Important student reminders and updates

Posted: March 5, 2021

We are six weeks into the semester and you are doing a great job with navigating the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape. With that evolving environment comes some changes to protocols and practices at our Erie and Ruskin campuses.

We have gathered below some of those key updates that have occurred recently and reminders on guidelines that remain in effect on campus. Today’s reminders should serve as a checklist to keep top-of-mind as you progress through a healthy and engaging semester.

Important Reminders and Updates

Travel Policy

Gannon updated its travel policy in March for all students and employees in Erie and Ruskin.
The communication that was shared on this can be viewed here, and the Student Travel Policy can be viewed here. Below are a few key takeaways to remember:

Commencement Ceremonies

In-person Commencement Ceremonies in both Erie and Ruskin are being planned for May. These ceremonies will be held for graduates only, and guests will not be permitted due to gathering limits set by the venues. The communication that was shared can be read here, and more event details can be viewed at

May 8   | Erie Campus Commencement
May 15 | Ruskin Campus Commencement

2021 Academic Calendar

Gannon will resume following a standard academic schedule beginning with the Fall 2021 semester. The first day of classes will be Aug. 25. Review the academic calendar for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 here to begin planning.


Have you completed your LiveSafe wellness check today? This is an important step in maintaining the health of our Gannon community. Carefully review and complete the survey before you arrive on campus. If you are experiencing any symptoms or receive a “Red X” do not report to campus. Read more about LiveSafe here.

Events & Gatherings

Limiting large group events and gatherings has helped keep us in community together. Read the current Event Policy here on how to host a campus event safely. There are also guidelines Gannon has in place for gatherings on and off campus that can be viewed here. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in disciplinary actions or suspension. We have experienced minimal instances where these actions have been necessary so far this semester. Remain diligent in this so we can remain on campus together.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Gannon’s COVID-19 Dashboard is a real-time report of the latest number of cases on campus. It was created to promote transparency of the University’s current status and provide an educational resource to keep you informed and safe. Click here to view the dashboard.

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