Schedule of Events

Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 14

11:30 a.m.

Half-Century Club Luncheon
Tucker Student Center

The Gardner-Webb Alumni Association will be inducting the Class of 1966 into the Half-Century Club. Alumni who graduated in 1966 or before are welcomed to attend as we induct our newest members. The cost is $15 per person.  Please RSVP by September 30 by calling Alumni Relations at 704-406-2474.

Saturday, October 15
 All Day

Tailgate with Alumni and Friends

Bring your pop-up tents, lawn chairs, and your school pride! Tailgate areas are available across from the Hamrick Field House, the Observatory, and the practice field beside the LYCC parking lot. Tailgates may be set up beginning with the sunrise. No reservations are needed!

9:00 a.m.

Color Dash 5K
LYCC Parking Lot

Enjoy a morning run with alumni, students, and friends from the community! Our Color Dash 5K will begin at 9 a.m. in the LYCC parking lot, with the color explosion taking place at 10:30 a.m. Packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. Showers will be available following the race. The cost is $20 per runner. This event is sponsored by Campus Recreation. Please register here or by calling Campus Recreation at 704-406-3552.

10:00   a.m.

Gallery of Distinguished Alumni Brunch and Induction Ceremony (By Invitation)
Tucker Student Center

Alumni Relations will induct our newest members who have been selected for the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni based on their accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: career distinction, service to society, involvement and support for Gardner-Webb's advancement, and integrity and character. Please RSVP by September 30 by calling Alumni Relations at 704-406-2474.

10:30     - 11:30   a.m.

Stroll Down Memory Lane - Tour Your Favorite Residence Hall

Would you like to reminisce and walk the halls of your favorite residence hall? We'll have tours occurring in all of our traditional residence halls:  Decker, Myers, Spangler, Lutz, Mauney, Nanney, Stroup, H.A.P.Y., and Royster. Call your roommate and meet up for a tour in the residence hall lobby of your choice. This event is sponsored by Housing and Residence Education. Tours will begin from the residence hall lobbies at 10:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Homecoming BBQ for Alumni and Friends
Tucker Student Center

We'll be serving up a backyard BBQ, tasty sides, and desserts for you and yours as a "Welcome Home" GIFT to you. Join us on the soccer field across from the visitor's side of Spangler Stadium for lunch. There's no cost for you to attend, but you will need to RSVP. Call 704-406-2474 or email

12:30 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
Stadium Drive

1:30 p.m.

Gardner-Webb University Runnin’ Bulldogs vs. Coastal Carolina University
Spangler Stadium

Adult Tickets:  $14.00/per person       Student Tickets (K-College):  $8.00/per person

                           GWU Current Students with ID:  Free

To purchase tickets, please call 704-406-4340.