COVID-19 RESPONSE

Classes operating online. Campus is closed.

Information for Students

Temporary Pass/Fail grading option now available for spring courses

Gannon University has adopted a temporary Pass/Fail grading option for Spring 2020 undergraduate courses transitioned to remote instruction, effective immediately.

Modified Operations and Schedules

As Gannon shifts to a virtual learning environment for the remainder of the spring semester, please check here for modified operations and schedules.

Gannon University's Erie and Ruskin campuses will be closed by end of the day Tuesday, March 17 with the exception of essential services and staff. The following campus buildings will remain open with Gannon ID card access only:

Erie Campus

Ruskin Campus

Classes and Educational Activities

Erie Campus

Ruskin Campus

General

Bookstore

Book rentals and shipping

Rental books are due May 9. We will be providing free shipping labels to return your rentals at the end of the semester. More details about the free shipping labels will be coming soon.

Our website is always open for book purchasing and we currently are offering free ground shipping during this time. The Gannon Bookstore website can be viewed at: https://www.bkstr.com/gannonstore/home.

Hours of operation

The Bookstore will be closed until further notice. The bookstore’s website is always open for book purchasing and it is currently offering free ground shipping. The Gannon Bookstore website can be viewed at: https://www.bkstr.com/gannonstore/home

For questions or concerns, please contact the Bookstore at 814-871-8421 or acook@follett.com.

Laboratory and Clinical Work

Clinicals

If you are not sure what is happening with your clinical, please reach out to your academic program.

Commencement

At this moment, we do not know what those events might look like. We will wait until we have a better understanding of what will be possible given health warnings and guidance for the size of gatherings.

Residence Halls

On-Campus Events

Student-Athletes

Campus Dining

Dining services will continue at the Beyer Cafeteria for takeout only to serve the needs of the students who remain in our residence halls who have no other housing option.

Beyer Cafeteria

T.R.A.V.E.L., G.I.F.T. and Study Abroad

Recreation and Wellness Center

Hours of operation and building access

Gannon University’s Recreation and Wellness Center is closed.

Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs

These programs have been canceled for the remainder of the semester.

Group Fitness Classes

These programs have been canceled until further notice.

Recreation Center space rentals

As of March 17, all space rentals at the Recreation and Wellness Center have been canceled until further notice. For questions regarding rental refunds or adjusting rental day and time, please contact:

Cleaning and preventative measures

Safety and cleanliness are always of the utmost importance at Gannon’s Recreation and Wellness Center. We have increased the frequency of our staff wiping down equipment and areas that are frequently touched. We are limiting the pieces of cardio equipment available so that users are not in close proximity of each other. Gym wipes are always available throughout the building and patrons should be wiping down all equipment before and after use at all times.

Health and Counseling Center

To schedule an appointment, please call ahead at 814-871-7622 and leave a detailed message for the purpose of your visit, name, date of birth and phone number. An appointment will be setup accordingly following your call. If you are having severe symptoms, do not wait for a return call from the Health Center; please go to the Emergency Room.

Counseling Center Appointments

The Counseling Center will continue to provide counseling support to students utilizing tele-counseling services (via phone and/or video conferencing). In-person counseling sessions are suspended until further notice.

Campus Safety

Police and Safety will remain staffed and on duty, contact 814-871-7690.

Maintenance

Physical Plant will remain staffed and on duty. For any maintenance-related issues, utilize the form at https://my.gannon.edu/universityresources/physicalplant/Pages/default.aspx.

Nash Library

For the most up-to-date information on our hours, services and resources, please consult the library website at https://library.gannon.edu.

Hours of operation and building access

Gannon University’s Nash Library is closed.

Writing and Research Center & STEM Center

The Writing and Research Center is now online. Students can continue to schedule via My WConline.

The STEM Center is currently in the process of re-establishing tutor availability and hours. We expect to be open for online appointments around March 22 when classes resume, but are working to re-establish as quickly as possible. Please check back for additional updates.

If you had a previously-scheduled appointment, your tutor will reach out to you about their ability to still facilitate the appointment, and if they can, brief instructions about how you can access this appointment online.

Online library resources

The library's extensive collection of online databases, full-text electronic journals and ebooks remain available 24/7. Visit the library's website to access links to these resources: https://library.gannon.edu.

Librarians are available to assist with research assignments remotely as well via, phone, email or web conferencing. For contact and scheduling information, visit: https://library.gannon.edu/researchhelp

As instruction is moved online, librarians can also assist faculty in locating suitable course readings within our electronic collections.

Book checkout and return

Due dates for any library items currently checked out have been extended to June 1.

Interlibrary loans

Nash Library will be reaching out to individuals who have items belonging to other libraries that were acquired though interlibrary loan to arrange return. We will continue to request articles and book chapters from other libraries. We will discontinue requesting books and other physical items through interlibrary loan until further notice.

Mailroom and Press

The Mailroom and Gannon Press will remain open and operational with the following modified business hours in the Palumbo Academic Center: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Mailboxes, Mail Delivery and Pickup

Mailboxes will remain accessible during standard business hours of Palumbo. Departmental mail and packages will not be delivered but will be held in the mailroom for pickup during the new business hours. If anyone would like to open a mailbox that would be accessible outside of the modified business hours, please email rilling001@gannon.edu

Recreation and Wellness Center

Hours of operation and building access

As of March 17, the Recreation and Wellness Center remains open following normal spring semester hours but only to those with a Gannon ID. Please check back for updates to this.

Spring Semester 2020 Hours

Spring Semester 2020 Pool Hours

Information Technology Services

ITS is here to help

This is truly a unique environment and we are here to make sure technology is an asset for you. Our technicians are here to provide you with additional assistance for personal hardware and unfamiliar software to support our goal of educating our students and continuing operations.

For all inquiries described below, ITS can be contacted through the ITS Help Desk through the portal, email to helpdesk@gannon.edu, or by calling 871-7501.

Technology Needs

Internet Access

Key items to keep in mind

Remain diligent on phishing and don’t save password on new devices.
ITS support hours - Professional staff will remain available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. business days. After hours support is available through BlackBelt Help and our on-call technicians. You can always email us or submit a ticket. Our technicians are diligently monitoring your requests.

Office of Global Support and Student Engagement

The OGSSE is currently working remotely. All staff are working and responding to emails, and are able to meet virtually with students. To schedule a virtual appointment, please contact us via our page on my.gannon.edu.

Knight Watch

Knight Watch operations have ceased as of March 13. Please check back for additional updates. For questions or assistance, please contact Campus Police & Safety at:

Stay in Touch

Understand that this is an evolving situation and we will continue to adjust operations as events unfold. Continue to visit https://update.gannon.edu for our latest decisions and for resources to assist you.

If you have a question or a comment, ask your supervisor or submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/