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  • Summer Orientation

    At Summer Orientation, new students and their guests are welcomed into the Gannon family.  As you move through your full-day Orientation program, you will engage first-hand with the comprehensive, values-centered experience at the heart of our University community.  You will encounter the hospitality of the students, administrators, faculty and staff who will help you feel at home at Gannon.  You will connect with faculty and peers from your academic communities.  You will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to be a successful Gannon student and will create a vision for that success.

    This program is required for all incoming students.

    There are 6 sessions for you to choose from. 

    • Session 1: Saturday, June 27
    • Session 2: Monday, June 29
    • Session 3: Wednesday, July 1
    • Session 4: Saturday, July 11
    • Session 5:  Monday, July 13
    • Session 6: Wednesday, July 15

    Registration is first-come, first-serve.  All sessions will be capped at 150 students.  Once each session is full, students should sign up for an alternate date, but can still call in and request to be added to a waiting list for their session preference in case of cancellations.

    All students will need their network ID and password to register for Orientation.  You must pay your deposit in order to receive a network ID and password. If you do not know your network ID or password, please watch this tutorial video for more information (

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Office of Campus Engagement at 814.871.7138

    Learn more about orientation by watching the following video


    Sessions include:

    • Welcome
    • Financial Aid and Cashier's
    • Life as a Knight
    • IgKnight Your Passion workshops
    • Academic Advising Meetings
    • And more!


    Time Student Schedule Guest Schedule
    8-8:45 am Rolling Registration, Breakfast and Campus Tours (optional)
    9-9:15 am
    Welcome to the Gannon Experience
    9:30 am Transition Time
    9:45-10:15 am Academic Program Meetings: Based on academic major in various academic buildings
    10:30-11 am Individual Meetings with Advisor Snack Break Supporting Your Students Through their Academic Experience Snack Break
    11:15 am Transition Time
    11:30-11:45 am Paying for College (Financial Aid & Cashier's offices)
    Noon Transition Time
    12:15-1 pm Lunch, Resource Fair and Financial Aid Appointments
    1:15 pm Transition Time
    1:30-2:30 pm Life as a Knight: (Small Groups w/Transition Guides) Life as a Resident, Life as a Commuter
    2:45 pm Transition Time
    3-3:45 pm IgKnight Your Passion: Choose 3 out of 6, 15-minute workshops
    Student Success Workshops: Choose 3 out of 4, 30-minute workshops
    4 pm Transition Time
    4:15-430 pm Small Group Debrief (Small Groups w/Transition Guides)
    4:45 pm Transition Time
    5-5:15 pm What's Next for You
    5:30-6 pm Student-Athlete Meetings (optional), Campus Tours (optional), Residence Hall Tours (optional) and Commuter Ice Cream Social (optional)
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