Student Accounts OfficeLocated on the lower level of the Dover Campus Center, members of the Student Accounts Office staff are available to assist students and parents with questions and inquiries regarding financial matters including student charges, billings, payment plans, check cashing, etc. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The telephone extension for the Student Accounts Office is (704) 406-4287. You may also visit our website at gardner-webb.edu/student-accounts.
BankingAlthough personal checks up to $100 may be cashed in the Student Accounts Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the Student Accounts Office advises students without an existing checking account, to establish a checking account with one of the local banks. Any check given to the Student Accounts Office and returned for non-payment or for any other reason will result in the person being assessed $25 NSF Fee. A student’s Gardner-Webb ID will be required to cash a check. Checks should be made payable to “Cash.”
Charge Reduction PolicyRegistration in the University is considered a contract binding the student for charges for the entire semester. However, it is the policy of Gardner-Webb University to give pro-rata charge reductions through 60% of the enrollment period in the event a student OFFICIALLY WlTHDRAWLS FROM SCHOOL. The complete Withdrawal Form should be submitted electronically and may be accessed through WebbConnect. A confirmation will be sent when the withdrawal is complete. The withdrawal date is the date this process begins. Reductions will be computed on total charges for tuition and room. Reduction in board plan charges will be completed on the total cost of the board plan less the cost of the Flex Dollars available with the plan. There will then be an additional charge reduction for any unused Flex Dollars.
Students leaving school for disciplinary reasons will not be eligible for any reduction and will be liable for the entire semester’s charges. Students who withdraw from individual classes after the drop/add period will receive not receive a charge reduction. For purposes of interpreting this policy, the pro-rata charge reduction percentage is equal to the number of calendar days (includes weekends) remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. No charge reduction will be given after the 60% period of enrollment for the semester.
When a student’s charges are reduced, federal, state, institutional and non-institutional aid will be adjusted in accordance with the regulations governing the respective programs. Please contact the Financial Planning Office for current regulations concerning these programs. Leaving the University without officially withdrawing may result in a student forfeiting all financial aid and, thus, becoming responsible for the entire balance.
Located on the ground level of the Tucker Student Center, the Campus Mail Center sells stamps and stamped envelopes, mails packages (up to 30 lbs.), through UPS, FedEx Ground, and USPS. Additionally, the Campus Mail Center is able to assist you with your certified or insured mailing needs. All outgoing mail or packages brought after 3:00 p.m. will be processed and sent out the following day. Please note the following mailing addresses.
Mail and NON-Amazon packages should be addressed as follows:Student’s Name110 South Main StreetCampus Box #Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Amazon deliveries should be addressed as follows:Student’s Name131 Tucker DriveCampus Box #Boiling Springs, NC 28017
A resident student keeps the same post office box number throughout his/her enrollment at GWU. New and current students can find their box assignments in Webb Connect by clicking the “Maintain Information” folder and then clicking the “View Campus Address” option. All mail and packages will be placed into a Pitney Bowes Smart Locker. When a student receives mail or packages, they will receive an email from Pitney Bowes. The email will indicate if the student’s mail is in “Locker System 1” or Locker System 2”. The student should go to their designated Smart Locker kiosk and then scroll to the bottom of their email to where a QR code will be shown. After scanning the QR code at the kiosk, further instructions on how to pick up the mail or package will be displayed on the screen.
For further information please visit our website: gardnerwebb.edu/resources/mail-center.
The Campus Shop is operated by Barnes and Noble College and is located on the ground level of Tucker Student Center. Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The Campus Shop offers a Bulldog Bundle program for students. This program allows students access to all of their course materials on the first day of class. The Campus Shop is your one stop shop for all things college! They also carry a robust assortment of school spirt apparel, imprinted gifts, school supplies, and a collection of Christian Trade books for general reading.
The University contracts with a food service company, Aramark, to provide a nutritious and varied meal program. All undergraduate students residing in Gardner-Webb University-owned housing are required to select a residential meal plan option. Any student who for medical reasons has special dietary requirements outside of the available residential meal plan options should submit a written request for a reasonable accommodation to the Office of Housing and Residence Education. The request should be accompanied by supporting medical documentation from a licensed medical physician who is unrelated to the student. The Office of Housing and Residence Education and the Director of Dining Services will work with the student to determine whether the request can be reasonably accommodated in accordance with applicable law.
The “Caf,” located in the DCC, is our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall on campus. The features menus with fresh food and more flavor! You’ll find an abundant variety of items prepared just how you like them, many made to order. Stations in the Caf include Hearth (entrée), Spice Rack (global), Under the Hood (grill), Pizza Pi (pizza), Graze (salad bar), Sweet Pickles (deli), True Balance (allergen friendly), and Confectionary (dessert). Make the meal that suits you by mixing and matching from stations, to get the best of everything!
However, no food/drinks are to be taken from the dining hall except ice cream cones and fruit. Daily menus are available on the University website at gardner-webb.edu/dining.
In order to gain admission to the dining room each student must present a validated ID card. If a student should lose or misplace his/her ID he/ she must requisition a new ID. Unauthorized entry to dining service facilities or meal exchanges is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
Meal ExchangeMeal exchange is available at Tucker Street Market Grab & Co, Zoca, Burger + Fries and Chick-fil-A during specified operating hours.
To-Go ProgramA “To-Go Program” is also offered to students who choose to eat in the “Caf.” Students may pick up a “To-Go” box from the cashier. Students using the “To-Go Program” are not allowed to dine-in. All “To-Go” containers may be completely filled; however, all lids must fit securely on the containers.
Commuter students, faculty, and staff may purchase meals using Bulldog Dining Bucks in addition to the regular meal plans. Plans may be used in any dining facility. Bulldog Bucks are available for purchase at any register or gardner-webb.edu/dining.
2022–2023 Board Plan OptionsNew value priced plans are here which now include Flex Dollars!
Commuter students, faculty, and staff may purchase meals using Bulldog Dining Bucks in addition to the regular meal plans. Plans may be used in any dining facility. Bulldog Bucks are available for purchase at any register or through GET.
Flex DollarsStudents have the ability to use their flex dollars until the end of each school year (Spring semester) instead of the flex dollars ending at the end of each semester. Now parents, friends, and family can add Bulldog Bucks directly to an account with the student’s last name and ID number by logging onto gardner-webb.edu/dining.
Sick TrayA resident student on the board plan who cannot leave his/her room because of illness may obtain a sick tray. Have a friend present your ID to the food service manager on duty.
Other Dining OptionsThe University is pleased to offer Chick-fil-A in the basement of the Dover Campus Center. Also located in the Tucker Student Center are several dining options such as:
The housekeeping program is managed by Facilities Management. The purpose of this department is to maintain a clean, healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This department has the responsibility to maintain over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of floor space in 50 buildings. Any concerns with services should be reported to (704) 406-4269 or [email protected].
The Financial Planning Office assists students and parents with all matters regarding financial aid eligibility through federal, state, local, and institutional sources.
It is necessary to reapply for financial aid each year. The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is completed as early as October 1 for the upcoming fall semester. A link to the website, fafsa.gov, is available from the Financial Planning homepage.
You will receive notification from the Financial Planning Office when your award package is complete. You will access your financial aid award through WebbConnect, the University’s online portal. After logging in you will see a Financial Aid folder on the left-hand side of the page. After clicking there, an Award tab will be available. This is where you will click to enter your online award summary. You will be taken through the steps to accept your financial aid and begin the process for your Stafford Loans. WebbConnect also provides information on any outstanding requirements that may affect the finalization of your award package.
Scholarship recipients must maintain a stipulated cumulative institutional Grade Point Average (GPA) depending upon the particular scholarship. Academic performance will be evaluated at the end of the spring semester each year. Please refer to the Financial Planning Office website concerning scholarship maintenance and to view required GPA for the individual scholarship levels.
Financial Aid eligibility (including scholarships and grants) is determined based on the student’s housing status. Should you move off campus, you MUST contact Financial Planning in order to see how your financial aid will be affected.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is evaluated at the end of each semester. You must meet SAP requirements in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid at Gardner-Webb. In general, for an undergraduate student, you must earn 67% of hours attempted, must meet federal guidelines of a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the conclusion of 4 semesters of coursework and cannot exceed the 150% maximum timeframe to complete your degree. Please note you can view more information related to SAP standards on the Financial Planning website.
Lost or presumed stolen articles should be reported to the Office Manager at the Poston Center by dialing (704) 406-4444 from on or off campus. Articles that have been found should be brought to the Poston Center.
Technology Services is located in Suttle Hall. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m . to 5 p.m. For assistance, please email [email protected] or call (704) 406-4647.
Gardner-Webb Electronic Academic CodeThis principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. Respect for intellectual creativity and work is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgment, the right to privacy, and rights to determine the form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.
Due to the volatility and ease of reproduction of electronic information, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computing environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secrets and copyright violations may lead to serious consequences as deemed appropriate by respective University judicial review panels.
User ResponsibilitiesUsers of University technological resources, systems, and/or networks are responsible for what they do on the network. Any illicit activity will be taken very seriously. Each User must maintain a current version of antivirus software and stay current with any operating system patch releases. The University employs software to ensure that all computers accessing the network are compliant with this requirement, forcing Users to update to the current applicable versions before allowing them to connect to the University network.
Each User must maintain a current version of antivirus software and stay current with any operating system patch releases. The University employs software to ensure that all computers accessing the network are compliant with this requirement, forcing Users to update to the current applicable versions before allowing them to connect to the University network.
Users must respect and adhere to all University policies and federal, state, and local laws to include, but not limited to, copyrights, intellectual property rights, and confidential information access. It is a violation of Gardner-Webb policy to copy, distribute, share, download or update any copyrighted material without the express permission of the copyright owner. Users must respect network access and bandwidth requirements. Any User determined to be consuming excessive bandwidth that negatively impacts the performance of University systems, users, and/or networks may be disconnected from the network without warning.
WebbConnectWebbConnect is a secure site that allows students, faculty, and staff access to academic information via the Internet. Students can access WebbConnect by clicking the WebbConnect icon on many of the University webpages including the homepage, gardner-webb.edu.
Username and PasswordYour username and password will be made available to you by Technology Services upon acceptance to the University. DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOGON INFORMATION WITH ANYONE! Sharing your username and password will grant others access to your permanent academic and personal information. To reset your password, or update your security questions, go to WebbConnect > Maintain Information > Password Manager.
Res-Tech ProgramThis program is designed to provide wireless connection support to residential students as well as perform other duties in the Technology Services department. To qualify for this position, one must be a residential student who is willing to complete an in-depth training program. For information about this program or to apply, please contact Technology Services at [email protected].
Wireless NetworkThe GWU wireless network provides wireless access to WEBBNET, the Internet, and email in the students’ living facilities, academic buildings, and administrative buildings. Residence halls, apartments, and suites are exclusively wireless. To take advantage of the wireless network, your computer should have a wireless-enabled Ethernet card installed that provides 802.11ac connectivity. Other devices such as Smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles that are wireless-enabled may also be used to access the network. The University provides WiFi in student living spaces. Wireless Access Point (AP’s) may not be tampered with, unplugged, or removed from the ceiling. Students may not plug in personal WiFi routers, extenders, or other WiFi service devices.
Student Computers/LabsGardner-Webb is dedicated to providing its students with the most up-to-date computers and software programs. In addition, GWU operates six (6) computer labs on our Boiling Springs campus, and one (1) at our Charlotte campus.
N.C. State Law. Full-time officers are professionals who have been certified and sworn by the NC Attorney General’s Office. Services provided by the department include traffic control, engraving, educational seminars, a 24-hour emergency number, vehicle entry service for “lock-outs,” vehicle “jump-starts,” and an escort service on campus. Officers patrol the entire campus on foot, and in marked/unmarked campus police vehicles. The campus is also protected by a camera security system. The department also employs students for job-specific responsibilities. The University Police Department is located in the Poston Center. Barry Johnson is the Chief of Police.
Campus SafetyGardner-Webb University has taken significant measures to enhance overall campus safety. A comprehensive plan is in place to address critical incidents in terms of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. The University works very closely with various levels of law enforcement, local town agencies, county, state, and federal emergency management agencies. The following units are in place: The Critical Incident Team (CIP), the Threat Assessment Team (TAT), and the Critical Incident Plan Review Board. University officials have the capability of locking down one building, a specific area of campus, or the entire campus on a moment’s notice.
SurveillanceGardner-Webb University reserves the right to use surveillance cameras (hidden or in the open) to monitor the University and public areas.
Stranded VehiclesStudents or visitors on campus who find themselves in need of vehicle service should call the University Police Office, (704) 406-4444. Emergency supplies such as an air tank, jumper cables, gas can, a device for unlocking automobile doors, and assorted tools are available. University Police will not be responsible for damage to a vehicle while performing the unlocking service.
Local Law EnforcementPolice agencies that have authority in the areas surrounding the campus are on campus when necessary. These agencies include, but are not limited to, the Boiling Springs Police Department, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Police Department, Alcohol Law Enforcement, North Carolina Highway Patrol, and State Bureau of Investigation.
ArrestsThe physical arrest or issuing a citation to a person accused of violating a state law.
Disciplinary Action ReferralThe referral of a student who has violated state law or University policy to the Vice President of Student Development for disciplinary action.
Vehicle RegistrationAll motorized vehicles operated on Gardner-Webb University property must be registered with the University Police office. Students who do not register their vehicle risk loss of their on-campus parking privileges. Students are required to purchase a registration permit ($150) and display the permit properly at all times. Students may register vehicles online through WebbConnect. Students may also register vehicles during all class registration and orientation. Visitors are not required to register their vehicle and should park in marked spaces.
Between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am drivers may park in any legally marked space regardless of status. Overflow parking areas are located in the Spangler/Myers lots and in the paved area south of the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. Handicap spaces are clearly marked throughout the campus and are available only to those persons who possess and display a valid N.C. Handicap placard. All vehicles must be parked in a marked space at all times. The inability to locate a legal or convenient parking space is not a license to park illegally.
Resident and commuter students are required to park their vehicles in areas designated by white lines. Monday through Friday, 6 am–6 pm, parking for residents and commuters is restricted to these areas. In the event no legal parking spaces are available, students will be expected to park in overflow areas: Spangler/Myers south lot, LYCC south lot, and swimming pool west lot. Faculty, staff and guest parking is designated by red lines. Several handicap spaces are clearly marked throughout the campus.
Students whose parents are employed on campus and wish to park on campus MUST have a valid STUDENT decal properly affixed to their vehicle. Such students are not authorized to park in faculty or staff parking using vehicles that display a faculty/staff decal.
Emergency Access – Blocking emergency vehicle access will be towed at owner’s expense.
Handicap Parking Spaces – Numerous handicap spaces are clearly marked throughout the campus. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed at owner’s expense. Inappropriate use of a “borrowed” handicap permit is subject to a fine.
Traffic Citations – The University Police office strictly enforces all N.C. Motor Vehicle Regulations as described in the Chapter 20 of the N.C. General Statutes. Uniform citations and fines will be issued to motorists in violation of these regulations.
Vehicles that receive three (3) or more citations in the same academic semester are subject to immobilization. Students who continuously disregard campus traffic regulations by accumulating as many as five (5) citations in one academic year will subject themselves to immediate loss of the privilege of operating a motor vehicle on campus for the remainder of the academic year.
Students receiving parking tickets may appeal their ticket to the Parking Appeals Committee as follows. Appeal forms may be obtained by going to Webb Connect, clicking on Housing-Meals-Vehicle on the left-hand side, then clicking on Parking Ticket Appeal Form and submitting the completed form.
Reckless driving and speeding on the University campus are grounds to have driving privileges revoked.
All students are expected to satisfy their student account balance by the end of each semester. Traffic, library and disciplinary fines, as well as other financial charges incurred during a semester, must be paid before grades are received, a room is confirmed, a transcript is released or a diploma is awarded.
Many soft drink and refreshment machines are located strategically around the campus. In the event money is taken by a machine, please email [email protected].