UPDATE: Round 1 voting has closed! See the winners below!

The nominations are in and it’s time to start voting for Gannon’s Ultimate Fave 2014! Through online nominations and write-in nominations at the Waldron Campus Center, Gannon students have nominated 32 locations in the quest to determine Gannon’s Ultimate Fave 2014. The winner from each of the pairings below advances to round two. Each week, the competition gets tighter as we move closer to just one winner!

First off, four locations are nominated for Favorite Place to Eat (On-Campus): Knight’s Cove, Doc’s Landing, Courtyard Cafe and the Knight Club. Vote for your favorites to advance to the next round!

Knight’s Cove – 61%
Doc’s Landing – 39%

Knight Club – 59%
Courtyard Cafe – 41%


There are lots of great places for GU students to eat off-campus, too. This year’s nominees are Molly Brannigan’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chipotle and Porky’s Pizzeria. Which eateries do you think should square off  in the next round?

Molly Brannigan’s – 57%
Moe’s Southwest Grill – 43%

Chipotle – 54%
Porky’s Pizzeria – 46%

And of course, studying is a big part of college life. The four nominees for Favorite On-Campus Study Spot are the Nash Library, the Power Room, the Hagerty Lounge and the Commuter Corner. Pick your favorite study spots below!

Nash Library – 76%
Power Room – 24%

Hagerty Lounge (Waldron 2nd fl.) – 79%
Commuter Corner – 21%

When you need to get away from campus life and focus squarely on studies, top-nominated locations are Panera Bread, Starbucks, Blasco Library and Dobbins Landing. Where’s your favorite Off-Campus Study Spot?

Starbucks – 65%
Panera Bread – 35%

Dobbin’s Landing – 64%
Blasco Library – 36%

Gannon’s location in Downtown Erie puts us in walking distance of lots of cool attractions, including the Bayfront, Casablanca Hookah Lounge, the Erie Art Museum and Dramashop. Which Favorite Downtown Attractions should advance to the next round?

The bayfront – 73%
Casablanca Hookah Lounge – 27%

Erie Art Museum – 63%
Dramashop – 37%

Head a little farther from campus, and there are great Erie-Area Attractions like Presque Isle State Park, Peek n’ Peak, the Erie Zoo and the Millcreek Mall. What’s your favorite Erie-Area Attraction?

Presque Isle State Park – 92%
Peek n’ Peak – 8%

Millcreek Mall – 65%
Erie Zoo – 35%

Of course, sometimes you just want to hang out! Favorite On-Campus Hangouts include the Zurn Science Center, the Schuster Theatre, Palumbo Academic Center and the Waldron Campus Center. Where do you prefer to hang out on campus?

Schuster Theatre – 51%
Zurn Science Center – 49%

Waldron Campus Center – 83%
Palumbo Academic Center – 17%

And when you need to spend some free time off campus, Favorite Off-Campus Hangouts include Eat’n Park, Asbury Woods Nature Center, Plymouth Tavern and Frontier Park. Make your picks for Favorite Off-Campus Hangout and see if your picks advance to the second round?

Eat’n Park – 70%
Asbury Woods Nature Center – 30%

Plymouth Tavern – 75%
Frontier Park – 25%

Check back next week to see which places advance to Ultimate Faves Round Two!