Preview GU is an opportunity for first-year students to explore all of the wonderful things Gannon University has to offer. Students will have the
opportunity to start building lasting relationships with peers, as well as meet upperclassmen, faculty and staff members who can assist in shaping the college experience by introducing them to the many programs, clubs and organizations available to first-year students.
Students, be sure to check in at #previewGU throughout the events to see the latest updates and post your pictures of all the exciting things you are experiencing. Preview GU is all about opening doors for you, so remember to Believe in the Possibilities!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | First-year Students Move In | Finegan, West, North, Wehrle Halls First-year residential students will move into the halls. Welcome to your new home!
Noon – 2:30 p.m. | Welcome Cookout | AJ’s Way, Friendship Green, Sponsored by the Division of Student Development & Engagement Kick off the school year with a light lunch served by the Gannon community and enjoy music from the band, Middle Ground. Meet the Preview GU Street Team members as well as other student leaders on campus.
3 – 4 p.m. | New Student Convocation | Hammermill Center Faculty, staff and administrators will officially welcome you into the Gannon community during this opening academic ceremony. Please wear your new Gannon Possibilities t-shirt for the class photo immediately after the ceremony!
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. | First-year Class Photo | Gannon Arch Meet under the arch, join in this special tradition and take part in your 2015 first-year class photo!
5 – 7 p.m. | Dinner | Beyer Hall Cafeteria Tonight’s dinner in Beyer Hall Cafeteria will celebrate Globalization! Join us in Club LaRiccia (the downstairs of the cafeteria) to hear about learning abroad opportunities (including the T.R.A.V.E.L. program and international ABSTs), the International Student Office and opportunities to engage with different cultures on campus!
7 – 8 p.m. | Residence Hall Floor Meetings Meet your residence hall family, including your Resident Assistant (RA), Resident Director (RD), and Resident Campus Minister (RCM). Start building community in your hall by getting to know your new neighbors and reviewing community standards. Look for signs in the residence halls or ask your RA for the location of your meeting. Required for all residential students
8 – 9 p.m. | New Student Mixer | Lawn between Finegan and North Hall Relax! Come join us for a chill hour of fun games, live music, S’MORES, and refreshments from the North Hall Convenience Store (C-Store). This event is planned by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Commuter Life Office, and it is open to all new students! Rain Location: Yehl Alumni Room and Waldron 219
9 – 11 p.m. | Knight Time Festivities- go to one, two or hit all three activities!
- 9 p.m. | Coffee House | The Knight Club, Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors Head to The Knight Club to indulge yourself in some fair trade coffee while you take in the vibe of live, local music.
- 9 – 11 p.m. | Block Party | Recreation and Wellness Center Are you ready to take the DeLorean back 20 years? We have a FULL HOUSE down at the Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) with live music, activities, and FRIENDS. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL fun! #90sThrowBack
- 9:30 p.m. | Movie – Avengers: Age of Ultron | Friendship Green, Sponsored by Activities Programming Board (APB) Find a spot on the grass on Friendship Green and enjoy a movie under the stars! Free popcorn will be provided. Rain Location: Zurn 104
11:30 p.m. | First-year Hours Begin for Residential Students