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Global Student Checklist

  • Key Dates to Remember

    • August 17-18: Arrival to campus
    • August 18: Submit your photo ID
    • August 18-23: Global Student Orientation
    • August 24: First day of classes; Last day to pay tuition and fees 

    Review all COVID-19 protocols for international travel to the United States and to Gannon.

    Click here to view CDC guidance as of November on international travel into the United States. All of Gannon University’s updates and policies regarding COVID-19 can be viewed at

    Here are key things you need to know from the CDC and from Gannon:

    • Must be fully vaccinated and are required to show proof of full vaccination series to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant. Only limited exceptions apply.
    • You are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 when you travel to the United States by air.
    • If you are fully vaccinated, you should submit proof of vaccination to Gannon’s Health Center at this link prior to arrival:
    • Unvaccinated students should arrive to campus between Dec. 25-27 and will be expected to complete COVID-19 testing and quarantine for 7 days upon arriving.
    • Vaccinated students should arrive to campus between Jan. 1-3 and will be tested for COVID-19.

    Submit your photo ID.

    Save time when you arrive to campus, submit a photo for your Gannon ID in advance.

    Email your photo and the following information by August 18 to create your Gannon ID:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Gannon Network ID (e.g. smith001)
    • Attach a photo that is in color and with a plan color background.
    • Email

    Get familiar with Blackboard.

    Blackboard is an online software that will hold all your course information. This is where your professors will post regular updates, class assignments and more. Before arriving to campus, login to Blackboard and view the student orientation following these steps:

    • Visit and use your Network ID and password to login.
    • Select the “My GU” tab
    • Then in the “My Courses” module, select “Blackboard Student Orientation”
    • Follow the steps listed in this orientation to learn how to use Blackboard.

    Make your tuition and fees payment.

    Tuition and fee payments are due no later than the first day of classes, August 24. If you are unable to pay by this date, your registration will be deleted, and you will not be able to enroll in courses. Visit the Student Finance section of Self-Service to make a payment online.

    Payments from international bank accounts must be made using Flywire. Instructions on how to do so are available on Self-Service