9 – 10 a.m. | Sunrise Yoga Class | Recreation and Wellness Center Start your day with an energizing Yoga Flow practice. This a great time to get introduced to what group fitness is at the Recreation and Wellness Center. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided. Namaste!
11- Noon | Breakfast Treats with your Resident Campus Minister Come enjoy a treat while you meet your Resident Campus Minister (Emily=Finegan Hall, Delray=Wehrle Hall, Brent=North Hall). Hang out with them as they share cool info such as opportunities for worship (like the Welcome Mass tonight at 9p.m.!) and other spiritual resources in the local and Gannon communities. All are welcome!
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Brunch | Beyer Hall Cafeteria
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Sunday Funday | Presque Isle State Park Have some fun in the sun and travel to Presque Isle with the Gannon Intramural Staff and Sport Clubs! Come experience the beach by participating in beach volleyball, beach bowling, Kan Jam, and the list goes on. Heck, if it’s really hot out why not get in on a Tie-Dye water balloon fight? We promise it will be worth getting blasted with color, just remember to wear something you won’t miss. Enjoy the sunshine while relaxing on the beach. You can also rent a bicycle, roller blades, or a surrey. Meet under the Arch on 7th Street to catch a ride to all the fun. Rain location: Recreation and Wellness Center and The Knight Club
4 – 6 p.m. | Dinner | Beyer Hall Cafeteria Dinner tonight will celebrate Wellness! Club LaRiccia (the downstairs of the cafeteria) will be transformed into a space to explore holistic ways to balance your life while at college—mind, body and spirit! Interact with faculty, staff and students, learn about the offerings at the Recreation and Wellness Center, and even try a few wellness resources right on-site. Good for U is Gannon’s initiative to promote wellness in our campus community. At Gannon, wellness is more than physical health. It is multi-dimensional and includes social connectedness, emotional well-being, intellectual processing, spirituality and an appreciation of our natural environment. Students have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including volunteering on a campus wellness program, participating in a pedometer competition or serving as an intern with the Recreation and Wellness Center staff.
5:30 – 7:15 p.m. | Sneak a Peak – Go Greek | AJ’s Way & Friendship Green Hang out, meet, and compete with Fraternity and Sorority members for your chance to win prizes! Stop by and learn more about Greek Life on campus and ways to become involved. Rain location: Yehl Alumni Room
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. | FYE PLAY | Schuster Theatre Bust a move with the Altar Boyz, a Christian boy band out to save the souls of all incoming first year students – a tongue-in-cheek musical to spark laughter and spirit! Performed by Gannon theatre and non-theatre students! Additional times scheduled on Monday 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Attendance at one of the showings is required for your first year seminar
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. | Encountering the Mission | Indoor Field House, Recreation and Wellness Center Explore how Gannon’s Mission and Catholic identity is inclusive and inspiring for our diverse students. Presented by staff members from Campus Ministry and Center for Social Concerns. Required for all students
9 – 10 p.m. | Welcome Mass | Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel (5th and Peach Streets), Sponsored by Mission & Ministry We invite all to experience vibrant worship by joining the students, faculty and staff in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel for the first Mass of the academic year. Stick around after Mass to enjoy some wonderful treats and share fellowship with others.
11:30 p.m. | First-year Hours Begin for Residential Students