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For Parents and Guardians

You’re an important part of the first-year transition – hear from the Dean of Students and access important resources related to safety, health services, student accounts, and more.

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Letter from Sarah Currie, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students

Dear Freshman Parents:

I especially want to welcome you to the Gardner-Webb Experience. Thank you for allowing us to serve your student.

I need your help in encouraging your student to be safety conscious during his/her enrollment. We work very hard to make Gardner-Webb a safe and secure community. While policies and procedures are in place regarding safety, please stress to your student the importance of individual ownership for safety. For specific questions about University Security and Campus Police, please refer to the following page.

I hope you will visit the campus as often as possible. You are very important in the total Gardner-Webb experience and you are always welcome.


Sarah Currie
Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students

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University Police

The University Police Department (U.P) is a multi-functional service agency dedicated to the protection of the University community. In addition crime prevention and security, U.P. issues student IDs, provides jump start and vehicle entry services (in case you lock your keys in the car), and offers on-campus vehicle escorts upon request.

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Health Services

In July of 2020 Gardner-Webb will open a new on campus Student Health Clinic.

Shelby Family Practice – Boiling Springs
708 McBrayer Homestead Road
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

CVS Minute Clinic, Boiling Springs
105 East College Avenue (located directly across the street from Gardner-Webb)
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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Testimonial by Shaquavia Chiles

Counseling Center

The Gardner-Webb University Counseling Center provides academic, emotional, social, and vocational support as well as mental health consultation to students. A team of professionals trained in education and counseling help University community members in developing constructive life plans, handling crisis situations, and coping with day-to-day problems. Short-term individual, group, and couples counseling sessions are available at no additional cost. The University Counseling Center adheres to the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics and operates within a Christian perspective. All services provided are confidential and no information will be given to others without the consent of the individual. The University Counseling is located in Tucker Student Center and is open for appointments, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, an on-call counselor can be reached by calling the crisis number 704-300-1910 or University Police at 704-406-4444.

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Student Accounts

The Student Accounts office prepares an online bill that details the following expense information:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meal plan
  • Additional fees
  • Anticipated Financial Aid

Your student can access their bill through WebbConnect, but a paper bill is available upon request. Visit the Student Accounts page on our website for a complete list of billing services and information.

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows your student to grant Gardner-Webb permission to share their grades, billing information, and financial aid records with you if they so choose by listing you on their FERPA release form. For more information, visit the FERPA page on our website.

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First-Year Connection

If you have questions or comments and need to reach First-Year Programs, you are welcome to connect with Jessica Herndon by email or phone at 704-406-2297.

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