Spring Orientation

  • New students who will begin classes at Gannon University in January will be invited to attend the Spring Welcome program. This event will include an official welcome ceremony designed to acknowledge the beginning of your college experience.

    The event is for both students and their parents and provides an opportunity to meet University administrators and other new students.

    Following a brief ceremony recognizing our new students, orientation materials will be distributed and discussed. This information will familiarize students with Gannon’s facilities, procedures, support services, resources, and social activities.

    Information regarding this program along with reservation materials will be mailed to new students in December.

    Reasons to Attend

    Spring Orientation is designed to assist students making the transition to Gannon. During the Spring Welcome and Orientation on Sunday, January 12, 2014, you will have the following opportunities:

    • Meet with the President of Gannon University and other members of the administrative staff
    • Be recognized as a new member of the Gannon community
    • Receive information about Gannon's policies and procedures, support services, social activities, and facilities
    • Meet other new students and have brunch together
    • Become more familiar with Gannon
    • Ask any questions that you have before classes begin


    • Registration materials will be mailed in early December.
    • A reservation form must be completed and returned to the New Student Services Office.
    • There is no fee for this program; however, advanced registration is required.
    • If you have any questions, please call New Student Services at 1-800-GANNON-U, option 5 or 1-814-871-7597. You can email us at orientation@gannon.edu.

    Upon your Arrival

    • Please park in the ramp located on Peach Street between West 7th and 8th Streets. There is no fee for parking in the ramp on Sundays.
    • All participants are welcome to attend the Mass at 11:00 AM in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel located at 512 Peach Street.
    • Brunch with the President will begin immediately following the Mass at approximately 12:00 noon. The brunch will be held in the Board Room in Old Main, located on the corner of West 6th Street and Peach Street.

    Orientation Schedule

    Time Activity
    11:00 AM Welcome Mass - Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel 512 Peach Street
    12:00 Noon Brunch with the President - Board Room Old Main, Corner of West 6th Street and Peach
    1:00 PM Official Welcome - Recognition of New Students
    1:15 PM Orientation Information


    Do I have to attend orientation?

    Gannon strongly encourages students to attend the Spring Welcome and Orientation program. Participation in this program will familiarize you with some of the staff and services available at Gannon. You will have the opportunity to ask questions prior to the first day of classes and meet other new students.

    Can I bring a guest to orientation?

    New students and their guests, such as parents or spouses are welcome to attend the orientation program. However, advanced registration is required.

    How long is the orientation program?

    The Spring Welcome and Orientation is scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    What is the cost for orientation?

    There is no fee for this program. A complimentary brunch will be provided for all participants.

    What else should I do?

    If you have not already done so, please mail in your reservation form to New Student Services.