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Gardner-Webb Hosts Annual Family Weekend Sept. 15-17

Gardner-Webb will proudly welcome university friends this week for Family Weekend activities that will include a special worship service, campus athletic events, and various entertainment options open to the campus and greater community. Some events require advance registration and fees.

The annual Family Weekend, set for Sept. 15-17, offers students’ family members a look at life on the GWU campus, said Brian Arnold, director of Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and New Student Orientation. “The weekend gives Gardner-Webb family members an opportunity to experience the University community that is shaping their son’s or daughter’s life. It’s also a chance to connect with other Runnin’ Bulldog families.”

Activities begin Friday with afternoon greetings to visitors and evening events that include desserts and Bingo in the Tucker Student Center and an outdoor movie on the Quad. The fun continues on Saturday with the second annual Rescue Race 5K at 9 a.m., followed by a brunch hosted by the dean of students, open climbing at the Broyhill Adventure Course, a family tailgate at the Tucker Student Center, followed by a home football game in Spangler Stadium. On Sunday, the festivities conclude with a family worship service in Dover Chapel.

Throughout the weekend, the University will seek the community’s help in collecting bottled water to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations can be dropped off in the entry lobby of the Tucker Student Center, and at Spangler Stadium during Gardner-Webb’s home football game against the Shorter Hawks at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

See a complete list of Family Weekend details

For additional information, call 704-406-4732 or email Brian Arnold