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