Prospective Students and Families Coronavirus Update

For the latest updates for prospective students, families or GWU visitors, you can check out the Admissions/Enrollment updates or Campus Visitors section on Bulldogs Together.

Update as of 5.1.2020

Check this page for updates, advisories, precautionary measures and guidelines regarding the Coronavirus and its potential impact on the campus community as it relates specifically to students. For general campus updates about Coronavirus, please visit this page.

Will Gardner-Webb offer face-to-face classes on the fall?

GWU’s Administration announced May 1st that planning is underway to return the University to normal on-campus instruction and residential life for the Fall 2020 semester.  “Nobody knows exactly what the future holds for the pandemic that has already disrupted higher education across the country,” noted President William M. Downs.  “However, at this point we are doing everything in our power to prepare for the return of our students, faculty, and staff in August.” A taskforce has been established to provide direction and oversight as plans to welcome students back to campus in the fall move forward.

GWU has announced that details will be made available soon regarding a new onsite Student Health Clinic that will greatly expand our efforts in prevention, detection, and treatment.

According to President Downs, “Gardner-Webb will follow the recommendations of federal, state, and local authorities as we make our plans for Fall 2020.  But let me be absolutely clear, we have every intention of welcoming our Runnin’ Bulldogs back to Boiling Springs and back to campus at the earliest possible date.  Our staff are working tirelessly right now to make sure that we plan for adjustments where they may be needed, that we have all the tools necessary to keep our living spaces clean, and that we are proactive in protecting the health and safety of the entire Gardner-Webb community.”

If I am unable to turn in SAT or ACT scores because of testing cancellations, will that impact my application?

Due to the circumstances related to the Coronavirus, Gardner-Webb University will consider applications without SAT or ACT scores for Fall semester 2020. During this unique time, prospective students will not be penalized by Gardner-Webb for not submitting these scores. Once testing centers are operational again, we plan to reinstitute the requirements for these scores in future semester terms.

Accepted student day and Dawg Day

Gardner-Webb will host Accepted Student Days and Dawg Days events virtually. You can also explore the campus virtually.  opens in a new windowCheck out this link for more details.