New Student Orientation 2013

Student Schedule

Here’s the complete rundown of student activities and events scheduled for this year’s New Student Orientation sessions. Parents follow a slightly different schedule.

Noon-1 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
1-3 p.m. RegistrationFinegan Hall
Finegan Hall
1-3:30 p.m. Gannon University Bookstore
Palumbo Academic Center
Corner of West 8th and Peach Streets
Stop in and see the selection!
1:15-3:15 p.m. Student ID Photos
Campus Police and Safety
Lower level, west entrance of Harborview
House at 210 West 6th St.

Hospitality Lounge
Waldron Campus Center Main Lobby
Participants can relax in the Waldron
Campus Center and enjoy light refreshments.
Orientation staff will be there to greet you
and answer questions.

College Success Videos
Waldron Campus Center 219
Stop in anytime to view all or part of four
short videos (20 minutes total/continuous
loop) loaded with great advice about making the
transition to college.

The Knight Club
162 West 4th Street
Checkout Gannon’s student hang out! During
the year, TKC features a full menu of food,
games, entertainment and fun! Stop by and
meet some of our staff.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Campus Tours
Waldron Campus Center
Tours depart every half hour from main lobby.
3:30 p.m. Program Begins
Yehl Ballroom
Second floor of the Waldron Campus Center• Opening Prayer Service – Office of the University Chaplain• Welcome to Gannon

     Cassandra Shaffer
Student Coordinator, New Student Orientation

     Keith Taylor, Ph.D.
President of Gannon University

     Mr. Jerry Miele
Director of New Student Services

• Introductions
Orientation Adviser Staff

• During Your Visit
Resident Director, Finegan Hall

• Orientation Highlights
Cassandra Shaffer

4:45-5 p.m. Breaking the Ice
Yehl Ballroom
Orientation Adviser Staff
5:15-6:15 p.m. Picnic Supper
Waldron Campus Center
6:15-6:45 p.m. Information Technology Services
Yehl Ballroom
Mr. Dan Giannelli, Manager
Academic & End-user Technology
7-8 p.m. Freshman Survey
Club LaRiccia
All students must attend this session.
8-9 p.m. Commuter Forum
Palumbo Academic Center 2005
Ms. Heidi Noyes, Director of Commuter Life
All commuter students must attend this session and
should proceed to the second floor of the Palumbo
Academic Center as soon as the survey is completed.
Members of the Commuter Life staff will be there to
meet you.Residence Hall Forum
Yehl Ballroom
Members of the Residence Life Staff
9-10:30 p.m. Get-Acquainted Student Social
Waldron Campus Center
7:15-8:15 a.m. Breakfast: Beyer Hall Cafeteria
8:30-9 a.m. Provost’s Message
Yehl Ballroom
Carolynn Masters, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsStudent Success Center
Mr. Ward McCracken, Dean
9-10 a.m. LIFECORE of Discovery
Friendship Green and Zurn 104
Student Development & Engagement
• Student Government Association
• Activities Programming Board
• Greek Life
10-10:40 a.m. Students and Credit Cards –
What You Need to Know
Zurn 104
Ms. Renee Huefner, Assistant Director
of Financial AidROTC
Military Science Department StaffCounseling Services
Dr. Stephen Large, Director

Bookstore Tips
Ms. Amber Cook, Manager

10:40-11:10 a.m. Coffee Lounge
Hagerty Lounge
Second floor of the Waldron Campus
11:15-11:30 a.m. Scheduling Procedures
Yehl Ballroom
Ms. Desi Herter, Associate Registrar
11:30-11:45 a.m. Campus Police & Safety
Yehl Ballroom
Mr. Ted Maren, Director
Ms. Katie Allison, Violence Prevention
11:45-12:50 p.m. Lunch
Beyer Hall Cafeteria
1-1:20 p.m. Student Development & Engagement
Yehl Ballroom
Ms. Kathleen Gausman, Associate Vice President of Student Development & EngagementCore of Discovery
Dr. Penny Smith, Director of Liberal
Studies Program
1:20-1:30 p.m. Plenary Session
Yehl Ballroom
Final general assembly for all participants
1:30-3 p.m. Meet with Department Reps
Yehl Ballroom
Locations to be announced.
3-4:30 p.m. PC Applications Challenge Test
Zurn 130
Required for Computer Science, Information
Systems, Software Engineering, and Bioinformatics
majors. Optional for other students scheduled to
take the PC application courses in the fall.
3-4:30 p.m. Program Meetings
• Honors Program Meeting
Palumbo 1202
Dr. Michael DeSanctis, Director• Program for Students with Learning Disabilities
PSLD, Student Success Center,
Palumbo 1025
Ms. Jane Kanter, Director• ROTC Program
Beyer Hall 412
Staff will be available to answer questions.

• Visit Gannon Offices, Bookstore, Etc.

3-5 p.m. Residence Hall Check Out
Finegan Hall