Gannon University Welcomes Families to Campus for Family Weekend
Posted: September 22, 2017
Gannon University's annual Family Weekend will be held Sept.
Gannon University strives to make our campus a home away from
home for our students. Each fall, we invite family members to make
it theirs, too, for a weekend of fun activities in a setting that
brings students and their families together to share the special
experience of being a Golden Knight.
This year, the event's planners have introduced new features to
the student-planned event, including pirate cruises on Lake Erie,
tickets to the Erie Zoo and families battling each other in the
television game show- inspired Campus Feud.
A highlight is a performance by Danger Circus, a three-man
company that features fire eating, glass walking, knife juggling,
dangerous escapes and comedy.
So "I wanted to bring some new ideas to this year's Family
Weekend," said Jolene Sinclair, the student family chairwoman for
Gannon's Activities Programming Board, which organizes and staffs
the weekend's events. Sinclair was inspired by her own family's
experience at last year's event. "We had a great time when my
parents came up. It was the first time they'd seen me after they
dropped me off in August. We had a blast."
Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased online at
gannontickets.com. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 814.871.7766.
Family Weekend Events
Friday, Sept. 22
9 p.m.--Campus Feud
Saturday, Sept. 23
9:30 a.m.--Breakfast catered by Panera
10:30 a.m.--Scallywags pirate cruise
Noon--Football vs. Slippery Rock University
1 p.m.--Scallywags pirate cruise
3 p.m.--Scallywags pirate cruise
9 p.m.--Danger Circus
Sunday, Sept. 24
9:30 a.m.--Pancake breakfast
Zoo tickets can be used Saturday or Sunday.