Special Events

Every year, Gardner-Webb hosts a variety of special events, and parents and family members are invited to join us.  We hope you'll make plans to attend one or more every year and participate in the Gardner-Webb experience.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) provides a basic introduction to college life and offers resources for the challenges that your student may encounter.

Click here to learn more about New Student Orientation.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend showcases Gardner-Webb University and the many educational, cultural, and social opportunities available to our students.

Click here to learn more about Family Weekend.


The homecoming tradition represents the return to a place of memories and a rekindling of relationships while cheering on the Runnin' Bulldogs football team and honoring successful alumni.

Click here to learn more about Homecoming.


Commencement represents the culmination of your student's hard work and achievements while at Gardner-Webb! It is a time for celebration and planning for the future.

Click here to learn more about Commencement.