Homecoming 2017

GWU Welcomes Alums Back to Campus for Homecoming Oct. 6-7

Gardner-Webb will welcome alumni and university friends to campus Oct. 6-7 for a 2017 Homecoming weekend filled with events that celebrate achievements, mark new milestones and offer fun for the entire family.

“Homecoming is our alumni’s chance to relive the memories of their Gardner-Webb days and make a few new memories along the way,” shared Leah Clevenger, director of GWU Alumni Relations. “Our schedule this year has a few long-established events, as well as several new offerings.”

Activities begin on Friday, Oct. 6, when the GWU Alumni Association gathers some of the University’s longest-tenured alums to induct members of the Class of 1967 into the Half-Century Club during a noon luncheon. The festivities also include the evening induction of the 2017 class into the GWU Athletic Hall of Fame.

To celebrate the outstanding career, service, university advancement, integrity and character accomplishments of Gardner-Webb graduates, the alumni association will induct nine new members into the GWU Gallery of Distinguished Alumni during an invitation-only brunch at the Tucker Student Center. The Bulldog BBQ Bash is planned for alumni and friends beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tailgating is also planned throughout the morning across from the Hamrick Field House, the Observatory, and the practice field beside the LYCC.

In addition to Gardner-Webb’s 1:30 p.m. Homecoming football game versus Shorter University in Spangler Stadium, the Runnin’ Bulldogs softball team takes on North Greenville University at 10 a.m. at Brinkley Softball Complex, and the volleyball team battles High Point at 5 p.m. in Paul Porter Arena.

“While on campus, we hope alumni will reunite with classmates and reconnect with their alma mater,” Clevenger encouraged. “There’s no better time to come home to Gardner-Webb than now.”

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu with your request.

For complete information about all 2017 Gardner-Webb Homecoming events, visit gardner-webb.edu/homecoming2017