Welcome to Gardner-Webb University. You are embarking on a journey that will offer you amazing opportunities of growth – academically, spiritually, and socially. New Student Orientation (NSO) will provide a basic introduction to college life and offer resources for the challenges that you may encounter.
New Student Orientation (First Year and Transfer Students) – January 4, 2021
Each student will be expected to register for New Student Orientation.
We need this information to prepare for your arrival in August. This will be the opportunity to share with us of any special needs you or your family members may have. If a sign language interpreter is needed for you or family member, please indicate this in the space provided.
State law requires that all students have their immunizations up to date and on file.
Mail or bring your completed form with you to Orientation. You will not be considered a GWU student until the Registrar has this record on file.
You will be able to have your photo ID card made when you arrive. Carry this ID card with you at all times. It will be your access to facilities and events on campus.
Pre-register your vehicle by following these simple instructions:
How long is Orientation?Orientation for New Students and Transfer Students will be Monday, January 4th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Is Orientation Mandatory?Orientation is mandatory for all New Students; this includes transfer students and commuters.
If I attended Jump Start do I still need to attend Orientation?Yes. Orientation is still mandatory even if you attended Jump Start.
If I received an early college degree do I have to attend Orientation?Yes. Orientation is still mandatory even if you received an early college degree.
Read the full guide?
Before you even step foot on the Gardner-Webb campus for the first time, you can start preparing yourself for your first year of college today. Our Transitions Guide is designed to serve you as a reference for the facilities, services, and opportunities available to students on campus.
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