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!

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 – 4:30 p.m. | First-year Class Photo | Gannon Arch | W. Seventh St.
Join in this special tradition and take part in your 2016 first-year class photo.

4:30 p.m. | Farewell to Families | Gannon Arch | W. Seventh St.
It’s time to say farewell to your families and head over to the welcome dinner for new students on Friendship Green.

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Welcome Dinner | AJ’s Way, Friendship Green
Sponsored by the Division of Student Development & Engagement
Celebrate the start of the school year with members of the Gannon community. Meet the Preview GU Street Team members as well as faculty and staff. Rain Location: Beyer Hall Cafeteria

6 – 8:30 p.m. | Commuter Meet-Up | Recreation and Wellness Center and The Knight Club
Calling all commuters! Head on down to the Recreation and Wellness Center after the picnic and meet your fellow commuters and have a great time. Join other first-year students and commuter HOSTS for exciting events which include group activities, group competitions, and other games. The Knight Club will feature a trivia competition, pool and snacks. Prizes will be awarded at both locations. There is something for everyone, so join us for a fun-filled night!

7 – 8:30 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 to establish your home away from home as you get to know your new neighbors, review community standards, and learn more about your hall. Look for signs in the residence halls or ask your RA for the location of your meeting. Required for all residential students

8:30 – 11 p.m. | First Knight Celebration | Lawn between Finegan and North Hall
Relax! Come join us for fun games (Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Corn Hole, 4 Square, Volleyball, Ladder Golf, etc.) with live music provided by LOGOS. S’MORES and refreshments from the North Hall Convenience Store (C-Store) will be provided and pizza will be served at 9:30 p.m.  Prizes will be given away every 30 minutes in the North Hall Courtyard.  These events are open to all new students and have been planned by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Activities Programming Board (APB) and Student Government Association (SGA).   Rain Location: North Hall Lobby & Recreation and Wellness Center

8:30 – 11 p.m. | Video Game Tournament | The Knight Club
Do you have what it takes to win?  Battle your classmates in a friendly (or not so friendly) gaming competition. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Game Over!

11:30 p.m. | First-year Hours for Residential Students

Check out Sunday, Monday & Tuesday‘s schedules here.


#previewGU is an opportunity for new 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 you!

Students, be sure to check in using #previewGU throughout the events to see the latest updates and post your pictures of all the exciting things you’re experiencing. Preview GU is all about opening doors, so remember to Believe in the Possibilities!