New Student Orientation Fall 2017

(Dates/Times/Locations subject to change)

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE FOR NEW STUDENTS | PRINTABLE SCHEDULE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

 

Friday, August 18

Time

Session

Location

8:00am –2:00pm

Check-In and Move-In – Pick up your orientation folder and then move into your campus housing.

Tucker Student Center

10:30am

First Year Student Testing:  ASL, ENGL and MATH placement testing for students who are required to test.  You will be notified via the advising forms on WEBBCONNECT and your GWU email if you need to test. 

Computer Classrooms – Students will be notified via email of location

11:00am

The Noel Center for Disability Resources is hosting a Welcome session for new students and their families.

Frank Nanney Hall

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own

Food Pamphlet

2:30pm

Welcome Session – A big BULLDOG WELCOME awaits you!!

·         Dr. A. Frank Bonner, President of the University, will offer greetings on behalf of the University

·         SGA President, will offer greetings on behalf of the students

·         Sarah Currie,  Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students

·         Introduction of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters – 1st Year Students will split into assigned groups and exit to assigned locations

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

 

PARENT /GUARDIAN/FAMILY SESSION    Student Development Staff –

 Guiding your way through the “Letting Go” process.

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

5:00pm-5:45pm

Presidential Reception – Come by and meet Gardner-Webb University’s President and his wife,

Dr. A. Frank Bonner and Flossie Bonner.

1st floor - Tucker Student Center

 

 Dinner On Your Own

Food Pamphlet

7:00pm

Overview of Services – Students/Parents/Guardians Panel Discussions – Find out what services and programs Gardner-Webb University has to offer you as a NEW BULLDOG!

·         Academic Advising

·         Campus Shop

·        Center for Personal and Professional Development

·         Christian Life and Service

·         Counseling Center

·         Housing and Residence Education

·         Student Success

·         University Police

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

7:30pm

Parent’s Split – Enjoy BANANA SPLITS and coffee with other parents as you say goodbye to your students.

Tucker Student Center

 

10:00pm

Worship at the Bell Tower – A time to fellowship and worship.

Bell Tower - By

Tucker Student Center



Saturday, August 19

Time

Session

Location

7:30am–8:30 am

Breakfast – Students will begin using their GWU ID cards for meals.  Family members or others accompanying students can purchase a meal ticket at door.

Cafeteria

Dover Campus Center

9:00am

GWU Spirit and Traditions Session – Hear from the DAWG POUND, Campus Recreation, Student Activities and the Alumni Office.

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

10:00am

Groups 1-5  - Broyhill Adventure Course

Broyhill Adventure Course

10:00am

Groups 6-10  - Dover Library Tours

Dover Library

11:30am–1:00pm

LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC

1:30pm

First Year Students University 101/111 Meeting with students

Assigned Classrooms

 

3:00pm

Groups 11-15  - Broyhill Adventure Course

BAC

3:00pm

Groups 16-21 – Dover Library Tours

Dover Library

5:00pm–7:00pm

Dinner

Cafeteria, DCC

8:00pm–11:00pm

New Student Celebration – Music, Entertainment, Food, Games – STUDENTS ONLY

Bost Gym Parking Lot



Sunday, August 20

Time

Session

Location

8:00am–9:00am

Breakfast

Cafeteria, DCC

10:00am

Family Worship – Come worship with the Gardner-Webb University Family

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

11:30am–1:00pm

Lunch

Cafeteria, DCC

1:30pm

Welcome to our house - Sponsored by Housing and Residence Education – An opportunity for you to understand what living on-campus looks like and learn about Housing’s resources.

Dover Theater

3:00pm

Groups 16-21  - Broyhill Adventure Course

BAC

3:00pm

Groups 1-5  - Dover Library Tours

Dover Library

3:00pm

Music Theory Placement Test - All Music Majors are required to attend.

O. Max Gardner

Room 105

5:00pm–7:00 pm

Dinner

Cafeteria, DCC

6:00pm

PAWS Awhile –  PAWS Awhile – The PAWS Awhile Dogs are trained and certified Therapy Dogs by Therapy Dogs International. Come and meet these furry friends...... they are guaranteed to put a SMILE on your face!

Tucker Student Center Lobby

6:30pm

BULLDOG MADNESS – sponsored by PlayFair – FUN! FUN! FUN!  Mingle with all new students, Big Brother/Big Sisters and Peer Leaders!  Relieve the stress of moving in and being new!!

Tucker Student Center

8:00pm

Student Handbook and Safety Session – All new first year students are required to attend a meeting regarding policies and guidelines as a student at Gardner-Webb University.

Dover Theater



Monday, August 21

Time

Session

Location

7:00am-8:30am

Breakfast

Cafeteria, DCC

8:00am-10:30am

WELCOME All NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS!  --- Check-in for all NEW TRANSFER students!

·         Obtain Check-in folder, pick up t-shirt, and have your GWU ID card made.  The ID card will be used for campus housing, meals, library, Dimensions, sporting and cultural events, and Suttle Wellness Center.

·         Students who do not have a room assignment should report to the Housing and Residence Education staff on the 2nd floor of Tucker Student Center for information about housing.

·         You may now proceed to your assigned Residence Hall, pick up your key in the lobby. Your Resident Advisor (RA) will check you in.

Tucker Student Center

9:00am-10:00am

First Year Students REQUIRED SESSION – DIMENSIONS Overview

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

11:00am

WELCOME SESSION  - ALL New Transfer Students

·         Sarah Currie,  Vice-President of Student Development and Dean of Students

·         Student Development Staff

          Academic Advising, Academic Support Services and the Library 

Stewart Hall

Tucker Student Center

 

11:00am

ALL First Year HONORS Students  - Meeting

Hope Hall

11:30am-1:30pm

LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC

 

1:30pm–2:30pm

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS UNIVERSTIY 101/111 Required Session – Meeting with Instructor and Peer Leader

Assigned Classrooms

 

3:00pm

Groups 6-10 – Broyhill Adventure Course – Meet with group and proceed to course.

Broyhill Adventure Course

3:00pm

Groups 11-15 – Dover Library Tour – Meet with group and proceed to the library.

Dover Library

5:00pm–7:00pm

DINNER

Cafeteria, DCC



Tuesday, August 22

Time

Session

Location

7:00am-8:30am

10:00am-12:00pm

Breakfast

Hunt School of Nursing Student Orientation - All Nursing Majors must attend.

Cafeteria, DCC

Blanton Auditorium Hamrick Hall

11:00am-1:00pm

Connect Fair
Campus clubs/organizations, local churches and businesses will be providing information and giving away AMAZING goodies.

Tucker Student Center

11:00am-1:30pm

LUNCH

Cafeteria, DCC

3:00pm

Transfer Students Meet at Broyhill Adventure Course

Broyhill Adventure Course

5:00pm-7:00pm

DINNER

Cafeteria, DCC

 

7:00pm

Introduction to Campus Ministries
Learn all about what Campus Ministries has available for you. Social will follow.

Stewart Hall
Tucker Student Center