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O-Core Welcomes You..................................................................... 2 Getting Started as a zag................................................................ 4

Before You Get to Campus.......................................................... 5 Once You Get to Campus............................................................ 5 Students’ Schedule of Events...................................................... 6

Residence Life............................................................................. 8

Textbooks................................................................................... 10

Mail Services...............................................................................11

Discover Your Academic Life......................................................... 12

Class Schedules & Schedule Changes...................................... 13 Academic Advice....................................................................... 13

My First Day As a Zag................................................................ 14

Discover Your Campus Resources................................................ 16 Dining......................................................................................... 16

Helpful Offices........................................................................... 19

Campus Public Safety & Security.............................................. 21

Discover Your Student Life............................................................ 22

Gonzaga Student Body Association........................................... 22

Campus Recreation.................................................................... 26

Center for Community Action & Service-Learning.................... 28

Unity Multicultural Education Center......................................... 30 University Ministry..................................................................... 32

Student Employment................................................................. 34

Study Abroad............................................................................. 35

A Message to Families................................................................... 36 Parents & Families: Schedule of Events.................................... 36 Directory & Contact Information.................................................. 37


orientation & gu


YOU Orientation Core is a team of five students dedicated to helping you “Discover Your Gonzaga” by planning New Student Orientation. Look for O-Core tips throughout this book. See you in August! (509) 313 - 6 8 3 8 Crosby Student Center, Room 200



Majors: Political Science & Psychology, Class of ‘14

Major: English (Writing Track) & Applied Communications, Class of ‘14

Orientation Coordinator

GRANT MCNAMARA Activities Manager

Major: Accounting, Class of ‘14

BRANDON BLAS-BAMBA Public Relations Manager


Major: Public Relations, Class of ‘14

Academics & Special Populations Manager


Small Group & Catering Manager Major: Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management, Class of ‘14

WELCOME CLASS OF Your experience at Orientation will be the beginning of a new chapter as you start your journey as a Zag for life! Gonzaga is not just another institution, content to hand out degrees to its undergraduates after four years – you will be provided with so much more than that. The opportunities that you will encounter in your time at Gonzaga are so vast in scope that you cannot even begin to imagine what roads you will travel. Use Orientation as your stepping stone and move forward with tenacity, with eagerness, and with heart. When you decided to become a Zag, you became part of an ongoing tradition that develops unique individuals from the perspective of cura personalis, or “care for the entire person.” The students who have come before you left part of themselves with Gonzaga, and the students who come after you will do the same. But this is your time. Time to take hold of your future; to figure out not only who you are, but also what really matters to you and where you passions lie. From this point forward, you are a Zag for life. Where your journey at Gonzaga takes you is up to you. There are many opportunities waiting for you – in academics first and foremost, but also through clubs and organizations, athletics, and community service. Your experiences will challenge you and facilitate growth in mind, body, and spirit. Four years from now, what will you have discovered? Each year, Orientation Core selects an annual theme that sets the tone for new students. The theme is a guide, a common thread that weaves the new students into the greater Gonzaga community.


It, along with Orientation weekend, encourages all new student to discover for themselves the aspects of Gonzaga that will provide them with a sense of community. Orientation officially marks a checkpoint for new students, a time to reflect on the values that have shaped them before entering a place for further self-discovery. With this, the theme we have chosen for Orientation is “Discover Your Gonzaga.” Orientation will help you discover the paths, people, and places in the Zag community that will further push you to develop your personal narrative. Gonzaga, at its best, is where you will continue to discover who you are. Your time here will be full of countless choices, not just in the ends you strive for, but also in the very means towards them. The freedom in discovery, the process of pursuing the ideals that appeal to you, and the motivation to build a satisfying career will make Gonzaga more than a collection of students and scholars for you. Over the next four years, you will continue to discover yourself and this community through classes, service trips, conversations, athletic events and leadership opportunities. As current students, we promise you that your ability to find meaning and purpose in your academic and social endeavors will hinge on your desire to continually rediscover yourself and this community. What will your Gonzaga be? Happy reading! – O-Core





you get to campus

 Pay for your mailbox (p. 11)  Check your Zagmail account at  Make sure you take care of all e-mails from University departments  Send in a picture for your ID card (see step 2 at right)  Spend time with friends & family  Check out the packing list (p. 7)  Start packing early  Plan hotel accommodations  Make travel arrangements  When you receive roommate information in August, say “hello”



ID CARD A student ID card is essential to your life on campus. In order to make the production of new student ID cards go as smoothly
 as possible during Orientation and avoid standing in lines, the Office of Student Accounts highly recommends that you send them your picture before August 16th so that your student ID card will be ready for you when you arrive on campus.

you get to campus 1.


 ark and unload; there will be P student leaders around to help unload belongings.


 ove your car away from the M residence hall so others can park close and unload.


 fter you have brought your A belongings to your room, head to the Orientation Station in front of Crosby to check in.


 t the Orientation Station you will A receive your weekend itinerary, get activities tickets, and have any questions answered.


 hen you get a chance, take a W moment to go through the itinerary so you know what to expect over the weekend and can plan accordingly. Also, have your parents review their schedule on page 36.

and coordinate with them so you don’t bring duplicates

 If you are lofting your bed, order loft kits (p. 9)  If you aren’t buying a mini-fridge, or don’t want to store it over the summer, rent one from Crosby (p. 7)

 Invite friends & family to Fall Family Weekend on Oct. 25 – 27  S hip any boxes to your MSC Box two weeks prior to Orientation  Review your class schedule   Make any changes to your class schedule before you arrive (p. 13)   Connect with incoming Zags at  Take a deep breath and get excited for an amazing Orientation!

Please visit orientation and follow the instructions regarding your student ID card on the to do list.

Go to the check-in table by your residence hall to get your room keys.



schedule of events



Orientation Station Open

9 am - 4 pm

President’s Reception

11 am - 1 pm

Residence Hall Move-in

9 am - 4 pm

Welcome Mass

1 pm - 2 pm

Student Resource Fair

9 am - 3 pm

Parents Leave

3 pm

Tours (Find your classerooms!)

1 pm - 4 pm

Class of 2017 Photo

3:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies

4 pm - 5 pm

Small Group Three

4 pm - 5 pm

Small Group #1

5 pm - 5:45 pm

Evening Events

7 pm - 12 am

Family Picture (First Gonzaga Class and Family Picture!)

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Evening Events

8 pm - 11 pm

Academic Convocation

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Fred Meyer Night

11 pm - 1 am

Academic Advisor/Dean Meetings

10:45 - 12 pm


College-specific Meetings (Pre-Law, Pre-Med, 2 pm - 3 pm Nursing, etc.)

Orientation Station Open

9 am - 4 pm

Small Group #4

3:15 pm - 4 pm

Hall Meetings

10 am - 1 pm

Discover Your Green Dot

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


11 pm - 2:40 pm

S’mores by the Shore

9 pm - 10:30 pm

Small Group #2

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Dr. Killen & Professor Panel

3:45 pm - 5 pm

Class of 2017 Dinner

5 pm - 7 pm

Welcome Night

8 pm - 12 am

The above schedule is subject to change. Look for an updated version on the Orientation Website. The fully-detailed itineraries for students and parents will be picked up Friday morning, August 30th.



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 Classes Begin!


schedule is on page 36.

what Necessities


Alarm Clock Bedding Computer Headphones Extension Cords Power Strips Fan Seasonal Clothing School Supplies Shower Caddy Shower Shoes Towels Toiletries
 Laundry Basket/Bag Detergent Stain Remover Clothes Hangers
 Pictures Of Family & Friends


Microwave Stereo
 TV/DVD Player Cable Cord
 Coffee Pot Furniture Extra Lighting Office Chair Iron/Ironing Board Plants Bed Risers Tools

BRING Hard to Live without

 Bible/Sacred Writings Bike & Lock
 Camera Decorations Poster Putty Removable Adhesive Strips Dishware
 Dry Erase Board Mini Refrigerator Mattress Pad
 Sewing Kit
 Skateboard/Longboard/ Bike/Scooter Workout Attire Storage Boxes Sleeping Bag Flashlight

Don't Bring Pets Candles Weapons Toasters Hot Plate

refrigerator rentals LOCATION: Crosby PHONE:

(509) 313-4097

The Crosby Student Center rents refrigerators on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 1st while supplies last. Costs per year are as follows: • White mini refrigerator with freezer: $125* • Black mini refrigerator with freezer: $125*  rown mini refrigerator & microwave: $125* •B Refrigerators can be rented online by visiting Once paid for, refrigerators can then be picked up at Crosby Student Center’s front desk as soon as you arrive to campus. The Crosby staff asks that you bring your receipt with you when you come to pick up your fridge. *Rental prices include a $50 refundable deposit ($75 is rental price). $50 is refundable if fridge is returned clean and in working condition at the end of the school year. Refrigerators can also be rented online by visiting and following the “Refrigerator Rental” tab beginning July 1.


residence life


(509) 313-4103


Living on campus is a HUGE part of the Gonzaga experience. Whichever residence hall you are assigned to, that is your home for the year. It is one of the best places to experience community at Gonzaga. In Residence Life, we describe community using four interrelated concepts: Connection, Interaction, Engagement, and Reflection. Students who live in University housing – regardless of class standing, building location, or type of residence – will find these “pillars” evident in their hall environment, community events, and relationships with each other and the residence life staff.



One of the first people you will meet is your Resident Assistant (RA). These

You will receive two e-mails from housing. The first e-mail in July (you may

leaders are students who help foster and ensure a sense of community and

have received it already) gives you a tentative building assignment and other

safety among hall residents. Using the four “pillars” described above as a

important information. A second e-mail in early August will provide you more

guide, RAs develop relationships with all residents, coordinate hall events,

specific information and confirm your housing assignment and roommate.

assist when you find yourself in a difficult situation and encourage you to be

Please pay attention to communications directly from Housing as this is

involved in the Gonzaga experience.

important information. Room assignments are a complicated process with


3,000 students in 20 residential communities. Give the Housing Office some



time to focus on the task.

Each student arriving at Gonzaga University is beginning to write the first chapter of his/her personal story. The preface for your life story was written by your parents. The next chapter of your story will be written in the environment of a deep and rich stay at Gonzaga University. Start thinking, now, about how you want your story to go! One area of immediate challenge

Check the Orientation Website and your communications from Housing for details like parking and check-in times.

is understanding
the expectations Gonzaga University has of students in and

out of the classroom. Our expectation is that you internalize
 our institutional

 Bring a fan; it will be hot in August and most halls aren’t air-conditioned.

Stay hydrated!

values throughout your academic life at Gonzaga. Many of the expectations revolve around the use of alcohol, and the policies surrounding visiting others, hosting guests, and abiding by noise policies. These are just some of the guiding factors in your GU story.



Storage – There is limited space in your rooms. Bringing only the necessities makes packing up at the end of the year much easier. Decide, for instance, whether you will really ride your bicycle frequently or only a couple times when the weather
is nice.


Laundry – It’s free; no quarter-carrying necessary! Residence hall laundry rooms are equipped with both washers and dryers. Just bring your own detergent and laundry supplies. Kitchens – Some halls have “kitchenettes” that can be used by residents. However, most kitchen supplies are not provided. Roommates – Remember that coming to college is a transition for everyone, so make sure you give your roommate a fair chance. When you receive roommate information in August, say “hello” but don’t be too quick to critique them based on where they are from, what they may have done (or not done) in high school, or their Facebook profile. Try and coordinate with
them so you don’t bring duplicate items that are OK to share. Our rooms are not big enough for two microwaves, two fridges, and two 50” TVs. The University believes strongly 
that living in community (including with a roommate) gives students an opportunity to deeply get to know people of differing backgrounds and attitudes. While you may not become best friends with your roommate, navigating living with someone is an important life-skill with benefits beyond college. Bunk & Loft Kits – Most beds are bunkable, and Residence Life staff will have the pins necessary if you wish to bunk. If you want to loft your bed so the space under it is empty, you need to reserve a loft kit because kits are limited. Please visit orientation and find the “Loft Kits and Bunk Beds” tab.













Lower Level PHONE: (509) 313-6390

The Zag Shop is your on campus source for all of your course material needs. To help students and parents stay within budget, the Zag Shop strives to provide affordable course materials options – including new and used, print and digital textbooks for purchase or rent. Our most popular option is Rent- A-Text, Follett’s textbook rental program. Rent-A-Text saves students, on average, 50% or more compared to purchasing new without sacrificing the ability to highlight and take notes within the normal wear and tear associated with coursework. To register for the rental program or to learn more, visit We also offer a growing selection of digital textbooks, representing great savings and a much lighter backpack. Our CafeScribe digital textbook platform facilitates smarter learning by allowing students and professors to share notes and insights with one another in line with the text, as well as navigate content in easy, new ways with organizational tools that can be used to suit their individual study needs. CafeScribe even offers a three-day “Try Now, Buy Later” free trial for digital textbooks. Try for three days, and buy the book later if you like the digital textbook learning experience. To learn more, visit This fall, the Zag Shop will also offer Inkling digital textbooks. Inkling titles include numerous features such as video, interactive assessments, animation, music, slideshows and 3D models. Students can purchase an entire Inkling textbook or choose to “Pick 3” – a cost-saving alternative that allows students to buy just three chapters for a fraction of the price of a full textbook. The Zag Shop leverages online ordering
with in-store service to provide unmatched convenience and choice to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Simply visit to order your course materials online and have them shipped directly to you or choose in-store pick up for even more savings.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TEXTBOOKS I NEED? The easiest way to find out – after you receive your class schedule in August – is to go to and follow the “Books” tab. Professors assign textbooks as either “optional” or “required” texts. Students may also receive information on course materials through ZagWeb. In ZagWeb click on the “Search for Classes” tab and follow the prompts to your desired class. On the class page you then click the “List Textbooks for this section” to receive all of the course materials information received for this course. Through ZagWeb you can also load a shopping cart at the Zag Shop website from your course schedule by utilizing the “BookNow purchase your textbooks” tab. Also, the ZagShop offers full returnability on all textbooks purchased or rented through them in order to alleviate worries about either having the wrong book or no longer having a need for one.

how much should i expect to spend on textbooks? On average, you will spend about $500 on textbooks per semester. This figure is based on a statewide calculated from survey results. The cost is dependent on your courses and your utilization of cost-saving options offered at the Zag Shop.


mail Services



Avoid long lines by paying for 
your mailbox using CASHNET at gumailservices.


Crosby (509) 313-5697

The Gonzaga Mailroom provides services that include receiving of packages/mail via USPS, Fed Ex and UPS. The Mailroom provides all services a US Postal sub-station does, including receiving certified, insured, priority, express, first class and parcel letters and packages. In addition to shipping out packages, the Mailroom sells mailing and packing materials. The Mailroom will be open on Saturday, August 31 from 8 am - 1 pm for Orientation, but is normally closed weekends during the academic year. The Mailroom is also closed on all Gonzaga University holidays. Undergraduate students living on campus MUST have a mailbox (called an “MSC Box”) in order to receive packages and mail. Mail cannot be delivered to residence halls or apartments. There is ABSOLUTLY NO SHARING OF MAILBOXES due to security reasons.

Tell your family & friends that mail to you should be addressed as follows:

[Student Name]
 502 E. Boone Avenue
 GU MSC [Your Box Number] Spokane, WA 99258

Packages may be shipped starting August 1. Once you arrive on campus, come
to the Crosby Center to pick up your key and your packages. When you have a package to pick up, there will be a slip from Mail Services in your mailbox. Just bring this slip to the Mailroom to claim your package.






ACADEMIC ADVISING Hall room 104 (509) 313-4072 or (800) 965-9223






Among the many transitions you face coming to college, one of the most noticeable will be with your academics. College courses have higher expectations and, with your future on the line, it can be a lot to take in. But you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Resources such as professors, advisors, and Academic Advising and Assistance (AAA) are eager to help you succeed. To facilitate an easier transition, there will be an academic information session on Saturday during Orientation. Monday, September 2, signifies the start of the academic year, with classes that meet ONLY on Mondays starting, as well as Academic Convocation, advisor meetings, and academic discussion panels.

CLASS SCHEDULES Advisors in the Office of Academic Advising and Assistance have been working all summer on your first-semester schedules. This spring, our office worked with each College and School to ensure course space for you this fall. Combined, our advisors have nearly 20 years of advising experience at Gonzaga, a testament to our vast knowledge of degree requirements across curriculums. We use this knowledge, with information you gave us via an online survey, to compose your first semester schedule for you. Your classes will meet a variety of requirements selected from majors, University core, School/College



core, and (for some of you), electives. We guarantee everything you are registered for will count towards graduation, and will set you on the path to a 4-year completion. This is just one of many ways Gonzaga works for you, ensuring the best possible start to your academic life here. The registration process consumes our summer months, but we promise to have everything done by August. Once we complete your registration, you will be notified and your very first, official Gonzaga schedule will be ready to view.

AAA MISSION: Support all Undergraduate students in pursuit of their academic success. We provide academic support to the students, faculty and parents of Gonzaga University through targeted and specific programs and initiatives. Individual academic advising is also provided for students in between majors, for new students, and/or for those students who are struggling with transitional issues. Programs run by AAA include freshman and transfer student registration, Pathways, academic advising & advisor assignment, academic standing and probation, as well as individual assistance for students and faculty on academic issues and crisis situations. Please visit us year-round for academic advising and assistance in College Hall room 104.

SCHEDULE CHANGES After you receive your schedule, we anticipate you may have some questions or want to make some changes. No problem! Just contact us during the following days/times to speak with an advisor and request changes. We recommend that you do not buy textbooks until your class schedule is finalized. Pre-Orientation: August 5 – 9 This is your first opportunity to work with your freshman registration advisor regarding your official course schedule, and to request changes. Orientation Weekend: August 30 & 31 Your second opportunity to request changes to your schedule is in consultation with an academic advisor. You must be present to request changes. Add/Drop: September 3 – 13 Students can add/drop courses to their schedules for the first week and a half of the new semester. The last day to add classes to your schedule is Wednesday, September 11. The last day to drop courses is Friday, September 13. Please have a conversation with your academic advisor, whom you’ll meet on Monday, September 2, before making a decision to add/drop courses. You may also speak with an advisor in our office to help you with this decision. If you decide that adding/dropping is still a good choice, please come see us during this time and we will be happy to make the changes for you.






Grounded in the Jesuit idea of formation, academic advising at Gonzaga is an intentional partnership among students, advisors, and other university professionals to help students develop as reflective, responsible individuals rooted in Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic traditions. Academic advising at Gonzaga emphasizes shared responsibility, in which advisors provide information, perspective and guidance; and students evaluate, discern, and decide. The advising process helps you develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that should make you successful in your educational careers and in your personal and professional lives. There is no “one size fits all” advisor. We will strive to meet your needs at any given time throughout your Gonzaga career, in course planning, career development, research opportunities, or serving as a mentor. Advisors and students alike have roles and responsibilities. Your advisor may use an advising syllabus which will help define the relationship, and make clear their expectations for you, and what you can expect from them. If your advisor doesn’t use an advising syllabus, these would be great questions to ask in your first meeting. All new students will meet their assigned Academic Advisor for the first time during New Student Orientation. This will be your first opportunity to make an impression on your advisor, and likewise. Close and long-term relationships with advisors can be very helpful in the larger educational process of college life.




Lauren Ferguson (above right) is a Senior from Wenatchee, WA majoring in Sociology. Lauren is a Campus Ambassador, a member of the Comprehensive Leadership Program and member of the hip-hop dance team, Bomb Squad. She is also this year’s student speaker for Academic Convocation on Monday, September 2, 2013.


Even as I enter my last year at Gonzaga, I can still feel the butterflies that filled my stomach on my first day of classes three years ago. Created by a mixture of nerves and excitement, these butterflies hinted at a day of the unexpected – and at a new beginning. For the first time since I could remember, my mom was not there to take the annual “first day of school” picture, I did not know any of the teachers’ names displayed on my schedule, and I was not entirely sure when I would be able to eat lunch. I carefully selected an outfit that was nice and simple, in order to make me look mature and ready for a college-level class, then off I went. Yet the minute I walked into Jessica Halliday’s English 101 course, the butterflies disappeared. I didn’t walk into an auditorium of 300 other students peering down at an intimidating professor behind a podium, like I had seen in movies that depict the “typical” college experience. Instead I walked into a classroom with about 20 other students and a smiling, confident woman in front of the small room. We then spent the first day of class reviewing what the course would entail and, most importantly, Professor Halliday took time to learn our names and converse with us. I couldn’t believe it. A college professor wanted to know my name and genuinely cared! I walked out of my first class feeling welcomed, appreciated, and ready to be a college student. The best part about my first day at Gonzaga was that all of that welcoming manner, personal approach, and excitement did not stop there. In fact, three years into my GU experience, I still find the same intimate and caring atmosphere that I experienced in Halliday’s English 101 class that very first day. With each new

semester, I find myself in classes where I know and engage with both my peers and my professors. I continue to meet professors who challenge and push me as a student but, more importantly, they support me as an individual and a critical thinker capable of change. Each of these classes and professors remind me how much I love the learning atmosphere here and also continue to teach me what it means to be successful at GU. Being a successful Gonzaga student does not mean walking in on the first day with the highest SAT score or a perfect high school GPA. It’s definitely not about wearing something that makes you look mature, or knowing everything about a professor before taking their course. Being a successful Zag means walking into the classroom ready to learn and to take advantage of the wonderful environment cultivated on our campus. A successful Zag uses this intimate setting to challenge themselves, ask the hard questions, build relationships with their peers and professors, and discover who they are as unique and valued individuals. As your first day approaches, know that it’s okay to be nervous. As much as you have heard and seen about college, it will still be a day of the unexpected. But also know that your Gonzaga peers and professors are here to support you, both as a student and as an individual. Whether you walk into a physics, business, or nursing class, make that first day the start of an incredible academic journey and dive in headfirst, knowing that a community of supportive peers and professors are waiting to catch you.



5 tips ACADEMIC success:

Take advantage of your professor’s office hours; you have no idea how helpful professors can be!

Become a master at time management, plan ahead and don’t procrastinate! Use good study skills and keep on top of your homework. Select a major and potential career that plays to your strengths and interests. If you are undecided, contact the Office of Academic Advising and Assistance (page 12) for help. Get to know some of your professors well and seek help and guidance from your academic advisor. Seek out tutoring or additional help for difficult classes.

View the 2013-14 Academic Calendar at










N Hamilton (Cross Street Desmet) (509) 313-6906

Dining services are provided by Zag Dining by Sodexo and offer a variety of options. The Marketplace is the main restaurant on campus, located in the BARC. It’s an all-you-care-to-eat location with lots of fresh and made-to-order fare including sandwiches, soups and salads, vegetarian and vegan options, and international cuisines. Another dining option, the Marketplace Express, is located in Cataldo and offers a more limited all-you-care-to-eat menu for lunch, Monday through Thursday. Dining Dollars come with every meal plan and can be used like a debit card at all on-campus dining locations, in addition to being used to buy meals at the Marketplace & Marketplace Express. A Bulldog Bucks account can also be a great supplement to your meal plan. Bulldog Bucks can be used like a debit card at all campus locations and several participating off-campus locations as well (see list on next page).


Zag Dining also has 14 retail locations on campus such as coffee shops, cafĂŠs, smoothie bars, concessions during athletic events, and a convenience store called the LoCro Market located in the lower level of Crosby. Every dining location on campus accepts Dining Dollars, Bulldog Bucks, cash and credit. A Registered Dietician and Executive Chef are always available to assist with any dietary needs and allergies. All of our Marketplace menus and nutrition facts are online every day and updated on Facebook.

All of our Marketplace menus and nutrition facts are online every day and updated at





Attend the annual Freshmen Italian Soda Social, Sept. 5 from 4 pm - 6 pm, on the steps of Crosby.

ON CAMPUS Locations where Dining Dollars and Bulldog Bucks are accepted: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Marketplace/Marketplace Express Sub Connection Crosby Café LoCro Market Café Lawte Jamba Juice Rudolf, Martin Centre Panda Express Duff’s Bistro Jazzman’s Café Barney’s Bistro, Tilford’s McCarthey Athletic Center Concessions Patterson Baseball Concessions

OFF CAMPUS Locations where Bulldog Bucks are accepted: •

Pete’s Pizza

Pita Pit


Taco Time

Aloha Island Grill (Both Locations)

Froyo Earth (Division and Clemetine Square)

Bruchi’s (Clementine Square)




East Sharp (509) 313-4052


The Student Health Center is the University’s medical facility. The Health Center is staffed by a family practice physician, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and medical assistants. To access health care quickly and easily, you can phone ahead for an appointment or simply walk in. Registered nurses provide initial consultation and either provide the necessary care or refer you to the physician or nurse practitioner. In some cases, students are referred to an off-campus health provider. Flu shots will be available during Orientation weekend. Visit orientation in late August for times and locations.


(509) 313-4054





When you come to campus, there are many adjustments to make. We are happy to provide you with support through counseling and consultation. Sometimes it helps just knowing there is a safe place and people available to you so you can ask questions and talk about how you are feeling about your college experience. The Counseling Center provides both personal and career counseling. Our Counselors can help with: depression, anxiety, identity issues, previous trauma, homesickness, grief and loss, sexuality, sleep problems, stress, eating disorders, anger, adjusting
to a new living situation, and referrals for medication assessment and management. Counselors can also help with questions and issues related to career discernment. This may include uncertainty about a career major, stress and anxiety related to career decision making, and worries about future job and professional opportunities. All interactions between students and counselors are strictly confidential

and are not subject to disclosure without
a student’s specific permission. If a student is at risk of harm to self or others, confidentiality may be broken for safety purposes. We want your experience here to be one of connection and enjoyment, which will result in you feeling successful on many levels at college. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


(509) 313-5921





At the Student Wellness Resource Center (SWRC) we keep it “REAL“ with Relevant Education for Authentic Living – providing you with the information you need to be a healthy and happy student. Our mission is to empower students to make choices in support of their personal goals. The SWRC offers programs and services that promote healthy lifestyle choices and serves as a resource center for students on a variety of wellness issues. We offer fun and interesting workshops, one-on-one meetings, and host popular social events like “Real World: Gonzaga,” which takes place during Orientation Weekend. Our department is student-centered, meaning that students, supported by our professional staff, serve you by providing guidance, education, resources, referrals and other opportunities. Peer educators (aka “G+”) are available to talk with fellow students in confidence about a wide range of issues. Stop by and see us anytime!

Check us out on Facebook by searching for “Gonzaga Student Wellness Resource Center (SWRC),” “Students Advocating Sexual Health and Awareness,” and “G+ Gonzaga.”



(509) 325-7027

Open your account during Orientation Weekend at the Gonzaga branch so you don’t miss out on special offers for GU students. Or, contact us today for a head start. Open Orientation Weekend Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 8 am-5 pm as well as Sunday, September 1 from 9 am-4 pm and Monday, September 2 from 8 am-5 pm. U.S. Bank observes the same holiday schedule as the University.


Center, Room 203 E-MAIL:


(509) 313-4134


Disability Resources, Education &
Access Management (DREAM) provides additional services to Gonzaga University’s programs, services, activities, and facilities for qualified students with disabilities, in compliance with federal and state laws. DREAM may arrange or provide academic adjustments, accommodations, auxiliary aids, assistive technology, facilitation and other types of assistance for students with disabilities. Please contact DREAM if you have, or suspect you have, a disability that requires accommodation. For Orientation Weekend, students or parents with a disability who require auxiliary aid services or other accommodations should call by August 1.


Crosby PHONE: (509) 313-4234 E-MAIL:


careercenter or

We assist students and alumni with their career development by providing training and opportunities that are consistent with their interests, skills and values. Drop by our office during open hours (M-F, 8 am - 5 pm) to:


Take advantage of Resumania (with free pizza).

Sign up for a mentor through GAMP.

Register for a TREK – discover opportunities in New York, Seattle, Portland, Spokane & the Bay Area.

Learn about Networking events you can attend.



Hall, Lower Level (509) 313-2222






The Campus Public Safety and Security (CPS&S) Department is a service-oriented organization that promotes safety, security, education, and personal responsibility. Patrol: Campus Public Safety and Security officers provide proactive patrol of the campus and University areas designed to detect and deter crime and facilitate a safe environment for the members of our community. Patrols in and around the residence halls are a priority. Officers respond to a variety of incidents on campus including fire alarms, medical calls, and reports of criminal activity. CPS&S officers work in conjunction
with Residence Hall staff, University administration, and local police to seek compliance with and enforcement of Gonzaga policies, state laws, and local ordinances. Security Dispatch: A CPS&S Communications Center is staffed by security dispatchers 24/7. Community members are encouraged to call security at (509) 313-2222 to request assistance or report suspicious persons or circumstances. There are also phones indicated by blue lights around campus that can be used in emergencies. Parking & Permits: First-year students may purchase parking permits. However, many freshmen choose not to, as there is not a great need and parking is very limited. Student parking permits are $85 per year and can be purchased online starting August 15th or at the CPS&S office. Students may want to consider a Zipcar membership if they only plan to use a vehicle occasionally (trips to the grocery store, etc.). Visit for more info. Rides: CPS&S officers can provide
a security escort to any area on campus, as well as a portion of the Logan neighborhood adjacent to GU. Additionally, the Gonzaga Student Body Association offers a “safe ride” with a local taxi company.

Neighborhood: The risk of crime increases away from campus. Students should take particular note that nearly all of the assaults reported to Security each year take place off-campus between
11 pm and 3 am on the weekends. Students are encouraged to avoid walking through the neighborhood during late night hours and to utilize Security escorts. Bikes: Students are encouraged to bring an older, inexpensive bike to use around campus. We strongly recommend a high quality U-type lock and strongly discourage cable and chain locks. CPS&S sells high quality U-type locks
at a discounted price to students. Some residence halls have bike storage – contact your RA or RD as soon as you arrive to arrange access. Record your bike’s serial number and visit the CPS&S Website or office at Welch Hall to register your bike.







Policies, Rules, & Expectations: The Student Handbook contains important information about policies, rules, and expectations. Take some time to look
over the Handbook and become familiar with the information. The alcohol, drug, and weapons policies are particularly important. Avoid bringing items to campus that are prohibited. Stay Informed: Preventing crime is
a team effort involving all Gonzaga community members. Our goal is to share accurate information in a timely manner with our community regarding crime, crime prevention, and campus security and safety issues. In doing so, our hope is that this education will help each of us to make good decisions regarding our own personal safety and the safety of others. Visit blogs.gonzaga. edu/campo to learn more about safety & security at Gonzaga.

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Crosby (509) 313-5824

The Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) welcomes all new students. As your student government, GSBA is here to serve you. Our website,, provides useful links, weekly updates regarding events and news on campus, information about our services, and advice on how to get involved. Clubs and Organizations: One of the best ways to get involved at Gonzaga is by joining one of the many student clubs and organizations on campus. We have over 110 registered clubs and organizations representing a wide variety of interests including academics, arts, awareness, culture, sports, religion, service, recreation, hobbies, politics, and honors societies. Our clubs are student-led and sponsor a variety of events for the Gonzaga community throughout the academic year. Joining a club is a great way to continue a life-long passion, meet people with common interests, or learn and do something new and different. Gonzaga Activities Board (GAB): This programming arm of GSBA offers activities such as speakers, concerts, weekend events, film screenings, performing artists, a series of free “Coffeehouse” shows, and discounted tickets to events throughout the community. Readership Program: GSBA offers free issues of The New York Times and The Spokesman-Review newspapers to all GU students. Pick one up at several campus locations every academic day.



Senate: The GSBA Senate is comprised of 24 students representing each class as well as international and nontraditional students. Senators are elected by their peers during the Fall and Spring semesters. The Senate meets weekly to discuss student issues and concerns, working with various departments on campus to address them. The Senate passes legislation related to these issues and concerns and is responsible for allocating funds to all GSBA-sponsored clubs. Elections: Get involved in a GSBA leadership role! Elections for class officers (Freshman Class President and Vice President) and Freshmen Senators will be held in early fall. Applications for the GAB Street Team are available as well. There are also positions on the GSBA President’s Council that are appointed to various University committees as active voting student representatives. Joining student government is a great way to 
get connected, meet new people and make a positive difference at our school. Questions about these positions or ways to get involved are welcome! Call the GSBA office or e-mail the Chief of Staff at

Transportation Weekend Shuttle: Don’t have a car but want to go downtown with your friends? GSBA allows students to utilize a shuttle service that operates on the weekends and is free to use. The shuttle is a great alternative to having and maintaining a car and gets students to the heart of downtown Spokane. The shuttle departs from and returns to Desmet Circle on a consistent schedule. Safe Ride: Need a ride home from a compromising situation or a safe ride back to campus or your residence? It’s on us! To use this service, have your student ID ready and call Spokane Cab at (509) 568-8000.



Gonzaga recently partnered with ZipCar to allow students to use this service right on our campus! There are 2 ZipCars and GU students receive a discounted rate to join. Visit gonzaga to learn more!


Room 100 (509) 313-4156

The Leadership Resource Center engages and supports the lifelong leadership development of all students. We develop practical and experiential leadership skills through specialized workshops, guest speakers, coaching and mentoring. Our office is the perfect place to help you connect with various leadership opportunities.





Crosby (509) 313-6123

This office provides support, guidance, and resources to many of the organizations you will read about in this booklet. If you’re unsure how to get involved, our office is a great place to visit. Come in and say “hi” to find out how we can help.



Crosby WEB: E-MAIL:

The Kennel Club is a student organization that focuses on supporting Gonzaga Athletics. In simpler terms, it is the student section at GU sporting events. You’ve most likely seen us during a Gonzaga basketball game— we’re the huge group in red cheering, screaming and being one of the best student sections in the nation! Kennel Club memberships are $20.00 and can be purchased either online during the summer at or during orientation weekend. With a membership, you receive this year’s Kennel Club shirt. The shirt gives you access to events that are put on before games as well as various promo items throughout the year. Kennel Club members have also been granted the chance to travel to away games in the past. There are so many benefits of joining and The Kennel Board is constantly working on creating more experiences. As a student-run organization, the Kennel Club is overseen by a group of 18 current students, known as the Kennel Club Board. Each member of the Kennel Club Board holds a specific position that helps the club operate efficiently. This year’s Kennel Club Board president is Trang Nguyen.

and being a spirited fan. Sports are a large part of the

the sense of the

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than just wearing a red shirt

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is so much more

culture at Gonzaga

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OTHER STUDENTS environment supporting


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The Kennel Club provides another chance to get together with your friends, meet new people and have a great time at games. We’re excited to see you at the Kennel Club booth during Orientation - GO ZAGS!

CAMPUS RECREATION THE RUDOLF FITNESS CENTER Martin Centre, 1st Floor (509) 313-4200 WEB: (509) 313-3977 WEB:





Get fit in the 38,000 sq. ft. facility with cardiovascular and weight areas containing a full line of Olympic benches, dumbbells, Hammer Strength equipment, treadmills, ellipticals, AMTs, rowers, versa-climbers, bikes, and steppers. There are 14 televisions to watch while you work out, each capable of broadcasting to separate radio frequencies, so you can listen on headphones. Also available are racquetball courts, aerobics rooms, three full basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor running track, a six-lane swimming pool, daily or rentable lockers, and Jamba Juice. During the academic year, the Rudolf Fitness Center offers non-credit fitness classes such as yoga, TRX suspension training, Pilates, X-biking, and Zumba. The Fitness Center is open throughout the year and is for exclusive use by Gonzaga students, staff, faculty, and spouses.



Play to win, or just play for fun! Gonzaga Intramurals has opportunities for everyone to participate and socialize in safe, organized and fun sporting events. GU Intramurals has become one of the largest and most involved student programs on campus and has been cited in the Princeton Review as being ranked consistently in the top 15 nationally for “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports.” The Intramural Office offers job opportunities for students who are interested in becoming a scorekeeper, official, office worker, or student supervisor. No previous officiating experience is required, but it is preferred. The Intramural Office provides training sessions that assist staff in developing the skills and abilities needed in all of the sports offered and strives to assist the staff in gaining valuable experience in leadership, communication, decision-making, event coordination, and responsibility.


SPORTS OFFERED FALL 2013 Freshmen Games Soccer
 Flag Football Volleyball 6s Fall 5k 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Inner Tube Basketball Dodge Ball Badminton
 Swim Meet
 Racquetball Tournament Pre-Season Basketball Classic

SPRING 2014 Basketball Soccer Ultimate Frisbee Handball Tournament Bench Press Competition Volleyball 4s Pickle Ball March Madness Events 4v4 Flag Football Softball Spring Triathlon Challenge Home Run Derby

CLUB SPORTS E-MAIL: PHONE: (509) 313-4087

Club Sports are designed as an athletic alternative, bridging the gap between intramural and varsity collegiate programs. Basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball are among the many club sports currently offered. The basic philosophy and key to the success of the programs is student involvement in their organization and administration. Students organize each club and select coaches who volunteer their services. Our club sports teams experience a great deal of success – many of them attend regional and national championships for their leagues each year.




(509) 313-4189

As an outreach of the Student Activities Office, the Gonzaga Outdoors program 
is a resource for students interested in participating in and learning about outdoor recreation. Outdoor excursions such as rafting, hiking, or skiing trips are offered to students on a regular basis throughout the school year.



Freshmen Games are designed to introduce the “ins and outs” of Intramurals. Other events and 24 intramural sports are offered throughout the school year. More information at

Gonzaga Outdoors also offers various educational workshops addressing skills and safety. In addition to low-cost adventures, Gonzaga Outdoors seeks to aid the independent outdoor enthusiast by providing trip planning information and a variety of equipment for rent at very reasonable rates.




East Boone Avenue (509) 313-6824


The Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL) is a department within the division of Student Life at Gonzaga with a mission of “developing students with an ethic of service and a life-long thirst for social justice.” You can participate in a variety of programs that help the community, while at the same time forming lifelong friendships. CCASL’s programs are student-developed and led, providing opportunities to get involved in three distinct ways:

1. STUDENT ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS April’s Angels – A one-day Gonzaga community event in April that offers resources and time to provide critical repairs for our low-income neighbors in the Logan Neighborhood.

 Campus Kitchens – Provides meals for different organizations and underprivileged members of our community each week from the overflow of food at Sodexo’s on-campus dining facilities. Student volunteers prepare, serve, and/or deliver valuable food. Gonzaga University Specialized Recreation (GUSR) – An integrative program that pairs GU students with developmentally disabled adults in two distinct ways: Athletics (bowling and basketball) and our semi-annual plays, with practices happening weekly.


2. SERVICE IMMERSION PROGRAMS Homeless Outreach – Supports the homeless population in the Spokane Community and raises awareness in the GU community. Homeless outreach oversees Food For Thought, an annual dinner in November, and ongoing service with our community partner, St. Margaret’s Shelter for women and children. Faith and Justice Series – A collaborative venture between CCASL and University Ministry (UMIN), this program brings speakers and multimedia presentations to campus that explore various social justice issues through a lens of faith. Zags Encouraging Student & Senior Togetherness (ZESST) – A senior citizen outreach program that works with the elderly at Maplewood Gardens assisted living in the Logan Neighborhood. Walkable from campus, this program meets twice a week and engages in programming designed to foster relationships between residents and students.

Justice in January (JIJ) – A service immersion program that works with immigrant populations in Tucson, Arizona and San Diego, California. It takes place during the last week of Christmas break and includes a retreat during the Fall semester. JIJ focuses on getting to know our personal and community values, and getting a fuller understanding of the social justice issue of immigration. Mission:Possible – Takes over one hundred GU students to ten different cities across the United States during Spring Break. Each site has a different service focus; for example, some sites serve alongside the homeless, work at construction sites, focus on environmental work, or participate in a Native American cultural immersion. The program embraces the values of social justice, simplicity, spirituality, and community during the trip.

Reality Camp – A pre-orientation program, Reality Camp provides incoming first year students with five fun days engaging in community service projects, interactive reflections, and social activities. They get to know fellow students before classes begin, discover more about their new home in Spokane, and jumpstart their social justice education at Gonzaga. This is a wonderful opportunity to create lasting friendships and develop strong bonds with the Gonzaga and Spokane communities!

Earthbound – A program that takes Gonzaga student volunteers to local middle schools to run after-school activities that are fun and environmentally educational.


Gonzaga Athletes Mentoring for Excellence (GAME) – Uses athletics and social interactions to increase the self- esteem and resilience of middle school youth. It’s just like teaching physical education classes!



Our award-winning mentoring and tutoring programs provide opportunities for Gonzaga students to partner with local elementary and middle school youth. Gonzaga student mentors serve as role models for the youth, while also learning about their part in the community and societal issues faced by today’s youth. 

 Campus Kids – A campus-based, one-on-one mentoring program that pairs Gonzaga students with fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in order to help youth succeed in academics and build healthy relationships. Every week, 100 youth come to campus to see their Gonzaga mentors!



To learn more about how you can get involved, visit CCASL’s Open House and BBQ from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday, Sept. 6!

Eye to Eye – A one-on-one mentoring program that pairs Gonzaga students who have a learning disability or ADHD with middle school students who have the same or a similar disability. Activities are focused around Gonzaga students and youth doing art projects, getting to know one another, and building advocacy skills!

Smile – A program that takes Gonzaga students to play games and teach positive lessons to elementary school youth at an after-school childcare program. Zag Study Buddies – Builds relationships between Gonzaga students and elementary and middle school youth through after-school tutoring.

Connections – A one-on-one mentoring program that pairs Gonzaga students with middle school youth in order to help youth succeed in academics and build healthy relationships.




East Boone Ave., across from the BARC E-MAIL:


(509) 313-5836


Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) can be your home away from home, a cozy study haven, or simply an inviting space just to relax, laugh and build friendships. UMEC welcomes everyone to build community – regardless of their background. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities that cultivate mindfulness, intercultural development and support
the benefits of a pluralistic and inclusive environment. Throughout the year, we provide several innovative programs and activities that honor and affirm the value of human difference and encourage the development of selfknowledge, self- acceptance, a restless curiosity, a desire for truth, a mature concern for others, and justice that supports equity and inclusion.

UMEC is constantly developing programs. Please check with us to see what we are doing. Have an idea? Come visit us and share your thoughts with our staff!

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UMEC has several popular initiatives that benefit students, including:



Diversity Monologues – An annual competition that provides Gonzaga students a space to engage their creative voices in sharing their experiences with diversity. Everyone has a story and is made up of multiple social identities. The Diversity Monologues provide a forum for Gonzaga students to express their lived experiences through their personal cultural lenes. This two-hour program consists of eight student contestants sharing their work, followed by a performance by a nationally acclaimed poet. Mark your calendars for March 27, 2014 in Jepson Wolff Auditorium – you won’t want to miss it!

The Chi-Urban Excursion – An alternative spring break educational immersion
that allows students to gain practical knowledge outside of the classroom setting about the realities of diversity in an urban environment in the heart of Chicago. This unique trip provides insights on multiple worldviews relative to race, religion, class, and more for those who choose to embark upon the journey!

LEADS Leadership, Education, Academic Development, Success Skills – A first-year experience mentoring initiative designed to support a diverse population of students, including
those who are first-generation. LEADS participants are connected with a peer mentor as well as a faculty or staff member their entire first year. These relationships have proven to be positive catalysts in enhancing academic persistence and campus engagement. Want a mentor? Explore LEADS!


in UMEC PHONE: (509) 313-5847 WEB: E-MAIL:

MCHS Multicultural Honor Society – Promotes high scholarship, an appreciation for scholarly work and academic endeavors of others, recognizes leadership and service, and values human difference. Membership is selective and nominees must have completed at least 45 credits with a minimum of 3.2 GPA. Emphasis is placed on identifying and recognizing students from traditionally underrepresented populations at Gonzaga.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center (LGBT) – Located upstairs in UMEC, the center is dedicated to educating the campus on issues faced by the LGBT community both on- and off-campus. The LGBT Resource Center provides support, fosters awareness, and develops educational programs focused on LGBT issues. The center also provides a student lounge and meeting place with a computer station for studying.



Main Floor (509) 313-4242


University Ministry’s mission is to support the faith development of all students and to empower them to live out God’s love in the world. In particular, we provide resources for spiritual growth and fellowship through retreats, liturgies, Taize, music ministry, Christian Life Communities (CLCs), spiritual direction, residence hall programs and more. These activities offer students a more mature understanding of Gonzaga’s Jesuit and Catholic identity as well as a deeper respect for other religious traditions.



Also known by the abbreviation AMDG, is the motto of the Society of Jesus. In English, the motto means “For the greater glory of God.” The spirit of generous excellence in which all ministry and study is engaged.

Pay special attention to these activities during the year: Welcome Masses: September 1 Attend one of the Welcome Masses with your family during Orientation Weekend (Catholics and nonCatholics are welcome).

Mass on the Grass: September 8
 Join us on the lawn between Jepson and Jundt for a beautiful outdoor Mass along Lake Arthur.

Mass of the Holy Spirit: September 11
 Join students, faculty, and staff in praying for a successful academic year at the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Pilgrimage: September 14
 Join us on our annual Pilgrimage to the Cataldo Mission in Idaho. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends are welcome.

Christian Life Communities (CLCs): on-going throughout the year
 Meet once a week with other students to share your faith and meet new friends.

Freshmen Retreat
 Create unforgettable memories, build friendships, and learn more about your spirituality. Sign up early because this popular retreat fills up fast. There are four weekends to choose from:

October 11-13, 2013

November 1-3, 2013

December 6-8, 2013

January 31-February 2, 2014



(509) 313-6587





Besides earning money to help 
pay for college, working teaches students a lot about how to become better organized and able to prioritize the varying demands of college life. Having a job can also be an important part of the Gonzaga experience as
it often enhances what is taught in the classroom and prepares students for their career after graduation. Working is a fact of life. On-campus employment can help you hone in 
on a career you enjoy.

COMMUNITY JOB BOARD Area individuals and businesses looking to hire Gonzaga students may post their part-time jobs at Getting an on-campus job: To learn about many jobs, attend the Student Employment On-Campus Job Fair on Monday, September 2 from 12 – 2 pm in Cataldo Hall. Please bring these original documents with you in order to complete your on-campus

FEDERAL WORK STUDY Federal Work Study (FWS) is an on-campus employment program funded by both federal funds and Gonzaga matching funds. Eligibility for FWS is based on financial need (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA) and is typically awarded to eligible freshmen and non-Washington state residents. Your FWS job is an opportunity to earn money that can be put toward school tuition or monthly living expenses. Families are encouraged to discuss how this money will be used.

STATE WORK STUDY State Work Study (SWS) is an off- campus employment program
funded by state and employer


funds. Eligibility for SWS is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA and is awarded only to eligible Washington state residents. Students are encouraged to visit Student Employment to discuss job locations if transportation is a concern.

INSTITUTIONAL Institutional positions are on-campus jobs funded entirely through a department’s budget. They may be difficult to find, especially for the entering student, but any enrolled Gonzaga student is eligible to apply for these positions. Since departments do not necessarily post their job openings with the Student Employment Office, you may want to contact departments directly to check on available positions.

hiring paperwork: • In order to complete the I-9 and W-4 hiring forms that are required for all first-time workers, students must present one of the following original documents: unexpired passport, original social security card, or birth certificate. Copies cannot be accepted. • All students are paid by Direct Deposit, so bring your bank information, including your account and routing numbers.

A list of FWS & Institutional jobs will be available August 19th and a list of SWS jobs will be available August 5th at studentemployment or by emailing e-mailing beginning August 19.


East Boone Avenue E-MAIL:

(509) 313-3549 WEB: PHONE:





If you choose to study abroad, start researching now so you can plan when to take certain courses.







explore your options. Students who wish to study abroad should discuss their plans with their academic advisor so they can help you plan your coursework and save classes that will be offered abroad. Also get to know at least two professors well so that when you apply to study abroad at the beginning 
of your sophomore year, you will be able to ask them to write academic recommendations for you. In addition to having a qualifying GPA, students are required to have conduct clearance from the Student Life Office before they are accepted to study abroad. Currently, about 40% of Gonzaga’s students study abroad, but the goal is to have at least 50% study abroad before they graduate. Many students find studying abroad to be a life-changing experience, that broadens one’s perspective of their place in the world and becomes one of the greatest highlights during their time at Gonzaga. Students who study abroad can maintain their academic progress with advance planning. In addition to classroom academic experiences abroad, Gonzaga’s Study Abroad programs offer internships, research, and service learning opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore the variety of countries available to study, intern, research, and volunteer in by visiting the Gonzaga Study Abroad website:


countries, on six different continents. Visit the Study Abroad Office to








you want to study abroad—Gonzaga has programs in over 23 different



where you want to go, when you want to go, and the length of time



KENYA MEXICO Netherlands South Africa


Go abroad, Zags! Your freshman year is a good time to start researching


Turks &


United Kingdom







Main Floor (509) 313-4154


o-core Parents, did you know


...that Gonzaga has an office just for you? Visit the Parent & Family Office Website at There are specific events planned for families such as a Dessert with Faculty, the President’s Reception, Parent & Family Orientation, and more.

We know that sending your student off to college can be a unique journey. The Orientation Core team (O-Core) provides this booklet to help your student and your family navigate this important transition.


In addition to this booklet, your student will receive all necessary information about Orientation from the newsletters, the Orientation website (, and via direct communications from University departments.

Check into Parent & Family Station

9 am - 4 pm

Residence Hall Check-in

9 am - 4 pm

Resource Fair

9 am - 12 pm

While your student prepares for the beginning of the school year, you are beginning a journey of your own. The Parent and Family Office is here for you! We are your direct contact into the world of Gonzaga… providing guidance, tips, direction, and support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Campus Tours

1 pm - 4 pm

Presidential Address to Parents & Families

8 pm - 11 pm

Fred Meyer Night

11 pm - 1 am


With Orientation Weekend fast approaching, we hope that you have already made travel plans and arranged for accommodations during your stay, as area hotels fill up fast. We look forward to meeting your student and your family during Orientation. Enjoy your summer!

Check into Parent & Family Station

9 am - 4 pm

Resource Fair

9 am - 11 am

– O-Core and the Parent & Family Office

Parent & Family Info. Sessions

10 am - 4 pm

(Helping with the Transition)

2013 FALL


WEEKEND OCT. 25-27 36

You and your family are invited to Fall Family Weekend (FFW). FFW will be jam-packed with great events: a chance for
 your family to learn about your academic life at Gonzaga, a fun-filled weekend of activities, and entertainment for the whole family. Registration information will be mailed home during Orientation Weekend. Visit for more details.

Parent & Family BBQ Lunch

12 pm - 2 pm

Class of 2017 Dinner

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Zag Spots Downtown

8 pm - 12 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 President’s Reception

11 am - 1 pm

Welcome Mass

1 pm - 2 pm

Parent & Family Good-byes

3 pm

campus phone directory

***** Area Code 509 – Prefix 313 ***** Academic Advising & Assistance......................... x4072 Admission............................................................. x6572 Athletics............................................................... x4202 Bookstore............................................................. x6390 Campus Dining (Sodexo)...................................... x6906 Career Center & GAMP........................................ x4234 Counseling Center................................................ x4054 Crosby Student Center......................................... x4097 Disabilities Support Services (DREAM)............... x4134 Financial Aid......................................................... x6582 Health Center....................................................... x4052 Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program........ x3405 Honors Program................................................... x6701 Housing & Residence Life.................................... x4103 International Student Program............................. x6563 Library – Foley...................................................... x5931 Mail Services........................................................ x5697 Orientation Office.............................................. x6838 Parent & Family Programs.................................... x4154 Parking.................................................................. x6147 Plant Services....................................................... x5656 Rudolf Fitness Center.......................................... x4200 Security................................................................ x2222 Student Accounts................................................. x6812 Student Activities................................................. x6123 If you have any questions or concerns, we welcome them with an answer! (50 9) 313 - 6 8 38 | If you are on campus over the summer, come visit us in Crosby Student Center, Room 200.

University Ministry............................................... x4242 Pre-Orientation Programs GOOB Program.................................................... x4189 Reality Camp Program ........................................ x6824 BRIDGE Program................................................. x5836

New Student Orientation (509) 313 - 6 8 72 Crosby Student Center, Room 200

Photos by Rajah Bose. Contributing photographers include: Jennifer Raudebaugh, Josh Armstrong, and the O-Core team.

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