Family Weekend 2016

(Dates/Times/Locations subject to change)


Friday, September 16, 2016

Don't forget to SHARE A PAIR! Families and students are asked to donate new men's socks during Family Weekend to help local homeless ministries prepare for winter.  Donations can be dropped off in the entry lobby of Tucker Student Center.  Email for more information.

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Check-In and Hospitality Table Open
Pick up packets, campus maps, and the Family Weekend schedule of events.

*If you are arriving after 8:00 p.m. on Friday or arriving on Saturday, send your GWU student to our office between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to pick up your packet.

Office of Student Activities

First Floor, Tucker Student Center 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Enjoy desserts and a game of BINGO! Try your luck winning some cool prizes! GWU students and their families are welcome to participate. **This is a FREE event, however registration is needed so that we can make necessary arrangements.

Stewart Hall,

Tucker Student Center 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Brunch with the Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students   

   A chance to hear from the Vice President of Student Development, Dean of Students, and other Student Development staff about all that is happening on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. *Registration is required to attend. GWU Students need to be registered to attend this event.             

Adults - $5

GWU Students with a meal plan - Free

Children Under 12 - Free


Stewart Hall,

Tucker Student Center

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A Parent's Guide to Career Development 
This parent’s only session is designed to discuss how to support your student’s career development.  We will discuss the formula for career-readiness, essential skills needed for the world of work, Center of Career Development offerings, and how you as a parent can assist your student along the journey. 

Stewart Hall,

Tucker Student Center

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Open Climb and Zip Line
Come out to the Carolina Straight Wall and challenge yourself! No experience or equipment needed. Just comfortable clothes and toe closed shoes! FREE EVENT

Broyhill Adventure Course

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Family Tailgate
Enjoy BBQ before the big game! Bring a blanket and enjoy the music of The Mountain Faith Band. This seven member band can be found in the back room of a service station in Sylva, North Carolina.  Their fresh Appalachian take on gospel, bluegrass, folk, R&B and pop music has earned them televised appearances on Daystar and the 2015 season of America’s Got Talent.    Check out their website and Facebook page:

                                                                                @MountainFaith (Facebook), @MtnFaithBand (Twitter)

*Registration is required to attend. GWU Students need to be registered to attend this event.

Adults - $12
GWU Students with a Meal Plan - Free
Children Under 12 - Free

Practice Soccer field across from Spangler Stadium

Rain Location: Tucker Student Center

6:00 p.m. 
Gardner-Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs vs. The Citadel Bulldogs
Adults - $14
Current GWU Students with ID - Free
Students (K-College) - $8
Please purchase tickets at the gate.
     Spangler Stadium

Sunday, September 18, 2016

10:00 a.m. 


Family Worship
Come worship with the
Gardner-Webb University Family


 Dover Chapel

Register for events at