Homecoming 2019

Alumni and Students Participate in Annual Gardner-Webb Tradition

Homecoming 2019

“Homecoming is that one day of the year when alumni, faculty, staff, and students celebrate what makes Gardner-Webb so very special: the relationships that have been forged because of time spent on our beautiful campus,” observes Leah Robinson Clevenger, director of Alumni Relations and a member of the Class of ’98 and ‘02.

“Alumni will return full of school spirit, wearing their red and black,” she adds. “They bring their families with them to introduce them to Gardner-Webb, while taking a stroll down memory lane.”

The celebration begins on Friday, Oct. 11, with a gathering to honor the Class of 1969—the newest members of the Half-Century Club. In addition, the Class of 1999 is having its 20-year reunion. For more information about these special events, contact Clevenger via email at lclevenger@gardner-webb.edu or call 704-406-2251.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, events start with the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni Brunch and Induction Ceremony in the Tucker Student Center. This invitation-only program will honor seven new inductees. Other activities on Saturday include:

– Bulldog BBQ Bash for Alumni and Friends | Free 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Soccer Field: Serving up barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, southern sides, and desserts. GWU President Dr. William M. Downs will be on hand to welcome alumni. RSVP by Oct. 4. Contact Clevenger via email lclevenger@gardner-webb.edu or call 704-406-2251.

– Tailgating: Tailgate areas are available across from the Hamrick Field house, the Williams Observatory, and the practice field beside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center parking lot. Tailgates may be set up beginning with the sunrise. No reservations are needed.

– Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs vs. Hampton University 1:30 p.m., Spangler Stadium: To purchase tickets in advance, call 704-406-4340. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate on the day of the game. Gates open at noon. The 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced before the start of the game.

Learn more and register for Homecoming events