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typical college career is a mixture of starts and stops, detours and
fast lanes, adds and drops. You might enroll at Gannon with a goal in
mind. You may possibly change your major. You’ll most probably change
the course of your life. College life is like that; you really never
know what to expect. However, we will be with you every step of the
Gannon is more than just a
university. We are also a community. Out grounding in faith demands as
much. But that’s only the beginning. With our dedicated faculty,
challenging academic programs and more than 75 clubs and organizations
on campus, we'll provide the support and opportunities you need to
thrive in and out of the classroom—no matter how you choose to get
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you have a new student at Gannon in the family. Congratulations and
welcome to the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes frustrating, always
exciting world of being the parent of a college student!
you know, when your child goes off to college, you go, too; the
experience changes all members of the family. But this is also one of
the greatest and certainly most formative experiences of your child’s
life, and we’re here to make it as meaningful as we can for everyone
It could hardly be otherwise.
University’s Mission as a Catholic, Diocesan, student-centered
University “provides for the holistic development of undergraduate and
graduate students in the Judeo-Christian tradition.” Implicit in this
tradition is a nurturance of the whole student: intellectually,
physically and spiritually.
deeply committed to the success of all our students—not merely as
students, but as citizens and servants, too. We are guides and partners
in the search for meaning that is at the core of the value-centered
education in both liberal arts and professional specializations that the
University is dedicated to maintain.
Your new Gannon student is now a part of a community, a community of learning, inquiry and discovery. And so are you.
we say “Believe in the possibilities,” we have so many in mind: an
outstanding collegiate experience, a life guided by faith and values, a
career you’re passionate about, a search for meaning and truth that will
transform you and the way you look at the world.
classes will be small, so you will have opportunities to get to know
your classmates and professors in an intensive, compelling learning
In many cases, you will
have professors who are deeply connected to the working world—the world
you may seek to enter—and they can bring real-life examples and
coursework to your studies. Depending on your major, your classroom
experience may be enriched by internships, job shadowing, practicums or
programs, Core of Discovery and Lifecore give you a foundation for
experiencing both the academic and co-curricular experiences of your
education, helping you to make sense of humanity, social concepts and
structures, and your own ethics and values. Lifecore challenges your
growth and development through participation in events and activities
that encompass nine lifestyle dimensions.
your journey, you will discover what you love to do and learn
professional skills. But you will also feel the warmth and friendliness
of our campus community. You will make friends you will have for a
lifetime. How many of our students met their life’s partners here? We
don’t know for sure, but it’s certainly in the hundreds, perhaps
As a Catholic, diocesan
university, Gannon is above all a community, a community that will
deepen your faith and enrich your life.
And that’s something you can believe in.
no getting around it: paying for college is difficult. Of course, it’s
also worth it, so we want to make the process as easy and painless to
navigate as possible.
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