Full Schedule

Date Time Event Location Description
8/17/18 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. New Student Move-In North Hall

Welcome to campus! Pull right up to your residence hall and let the Gannon Family help you unload from your car to your new home.

8/17/18 3-3:45 p.m. Call to Community Hammermill Center

Join us as we celebrate your first day as a Gannon University Knight!

8/17/18 3:45-4:15 p.m. First-Year Class Photo & Farewell For Now Gannon Arch

Take your class photo and take a symbolic step through the Gannon Arch as you begin your college journey.

8/17/18 4:30-6 p.m. Commuter Life Meeting Commuter Corner

*Required for all commuters* Learn all about the Commuter Corner from the people who know it best, Heidi Brieger Noyes and Commuter Assistants.

8/17/18 4:30-6 p.m. Residence Life Meeting North Hall

*Required for all First-Year Residents* Meet the Resident Director and Resident Assistants who will be shaping your residential experience. You will also learn about the building policies, facilities, and community standards.

8/17/18 6-7:15 p.m. Picnic Dinner Friendship Green

Come meet faculty, staff, upperclass students, and the rest of your class at this picnic on Friendship Green!

8/17/18 7:30-8:30 p.m. Why Gannon? Yehl Ballroom Get to know the rest of your class by learning more about what brought them to Gannon and what they're most looking forward to.
8/17/18 9-11 p.m. Late Knight Volleyball North Hall Courtyard Join us for some volleyball fun on the North Hall Courtyard. No experience necessary! *Sponsored by Residence Hall Association (RHA)*
8/17/18 9-11 p.m. Arts and Crafts Night North Hall Looking for a fun way to relax? Come get creative in North Hall with different arts and crafts activities happening on each floor!1st Floor: DIY Canvas
2nd Floor: DIY Coffee Mug
3rd Floor: DIY Doorstop
4th Floor: DIY Key Holder Picture Frame
8/17/18 9-11:45 p.m. Celebrate Erie Concert: The Ohio Players North Hall Courtyard Meet at North Hall Courtyard to walk down to Celebrate Erie and enjoy the funk and soul sounds of The Ohio Players.
8/17/18 9-11:45 p.m. Cornhole Tournament & Bonfire Trautman House Join us at the Trautman House (306 W. Sixth) on the Corner of Sixth and Myrtle for a bonfire and an evening of yard games, including a Cornhole Tournament with some great prizes to the top teams. We will also have hotdogs, s'mores, drinks, and other great refreshments. This event is sponsored by Campus Ministry.
8/17/18 9-11:45 p.m. Game Night Finegan Hall Looking for a little healthy competition? Join us in Finegan for a night of games, fun and friends.
1st floor main lobby - pool, foosball & video games
2nd floor west lobby - board games
2nd floor east lobby - puzzles and card games
3rd & 4th floor lobbies - Fortnite
Date Time Event Location Description
8/18/18 8:30-9:30 a.m. Let's go for a Walk! Recreation & Wellness Center Staff from the Recreation & Wellness Center will show you some of their favorite walking paths accessible right from the heart of the campus. Points of interest include Bayview Park via the Bluff Trail, Bicentennial Tower, Perry Square, and Gridley Park. Choose between a 2 mile or 3 mile loop. Meet in the front lobby of the RWC. Indoor options are available in the event of inclement weather. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/18/18 8:30-9:30 a.m. Want to go for a Run? Recreation and Wellness Center Lace up your sneakers! The GU Cross Country Team will show you some of their favorite running routes. Choose between a 2 mile, 3 mile or 5 mile loop. Fast? Slow? Or somewhere in between? All are welcome to participate! Meet in the front lobby of the RWC. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/18/18 9-10 a.m. Biking by the Bay Recreation and Wellness Center Jump on your bike or borrow one from the RWC. Head out on a guided tour of Frontier Park and the east end lighthouse via the Bayfront trail. Pick your pace and distance at leisure or vigorous. Indoor options are available in the event of inclement weather. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/18/18 9-10 a.m. Yoga Recereation and Wellness Center Room 1
Wake up with the SUN. Join RWC Professional Instructors, Terry Henry and Noreen Griffith at the RWC for early morning yoga and meditation. Revitalize your body, mind and spirit in this 45 minute session meant to harmonize your day and uplift your week. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/18/18 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch Beyer Cafeteria Don't forget the most important meal of the day!
8/18/18 10:30 a.m. - Noon Know your Neighbor: Interfaith Dialogue Recreation and Wellness Center Our Gannon family values diversity and seeks to create inclusive community. This high-energy, low-pressure facilitated activity will help you break the ice and get to know your neighbors in a meaningful way. This program is an expectation for all first-year students as part of their orientation to Gannon's mission.
8/18/18 1:30 - 3 p.m. Know your Neighbor: Interfaith Dialogue Recreation and Wellness Center Our Gannon family values diversity and seeks to create inclusive community. This high-energy, low-pressure facilitated activity will help you break the ice and get to know your neighbors in a meaningful way. This program is an expectation for all first-year students as part of their orientation to Gannon's mission.
8/18/18 3:30-5:30 p.m. Get to know your Community North Hall Courtyard Meet with your RA, get to know your floor, and enjoy some small group activities.
8/18/18 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner Beyer Cafeteria
8/18/18 7:30-8:45 p.m. Set Up! Training Friendship Green Meet your Transition Guide on Friendship Green and learn how Gannon students take care of each other.
8/18/18 9-11:45 p.m. Celebrate Erie Concert: Sugar Ray North Hall Courtyard Meet at North Hall Courtyard to walk down to Celebrate Erie and enjoy the pop-rock sound of Sugar Ray.
8/18/18 9-11:45 p.m. Celebrate Erie: Chalk Walk Tour North Hall Courtyard Join us as we explore one of Erie's largest festivals! The chalk walk is full of talented Erie artists competing for the title of best chalk artist.
8/18/18 9-11:45 p.m. Open Rec Night Recreation and Wellness Center Volleyball, basketball, Frisbee, Can Jam and more at the RWC (AKA Recreation & Wellness Center)!

Join a pick-up game or hang out with new friends on the sidelines. Drop in anytime.

FREE SNACKS will be served.
8/18/18 9-11:45 p.m. Student Spotlight Series Waldron 219 This TED talk-style event highlights some of our best students as they share with you insight they've learned about life along the way.
8/18/18 9-11:45 p.m. Target Takeover Friendship Green Can you say party at Target? Hop on the bus and get transported to late night shopping at Target. Pick up any items you may have forgotten to pack. Win door prizes. And grab some snacks for later. First bus departs from the Gannon Arch at 8:40pm.
Date Time Event Location Description
8/19/18 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Find your FYT Various Locations Get to know Gannon better through your FYT (first-year team). All FYTs were pre-selected via engage application.
8/19/18 9-10 p.m. Welcome Mass Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel All are welcome to share in our University tradition of celebrating the start of the year together in prayer. Stay afterward for fellowship in community.
8/19/18 9-11:45 p.m. Celebrate Erie Concert: Dan + Shay North Hall Courtyard Meet at North Hall Courtyard to walk down to Celebrate Erie and enjoy the mainstream country sound of Dan + Shay.
8/19/18 9-11:45 p.m. Celebrate Erie: Chalk Walk Tour North Hall Courtyard Join us as we explore one of Erie's largest festivals! The chalk walk is full of talented Erie artists competing for the title of best chalk artist. Come see the finished projects!
Date Time Event Location Description
8/20/18 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Find your FYT Various Locations Get to know Gannon better through your FYT (first-year team). All FYTs were pre-selected via engage application.
8/20/18 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Beyer Cafeteria
8/20/18 6-8:30 p.m. IgKnight Activities Fair Friendship Green Come vibe with us and experience first-hand all that the Gannon experience has to offer. This dynamic event connects you with all the clubs, organizations and campus groups that will help you find your path and your home here at Gannon.
8/20/18 9-10:30 p.m. A Knight of Culture: Arabic Tea House Yehl Ballroom Learn more about Saudi culture while enjoying Arabic coffee, tea, and desserts with some of our students from Saudi Arabia.
8/20/18 9-11 p.m. A Knight of Culture: A Taste of International Dance Yehl Ballroom Kick off your Knight of Culture with international dance performances by students from Nepal, India, and the Carribean. After, the performances, stick around to learn some of the dances, get henna, or have your name written in a different language! Be sure to check out all the activities in Yehl before heading to other events in Waldron 219, at the RWC, and at the Knight Club.
8/20/18 9-11 p.m. A Knight of Culture: Discover your Possibilities Abroad Yehl Ballroom Explore your Possibilities Abroad while getting to know Gannon students from around the world and students who have traveled around the world with Gannon! Where will your Possibility Abroad take you?
8/20/18 9-11 p.m. A Knight of Culture: Japanese Origami and Sushi Rolling Waldron 219 Learn how to roll sushi and make origami with students from Japan!
8/20/18 9-11:30 p.m. A Knight of Culture: Soccer and Crichet at the RWC Recreation and Wellness Center Head down to the RWC to play soccer or learn to play crichet with students from our Indian Student Association!
8/20/18 9-11:45 p.m. Drums and Culture TBD
8/20/18 9:30-11:45 p.m. A Knight of Culture: 90's Party Knight Club Head back to the 90's at the Knight Club with music, food, and more!
Date Time Event Location Description
8/21/18 8-9 a.m. Daily Mass Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel Join us for mass at the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel.
8/21/18 8-10 a.m. Breakfast Beyer Cafeteria Don't forget the most important meal of the day!
8/21/18 8:30-9:30 a.m. Let's go for a Walk! Recreation and Wellness Center Staff from the Recreation & Wellness Center will show you some of their favorite walking paths accessible right from the heart of the campus. Points of interest include Bayview Park via the Bluff Trail, Bicentennial Tower, Perry Square, and Gridley Park. Choose between a 2 mile or 3 mile loop. Meet in the front lobby of the RWC. Indoor options are available in the event of inclement weather. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/21/18 8:30-9:30 a.m. Want to go for a Run? Recreation and Wellness Center Lace up your sneakers! The GU Cross Country Team will show you some of their favorite running routes. Choose between a 2 mile, 3 mile or 5 mile loop. Fast? Slow? Or somewhere in between? All are welcome to participate! Meet in the front lobby of the RWC. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/21/18 9-10 a.m. Biking by the Bay Recreation and Wellness Center Jump on your bike or borrow one from the RWC. Head out on a guided tour of Frontier Park and the east end lighthouse via the Bayfront trail. Pick your pace and distance at leisure or vigorous. Indoor options are available in the event of inclement weather. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/21/18 9*10 a.m. Yoga Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1
Wake up with the SUN. Join RWC Professional Instructors, Terry Henry and Noreen Griffith at the RWC for early morning yoga and meditation. Revitalize your body, mind and spirit in this 45 minute session meant to harmonize your day and uplift your week. Re-fuel with some grab-and-go healthy snacks.
8/21/18 10-11 a.m.  Convocation Hammermill Center

This academic tradition marks the start of your academic experience at Gannon. You will learn about our common read program and receive your copy of Hamburgers and Hotdogs.

*This event is mandatory for all first-year students*

8/21/18 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Meeting with your Advisor Various Academic Buildings Get to know your advisor and learn more about the academic program you've committed to.
8/21/18 Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch Beyer Cafeteria
8/21/18 3-4:15 p.m. Gannon Bucket List TBD Finalize your plan for how you will engage in the Gannon Experience.
8/21/18 4:30-5:30 p.m. Find Your Classes Various Academic Buildings Don't want to be late on the first day? Not sure where to go? Walk through your schedule so that you feel comfortable before the start of classes.
8/21/18 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Beyer Cafeteria  
8/21/18 7-9:15 p.m. Ice Cream Social on the Green Friendship Green

Listen to live music, enjoy free ice cream, and relax with the Gannon Family before the first day of classes.

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