Gannon hosts annual Spring Preview Open House

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High school sophomores and juniors attending Gannon University’s annual Spring Preview Open House Saturday, April 23 will get a high-energy introduction to academics and campus life at an exciting time for the University.

With nearly 100 academic programs to choose, transfer students and adult students, as well as who are undecided about a college choice, will find that Gannon has a lot to offer them, especially in terms of value.

Gannon University is the only regional university in western Pennsylvania to be named a “Best Value School” in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” This is the 10th consecutive year that Gannon University has been recognized in this category. Gannon had the third-lowest net cost among the universities named to the exclusive list combining excellence with affordability.

More than $63 million in scholarships and grants were provided to Gannon undergraduate students during the 2014-15 academic year, more than $35 million of which is in the form of institutional grants and scholarship funds. Nearly 98 percent of Gannon undergraduate students received some form of grant or scholarship.

In the last five years, Gannon University has added 13 new undergraduate and graduate programs in its three academic colleges. These engaging learning experiences are delivered by Gannon’s distinguished and award-winning faculty and incorporate hands-on opportunities that give students a decided advantage when entering today’s demanding job market.

Many of the programs are innovative responses to trends in the economy and society. They include programs in forensic science, public health, supply chain management, freshwater and marine biology, healthcare management, biochemistry and industrial engineering. There is also a new path to in-demand careers in the health care fields through the new pre-health qualification track.  Exciting new graduate programs include a Master of Science in Health Communications and a Master of Science in Criminalistics.

Nearly $20 million has been invested in exceptional new learning environments to support this growth. As the University invests further in new learning environments, the Ruskin, Florida campus, the Recreation and Wellness Center, the Forensic Investigation Center, the Center for Communication and the Arts, the Center for Business Ingenuity, the Center for Advanced Engineering and the most recent renovations to Beyer Hall and Nash Library, are all becoming the brick and mortar symbols of how Gannon is purposefully integrating its social and academic opportunities to create a more enriched, holistic experience for students.

Attendees at Spring Preview Open House will have a perfect opportunity to explore them on a campus tour. Faculty and staff, including financial aid staff, will be on hand to answer questions and to help students and their families find out what makes Gannon unique and provide helpful tips and hints for beginning this important next step in education.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Waldron Campus Center, 124 West Seventh St. At 11:45 a.m., Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. will offer welcoming remarks in the Campus Center‘s Yehl Room.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m. – Noon
Meet admissions and financial aid representatives (Waldron Campus Center)

10:30 a.m.
Welcome Address and Opening Prayer (Yehl Room, Waldron Campus Center)

10:45 a.m.
Meet faculty and representatives from across campus (Hammermill Center and Waldron Campus Center)

11:45 a.m.
Information Session: Tips and Hints for the College Search Process (Yehl Room, Waldron Campus Center)

Noon – 2 p.m.
Campus Tours (leaving from the Waldron Campus Center)

Representatives from the following departments and organizations will be on hand to answer questions about everything from getting involved on campus, to career planning, to safety and more:

Campus Police and Safety
Career Development and Employment Services
Commuter Life
Dining Services
Health and Counseling Services
Information Technology Services
Learning Abroad
Mission and Ministry
Residence Life
Recreation and Wellness
Student Success Center
Student Office of Leadership Development
TRAVEL Program
University Honors Program
For a complete schedule of events, and to register, visit

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