Schedule of Sessions & Events

saturday, august 13

TimeSessionLocation
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Check-In and Move-InTucker Student Center
11:00 a.m.Noel Center for Disability Resources Information SessionFrank Nanney Hall
11:00 a.m.Hunt School of Nursing – Parent OrientationStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.LunchCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
1:00 1:30 p.m.Commuter Student Check-InTucker Student Center
2:00 p.m.Welcome Session and New Student InductionPaul Porter Arena
Following Welcome SessionParent/Guardian/Family SessionPaul Porter Arena
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.Overview of Services – Students/Parent/Guardian PanelPaul Porter Arena
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.Presidential ReceptionPaul Porter Arena
DinnerCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
9:00 p.m.Worship at the Bell TowerBell Tower by Tucker Student Center

Sunday, august 14

TimeSessionLocation
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.BreakfastCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
10:00 a.m.Worship at the WebbPaul Porter Arena
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.LunchCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
2:00 p.m.Community of Honor Emergency ProceduresStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
4:00 p.m.New International Student Orientation3rd floor, Tucker Student Center
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.DinnerCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.New Student Celebration – Students OnlyTucker Student Center

Monday, august 15

TimeSessionLocation
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.BreakfastCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.NSO Educational Session – Campus LifeStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
11:00 a.m.ALL First Year HONORS Students MeetingStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.LunchCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.University III Group MeetingAssigned Classrooms
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.NSO Educational SessionStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.DinnerCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
7:00 p.m.Think Fast Game ShowStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center

Tuesday, august 16

TimeSessionLocation
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.BreakfastCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.NSO Educational Session – GRITStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.CONNECT FAIRTucker Student Center
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.LunchCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Hunt School of Nursing Student OrientationBlanton Auditorium, Hamrick Hall
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.NSO Educational Session – Title IX SessionStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.DinnerCafeteria, Dover Campus Center
7:00 p.m.Introduction to Campus MinistriesStewart Hall, Tucker Student Center
9:00 p.m.Welcome Back – Pancake BingoCafeteria, Dover Campus Center

Welcome Session and New Student Induction Overview

  • Dr. William M. Downs, President of the University, will offer greetings on behalf of the University
  • Blake Elizalde, SGA President, will offer greetings on behalf of the students
  • Lesley Villarose, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students, will offer greeting on behalf of Student Development and conduct New Student Induction Pinning
  • Introduction of the Orientation Leaders – 1st Year Students will split into assigned groups and exit to assigned locations

Overview of Services

Find out what services and programs Gardner-Webb University has to offer you as a NEW BULLDOG!

  • Academic Advising
  • Housing and Residence Education
  • Center for Personal and Professional Development
  • Christian Life and Service
  • Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
  • Counseling Center
  • Noel Center
  • Student Success
  • University Police