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  • First Year Experience For Accepted Students

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    Congratulations!  You can officially say you are a part of the Gannon Family.  As an incoming student at Gannon University, you are about to embark on one of the most significant and memorable phases of your life.

    Gannon's First Year Experience is designed to foster an undergraduate student experience that focuses on your positive transition to college, actively inspires you to explore your passions and interests, as well as supports the beginning of your adult life of learning and development.

    FYE also connects you with people, places, and programs so that you can begin creating a vision of what you want your Gannon experience to be.

    Before you begin, if you have not already submitted your enrollment deposit to commit to Gannon, that is your first step! 

    Your First Year Experience includes:

    1. Accepted Student To-Do List: Use your personalized checklist to track everything you need to complete before the semester begins.
    2. New Student Orientation: A one-day transition program in the summer designed to connect you with people, places, and programs, learn what it takes to be a successful Gannon student, and leave with a clear understanding of how to customize that vision for success.
    3. Welcome Week: This extended orientation is a transition period between move-in day and the first day of class. This program is designed to help you settle into campus, build connections with the Gannon community, find opportunities that match your interests, and develop a sense of belonging on Gannon's campus before classes start.
    4. Gannon 101: This first year seminar course will include experiential and collaborative learning that supports you through your transition to Gannon University in your first semester. Through a plan, do, reflect learning model, students will be introduced to a topic, experience a topic, and dialogue/debrief on a topic. This course will be facilitated by a Gannon staff or faculty member as well as an upper level student Transition Guide.

    These programs collectively make up the First Year Experience.

    Our priority is to ensure that you have everything you need to be successful which includes information, resources, connections, and a sense of belonging at Gannon.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Leadership Development and Campus Engagement directly at or (814) 871-7138. We look forward to seeing you soon, Knights!