GWU Set to Welcome 600 Students for Orientation

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Activities to Begin Friday, Aug. 15

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Gardner-Webb University will welcome approximately 600 new students (freshmen and transfers) to its campus this month for a variety of orientation activities.

First-year GWU students are set to move in and begin their college journeys Friday, Aug. 15.  Scheduled welcome events that day include a greeting from University President Dr. A. Frank Bonner and complimentary refreshments in the Tucker Student Center.

Students will experience an array of orientation offerings in their first days on campus.   Activities include a concert, contests, and information sessions on various campus organizations and services.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, students will complete team-building challenges on Gardner-Webb’s Broyhill Adventure Course.  New students and their families are invited to a family worship service Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. in the Tucker Student Center.  On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Connect Fair will link students with a host of campus clubs and organizations, local churches and businesses, and free item giveaways.  The fair is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New transfer and returning residential students will check in Monday, Aug. 18.  Undergraduate classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 20.

For more information and a complete schedule of orientation events, visit

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for career success and for engaged, responsible citizenship in their professional, civic, and spiritual communities.