Gannon University Convocation Formally Welcomes New Students to Campus

Posted: August 21, 2017

The 728 students expected to be new to the Gannon community will be formally introduced to academic life at the traditional Convocation ceremony, Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 2-3 p.m. in the Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St.

The formal observance that symbolizes the beginning of the Academic Year, has been updated this year with the introduction of the Gannon READS program, whereby all incoming incoming first-year students will read and discuss "Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me." The book's author, Jerry McGill, will speak at Gannon University during the Fall Semester.

Convocation marks a culmination of the events of Preview GU. This annual transition of students to University life has been greatly expanded this year with a variety of events, workshops and get-togethers designed to showcase the richness of university life and of the Erie community. The event is also an opportunity for new students to connect with classmates, and build excitement for the journey that will begin here.

The University's total enrollment is expected to top 4,300 for the Fall Semester. Students from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and from 40 countries worldwide, including Ethiopia, Norway and Nepal.

Convocation Coverage

Where: Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St. Time: 2 p.m.