Mom and Dad with their GWU freshman student

First Year Students

You’re an important part of the first-year transition – hear from the Dean of Students and access important resources related to safety, health services, student accounts, and more.

Summer Information Sessions

Gardner-Webb will host virtual information sessions throughout the summer for parents and families of new students. You will have an opportunity to talk with leaders across campus and learn more about how we can all work together to ensure your student’s success.

Being Well: Stephanie Allen, Director of Counseling Services and Jill Houser, Nurse Practitioner Atrium Health

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dr. Carmen Butler, Dean of Student Success, Cheryl Potter, Associate Dean Noel Program for Students with Disabilities, Edwina Rozelle

Director of Student Persistence and Success Coach and Robin Weaver Assistant Dean, Noel Center for Disability Resources

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

6/21 Registration

Dr. Tammy Bass, Director of First Year Programs and Lesley Villarose, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

6/28 Registration

Missed a session?

If you were unable to attend a session, you can watch it at the link below.

Living on Campus and Staying Involved: Dr. John Johnson, Director of Housing and Residence Education and Brian Arnold, Director of Student Activities, New Student Orientation ad Campus Recreation.

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

University Police

The University Police Department (U.P) is a multi-functional service agency dedicated to the protection of the University community. In addition to crime prevention and security, U.P. issues student IDs, provides jump start and vehicle entry services (in case you lock your keys in the car), and offers on-campus vehicle escorts upon request.

Health Services

The Student Health Clinic provides comprehensive high quality healthcare for our students. Learn more about the services offered below:

Counseling Center

The Gardner-Webb University Counseling Center maintains a student-centered focus by providing academic, emotional, social, and vocational support as well as mental health consultation to students.

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts office prepares an online bill that details the following expense information:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meal plan
  • Additional fees
  • Anticipated Financial Aid

Students can access their bills through WebbConnect, but a paper bill is available upon request. For a complete list of billing services and information, visit the Student Accounts page.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows your student to grant Gardner-Webb permission to share grades, billing information, and financial aid records with you if they so choose by listing you on their FERPA release form.

First-Year Connection

If you have questions or comments and need to reach First-Year Programs, you are welcome to connect with Tammy Bass by email or phone at 704-406-2297.

Student Transitions Guide

Your student’s reference for the facilities, services, and opportunities available to students on campus.