category: Transitions Guide

Ignite Your Future

Now that you’re officially a Bulldog, take the next step toward your future by learning what you need to do before arriving on campus.


It’s official – you’ve already completed the necessary admissions paperwork, paid your deposit, and now you’re ready to step foot on campus as a Bulldog. Check out what’s next on your to-do list before you arrive.

We need this information to prepare for your arrival in August. This will be the opportunity to share with us any special needs you or your family members may have. If a sign language interpreter is needed for you or family member, please indicate this in the space provided.

  • Register your vehicle
    • Sign into WebbConnect
    • Click “Housing, Meals, Vehicle” on the left-hand menu
    • Select “Register a Vehicle”
    • Your decal will be available when you arrive to campus for move-in!
    • The Vehicle Registration Fee will be added to your student account.
  • Review the Student Handbook
  • Submit your final transcripts to:
    PO Box 817
    Boiling Springs, NC 28017
  • Start checking your GWU email regularly

Check out our Campus Map to help you learn your way around campus.

“The psychology and English departments are filled with the most encouraging professors and mentors. The quality time they dedicated and spent with me are the building blocks of the person I am today.”

Mariana Mellado ’16, double major in English (professional writing) and psychology

Campus Talk

  • Big Brother / Big Sister – Upperclassmen who help show you the ropes during New Student Orientation.
  • The Caf – Otherwise known as a cafeteria, The Caf is located in the Dover Campus Center (DCC) and serves as your primary home for eating and gathering.
  • CMU – Campus Ministries United, where there are tons of ways to get involved with all your soul.
  • Dawg Pound – The student cheering section for the Runnin’ Bulldogs!
  • GRD – A Graduate Resident Director is a grad student and staff member who lives on campus and assists in the operations of each residence hall – they are a great resource for you as a new student!
  • LYCC – The Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center is home to tons of sporting and special events on campus.
  • OMG – No, not that OMG. Here, it’s O. Max Gardner Hall, home to the music department.
  • Peer Leader – An upperclassman who serves as your peer mentor in your UNIV 111 or 101 class. They work their hardest to help you make the successful transition into college.
  • The Quad – The center of campus. Play ultimate Frisbee, take in a concert, or do your homework on a sunny afternoon – there’s always something happening on The Quad.
  • RA – An undergraduate student who lives on the floor of each residence hall to help assist with community needs.
  • GWU Today – The student newspaper! Check out the happenings at
  • UP – You can always reach University Police from any campus phone at ext. 4444


Gardner-Webb has several great on-campus dining options. You can access The Caf three times a day with a full meal plan, or use the flex points included with your meal plan at restaurants like Chick-fil-A, World of Wings (WOW), or Cantina 1905.

For more information about on-campus dining options and schedules, Boiling Springs and Shelby favorites, visit the dining page:

Webb Card

Your Webb Card is a multifunctional ID card that allows you to access campus facilities (including your residence hall), pay for meals, print and make copies, and gain entry at athletic, cultural, and other student events.

University Police will issue your card during orientation week. Make sure to bring your photo ID.

If you lose your card, login to your Gardner-Webb Get account and deactivate it, or request a new one through University Police.

Quick Contacts

On the Current Students page, you will find current GWU news as well as a list of links and documents, that will be helpful throughout your time on campus.

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