Carneval Athletic Pavilion

  • The Carneval Athletic Pavilion (CAP) is designed to meet the needs of the University's general recreation, intramural, wellness and intercollegiate programs. Drop-in and free-play activities are available daily in every area, from the basketball court to the swimming pool. Informal programs and varied activities are offered throughout the school year.

    Students, faculty, and staff can take part in friendly intramural sports year round.  Programs for men, women, and co-ed competition are organized on an individual basis with an opportunity to participate in numerous activities. These programs, coupled with Gannon University's concern for the well-rounded physical development of each student, compliment the student's intellectual, moral, and spiritual development.

  • Facilities

    Equipment/Reservation Information Desk

    • ID card check in, guest pass purchase, equipment check out, reservation, and information area.


    • 100 x 70 foot court area with a rubberized surface convertible to basketball, volleyball, tennis, and soccer. 
    • A suspended 8 foot, 10 laps to the mile rubberized running track used for recreational walking, jogging, or running. 


    • A six lane, 25 yard pool constructed to NCAA specifications featuring one and three meter diving boards and a 250 seat observation deck. 

    Racquetball/Handball Courts

    • Six regulation racquetball courts with viewing windows.
    • Two courts may be set up as Walleyball Courts.
    • All courts must be reserved for use.
    • Eye protection is mandatory.

    Fitness Center

    • A 40 x 40 foot fitness/weight lifting area complete with Cybex Eagle weight machines, chin up bar and a sit-up board. 

    Multipurpose Room

    • 40 x 40 foot room cardiovascular Training.  It is equipped with elliptical machines, treadmills and steppers.

    Locker Facilities

    • Handicapped accessible men's and women's locker areas.  Each is equipped with saunas, showers, and restroom facilities.
    • Men's and women's varsity team rooms for use by in-season varsity athletic team members.

    Free Weight Room

    • A 2600 square foot room, fully equipped with free weights and exercise equipment. 
    • You must present a valid ID card and a have previous free weight room training to use this area.


    The CAP will be closed during all University Holidays. All areas close 15 minutes prior to building closing time. Evening hours on the weekends will be reserved for special events coordinated with Student Living, Student Activities, the Alumni Office, and other university groups. When school is on break, the CAP will be open on a limited basis. The hours will be announced prior to the break period.

    Building Hours

    While school is in session, September through May , the CAP will be open:

    • Monday - Friday (6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
    • Saturday and Sunday (Noon -10 p.m.)

    Pool Hours

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.)
    • Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.)
    • Saturday and Sunday (Noon - 3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.)

    Free Weight Room Hours

    • Monday  (10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6:30 - 10 p.m.)
    • Tuesday - Friday  (10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 - 10 p.m.)
    • Saturday  (Noon - 3 p.m. and 6 - 10 p.m.)
    • Sunday  (Noon - 3 p.m. and 7:30 - 10 p.m.)


    All faculty, staff, students, dependents over 5 years of age, and alumni must scan their Gannon I.D. cards through the system located at the front desk. Faculty/staff dependents may enter the Carneval Athletic Pavilion facility at no charge with a valid photo I.D. card. Dependents may obtain a card from the Campus Police and Safety Office for $5.00. Absolutely no equipment will be issued without a valid I.D. card.


    All full-time and part-time Gannon students who are currently enrolled and in possession of a valid Gannon University I.D. card are authorized to utilize the facility and participate in the general and intramural recreation programs.


    Upon presentation of a valid faculty/employee I.D. card, all full-time University employees are entitled to the same privileges as described above for students. Adjunct faculty may use the CAP only during the semester that they are under contract to teach.


    A dependent is defined as the spouse of a full-time faculty or staff member, a child who is 18 years old or younger, or a child who is claimed on the faculty or staff member’s federal income tax as a dependent. All dependents less than 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times and in all areas (except the locker room if not the same sex as parent). Spouses and dependents (16 years of age and older) have unlimited access to the facility. Dependents of full-time faculty/staff over the age of 18 who are not claimed on the faculty/staff member’s income tax return may purchase a membership at the current Alumni rate.

    Alumni Memberships

    Alumni may purchase a membership to the CAP and will enjoy full privileges upon the presentation of a valid membership card. A photo I.D. card may be obtained at the CAP or from the Office of Campus Police and Safety. A $5.00 fee will be charged for each card.

    Membership Definitions

    • An Alumnus is defined as an adult 18 years or older who has completed one semester at Villa Maria College or Gannon/College University.
    • A Family Membership includes the spouse and children less than 18 years of age.

    Membership Fees

    Duration Alumnus Alumnus and Spouse Family
    1 Month $40 $75 $80
    6 Months $200 $375 $405
    1 Year $320 $600 $660


    Guests will be permitted to use the facility if accompanied by a faculty, staff, student, dependent, or alumnus member. All Guests 6 years of age and older pay a fee of $5.00. Guests who are under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Members may have only 4 guests per visit. Members who bring guests will surrender their I.D. cards for the duration of the visit and are responsible for their guests at all times.