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DRIVE FROM CLEVELAND, BUFFALO, PITTSBURGH AND NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA

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DIOCESAN UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA

VICTOR E. KNIGHT GANNON UNIVERSITY’S MASCOT

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

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3,208 + 1,043 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS BUSINESS Accounting 
 Business Administration Economics 
 Entrepreneurship 
 Finance 
 Healthcare Management 
 International Management 
 Management 
 Marketing Risk Management & Insurance 
 Sport Management & Marketing 
 Supply Chain Management 

 COMMUNICATION AND THE ARTS Advertising Communication Digital Media Communication Journalism Communication Performance for Media & Stage Public Relations Theatre & Communication Arts Theatre Technologies & Design

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Criminal Justice English Mortuary Science Philosophy Psychology Social Work Theology Writing 
 MEDICAL SCIENCES Five-Year Physician Assistant**# Two-Year Radiologic Sciences** Respiratory Care

PRE-HEALTH AND COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS Chiropractic Northeast College of Health Sciences 3+3 Pre-Chiropractic Dentistry Case Western Reserve 3+4 EDUCATION 
 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Early Childhood Education 
 Medicine 4+4 Middle Level Education Pre-Dentistry Secondary Education Medicine Special Education Lake Erie College of Osteopathic ENGINEERING Medicine 3+4/4+4 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic AND COMPUTING Medicine 4+4 Biomedical Engineering Ross University 4+4 Computer Science
 University of Medicine Cyber Engineering and Health Sciences 3+4/4+4 Cybersecurity Pre-Medicine Dual Computer Science Optometry & Software Engineering Salus University 3+4 Electrical Engineering Pre-Optometry Environmental Engineering Environmental Science
 Pharmacy Industrial & Robotics Engineering University of Charleston 2+4/3+4 Information Systems Duquesne University 2+4 Mechanical Engineering
 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Software Engineering Medicine 2+3/2+4, 3+3/3+4, 4+3/4+4 Software Engineering University at Buffalo 3+4 International Degrees Pre-Pharmacy Podiatric Kent State 3+4 Temple University 3+4 Pre-Podiatric Veterinary Ross University 3+4 /4+4 Pre-Veterinary

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SCIENCES Athletic Training 3+2 Applied Exercise Science Medical Laboratory Science Nutrition & Human Performance Public Health Five-Year Sport & Exercise Science PUBLIC SERVICE AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS Global Languages & Cultures History Interdisciplinary Studies Legal Studies Political Science Pre-Law Public Service & Global Affairs REHABILITATIVE SCIENCES Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders 3+2 Five-Year Occupational Therapy** Physical Therapy 3+3 Physical Therapy 4+3 SCHOOL OF NURSING Nursing** SCIENCES Biochemistry Biology Chemical Engineering (Cooperative) Chemistry Freshwater & Marine Biology Mathematics Science ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS Business Administration Criminal Justice
 Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies Legal Studies UNDECLARED Explore options and work with a career advisor to choose the best major for you. ** Limited enrollment program # Nov. 15 application deadline - Associate Degree - Master Degree - Doctorate Degree

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“Always faithful, generous, brave and honorable” is how we describe a Golden Knight. Gannon University is a community founded on honor, courage and achievement. These values carry into every aspect of life at Gannon: in athletics and academics, in our global travels, and in the communities we serve. This is the tradition you step into when you put on the maroon and gold and become a Gannon Knight.

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Students showcase their research at the Gallery of Engagement event that is led by the McNair Scholars Program.

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The School of Education offers students one-on-one learning opportunities.

Students engage in hands-on learning in the Patient Simulation Center .

Students sample the waters of Frontier Park.

The interactions you have with your professors are among the most important experiences at Gannon. A strong education stems from your professors getting to know you. Our expert faculty love teaching and researching and are here to inspire you to question, learn and achieve.

FIND YOUR POSSIBILITIES Think about what you love to do, where you imagine yourself working, or what you want to accomplish in the future. It’s all possible at Gannon. We offer 67 bachelor’s degrees and 42 minors to customize your education. Each of our majors include opportunities to work and learn in hands-on, professional settings.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS Have you ever had a teacher who significantly impacted your life? Gannon University’s professors know that their first priority is your success. Gannon has a low 12:1 studentto-faculty ratio that allows your professors to easily get to know you and learn about your goals, accomplishments and challenges. You’ll feel comfortable contributing to class discussions, speaking with professionals in the field, and collaborating with your professors to plan your career.

RESEARCH SIDE BY SIDE How far can you take your research at Gannon? Maybe into the pages of a national journal, on the list of registered patent owners, or to competitions across the country. Your research might take you 30 feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea to observe marine organisms and coral reefs, 4,000 years into the past at an archaeological dig in Jordan, or to the field to develop NASA mission-related instruments for near-space exploration. At Gannon, your professors learn beside you and work with you to advance your knowledge and enrich your experience.

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JERRY CLARK, PH.D.

Gannon University Faculty Member

Meet Jerry Clark, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Gannon’s criminal justice program and retired FBI special agent with 27 years of combined experience in the FBI, DEA, NCIS and parole. Clark is one of our many faculty experts who brings real-world experience into the classroom to inspire the possibilities our students believe in.

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Learn more about Gannon faculty expert Jerry Clark.

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Gannon student Victoria Bartlett seated in the Cyber Attack Lab in Gannon’s I-HACK building.

LEARNING THAT DEFINES YOU

You discover who you want to become through real-world classroom experiences. Our family of faculty, staff and students come together to pursue bold opportunities, tackle challenging questions, and make a difference in the world around us. We believe in providing experiences that will meaningfully shape your career, and they are right here in any of our three colleges. 6

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Engineering students fit a custom-designed novel prosthetic system on Boone, a disabled beagle and therapy dog.

Gannon business students pose in front of the Hard Rock Stadium, where they worked leading up to Super Bowl LIV.

Engineering and computing students design and build an autonomous intelligent ground vehicle.

INNOVATIVE AND VISIONARY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS

The College of Engineering and Business is driving innovation for the future through the opening of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge. Here, students and businesses will work together to fight real-world cybersecurity threats while using cutting-edge technology. Experience-based learning by collaboration with community partners is at the heart of the College’s curriculum. We’ve developed an entrepreneurial space within our Center for Business Ingenuity to help you become a successful business owner with the aid of regional and university experts. Some of our students are at the controls of drones or working with advanced robots to simulate laparoscopic surgeries right on campus. Would you prefer to take your learning abroad? The College also offers dual programs and learning abroad options through partner institutions in Germany.

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MARY KUTSCHKE

Student, College of Engineering and Business “I appreciate the diverse selection of coursework (at Gannon) and find that while challenging, it is also rewarding. It is energetic, exciting and demanding while pushing me to develop my skills. My professors are always available to mentor me with any questions or concerns I may have. They are on the forefront with the knowledge and skills specific to my career.” BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITIES

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The Forensic Investigation Center is a working laboratory where students apply classroom skills to find evidence and solve crimes.

Students take their learning abroad to locations across the world including Jerusalem.

Our education students gain valuable teaching experience through placement opportunities.

LEADING WITH PURPOSE

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

MATT WHALEY

Student, College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences “The faculty at Gannon are truly dedicated to each and every one of their students and seeing them succeed. Small class sizes allow professors to get to know each of their students on a personal level, and this brings professors to have a vested interest in each of their students success.” 8

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences offers an array of academic programs that help you answer the vital question, “How shall I live my life?” Your purposeful journey might start in our School of Public Service and Global Affairs where you can apply your passion for travel, politics, history, law, culture and languages. We also have a Forensic Investigation Center led by former FBI and ATF agents, who take you from crime scene to courtroom. Write your way to a future career by working with our award-winning radio station, newspaper or literary magazine; or take your learning beyond campus parameters through local internships or vibrant study abroad and travel courses as you become a leader in your field.

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Tour the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.


Students demonstrate their skills in Gannon’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic.

Gannon’s Patient Simulation Center provides real-life clinical experiences.

A student gains hands-on experience testing samples in the lab as part of the University’s COVID-19 surveillance program.

COMPASSIONATE AND COMMITTED MOROSKY COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND SCIENCES

The Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences prepares you to meet the health and scientific needs of the community. We blend classroom teaching with hands-on learning opportunities. For example, students can study natural aquatic habitats aboard our 48foot research vessel, the Environaut. Others participate in our studentrun pro bono pediatric occupational therapy or adult physical therapy clinics and conduct research alongside faculty in the laboratory, field or clinical environment. Many of these students have multiple job offers or acceptance to graduate programs to choose from before graduation.

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Tour the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.

AMINA DHAHER

Student, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences

“The program here really prepares you before you go to the clinical setting. We do our clinical rotations in a lot of different hospitals. When I go into the real world I’m going to be really prepared because I’ve worked with a lot of different units and hospitals (in my clinical work).” BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITIES

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A WELCOMING COMMUNITY

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It’s easy to make friends and find things to do here. Gannon’s friendly environment is the perfect place to join in on-campus activities through its 159+ clubs and organizations in addition to student-run events, movies, concerts and trips. GANNON WELCOME WEEK – Gannon Welcome Week is the official start to your campus experience and is designed to help you make the transition from high school to college, build connections, discover engaging programs, and develop a sense of belonging on campus – all before classes even start. FIND YOUR FYT – Find Your First-Year Team is an immersive two-day experience during Gannon Welcome Week that helps you connect with others through interest-based small group activities. Our trained student leaders will become your personal guide and mentor as you learn what it means to be a Gannon Golden Knight. IGKNIGHT ACTIVITIES FAIR – This dynamic event lets you experience first-hand all that Gannon has to offer. Explore your interests, challenge yourself, connect with new and returning students, and shape the college experience you want for yourself through an array of exciting opportunities. CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS – Gannon is a hub for student engagement with more than 159 clubs and organizations available to choose from. Here, you’ll find opportunities to explore personal interests or discover new ones, develop essential leadership skills, and connect with peers. Whether you want to join Greek life, participate in club and intramural sports, serve others, or enhance your classroom learning, we’ll make sure you get connected in ways that will make your college experience memorable.

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CHAMPIONS IN UNIFORM Gannon’s athletic programs are another way for student-athletes and fans to get involved. Golden Knights and Lady Knights conquer challenges in competition and in the classroom with the strong support of our coaches, faculty and the students who gather to cheer them on.

OUR TEAMS:

Gannon is a Division II institution offering 24 scholarship-granting varsity sports.

MEN’S TEAMS

Baseball Basketball Competitive Cheer (co-ed) Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Swimming and Diving Water Polo Wrestling

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WOMEN’S TEAMS

Acrobatics and Tumbling Basketball Competitive Cheer (all-girl) Competitive Cheer (co-ed) Competitive Cheer (game day) Competitive Dance Cross Country Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving

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Volleyball Water Polo Wrestling

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RECREATION & WELLNESS The Recreation and Wellness Center offers both fall and spring intramural sports, sport clubs and group fitness classes. All activities are designed to meet students’ athletic interests and provide a healthy and fun social atmosphere. INTRAMURAL SPORTS – Our intramural sports programs let you participate in organized activities and events - no matter your experience level. These programs provide facility use, promote competition between groups and individuals, enhance physical fitness through competitive activities, and foster a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship among participants and spectators. SPORT CLUBS – Sport clubs are all registered student organizations and vary in level of competitiveness. Each team is run by students with the aid of on-campus faculty and staff advisers. Teams set their own practice schedules at facilities located both on and off campus and compete with club teams from other colleges and universities. FITNESS – Group fitness classes are free for all students and accommodate everyone from first timers to experts. Our experienced instructors will ensure a positive experience for all. Classes range from 30-min to one-hour sessions and include cycle, body pump, yoga, Zumba, boxing and more.

SPORT CLUBS Dance (co-ed) Equestrian Fishing (co-ed) Gannon University Sailing Team (co-ed) Ice Hockey (men’s) Lacrosse (men’s and women’s)

PERSONAL TRAINING – Personal training lets you engage in customized training programs. Our certified personal trainers use their knowledge of fitness assessments, exercise planning and training techniques to help you reach your goals.

Soccer (men’s and women’s)

UNIVERSITY WELLNESS – Gannon is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our community members by nurturing a culture of wellness through emphasis on the seven zones of wellness. As a result, our students develop healthy lifestyle behaviors that they can carry with them long past their time at Gannon.

Ultimate Frisbee (co-ed)

Tennis (co-ed) Volleyball (men’s and women’s) Women’s Rugby

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See inside North and Finegan Halls.

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Your first year at Gannon might be the first time you have lived away from home. You can rest easy when choosing your first-year housing space, because your building will be staffed by caring student affairs professionals, including a live-in resident director, live-in resident campus minister, resident assistants and community desk attendants. We’re so excited to welcome you to our communities. 14

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NORTH HALL | 143 W. FOURTH ST. | SUITES | 280 RESIDENTS

North Hall is a suite-style community housing 280 residents in two-, three-, four-, and fiveperson units with a mixture of single and double bedrooms. Each suite has a kitchenette and one or two bathrooms. The building has multiple social and study lounges, a meditation space, two laundry rooms and two full kitchens.

FINEGAN HALL | 120 W. FIFTH ST. | TRADITIONAL | 250 RESIDENTS Finegan Hall is a traditional-style college residence hall made up of two-person double bedrooms and housing 250 students total. Residents of each wing share common restrooms with floors separated by gender. The building shares a variety of social and study lounges, a meditation space, a laundry room, and a newly renovated full kitchen.

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SPECIALIZED HOUSING

AFFINITY HOUSING PROGRAM One of the most rewarding parts of your college experience is finding people who have the same goals and interests as you. Affinity Housing communities offer students the opportunity to connect with other students who share similar interests. As first-year students, the communities are created around academic interests. These include students in health profession programs, the radiological sciences program, or those accepted to the Honors Program. Upperclass students are welcome to continue in these groups or propose new groups as they move on in housing. Living in these communities offers a richer campus experience and is a great way to make your Gannon experience more transformational.

UPPERCLASSMAN HOUSING The University offers a variety of housing options for upperclassman students. We have options to best suit your experience, ranging from traditional halls to suites, apartments and houses. Preferred parking is available at each building and is administered by Campus Police and Safety.

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GOOD EATS BEYER CAFETERIA An “all you care to eat” dining hall with a fun and friendly atmosphere.

CHICK-FIL-A Stop by the Waldron Campus Center for quick and healthy food options served with a hearty side of hospitality at Gannon’s first national restaurant chain on campus.

DOC’S LANDING Choose from either fresh dough pizza or a hot sandwich from the Bonfire Grill or delicious pre-packaged sandwiches and salads at the Chef Fresh cooler.

FRESH CAFÉ Smoothies, fresh fruit and healthy to-go items are available.

“What do we eat?” isn’t really the question at Gannon. It’s more like, “Where should we eat today?” Gannon offers a number of options for you to choose from.

INTERMETZO CAFÉ Visit this upscale coffee bar that specializes in made-to-order espresso beverages from Out of the Grey coffee, grab-and-go selections and daily hot specials.

THE KNIGHT CLUB An on-campus hangout where food meets friends and entertainment rules after dark (open to the Gannon community).

URBAN BREW This café offers beverages and healthy snacks from local businesses and features Starbucks coffee.

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Find internship opportunities within walking distance of campus.

Engage in rich service opportunities in our local neighborhoods. Discover Lake Erie’s natural beauty from the Erie Bayfront.

OUR ERIE Erie, Pa. is a college town with more than 20,000 students in universities across a 20-mile radius. With small-town friendliness and big-city attractions, there is always something fun to do in Erie, and Gannon’s urban campus is at the center of it all. Not only are we located in a vibrant downtown setting and near the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, but we’re also only a two-hour drive from Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh or Niagara Falls, Canada. 18

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Enjoy concerts, comedians, minor league sports and other exciting entertainment.

Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants all centrally located downtown.

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DISCOVERING FOUR SEASONS SPRING The Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a great way to experience the beauty of Erie during springtime. Walk or hike through Presque Isle State Park or to the home of the Erie SeaWolves baseball team. Celebrate the beginning of warm weather by exploring some local festivals including the annual Asbury Woods Maple Festival.

SUMMER Erie comes alive during the region’s warmest months. Grab some friends and hit the beaches of Presque Isle State Park for swimming, hiking, boating, biking or fishing. Head to Waldameer Park Water World, enjoy the Sunset Music Series at Presque Isle, and catch one of the weekly street festivals downtown and at the waterfront’s Liberty Park. 20

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FALL Fall is Erie’s most glorious season and the perfect time to take in the beautiful foliage while hiking through a local park. Indoors, you can view local art at the Art Museum or exciting shows at the Erie Playhouse. Erie also has venues for every musical taste, including the Warner Theatre and Erie Insurance Arena.

OF FUN Photo courtesy of the Erie Playhouse

WINTER Winter? Yeah, we have it here, and we know how to have fun with it, too. Start your Christmas shopping early at the Millcreek Mall. See future NHL stars at an Erie Otters game. Swimsuits are welcome all year long at nearby Splash Lagoon, one of the largest indoor water parks in the eastern United States. There are also many places to downhill or cross-country ski.

Photo Courtesy of Erie Otters

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COMPASSION FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

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Gannon students are engaged in rich cultural and service experiences in our local and global communities. You have many opportunities for hands-on learning that will enhance your college education while making an impact on the world around you.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY It takes a dedicated community to inspire the change we want to see in our world today. At Gannon, we offer many opportunities for those passionate about service and making a difference. You can work with the Erie-Gannon Alliance to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability to strengthen our community, or meet and learn about our local K-12 schools in surrounding neighborhoods as you teach, play with and mentor students. The St. Joseph House of Faith in Action also serves as a gathering space for small groups to meet, learn and serve a diverse community. By committing to our communities, we’re staying true to our values of social responsibility and bringing meaningful change to the world around us. All of these opportunities are ways you can serve your neighbors and grow in your faith tradition. CENTER FOR SOCIAL CONCERNS AND GLOBAL EXPLORATION – Discover ways to engage with Gannon’s local and global communities through purposeful service, exploration and action for the common good. OFFICE OF MISSION AND MINISTRY – Guided by the wisdom of Christ, we seek to promote faith development among students, faculty and staff, celebrated in worship, supported by human community and expressed in service. MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM CHAPEL – Join us for scheduled Mass times every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and grow in your faith. Reconciliation is available a half-hour before and after Mass or by appointment. INTERFAITH PRAYER AND MEDITATION ROOM – Gannon’s Beyer Hall offers a nondenominational prayer space to celebrate whatever your faith tradition might be and to deepen your global understanding of the world around you.

ESTABLISHED ON FAITH AND VALUES Faith is more than just the Catholic roots that nourish the Gannon community. It’s a culture that thrives in the acceptance, inclusion, respect, understanding and care that you’ll find here. Whatever your faith tradition might be, our culture offers an environment that prepares you to make choices with a foundation of strong values and integrity. We welcome those from all faiths and come together as one to teach, learn and serve in our local and global communities. BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITIES

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TRANSFORMING RESIDENTS ABROAD VIA ENGAGED LEARNING Join student groups and employee facilitators at weekly meetings throughout the academic year to build relationships, develop intercultural competence, and study topics prior to traveling to a domestic or international destination for 10-14 days after classes end in May or June. You will develop valuable transferable skills through handson learning as you research a destination, create an itinerary, execute trip fundraisers, and take on leadership within your group. The year-long experience culminates in a travel experience where you will discover increased self-awareness, encounter diverse perspectives, and cultivate meaningful relationships with your peers and facilitators. Scotland

EXPERIENCING GLOBAL REALMS

New Zealand

Detroit, MI

Greece

Mexico

ALTERNATIVE BREAK SERVICE TRIPS Alternative Break Service Trips let you encounter and respond to some of the most pressing societal and global concerns of our time. Each trip is built on the foundational pillars of service, simplicity, community and reflection. Our teams of student leaders cultivate community among their small groups of student participants and faculty and staff accompaniers through relationship building, learning and meaningful dialogue prior to and during the trips, which occur over spring break or after classes end in May. Upon return, students are invited to bring their new energy and lessons learned back to our campus communities to create change. 24

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Through the Barker Globalization Institute, Gannon offers you travel abroad program options in more than 30 countries with more in development every semester. Choose from semester exchange programs at partnering universities, faculty-led travel courses, service opportunities and more.

SEMESTER EXCHANGE

Australia

Pursue a semester exchange with one of Gannon’s partner universities in Australia, Chile, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand or Spain. You will pay the usual Gannon tuition, as well as room and board to the chosen university. Federal financial aid and Gannon scholarships and financial aid can be applied to the tuition bill.

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

GIFT COURSES Short-term programs are available through Gannon: Inspired Faculty-led Travel Courses and provide academic credit. Pursue domestic or international travel in the fall, during winter or spring break, or at the end of the spring semester. Gain firsthand experience or application of concepts learned during the course and develop your cultural competencies in a meaningful experience.

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Iceland

Costa Rica

INTERNATIONAL CREDIT-BEARING INTERNSHIPS The Office of Learning Abroad offers you credit-bearing internships around the world in partnership with CISabroad. Interview with CISabroad and be placed at the site that is related to your major and career goals. You can work with your program director to arrange for credit received through these experiences.

Participate in summer study abroad options all over the world through programs offered by our partner universities or affiliate providers. Summer study abroad programs range in length from two to 12 weeks and satisfy Liberal Studies Core requirements and/or major and minor requirements.

New York, NY

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A COMMUNITY THAT CARES Here at Gannon, our students come first. We’re dedicated to helping you build your foundations of learning and success from the moment you arrive on campus.

An environment where you feel safe, healthy and confident is vital to achieving academic success. For this reason, we provide the best services possible across many areas to meet your individual needs and enable your potential. ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER – Learn time management, effective studying and exam strategies and obtain assistance with academic planning. COUNSELING SERVICES – Therapists are available to provide consultations, evaluations and short-term counseling. We offer services including individual, group and couples counseling, psychiatric services, and crisis intervention. HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER – Health services include prescription treatments, wound care, chronic condition support and education, and flu clinics. ITS HELP DESK – Walk-ins, phone and online assistance are available if you have questions or issues regarding technology. JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STEERING COMMITTEE – This committee focuses on long-term institutional planning as well as immediate engagement opportunities for Gannon community members in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. LIVESAFE APP – The LiveSafe app is a unique campus safety platform. The app features a COVID-19 survey that Gannon 26

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community members complete daily to monitor our health during the global pandemic. The app is also used for emergencies, report suspicious activity, and hail Gannon’s Knight Watch van for rides home. OFFICE OF DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES – Our caring staff will work with you individually to identify any appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations that will help you best reach your potential. POLICE AND SAFETY – Campus police focus on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education to ensure the safest campus living and learning environment possible. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES – We offer free use of services – including peer mentoring, proactive tutoring, life coaching, and academic and career advising – through non-judgmental guidance and encouragement for academic and life-long personal success. TUTORING SERVICES – Find academic support services and supplemental instruction in the Nash Library’s Writing and Research Center and STEM Center to help you excel in class.


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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

APPLYING TO GANNON

More than 95% of our students qualify for merit- and/or needbased financial assistance. We make a Gannon University education affordable and will work with you to develop the best financial assistance package possible. Gannon University offers a variety of scholarships, grants and awards that recognize academic and athletic accomplishments, outstanding talents and demonstrated need.

At Gannon, we value each prospective student and carefully evaluate each application. It’s a good idea to apply as early as possible in your senior year. Admissions decisions are made within two to four weeks after your application is complete. Our admissions criteria include:

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST ❏ Go to gannon.edu/scholarships for more information. ❏ Use Gannon’s Net Price Calculator to review estimated costs and aid eligibility. ❏ Look into outside scholarship opportunities. ❏ Achievement-based competitions for some majors are held during the fall open house. ❏ Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after Oct. 1. Gannon’s FAFSA code is 003266. ❏ Deadline of Nov. 15 for the physician assistant program.

• Grade point average; • Grades; • SAT or ACT scores (may be required for academic programs associated with professional schools; not required (test blind) for students entering all other academic programs in Fall 2022; • Personal statement; • Recommendation letters (if interested in majoring in the sciences or health professions, recommendation letter should be from a science teacher); • Courses taken.

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DESIGNED TO LEAD KRISTAL AMBROSE ’16 Founder of The Bahamas Plastic Movement and recipient of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize. “My academic and life’s journey serves as a goal post for youth from the Bahamas to pursue their dreams at all cost, knowing that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you have. It’s about honoring the possibilities and knowing that you can make your wildest dreams come true.” Photo courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize

You’re looking to leave your mark on the world. You want to explore your greatest possibilities and exceed them. Here at Gannon, we provide a unique combination of hands-on, faith-inspired, and success-driven academic opportunities that have equipped generations of alumni to live a life of impact – and you can do the same.

AN EDUCATION YOU CAN PUT TO WORK

CAREER OUTCOMES

You’ll easily see how your education connects with the real world and how you’ll use it in the workplace once you graduate. You’ll learn in an atmosphere where respect for faith and values is important. When you graduate from Gannon, you’ll not only be prepared to start your career, you’ll be prepared to live a life full of possibilities.

Where can you find Gannon graduates? They’re contributing professionally to communities in and around Erie, Pa. and Ruskin, Fla., across the country and throughout the world. Our graduates are providing nursing or medical care at some of the nation’s most elite health care centers and innovating and producing cuttingedge technologies. You’ll find our graduates making a difference in society. The Gannon experience shapes well-rounded critical thinkers who make an impact in a variety of workplaces.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT The Career Exploration and Development helps you develop into career-ready professionals. Resources are available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers and other community partners. Job seekers can browse career opportunities from within the largest recruiting portal in the country, Handshake. Students and alumni can apply for positions of interest and interact with employer partners with guidance from a Career Exploration and Development team member. 28

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ADVANCE YOUR GRADUATE DEGREE WITH YOUR ALMA MATER ERIE, PA | RUSKIN, FL | ONLINE TAKE YOUR GANNON EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL Gannon’s array of graduate program offerings provide unique opportunities for undergraduate students to continue their education in a place of familiarity among supportive Gannon Family. Students can enter their academic career in one of Gannon’s five-year programs, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shortened time. Our master’s and doctoral degrees are designed to help professionals meet national standards and stay ahead of expected job trends. The hands-on, community-based curriculum offered at our Ruskin campus prepares you to meet an increasing demand for high-quality graduate education in disciplines that serve the health care sector of the Florida economy. At the Ruskin campus, we offer doctoral degrees in occupational therapy and physical therapy, and master’s degrees in athletic training, physician assistant science, speech-language pathology, and sport and exercise science.

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Expand your career potential with degree options offered online or at Gannon’s Erie and Ruskin, Fla. campuses, letting you choose the best location for you.

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