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New Student Orientation

  • Orientation Students

    Summer Orientation for Fall 2021 Admits

    Welcome to Summer Orientation!  Here, new students and their guests are welcome into the Gannon family through a full-day Orientation program where you will engage first-hand with the comprehensive, values-centered experience at the heart of our University community.

    Join us to encounter the hospitality of the students, administrators, faculty and staff who will help you feel at home here at Gannon.  You will connect with your academic community, learn what it takes to be a successful Gannon student, and leave with a clear understanding of how to customize a vision for that success.

    New Student Orientation includes the following sessions:

    Student Sessions

    Guest Sessions


    Welcome to the Gannon Experience

    Welcome to the Gannon Experience

    Academic Program Meeting
    Supporting Your Students’ Transition to College

    Life as a Knight - Small Group

    Financial Aid Appointments

    Financial Aid Appointments

    How to Support Your Resident
    How to Support Your Commuter

    IgKnight Your Passion

    Choose from:  Globalization, Faith, Community Engagement, Recreation & Wellness, Campus Engagement, Student Success

    Student Success Workshops

    Choose from: Academic Support, Career Exploration & Development, Center for Social Concerns and Global Exploration


    Small Group Debriefs and What's Next

    Campus Tours (Optional)

    Each session is designed to leave you feeling excited about all that Gannon has to offer and to empower you to create your own experience.

    2021 Summer Orientation Dates 

    • Thursday, June 24 
    • Saturday, June 26 
    • Monday, June 28 
    • Monday, July 12 
    • Thursday, July 15
    • Saturday, July 17   

    *If you require remote accommodations please email

    We encourage you to begin thinking about what date works best for you and your family. Each session has a max capacity of 100 students. Registration is first-come, first-serve. Once each session is full, students can be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations, but we cannot guarantee switches and encourage you to register early.

    As a reminder, Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students including commuters, global students and student-athletes.

    All incoming students are required to be fully present from 9am - 3:30pm.  

    Please contact the Leadership Development & Campus Engagement (LDCE) office with any questions and/or concerns at or (814)871-7138.