Fall Open House
Gannon will open its doors to prospective students and their families when the University hosts its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, October 26. Open House is an opportunity to meet students and faculty, learn about Gannon’s outstanding undergraduate programs, and connect with administrators from student life, learning abroad and more.
In addition to attending the Open House, interested students are invited to participate in one of seven scholarship contests. Wherein, Gannon will award four-year scholarships, where participants can win up to $3,000. See below for additional details.
While reservations are not necessary, it is helpful if you let the Office of Admissions know you are planning to attend. Register today by completing the online registration form. Visit and learn why we at Gannon, Believe...in the Possibilities.
Schedule of Events
- 9:30 a.m. Registration for scholarship contest participants
- 10:00 a.m. Scholarship Contests
- 10:00 a.m. Registration opens for general open house attendees
- 10:00 a.m. Information Fair: Representatives from Gannon’s clubs, organizations and more!!
- 11:00 a.m. Information Sessions: Learn about Learning Abroad, Residence Life, Athletics and our Honors program
- 11:30 a.m. Welcome
- 11:45 a.m. General overview of Admissions and Financial Aid
- 12:00 p.m. Opportunities to:
- Meet our faculty
- Visit lab facilities
- Tour our campus
- Attend academic presentations
- Attend information sessions (replay of 11:00 am sessions)
Scholarship Contest Information
For students interested in Health Professions or the Sciences:
- Biology Contest – the contest covers broad topics including cellular, molecular, organismal and population biology
- Chemistry Contest – the contest covers broad topics related to general chemistry
For students interested in the Humanities (i.e. English, Communications, History):
- Communication and Language Arts Contest – students must complete a short writing project on the day of the contest
For students interested in Education:
- Education Contest – students must complete an impromptu writing sample on the day of the contest
For students interested in the Social Sciences (i.e. Criminal Justice, Social Work):
- Social Science Contest – students must complete an impromptu writing sample on the day of the contest
For students interested in Engineering and Computer Science:
- Engineering Contest – the contest covers broad topics related to mathematics and physics
For students interested in Business:
- Business Contest – students must complete an impromptu writing sample on the day of the contest
- All contests will take 30 – 45 minutes to complete.
- The amount of scholarship money awarded will be based on individual performance.
- The awards are renewable annually, provided recipients maintain a 3.0 grade point average at Gannon.
- Winners of the contests will be determined by a panel of judges within four weeks of the contest.