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Global Student Orientation

  • Expected Arrival Dates

    • January 3, 2023
      • We recommend that if you plan to live off campus that you arrive at least one week before this to settle your housing arrangements.

        These events are MANDATORY for all new global students.

        Orientation Schedule

        Orientation will begin with check-in on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 in Beyer Hall 2nd Floor from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Orientation will continue through Friday, January 6, 2023. It is mandatory to attend each day.

        Wednesday, January 4
        Beyer 202

        9:00 am - 4:00 pm Required Immigration Check-in:

        • Bring your passport, visa, I-20, and any health forms you have not already submitted
        • Complete the Personal Information Emergency Contact Sheet linked on the right

        9:00 am - 12:00 pm English Language Placement Exam

        Thursday, January 5
        Yehl Ballroom 

        **Graduate students will have sessions this day. The schedule will be provided at Immigration Check-In.**

        9:45 am: Check-in (all students)

        10:00 am: Welcome (all students)

        10:30 am: Life as a Knight (undergraduate students)

        12:30 pm: Lunch (undergraduate students)

        1:15 pm: Student Success Sessions (undergraduate students)

        2:15 pm: Well-being at Gannon University (undergraduate students)

        3:00 pm: Closing and optional sessions (undergraduate students)

        Friday, January 6
        Zurn 104

        **All international students must attend these sessions**

        9:45 am: Career Exploration and Development

        10:15 am: Information Technology Services

        11:00 am: Classroom and American Culture

        12:00 pm: SEVIS and Your F-1 Regulations

        1:00 pm: Lunch

        1:45 pm: Health Insurance Requirements

        2:15 pm: Health and Counseling Center

        3:00 pm: Living On Campus or Living Off Campus

        3:30 pm: Campus Police

        3:45 pm: QUIZ GAME FOR PRIZES!

        Contact Information

        Office of Global Support and Student Engagement

        Beyer Hall 202
        109 University Square
        Erie, PA 16541
        Phone: 814-871-7480

        Office of English Language and Global Training

        Beyer Hall 401
        109 University Square
        Erie, PA 16541
        Phone: 814-871-7992
        Toll-Free: 1-800-426-6668

        Leadership Development and Campus Engagement

        Beyer Hall 201
        109 University Square
        Erie, PA 16541
        Phone: 814-871-7138