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Gannon University Welcomes the Class of 2025 to Campus

Published: 08/18/2021

Gannon University welcomes the newest freshman class to campus.

Gannon University welcomes the newest freshman class to campus.

Gannon University is welcoming the first of about 640 freshmen students to campus today as the University starts a new academic year.


The University is anticipating total enrollment at both campuses to be near an all-time high or its largest ever.

The University has implemented a number of COVID-19 protocols to create a safe and healthy campus environment for its students, staff and faculty. Students, staff and faculty will be required to monitor their health prior to arriving on campus, wear a mask indoors at all times while on campus, and undergo surveillance testing if belonging to certain groups. Vaccines, though not required, are strongly encouraged and will be available on campus throughout the semester.

Move-in represents the start of five days of activities that are designed to acclimate students to the new year, connect them with peers, and create a sense of belonging at Gannon. Events will begin with a Call to Community on Thursday, Aug. 19.

Another signature event of Welcome Week activities – the IgKnight Activities Fair – will be held Tuesday, Aug. 24, and will feature food, games, prizes and music. Convocation, the formal observance that symbolizes the beginning of the academic year, will wrap up Gannon’s Welcome Week on Aug. 24.

Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 25 at both our Erie and Ruskin campuses.

“We are looking forward to kicking off the start of the semester,” said President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. “The energy is building, the buzz is growing, and I can’t wait to see (all of our students) in the weeks ahead. It’s going to be a great year. We are going to do great things together.”

For a full look at all Gannon University has done to accommodate its campuses and its policies to safely reopen, visit