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  • Orientation & Transition Programs For Accepted Students

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    Congratulations!  You can officially say you are a part of the Gannon Family.  As an incoming student at Gannon University, you are about to embark on one of the most significant and memorable phases of your life.

    You probably can't wait to begin.  So don't!

    Here is what you need to know before you arrive in August.

    Orientation and Transition programs are designed to provide you with all necessary information before you move-in and officially start in August.  They also connect you with people, places, and programs so that you can begin creating a vision of what you want your Gannon experience to be.  This allows you to hit the ground running once you get to campus, so that you can make the most out of your college experience.

    Orientation and Transition Programs Update

    The last few months have been an unexpected transition for everyone and given the current situation, we have officially cancelled in-person Summer Orientation.

    Our new plan includes adjusted delivery methods, that will still connect you to the university in a meaningful way.  These include:

    1. A comprehensive to-do list that includes everything you need to complete before August Welcome Week.
    2. Pre-recorded video modules that will be distributed throughout the summer so you know exactly what to expect as a student on campus.
    3. Live zoom sessions to keep  you informed and connect you to some of our amazing programs and offerings such as travel, service, and wellness opportunities.
    4. And Gannon Welcome Week, which will be an extended orientation model that starts with Move-In Day and builds up to your first day of classes.

    We recognize that these changes are new for everyone, and we appreciate your flexibility as we adjust.

    We are working diligently to create an informative and interactive experience so that you can have the best transition to college that you can.

    Our priority is to ensure that you have everything you need to be successful which includes information, resources, connections and a sense of belonging at Gannon.

    Please make sure that you are checking your Gannon email regularly as our office will continue to send updates via email when new information becomes available.  This includes information about the videos I mentioned earlier, as well as new move-in dates and details.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Leadership Development and Campus Engagement directly at or (814) 871-7138.

    We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!


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