Schedule of Sessions & Events

Saturday, August 17

TimeNew Student OrientationLocation
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Check-In and Move-In – Pick up your orientation folder and then move into your campus housing.Tucker Student Center
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Commuter Student Check-InTucker Student Center
11:00 a.m.The Noel Center for Disability Resources is hosting an information session for new students registered with the Noel Center and their families.Frank Nanney Hall
11:00 a.m.Hunt School of Nursing – Parent Orientation SessionBlanton Auditorium
Hamrick Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.LunchDover Campus Center
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Commuter Open HouseCommuter Commons
3 rd Floor, Tucker Student Center, #336
2:00 p.m.Welcome Session and New Student Induction – A big BULLDOG WELCOME awaits you!!
– Marching Band – Fight Song
Dr. Josh Parrott – Opening Prayer
– Dr. William M. Downs, President of the University, will offer greetings on behalf of the University.
– Daniel Thomas, Town of Boiling Springs Mayor, will offer greetings on behalf of the Town.
– Zach Parker, Town of Boiling Springs Town Manager, will offer greetings on behalf of the Town.
– Paul McElearney, 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.
Paul Porter Arena
Lutz Yelton Convocation Center
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.PARENT /GUARDIAN/FAMILY SESSION
Helping parents guide their student to success! Learning about student academic
and support services.
Dover Theatre
LYCC
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Presidential Ice Cream Social
Come and meet Gardner-Webb University’s President and his wife, Dr. William M. Downs and Kim Downs.
Outside between Bost Wellness Center and LYCC
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.DinnerDover Campus Center
9:00 p.m.Worship at the Bell Tower
A time to fellowship and worship.
Bell Tower – By
Tucker Student Center

Sunday, August 18

TimeNew Student OrientationLocation
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.BreakfastDover Campus Center
10:00 a.m.Worship at the Webb
Come worship with the Gardner-Webb University Family.
Paul Porter Arena
LYCC
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.LunchDover Campus Center
2:00 p.m.Community of Honor and Emergency Procedures
(Student Handbook, Code of Conduct, Honor Code)
Dover Theatre
LYCC
3:00 p.m.New Student Orientation – PhotoSpangler Stadium
4:00 p.m.New International Student Orientation3rd Floor, TSC
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.DinnerDover Campus Center
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.New Student Celebration – Music, Entertainment, Food, Games – STUDENTS ONLYTucker Student Center

Monday, August 19

TimeNew Student OrientationLocation
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.BreakfastDover Campus Center
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.NSO Educational SessionDover Theatre
LYCC
11:00 a.m.First Year Honors Students – MeetingSpectrum Theater, TSC
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.LunchDover Campus Center
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.University 111 Group MeetingTBA
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.NSO Educational SessionDover Theatre
LYCC
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.DinnerDover Campus Center
7:00 p.m.Think Fast Game ShowDover Theatre
LYCC

Tuesday, August 20

TimeNew Student OrientationLocation
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.BreakfastDover Campus Center
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.NSO Educational Session – ‘Mental Health and Well-Being’Dover Theatre
LYCC
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Connect Fair – Campus clubs and local churches will provide information and give away goodies.Paul Porter Arena
LYCC
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.LunchDover Campus Center
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Hunt School of Nursing Student OrientationBlanton Auditorium
Hamrick Hall
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.NSO Educational SessionDover Theatre
LYCC
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.DinnerDover Campus Center
9:00 p.m.Welcome Back – Pancake BingoTucker Student Center