Fall 2011 Week One Schedule

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Move-In Day is less than a week away at Gardner-Webb University!

week-oneBOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Below is an “all you need to know” schedule of activities for the first week of the Fall 2011 semester.

Sunday, August 21
8:00 am – 6:00 pm     Move-In for New and Returning Students

  • New and returning students should go directly to their residence halls to check in, and begin unloading their belongings.  Each Residence Hall will have staff available to help move in belongings for NEW STUDENTS.  There will be designated areas to unload your car by the curb, and while you or a family member is parking the vehicle, BULLDOG MOVERS will be moving your belongings to your room.  Shuttles will be available to shuttle drivers from designated parking areas back to the Residence Halls.
  • Residential Students will go directly to their Residence Halls and check in first with staff, then move in belongings.  Those who live in University Commons (Apartments and Suites) will check in with staff at the University Clubhouse, then move in belongings.
  • Students arriving for Orientation on Monday, August 22 will move on Monday, though there will be no Bulldog Movers on hand for Monday movers.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm   Lunch

  • Meals for NEW STUDENTS are FREE from at the Café from Sunday lunch to Monday lunch. 
  • Students must have GWU ID with them to receive a meal.
  • Family members can purchase meals at the Café.

3:30 pm          Music Placement Test, Gardner Hall

  • Music Placement Test is required for ALL NEW and TRANSFER music majors and minors
  • Test will be offered at 3:30 on both Aug. 21 and Aug. 22
  • Those in the Marching Band should take the test on Sunday
  • For questions, email psparti@gardner-webb.edu or call 704-406-4453

7:00 pm          Campus-wide Worship Service, Dover Theater

  • Casual dress, family members are invited to attend

8:00 pm          First-Year Student Sundae Social, Bost Gym

  • Mix and Mingle while enjoying delicious ice cream sundaes. 
  • Peer Leaders will be available to answer questions.
  • You will be grouped by your UNIVERSITY 111 class.  Check your schedule through MYWEBB, and know who your professor is for DIMS/UnivLife in Global Society (UNIVERSITY 111) class.

Monday, August 22 
8:00 am          New Student Orientation, Dover Library

  • If you have not completed your NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION session over the summer, this event is for you.
  • You will receive a full schedule at check-in. Click here to see a tentative schedule.

1:30 pm          Nursing Orientation for First-Year Students, Blanton Auditorium

  • This nursing orientation is for first-year students only.  Returning nursing students have a later orientation.

3:30 pm          Honors Program Meeting, Noel 300

  • ALL NEW HONORS STUDENTS meet with Dr. Jones, even if you attended the Honors meeting during New Student Orientation.

3:30 pm          Nursing Orientation for Second-Year Students, Blanton Auditorium

  • This nursing orientation is for second-year students only.  First-year nursing students are not required to attend.

7:00 pm          THINKFAST Game Show, Dover Theater

  • Students should find a group on their hall. 
  • Pick up a Remote Control from the stage area and get ready to answer trivia questions and win cool prizes!
  • The winning team receives $200 in cash!

Tuesday, August 23
11:00 am – 2:00 pm   Club/Business/Church Fair, Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC)

  • New students should drop by and learn all about area business and churches, as well as the clubs and organizations we have on campus.
  • Bring your $$ – there will be a poster sale to help you add some spice to your Residence Hall room.  There will be tons of free goodies as well.

1:00 pm          University 111/101 Kick-Off, Dover Theater

  • This session is MANDATORY for first-year students enrolled in UNIV 111 or UNIV 101. 
  • Get to know your UNIV 101/111 professors and peer leaders. 
  • Honors sections are exempt due to previously scheduled activities.

2:00 pm          International Students Orientation Session, Ritch Banquet Hall

  • This orientation session is MANDATORY for all NEW international students. 
  • There will be presentations of campus resources to get you acclimated to campus services and programs
  • Reception and paperwork will begin at 2:00, with Round Table Discussions on Campus Resources to follow.

7:00 pm          Campus Ministries United, Dover Theater

  • Come out to hear all you can about what Campus Ministries has to offer.  FREE refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, August 24
8:00 am          Classes Begin, Campus-wide

  • Students can find their schedules by entering MYWEBB, then clicking on “Student” tab, “Academic Services,” “Student Services and Financial Aid,” and then look for the schedule.

Thursday, August 25
6:00 pm          Tailgate Party, Spangler Stadium

  • Chance to meet the Runnin’ Bulldogs, Cheerleaders, Mascots and Marching Band
  • Games, music, and prizes available

Friday, August 26
7:00 pm          FREE Sidewalk Prophets Concert, Quad (Rain Location: Dover Theater)

Saturday, August 27
8:00 am          Back to School Service Project, LYCC Parking Lot

  • Interested in giving back to your NEW community?  Come out in your comfortable clothes, lend a hand, and set a precedent for service during your tenure at Gardner-Webb!

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm   Welcome PALOOZA, Bost Gym

  • Free fun!!  Food, games, music and more!

For questions about move-in or Residence Education, contact Tyler Davis at 704-406-4300, or attdavis5@gardner-webb.edu. For questions about registration, course offerings, or other academic issues, contact the Registrar’s Office at 704-406-4260, or at registrar@gardner-webb.edu. For questions about orientation or any of the move-in events listed above, contact Karissa Weir at 704-406-4732, or at kweir@gardner-webb.edu.