to Go.

Bell Tower
The Hollifield Carillon, dedicated in April 1997, has quickly become a focal point for campus. Nearly 60 feet tall, the tower houses 48 bells and overlooks Lake Hollifield. In addition to majestic, hourly chimes and varied selections that ring out across campus daily, the carillon is also played for special events and concerts. It has been hailed by architecture and technology experts as the most modern, unique structure of its kind in America.

Poston Center
The Poston Center houses the offices of University Police. The hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm. The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday, but officers are always on duty and may be reached by dialing (704) 406-4444.

Lake Hollifield
The Lake Hollifield Complex located on the southwest portion of the campus is a focal point for the entire University community. Due to the generosity of Hughy and Wyndolyn Hollifield, a walking trail encircling the lake, benches, and swings surround the lake for everyone’s enjoyment. No swimming, boating, or skateboarding permitted.

Tennis Courts
There are numerous lighted courts available for student use until 11 p.m. daily. The courts may be used whenever classes, tennis teams, or intramural programming do not have them reserved.

The Millennium Playhouse (CSH 100)
The “Mill” is a unique performance hall designed to provide traditional, thrust and in-the-round theatrical and musical concert venues with seating for about 150. The facility is optimized for dinner theatre events. The space also provides wide-screen film and video with Dolby 5.1 sound. In addition to classes in dance, speech, acting and directing, a variety of musical, literary, film and theatre events are scheduled in the “Mill” each year. The Millennium Playhouse is managed by the Department of Communication & New Media.

Blanton Auditorium
Located in Hamrick Hall, the Blanton Auditorium serves as a medium-size, music performance auditorium seating 310. Numerous music concerts sponsored by the School of Performing and Visual Arts, such as the Distinguished Artist Series Concerts, Guest Artist, Faculty, and Student Recitals, are regularly held in this acoustically superior facility. Dressing rooms, sound and light control booth, and the latest digital sound and video components are also available.

Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC)
Located on the south perimeter of campus, the LYCC is the convocation center and home to athletic events in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Also housed in the LYCC are athletic training facilities, offices, team locker rooms, restrooms and a concession area. The LYCC also includes the following:

  • The Kathleen Dover Theatre
    The theatre is a multifunctional facility that seats 555. Throughout the year, various events are scheduled, such as the GWU music performance group concerts, student entertainment activities, GWU Theatre productions, and sports teams.
  • The Wright Concourse
    The Concourse is the main entrance area to the convocation center. The room is large enough to have receptions, class registration and other events. Above the main concourse is a general-purpose meeting area called the Abernethy Bulldog Suite. It is used frequently during basketball season for pre-game and halftime activities for athletic boosters.
  • The Paul Porter Arena
    The Paul Porter Arena is the venue that hosts athletic events and other large events on campus. There is seating for approximately 2,990 in the arena. Paul Porter Arena also includes Holbrook Court, the basketball court named for former Gardner-Webb men’s basketball coach Eddie Holbrook.
  • Racquetball Courts
    The bottom level of Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center houses two handball/racquetball courts. These are open to students, faculty, and staff when not in use by classes. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Indoor Walking/Jogging Track
    A lighted, air-conditioned indoor walking/jogging track is located on the upper level of Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. This is for use by Gardner-Webb students, faculty and staff as well as authorized community individuals and groups. Eight and one-quarter laps equal one mile. This area is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. except during conflicting university academic or athletic functions.

Ernest W. Spangler Stadium
Located adjacent to Lake Hollifield on the south side of campus, Ernest W. Spangler Stadium is home to Gardner-Webb football and women’s lacrosse. The stadium was originally built in 1966, but benefitted from an extensive renovation in 2004. The facility boasts permanent seating for more than 7,500 patrons and a total capacity of 9,000.

  • Coach Norman Harris Field
    An artificial turf surface was installed in the stadium in August 2014. A six-lane track for training surrounds the playing field.
  • Hamrick Field House
    The field house is home to offices for men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s lacrosse and also houses locker rooms for these five teams, some of which are utilized for visiting football teams during the fall.
  • Frank and Flossie Bonner Athletic Complex
    Gardner-Webb football offices, a 3,500-square foot weight room for all varsity sports and an athletic training room highlight the main features of the Frank and Flossie Bonner Athletic Complex, which was constructed in 2004. Meeting rooms, coaches’ offices, a football locker room and third-floor press box – complete with a VIP box, President’s box and other amenities – round out the center’s functionality.

John Henry Moss Stadium/Bill Masters Field
Located on the south side of campus near the east entrance of Stadium Drive, John Henry Moss Stadium/Bill Masters Field is home to the Gardner-Webb baseball program. Built in 2010, the stadium features a spacious press box, two indoor hitting tunnels and seating for 600.

The David And Marie Brinkley Family Softball Stadium
Located on South Main Street, The David and Marie Brinkley Family Softball Stadium is home to the Gardner-Webb softball program. The facility was completed in November 2015 and has seating for 300 in the main grandstand. The stadium also features a field house with new offices, a training room, team room, spacious locker room, an artificial turf field, and a press box – complete with two broadcast booths.