Gannon University Welcomes Prospective Students to Fall Open House

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Gannon University will welcome hundreds of high school students, non-traditional students and their families to campus on Saturday, October 29 for the annual Fall Open House.

At Open House, prospective students get a first-hand look at Gannon’s programs, campus and people. They will have the opportunity to meet students and talk with expert faculty who provide students with real-world experience and internships that prepare them to become professionals in their chosen fields.

Open House is a perfect opportunity to learn about Gannon’s outstanding undergraduate programs and small class sizes (a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio). Prospective students and their parents can connect with representatives from student life, learning abroad and coaches from Gannon’s 20 varsity sports and 10 club sports teams.

This is an exciting time on Gannon’s vibrant, urban campus.  The last few years have seen the addition of several innovative academic programs.  These include biochemistry, forensic science and the freshwater and marine biology program that is one of only 60 offered in the U.S.  Other new programs include industrial engineering, performance for media and stage, supply chain management and theatre technologies and design. The growing healthcare sector of the economy has led to new programs in healthcare management, pre-health qualification and public health.

Tour the exceptional learning environments that are home to these new programs, and the more than 100 Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree programs offered at Gannon’s campuses in Erie and Ruskin, Florida.

The newest of these include the newly renovated Beyer Hall, which was designed to provide a collaborative space where students from around the world can come together to learn, to participate with campus life and organizations, and discover ways to engage the world.

The Center for Advanced Engineering that houses the mechanical, biomedical and industrial engineering programs Is where students experience hands-on learning to solve biological, supply chain and medical challenges to enhance quality of life for today’s society.

The innovative ecosystem of the Center for Business Ingenuity, a synergistic culture of entrepreneurs, faculty and students, allows local and student-led businesses to flourish and drive the future of business.

In the Center for Communication and the Arts, current and emerging programs in the fields of communication and the arts are integrated under one roof, offering synergy and a place where students are exposed to a well-rounded multimedia experience that parallels today’s media, fine arts and communications fields.

The innovative Forensic Investigation Center looks like a family dwelling, but is a working laboratory where students practice the skills they’ve learned in the classroom to find evidence and solve crimes.

With early 52,000 square feet of indoor space that houses an innovative Human Performance Laboratory and an 80-yard indoor field house for year-round athletic, intramural, open recreation and fitness activities, the recently renovated Recreation and Wellness Center is a hub of campus activity.

Gannon University was built on Catholic Tradition that emphasizes affordability and access for all. Generous scholarships and financial aid packages ensure that a high-quality Catholic education is within the reach of all who desire it, and Open House is a perfect place to start.

Advanced registration is not necessary but is appreciated. For more information, click here or contact the Gannon University Office of Admissions at 814-871-7240 or 1-800-GANNON-U (1-800-426-6668).

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