Gardner-Webb University Homecoming Weekend Planned Oct. 2-4

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Event Includes Activities for Students, Alumni, & Community Members

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Homecoming weekend at Gardner-Webb University is set for Oct. 2-4, and officials are planning many opportunities for alums to come back to Boiling Springs to reconnect with their alma mater and reunite with old friends.  The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Office of Student Activities have planned a variety of fun activities, detailed below. For more information about Homecoming, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 704-406-2586.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Battle of the Bands

Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center; 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Homecoming Golf Tournament Fundraiser

River Bend/YMCA Golf Club; Registration and Lunch 11:30 a.m.; Shotgun Start at 1 p.m., Awards at 5:30 p.m.

Join the GWU Golf Team as they host the GWU Trophy Cup Golf Tournament.

  • Each team will be paired with a GWU Golf member.
  • Captain’s Choice. Four-person teams are preferred. Individuals welcome.
  • Lunch and gift pack included in the registration fee.

Cost: $75 per person or $300 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

For information, contact Tee Burton at (704) 406-3986 or

Volleyball Matches

LYCC, Paul Porter Arena; 7 p.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Reception & Banquet

Tucker Student Center; Reception at 6:30 p.m.; Banquet at 7 p.m.

Alumni and Friends of the University are invited to attend this annual event sponsored by the GWU Athletics Department for a tribute to the 2013 GWU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

  • Tribute to the 2014 GWU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
  • Cost: $18 per person
  • Pre-registration and tickets required.
  • Business attire is required.

Powder Puff Game

Spangler Stadium; 7 p.m.


LYCC Parking Lot; 9 p.m.

Movie on the Quad

10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

5k Color Run

Packet Pickup at 7:00 a.m.
Race Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Location: LYCC Parking Lot
ColorDash Registration

Outdoor Adventures Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Intramural Soccer Field; 9 a.m.

Gallery of Distinguished Alumni Brunch (invitation only)

Tucker Student Center; 10 a.m.

The GWU Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations will honor the 2014 GWU Gallery of Distinguished Alumni and Friends inductees.

  • Pre-registration required;
  • Inductee and two guests free (additional guest is $15 per person);
  • Business attire is required.

Homecoming Parade

Stadium Drive, Parade Kickoff; 11:45 a.m.

Tailgate with Alumni & Friends

Across from Hamrick Field House; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the GWU Alumni Association for a tailgate party.

Volleyball Matches

LYCC, Paul Porter Arena; 5 p.m.

Alumni & Friends Zone

Practice Soccer field across from Spangler Stadium; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fun for ALL ages!

GWU Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. UNC Charlotte

Spangler Stadium, Kick-Off; 1:30 p.m.

Tickets: $13 for adults, $7 for students K-12, $7 for college students with I.D., GWU Students Free

Registration is required

Women’s Soccer Match

Green-Harrison Stadium; 7 p.m.

Homecoming Dance

Tucker Student Center; 10 p.m.-1 p.m.

Sponsored by Student Activities

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity). 

Compiled by Brooke Kelly, Communications Intern