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Collegeboxes School of the Month: Gannon University

Posted: November 1, 2022
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Collegeboxes knows a thing or two about different universities. As the No. 1 student storage and shipping provider, Collegeboxes wants to spotlight one of the 350-plus schools we serve each month. 

Gannon University is our School of the Month for November. Gannon is one of our latest partners. Schools that partner with Collegeboxes can offer discount codes to students and other services like pre-arrival shipping. Interested in your school becoming a partner with Collegeboxes? Find out more on our partnership page.

Where is Gannon University?

Gannon University is in Erie, Pennsylvania. While most people associate Pennsylvania with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Erie is the state’s fourth largest city. There is plenty to do in Erie as it is a port city of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes. Students can spend days exploring around the lake with attractions like Presque State Island Park and learn about its deep history including its role in the War of 1812. If students are looking to explore other nearby cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Ohio, Buffalo, New York, and even Niagara Falls, they easily can because it takes two hours or less to drive to these cities. There is plenty to explore if you’re considering Gannon University and planning on being in Erie for a few years.

What is Gannon University Known for?

Gannon University is a four-year private Catholic university founded in 1925. Archbishop John Mark Gannon bought what is now known as Gannon’s “Old Main” back in 1941 and helped create the current campus’ central site. Located in the heart of Erie, the campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities.

With a student body of nearly 5,000, there are over 75 degrees to choose from whether it’s at the undergraduate or doctorate level. As well as eight pre-professional programs and 20 cooperative professional school options. There are 159-plus clubs to choose from such as Relay for Life Club, Science Fiction Club, Ski Club, and the Environmental Club. In 2014, WERG, the university’s student-operated radio station, that broadcasts daily, won the 2014 Abraham & Borst Award for Best College Station in the Nation.

Students will be attending a school grounded in the Catholic Tradition, Gannon University warmly welcomes persons of all faiths and backgrounds, providing opportunities for respect, and enrichment through diversity within the Gannon community. Campus Ministry actively provides opportunities for faith development through daily/weekend liturgies, retreats, and weekly Bible studies.

Gannon University can be found ranked by The U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for its student engagement and programs. The nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, engineering, or computer science programs are all great choices for students.

Gannon University Storage and Shipping Solutions through Collegeboxes

Collegeboxes is the #1 Student Storage and Shipping Provider, powered by U-Haul. Collegeboxes serves 350-plus schools including Gannon University. Students can use services like Shipping and Storage, where your belongings are stored nearby at a clean, dry, and secure U-Haul storage facility that you can access at any time.

If you are a Gannon student that lives away from the Erie area, Collegeboxes also offers Ship to School and Direct Shipping services. Ship to School is the most convenient way for students to move to school. Simply pack your belongings, ship them to us, and we’ll deliver them to you when you get to school. Direct Shipping lets the experts in moving college students provide an easy and affordable way to move to and from school! Our shipping process gets your stuff from point A to point B with no storage. You pack, FedEx picks up your boxes from your home or mailroom and ships to your destination.

We also offer moving supplies like our Collegeboxes Supply kit which includes five double-walled boxes, a bonus box, a roll of U-Haul packaging tape, a permanent marker, five zip ties, and 10 FedEx label pouches.

If you’re a present or future Gannon student and want the easiest college moving process, sign up today at collegeboxes.com.