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The Office of New Student Services exists primarily to serve new students in their adjustment needs and in their development as successful students. Recognizing that new students undergo a unique period of transition, this office seeks to facilitate their entry into the first year experience through supportive programs and services that provide opportunity for successful academic and personal adjustment to the University.
The Office of New Student Services is committed to creating a favorable climate necessary for each student to formulate and achieve personal and academic goals, to realize aspirations, and to actualize his/her capabilities. Below, are a few of the services and programs offered to new students.
Gannon University recognizes the importance of connecting all students to the University community during the first year and to laying the developmental foundation for their success both in and out of the classroom. Student success depends upon their effective use of available services when needed and meaningful engagement in the life of the University. First-year students who are constructively engaged will have a holistically rewarding experience at the University.
First-Year Experience at Gannon University is a key resource for first-year students. The First-Year Experience works in cooperation with various University divisions to ensure that first-year students experience the challenges, opportunities, and support needed to succeed at Gannon. These programs engage students in intellectual, social, and cultural dimensions of learning while challenging them to develop the skills and sense of responsibility needed to be successful as a college student and citizen. The First-Year Experience includes New Student Orientation, Welcome Mass, Convocation, Preview GU, LIFECORE, Fall Advisor Meeting/Four Week Grades, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, and the Student Success Center and much more.
This course is one of the First-Year Seminars designed to help new students adjust to college life, appreciate the mission of the university, and enhance the academic, personal and social skills that will contribute to a successful first-year experience. Enrollment in this course is restricted to students who are recommended by the Admissions committee.
This interactive course provides theory and practical application that will address issues that are fundamental to the first-year experience. Topics to be discussed will include an introduction to the Gannon mission, academic and self management strategies, career/life planning, campus resources, health and wellness, diversity, campus involvement, community service and the nine dimensions of LIFECORE.
Phone: 814-871-7597Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Student Services Building111 W. Fifth St.