Dear Sadie: Sept. 22, 2010
I’m a freshman and I’m finally starting to get my bearings around Erie. Now that I’ve settled into classes, I have some extra time on nights and weekends, and I’m still not really sure what to do other than hang out in my dorm room. I know there is stuff to do; I just haven’t found it yet. What can I do around campus that doesn’t consist of studying and watching TV?
Bored to Death
There are lots of great things you can do around the city. But it’s true—sometimes activities can be difficult to find if you’re not familiar with the area.
First, if you check out the Gannon University online portal, you can see what events are going on around campus. But it sounds like you’re itching to get around and see what Erie has to offer beyond the school.
Living close to the lake gives you lots of opportunities to get some fresh air outside your dorm or apartment. Gannon is located on Sixth Street, which means we’re only six short blocks away from the Bayfront. Take a walk down (with someone else, of course, if you’re walking in the dark) and see the statues and Bicentennial Tower – it’s especially beautiful when lit up at night or for Christmas.
If you’re hungry for some off-campus food, there are tons of restaurants up and down State Street you can check out – many of which accept GU Gold.
You’ll find a full list of places you can use your ID card to pay with on the portal.
For example, you can head past Perry Square to places like Molly Brannigan’s.
On the way there or back, you can hang out in Perry Square by the fountain or gazebo. Most nights on the weekends you can hear live bands playing at restaurants or outside in the area.
Whatever part of the campus you live in, there are always things to find – check out the Erie Times-News for more on great events coming up and grab a group of your new friends and have a wonderful night out.
Till next time,
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