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Gannon University to Celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend

Published: 09/28/2022

Gannon University to Celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Gannon University to Celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Gannon University’s Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration returns to campus Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Nearly 1,000 Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni as well as current Gannon students, family and friends are expected for an exciting weekend of events.

The event combines the traditional activities of both Homecoming and Gannon’s Family Weekend to bring together current students and family members in addition to old friends and classmates throughout the weekend festivities.

This year marks several special reunions and milestone anniversaries, such as Gannon’s School of Communication and the Arts, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of 90.5 WERG radio station and the 75th anniversary of The Gannon Knight, the student run newspaper. Attendees can join in the fun at a Knight Nation Golf Outing or enjoy some of Erie’s history during a special Ghost of Gannon event. 

All are invited to join us for a Gannon Family Tailgate at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. at the Recreation and Wellness Center parking lot prior to the football game. The tailgate will feature food, activities and fun for the whole family, including an interactive KidZone with a special book signing and movie screening of “The Kid Who Only Hit Homers” by Dale Christopher, ’70. Game time begins at noon as the Golden Knights take on Seton Hill University during the Homecoming football game at McConnell Family Stadium. 


The celebration continues Saturday as we proudly honor four remarkable Gannon University alumni who will receive the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. This year’s honorees are Thomas C. Guelcher ’62, ‘76M; Joseph E. Kloecker ’74, ‘79M; Lt. Thomas L. Lenox, ’98; and Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Brugger, ’62. 

Jordan Saeli, assistant director of alumni engagement, said the university is looking forward to having so many alumni and friends at this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend.

“We are very excited to be welcoming alumni, family and friends to campus for our Homecoming and Family Weekend,” said Saeli. “The weekend is full of tradition, fun and ‘re-uknighting’ with the Gannon Family. We can’t wait to see you there.”

This weekend also marks the one-year anniversary for the public launch of Gannon’s $100 million comprehensive fundraising campaign: Believe. Inspire. Transform. Gannon’s Next Century. The university experienced a remarkable year raising more than $13 million this year to reach a total $73.7 million toward its goal.

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All media inquiries can be made by contacting Haley Figurski, Media Relations and Marketing Manager, at 814-823-1886.