Alumni, Friends, Parents, Prospective Students, Town and Other Visitors

We are so thankful for our extended Gardner-Webb family and friends. We welcome you to our campus, and appreciate your interest in engaging in events, activities and campus visits.

AS OF AUGUST 13, 2020

Will alumni events be offered or altered?

Family Weekend has been rescheduled to coincide with the Hoopscoming Basketball activities in the spring semester; a date will be announced later.

Homecoming weekend is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 23-25. If those dates need to be changed, the University and alumni communities will be notified as soon as possible.

Will athletic events be offered or altered? 

With the health and well-being of its student-athletes as its top priorities, the Big South Conference announced on August 12th, that it has delayed its fall sports seasons with the intent of playing in the spring. This includes the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. Additionally, fall competitions in the sports of men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, and out-of-season competitions in spring sports have been suspended as well.  Football members will, however, be allowed to participate in up to four non-conference games in the fall due to contractual obligations.

Our student-athletes will continue with permissible athletics activities, as defined by NCAA regulations and with the exception of fall sport competition, at their own discretion and in accordance with all applicable local and state regulations and procedures.

As you plan to spend time with us, we encourage you to check ahead before your visit. As we continue to manage our community through the pandemic, some of our events and activities could change at a moment’s notice.

When you visit, we ask that you follow physical distancing and face-covering protocols to aid in our promotion of a healthy community. 

AS OF JULY 24, 2020

Will alumni events be offered or altered?

A decision on Family Weekend will be made in early August. Homecoming weekend is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 23-25. The University will offer advanced notice should a change be determined as needed. 

Will athletic events be offered or altered? 

At this point, we are preparing to have fall seasons in all our sports. We have been in regular communication with the Big South Conference and all the member institutions. Gardner-Webb will participate in athletic events with fans present in coordination with health-related protocols and state, regional and local directives.

Although we have discussed attendance maximums and proper physical distancing, no final decision has been made. We will take our lead from the State of North Carolina and local health officials and follow recommendations concerning attendance and physical distancing. 

Can parents and friends of students visit campus? If so, what protocols should be followed? 

Visitors are still welcome to the Gardner-Webb campus. We ask that all visitors follow pandemic-related protocols, including physical distancing and the use of face coverings when physical distancing cannot be maintained (inside or outside) while on university property. 

If I’m a prospective student, but my family is concerned about a personal visit at this time, is there another option? If so what is it? 

You can attend a virtual Dawg Day, engage in a virtual tour, meet virtually with an Admissions counselor, or meet virtually with financial planning. You can find most of that information

How can I find the appropriate contact information for the following offices?

Admissions/Enrollment: You may contact Lisa Clary by phone at (704) 406-3973 or by email at [email protected]create new email.   

Alumni Relations: You may contact Leah Clevenger by phone at (704) 406-2251 or email [email protected]create new email.

 Athletics: You may contact Alison Kernicky by phone (704) 406-4340 or email at [email protected]create new email.

 Student Life: You may contact Lynn Hicks by phone (704) 406-4373 or email at [email protected]create new email.