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Key Announcements for Students from the Past Week

Published: 03/19/2021

Gannon University Arch

Gannon University Arch

Dear Students, 

This week has been a difficult and emotional time for the entire Gannon community. We recognize that some of the important messages sent in recent days might have been missed. 

This message is to provide you with those communications in a single location as reminders of the resources, academic changes, and upcoming opportunities to engage in community together.  


These services will continue to be available through the weekend, as well as next week. The student support spaces will be centralized to one location for all students over the weekend.

Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21

Recreation and Wellness Center

Counselors will be available 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

For counseling support outside these times please call (814) 871-7622 or email



There have been several changes made to the academic calendar to accommodate student schedules and provide time off for the Easter holiday. Click here to see the updated academic calendar, as well as changed dates and reminders below.  Two key changes: the last day to drop a course has been extended to April 1; and school will be closed on Good Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5.

April 1                   Last day to drop a course extended to this date.

April 2-5               Easter vacation – no classes.

April 7                   Advising Day

April 9                   Due date to complete the summer course remote request form through the Academic Advising Center. 



To read the full message on CRRSAA funds that will be distributed to students, click here. Highlights of this include: 

  • Eligible students will be notified the week of March 29 by the Financial Aid Office if they are to receive the funds.
  • Transfers of funds to eligible students will begin March 30.
  • Sign up for direct deposit by March 21 to receive these funds via direct deposit.
  • Please review the communication the link above to check if you are eligible, how much funding can be expected, how to apply for additional funding and more.



To read the full message on updates to Commencement, click here. Highlights of this include: 

  • Graduates of our Erie and Ruskin campuses will be permitted two guests to attend the ceremony in-person.
  • An in-person Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 Erie graduates will be held May 9.
  • For Erie, we are currently planning to hold three ceremonies on May 8.
  • For Ruskin, the ceremony location has changed to accommodate guests, and will held at the Bradenton Convention Center at 1 p.m. on May 15.



Now is a time to stay in community to provide support and care for the safety and well-being of one another. We encourage you to join in upcoming opportunities to engage with your peers and in meaningful dialogue together.

  • There are several in-person and virtual events this weekend, including Shamrock the Night Away, Musical of Musicals and more. Check out engageU to view and register for events.
  • March 23 - Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Forum at 5 p.m. Join us in-person or virtually to hear updates on this important work and join in discussion.


Erie students: RSVP here through EngageU

Ruskin students: RSVP through this Microsoft form

  • March 30 – Student Government Association will host a student forum to provide university updates and connect peer-to-peer to share what’s on your mind. More details will be shared closer to the date.