Gannon Homecoming gets students involved


Gannon University’s Homecoming weekend will take place Thursday through Saturday and will include many events for students to participate in.

Throughout the weekend, events have been planned to get students involved and excited for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday. Among these events are the pep rally, parade, football game and the dance.

Lizzie Gauriloff, special events chair of the Activities Programming Board (APB), explained what prompted her to make the decisions regarding this event.

“One of my biggest goals this year was to make sure that everyone felt invited to join in on the festivities,” she said.

She also said that APB hopes to get a lot of student involvement in the parade, game and dance.

Gauriloff expressed her excitement for the string of events that will be taking place. “We are really looking forward to the events this coming week and invite everyone to join us,” she said. “It’s always a great opportunity for the campus to come together and really celebrate all that we love about Gannon.”

The Homecoming pep rally will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hammermill Center. This is a mandatory event for organizations that will be participating in Homecoming. The pep rally is the event that will kick off Homecoming weekend.

The parade will be taking place from 9- 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gannon Arch on Seventh Street. The football game will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the McConnell Family Stadium. Gannon will be playing traditional rival Mercyhurst University.

Finally, the Homecoming Dance will be held from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at the Zem Zem Shrine Club, 2525 W. 38th St. Tickets for the dance are available online and at the door. Students can order tickets online at for $10 each or at the door of the event for $20.

Gauriloff said that the theme for this year’s dance will be “A Knight Through the Decades.”

“We wanted to celebrate Gannon through the years,” she said. She explained that the dance will be ‘90s themed.

During the dance, the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced. Twenty-two candidates from a variety of organizations have been nominated. Some of these organizations include the men’s swim team, the dance team, the Student Government Association, Commuter Life and multiple sororities and fraternities around campus.

Students may cast their votes for the winners on EngageU until noon Friday.




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