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Table of Contents

                                                                                  Welcome 4                                                                   August 21
                                                                                  Welcome from First Year Experience                                          Resolution Center for Student Conduct

                                                                                  Programs and GUide Core .............................. 4                    and Conflict .......................................................... 22

                                                                                  June 7                                                                      Parent and Family Relations........................... 23


                                                                                  Student Financial Services .............................. 8                 Campus Security and Public Safety ............ 24

                                                                                  Housing and Residence Life ........................... 9                    Office of Health Promotion ............................ 26

                                                                                  Mail Services ........................................................ 11   Transfer, Veteran and Returning Adult
                                                                                                                                                              Services (TVRAS) ............................................... 27
                                                                                  July 13
                                                                                                                                                              New Student Orientation................................ 28

                                                                                  Office of Sustainability ..................................... 14
                                                                                                                                                              Packing List ........................................................... 29
                                                                                  First Year Experience Programs ................... 14
                                                                                  Center for Cura Personalis ............................. 15                 Fall Opportunities 33
                                                                                  Health & Counseling Services ....................... 15                     University Core ................................................... 34
Welcome Zags!
                                                                                                                                                              Mission and Ministry ........................................ 35

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Experience Programs
                                                                                  Center for Student Academic Success ....... 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gonzaga University
We are looking forward to your arrival on campus this fall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gonzaga First Year
                                                                                  Zag Dining by Sodexo ....................................... 17             Rudolf Fitness Center and Intramurals ..... 36
As you look ahead and plan for fall at Gonzaga, we recognize the uncertainty                                                                                  Center for Community Engagement .......... 37
                                                                                  ZAGCARD and Bulldog Bucks ...................... 18
right now. Please know that our team is working and planning with your safety

                                                                                                                                                              Student Involvement and Leadership ........ 38
in mind, while still providing you the Gonzaga welcome you deserve. COVID-19                                                                                  Diversity, Inclusion, Community
provides an ever-evolving landscape and as President McCulloh announced
                                                                                                                                                              & Equity (DICE) ................................................... 40
this spring, we fully intend to welcome you to campus this fall. Planning and
                                                                                                                                                              Center for Global Engagement ..................... 41
preparation are underway and dates and information in this guide are subject to

                                                                                                                                                              Career and Professional Development ..... 41
change based on the response to COVID-19. Check back regularly for the latest

                                                                                                                                                              John J. Hemmingson Center / GUEST ...... 42
information on the University’s response at You

                                                                                                                                                              Auxilary Enterprises .......................................... 42
can anticipate regular emails from updating
you on our progress. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our
office at for further information. Know there

is a team of people at GU doing everything we can to assure your health and

safety when you arrive on campus.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, patron saint of young people—pray for us!
                                                                                         Gonzaga takes very seriously the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and
Kelly Alvarado-Young, Ph.D.                                                              safety of our students, employees and community are top priority. Dates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Connect + Follow
                                                                                         and information in this guide are subject to change based on this evolving
                                                                                         health situation, local and regional guidelines and restrictions, and our
                                                                                         response. For updates on new student orientation dates and programming,
                                                                                         visit For updates of Gonzaga’s fall re-
                                                                                         opening, including academic, health safety, facilities and other information,
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First Year
                                                                                                                                                            Experience Programs
                                                                                                                                                            First Year Experience Programs (FYEP) develops and

                                                                                                                                                            facilitates programs for new Gonzaga students (including
                                                                                                                                                            first year, international, transfer, veterans and returning
                                                                                                                                                            adults) that provide academic, spiritual, social and

Class of 2024                                                                                    PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA KAVALIEROS
                                                                                                                                                            cultural introduction to the University, connect students
                                                                                                                                                            with faculty, staff and current students and facilitates a
                                                                                                                                                            series of programs to support students’ development and
                                                                                                                                                            academic success during their first year.

Dear New Zag,
                                                                                                                                                            Crosby Center, Suite 110
We cannot wait to finally welcome you to the Zag family. First Year Experience       GUide Core                                                             P. (509) 313-4346
programs (FYEP) and GUide Core have been working year-round to make sure             Welcomes You!                                                          E.
that your first experience as a new Zag provides you with everything you need
to thrive and feel like a valued member of our community. Your next few years at     GUide Core, a team made up                   Save the Date:  
Gonzaga are going to be incredibly formative and exciting, with an array of new
                                                                                     of Gonzaga students, is here
                                                                                     to help GUide you through
                                                                                                                                  New Student Orientation
faces, experiences and memories that you are sure to carry with you for the rest     your first year by “igniting                 August 26 - 31
of your life.                                                                        your spirit!”                                *Subject to Change
That seems awfully daunting, right? No worries. We are here to help you in any                                                    See page 28 for more
                                                                                     Jesus Espinoza (’23)
way that we can and make this transition as smooth as it can be. As FYEP, we                                                      info on orientation!
                                                                                     Program GUide
believe that you are exactly where you belong. You may believe that too, or          Major: Computer Science
maybe you are still unsure. You could still be feeling a vast range of emotions:
excitement, fear, happiness, restlessness…it is all normal. This is a big time in    Lucy Reed (’21)
your life that carries a lot of change with it. But change is good, and this is an   Program GUide
important experience that will bring with it incredible things for you and your      Major: Accounting
future. We have been in your exact position. We understand how thrilling,
                                                                                     Brooke Lee (’21)
confusing or nerve-wracking this time can be, and we are here for you.
                                                                                     Student Leader GUide
We cannot wait to show you what makes this school truly special and allow it to      Major: Psychology
welcome you to our community. This booklet is meant to answer any questions
                                                                                     Grace Edwards (’23)
that you may have about Gonzaga and what it means to be a Zag. Our purpose
                                                                                     Student Leader GUide
is to help you connect with the multitude of resources available to you and          Major: Business
reassure you that Gonzaga is yours.                                                  Administration

Welcome home – it’s time to Ignite YOUR Spirit and begin your college experience.


First Year Experience Programs and GUide Core 2020

Written by Ava Joy Smith, Class of 2020.
Ava is an Office Assistant for FYEP and is a recent graduate with a degree in
English Writing with a Public Relations minor from Boise, Idaho.

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How to Use
This Guide                                                                                   June
                                                                                             Whooo hooo!
The How To Zag GUide is a
workbook to set you up for                                                                   Thanks for choosing to #BeAZag.
success at Gonzaga University.                                                               Happy graduation! Get excited for
                                                                                             the first tasks of your college career.

The workbook is set up in monthly sections with               Check out the latest and
overviews of to-dos you have to accomplish over the
                                                              greatest with our How to Zag   To Do:
summer. Additionally, there are monthly reflection
                                                              Guide online at                  Complete the Academic Interest   Review terms and conditions of
questions for you to start thinking about some                                                 Survey and any applicable        financial aid offer
important transitional things you will encounter on          placement assessments
your way and when you are here at Gonzaga.                    Share your journey to campus     BY JUNE 2                        Accept or decline loan and work
                                                                                                                                study offers
                                                              with #HowtoZag                   Request campus mailbox
Get set, ready, and Go Zags!
                                                                                               • STARTING JUNE 1                Report any outside scholarships you
                                                                                               • Once you receive your MSC#,    will be receiving in Zagweb
                                                                                                 you can start shipping items
                                                                                                                                In order to vote in the November
                                                                                               Check out monthly newsletters    Presidential Election, please
                                                                                               from First Year Experience       Register to Vote Absentee
                                                                                               Programs                         (TurbVote.ORG) before coming to
                                                                                                                                campus: Leave your permanent
                                                                                               Select building, room, and       address as your HOME address.
                                                                                               roommate assignment    
    COVID-19/Coronavirus is a serious, and dynamic                                             BY JUNE 19
    health situation. Gonzaga is constantly monitoring the evolving                                                             Login to
    situation and planning accordingly. For the most up to date                                Create authorized bill payer     (user name = zagmail before @
    information, please visit Gonzaga University’s COVID-19/                                                                    sign). Update your profile and start
                                                                                                                                perusing clubs and activities
    Coronavirus webpage at

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Crosby Center, Suite 001 | P. (509) 313-6582 or (509) 313-6812                                         Crosby Center, Suite 201 | P. (509) 313-4103 | E.
E. |                                                     

Student Financial                                                To Do:
                                                                                                       Housing and                                                      To Do:
Services                                                           Create Authorized Bill Payer
                                                                   If your parents/guardians will      Residence Life                                                      Select building, room and
                                                                                                                                                                           roommate assignment
Welcome to Student Financial Services. The division                be making payments on your                                                                              BY JUNE 19
includes Campus Card Services, Financial Aid, Student              account, you must set them up       Welcome to your home                                                Watch your ZagMail in early June for an
                                                                   as an authorized payer on your
Accounts and Student Employment. Our goal is to help
                                                                   Zagweb/CASHNet account. This        away from home!                                                     email inviting you to select the building,
remove financial barriers to your Gonzaga education,                                                                                                                       room, and even roommate you would like
with support and resources to keep you on the path                 is the only way they will be able   Living on campus is an essential part of the Gonzaga                to live with for the academic year from
to your degree. We look forward to assisting you in
                                                                   to receive billing notifications,   experience. Housing and Residence Life creates safe,                space available at that time. Students who
                                                                   view online bills, and/or make      inclusive and dynamic communities that empower
determining the best way to finance and manage your                                                                                                                        do not select by June 19 @ 11:59 pm will be
                                                                   online payments. Please visit       students’ wholistic development through social
fiscal responsibilities while at Gonzaga.                                                                                                                                  assigned a building, room and roommate
                                                                   our website for CASHNet             engagement and experiential learning. We see it as our
                                                                   instructions:                                                                          by the Housing Office.
Campus Card Services: Campus Card Services                                                             calling to help students connect with others on their
                                                                   studentaccounts and click on the
oversees the ZAGCARD and Bulldog Bucks                                                                 floors, within their residence halls, and with the larger
                                                                   “Billing & Payment” option.
programs. Our goal is to improve upon the quality and                                                  campus community. There are endless opportunities to
                                                                                                       engage in the life of the community, and we are here to
                                                                                                                                                                                For the latest information
convenience of campus life.
                                                                   Accept Financial Aid Terms and                                                                               regarding Move-in visit
                                                                                                       help you along your journey at Gonzaga University!
                                                                   Conditions in Zagweb                                                                               
Student Accounts: The Student Accounts staff is
committed to providing exemplary customer service
by fostering an environment that promotes student
                                                                   Accept all financial aid you
responsibility to ensure financial success. To achieve             want to receive in ZagWeb.
this goal, we offer various payment options and
                                                                   Review Financial Aid Policies
                                                                                                       Room & Roommate Assignments
individualized service to support our students and
their families in meeting their financial obligations.             Such as Gonzaga Guarantee and
                                                                   Satisfactory Academic Progress
                                                                                                                      June                                    July
Financial Aid: There are many forms of aid that can                Policy. See
                                                                   financialaid.                          Early to mid-June                        July
help put your Gonzaga education within reach. We
are dedicated to helping students and families in the                                                     You will receive an email to             The housing portal will
pursuit of their educational goals by providing excellent          Report Outside Scholarships            your ZagMail account inviting            open for room and building
                                                                                                          you to select the building,              swapping. Students can
service in a professional, individualized manner.                  Begin reporting in Zagweb any
                                                                                                          room, and even roommate                  swap any available rooms
                                                                   outside scholarships you will
                                                                                                          you would like to live with for          in buildings that show a
Student Employment: Our office provides students                   be receiving.
                                                                                                          the academic year from space             vacancy until July 31.
with the support and resources they need to secure                                                        available at that time. Students
work opportunities. As a student worker, you will gain                                                    who do not select by June 19
valuable experience, develop professional references,                                                     @ 11:59 pm will be assigned a
and help fund your education.                                                                             building, room and roommate
                                                                                                          by the Housing Office.

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First Year Experience in Residence
                                                                                                               Gonzaga University Housing and Residence Life, in          how to survive – and even thrive! – as a college
                                                                                                               partnership with First Year Experience Programs, is        student, and many other options tailored to first-year
                                                                                                               excited to have a First Year Experience in Residence!      students. If you or your student are interested, please
                                                                                                               This opportunity is available in Catherine Monica          be sure to select Catherine Monica in your housing
                                                                                                               (CM) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students who         selection. Please be aware that CM is one of the most
                                                                                                               partake in this opportunity will be exposed to many        popular options and housing is limited.
Please pay attention to your                                                                                   of the experiences that first-year students should
ZagMail account for important                                   Housing and Residence                          have while at Gonzaga. These opportunities include         For additional questions visit:
information from the Housing                                    Life FAQs                                      chances to intentionally connect with other first-year
                                                                                                               students, being exposed to leadership opportunities,
and Residence Life Office.                                        1. I submitted my deposit early but did not
                                                                get my top choice. Why?
4 things to know about campus before                            Priority in the selection process is based
                                                                on when the date the Housing Application
you arrive:                                                     Terms and Conditions are accepted, not the
                                                                date that admissions confirmation or housing
                                                                                                               Mail Services                                                To Do:
1. There is limited space in your rooms. Bring only                                                            (A division of Auxiliary Enterprises)
                                                                deposits are submitted.
   the necessities to make packing at the end of the
                                                                                                                                                                                Request your campus mailbox
                                                                                                               Boone Avenue Retail Center (BARC)                                online at
   year much easier.                                            2. When do I move-in?
                                                                                                               P. (509) 313-5697                                                STARTING JUNE 1ST
                                                                We suggest you regularly check two portions
2. Free Laundry: All halls have both washers and                                                               E.
                                                                of our website to have the most up-to-date
   dryers. Just bring your own detergent and laundry                                                 
                                                                information to assist you in your planning:
                                                       and www.                Gonzaga Mail Services is located on the south side of      doors for access into the parking garage. Mail Services
3.   All of our beds that incoming First-Year         
                                                                                                               the BARC (817 E DeSmet Avenue). You may receive            is capable of receiving large items, such as mini-fridges,
     students will be using are Twin XL in size and                                                            and send packages/mail via USPS, FEDEX and UPS.            futons, etc., and is a secure building.
                                                                For additional questions visit:
     can be bunked. Residence Life staff will have the                                                         Mail Services provides most services a US Postal sub-
     hardware necessary to bunk your bed, if you wish.                                                         station does, with the exception of Registered Mail and
     If you want to loft your bed so the space under it is                                                     Money Orders. We offer certified, insured, priority
     empty, loft kits are available on a limited basis (first                                                  mail, express mail, first class and international. Mail
     come first serve). To reserve a loft kit, visit
                                                                                                                                                                          *Hours of Operation
                                                                                                               Services also has stamps, padded envelopes, poster                                                                                 tubes and packing materials for sale. Students must        Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                                                                               pick up mail and packages at this location as there        Summer Session Hours: Monday-Friday
4.   You can purchase your linens and fridge online
                                                                                                               are no deliveries to residence halls or apartments.        8am - 4pm
     using our online partners!
                                                                                                               There are virtual mailboxes and secure lockers for         *Hours subject to change.

       Linens:                                                                                                 distribution of mail/packages.
                                                                                                                                                                          Mail Services is closed on weekends and observes all GU                                                                                                                                                Holidays. Mail Services will be open Orientation Weekend
                                                                                                               You will receive an email from Mail Services letting you   on Friday, August 23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday,
                                                                                                               know that you have mail. An email from the shipper         August 24 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                               saying the package has arrived does not necessarily
                                                                                                               mean we have received it yet. You must have your           Outgoing mail is picked up in Mail Services at 2:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                          daily. Mail Services accepts Bulldog Bucks, checks and
                                                                                                               ZAGCARD to pick-up mail/packages. ZAGCARD
                                                                                                                                                                          debit/credit cards. We do not accept cash. All students
                                                                                                               will be available for pick up during New Student           must have an MSC in order to receive mail on campus.
                                                                                                               Orientation check up.                                      We do not allow the sharing of mailboxes for security
                                                                                                               We have a large area for students to pick up their
                                                                                                               packages/mail and two large windows with two side

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Please have all incoming mail addressed as follows:

                                      Student Full Name
                                 Gonzaga University MSC #____
                                       502 E Boone Ave
                                     Spokane, WA 99258                                  July
                                                                                        Wow, where is the summer going? Hope you are enjoying
                     *You may begin shipping your belongings once you receive
                                    an email with your MSC#.                            it. Tag us on social media with #HowToZag so we know
                                                                                        what you are up to. You have lots to do this month to get
                                                                                        ready for New Student Orientation.

                                                                                        Check it out »
Reflection Question
A higher education is a big investment, and an important one. How will this financial
investment in your education impact your future?                                         To Do:
                                                                                           Submit your documentation and                 Check your Zagmail for a message from
                                                                                           Accommodation Request Form                    your Small Group Leader
                                                                                           START THIS JULY 1
                                                                                                                                         Submit an approved photo for your
                                                                                           Submit New Student Health Clearance           ZAGCARD at
                                                                                           DUE JULY 17                                   DUE JULY 31

                                                                                           View billing statement in CASHNet             Shop and swap room and building
                                                                                           DUE JULY 17                                   assignments
                                                                                                                                         BY EARLY AUGUST
                                                                                           Submit final payment arrangement

                                                                                           BY AUGUST 10                                  Contact Zag Dining with any dietary
                                                                                                                                         needs or restrictions
                                                                                           Decide on your local Spokane banking
                                                                                           solution                                      Sign up for ZagLink
                                                                                                                                         DUE SEPTEMBER
                                                                                           Review meal plan information, glossary
                                                                                           and selection                                 Check out monthly newsletters from
                                                                                                                                         First Year Experience Programs

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521 E Sharp Ave. | P. 509-313-5571 |                                                     Crosby Center, Suite 216 | P. (509) 313-2227 | E. |

Office of                                                 action to provide programming for campus in three
                                                                                                                    Center for Cura
                                                          areas: sustainability leadership, waste reduction
                                                                                                                                                                                     To Do:
Sustainability                                            and commute trip reduction (CTR). There are three
                                                          leadership programs tailored for students, employees                                                                          Prepare for a big
                                                                                                                    The Center for Cura Personalis (CCP) serves students                life transition.
The Office of Sustainability works to implement           and community members respectively, working
                                                                                                                    in many ways including, individual outreach, campus                 Identify ways you’ve coped
six fundamental aspects of the CREATE model of            with each year’s cohort to educate and inspire                                                                                with stress and change in
sustainability:                                           sustainability-minded leaders. The waste reduction        training and consultation promoting well-being, and
                                                                                                                                                                                        the past that have been
                                                          efforts continue to help educate our campus and           personalized support for students who may be struggling.            helpful. Have conversations
  1.   Care for creation
                                                          manage what we use and where it goes when we’re           Cura Personalis means care for the whole person and                 with loved ones about how
  2.   Reflection                                                                                                                                                                       best to support you while
                                                          done with it. The CTR efforts have helped improve         CCP’s guiding principle is to promote holistic student
  3.   Experience                                                                                                                                                                       you’re at school. Work on
                                                          Gonzaga’s existing program, working to get lonely         wellness. Our case managers are here to meet one-on-
  4. Action                                                                                                                                                                             establishing healthy habits
                                                          drivers out of their cars and in good walking shoes,      one with students, support them in dealing with life’s              before you transition.
  5.   Teaching                                                                                                     challenges and help connect them to appropriate offices
                                                          on solid commuter bikes or STA buses and car/                                                                                 Check out our wellness tool
  6. Engagement                                                                                                     and resources both on and off campus. Case managers                 box resources
                                                          vanpools; just a small part of the University’s broader
                                                          emission reduction efforts. Ideally, these all bring      at Gonzaga operate in a non-clinical capacity and are               The toolbox includes great
Our efforts as a whole are aimed at equipping the
                                                          people together in such a way that everyone has an        not able to provide counseling or therapy to students,              resources, media, apps and tools
University and every Zag on campus with the tools
                                                                                                                    but work collaborative across the institution to develop            in each of the areas where we
needed to be the best stewards of our environment         opportunity to teach and to learn. And our Student
                                                                                                                    support plans that provide a caring and seamless student            see our students looking for
that we can be. By stimulating group conversations        Sustainability Engagement Coordinators plan events                                                                            assistance and growth.
                                                          on and off campus to bring together students, faculty,    experience. Case managers aim to build self-advocacy
and individual thought, we encourage everyone                                                                                                                                           Visit
                                                          staff and community members in spaces that help           skills and promote personal growth through individualized
we interact with to reflect on their role in this                                                                                                                                       wellnesstoolbox
                                                          discover the gifts each of us has to offer. Whether you   meetings in a comfortable, private setting. If you or a
work. Bringing together students, faculty, staff
                                                          are looking to get involved with sustainability or have   fellow student are struggling, but not sure where to start,
and community members allows for the sharing of
                                                          already gotten your hands dirty and want to do more,      Case Management is a great option for you.
experience, to build mutual respect and deepen
our understanding of our role in caring for the           come visit us! Just look for the solar panels and sunny

                                                                                                                    Health & Counseling
world around us. The office has taken concrete            yellow door.

                                                                                                                                                                                  To Do:
                                                                                                                    Services                                                        Submit your New Student
Crosby Center, Suite 110 | P. 509) 313-4346 |                                                                                                                  Health Clearance in the
                                                                                                                    Health & Counseling Services provides on-campus
                                                                                                                    medical and mental health services. With a staff that           Online Health Portal
                                                                                                                    includes board certified physicians, a psychiatrist,            DUE JULY 17

First Year Experience                                                        To Do:
                                                                                                                    nurse practitioners, nurses and counselors, our team            All students are required to complete
                                                                                                                                                                                    the New Student Health Clearance
                                                                                                                    is able to provide high-quality care for all Gonzaga
                                                                                                                    students in a confidential setting. Please reach out            process in the secure online portal by
                                                                                 Sign up for ZagLink
                                                                                                                                                                                    July 17. The Health Clearance includes a
                                                                                 in September                       to Health and Counseling Services to schedule an
ZagLink is a program to connect campus mentors with                                                                                                                                 mandatory immunization requirement,
                                                                                                                    appointment. In some cases, students are referred               submission of insurance information, and
first-year students familiarize them with the resources
                                                                                                                    to an off-campus health provider. We offer a wide               the completion of various online health
available, and provide them guidance in melding into                                                                                                                                forms. This must be completed by the
                                                                                                                    range of other support services for students including
the Gonzaga community. This program unites students                                                                                                                                 student. Parents may assist as needed,
                                                                                                                    support groups, a Self-Care Store with over-the-
and brings the Gonzaga community together, while                                                                                                                                    but should not complete this process for
                                                                                                                    counter medications, crutch rental, and a Health Ride
developing students holistically, as leaders the world                                                                                                                              their student. All new students have been
needs most.                                                                                                                                                                         sent an email to their Zagmail address
                                                                                                                                                                                    with the log-in information to the online
                                                                                                                                                                                    health portal.
                                                                                                                    704 E. Sharp | P. (509) 313-4052
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Foley Center Library, Suite 122 | P. (509) 313-4072 |                                                 730 E. Boone Avenue | P. (509) 313-6906 |

Center for Student                                                To Do:
                                                                                                                           Zag Dining by                                                To Do:
Academic Success                                                      Submit your documentation and                        Sodexo                                                           View meal plan selection on ZagWeb
                                                                      Accommodation Request Form
1. Academic Advising & Assistance                                                                                          Zag Dining by Sodexo provides a                                  Review the 2020-21 Meal Plan
                                                                      JULY 1ST
                                                                                                                                                                                            Information and Glossary
2. Disability Access
                                                                      Disability Access accepts these items
                                                                                                                           variety of dining options and meal plan
3. Learning Strategies Management                                     at any time, but early submission helps              offerings. All meal plans give students                          Utilize the Meal Plan Budget Guide
                                                                      assure that we are ready for your first
                                                                      meeting at the beginning of the semester.
                                                                                                                           access to all-you-care-to-eat meals                              Contact Zag Dining with any
                                                                                                                                                                                            dietary needs
The Center for Student Academic Success                                                                                    at 1887 at Cataldo and in The COG,
                                                                                                                                                                                            To set up a one-on-one meeting with
empowers students to be active and independent                                                                             the premier dining hall in the John J.                           a Zag Dining representative to discuss
learners in pursuit of their own academic success.
                                                                                                                           Hemmingson Center                                                specific dietary needs, send a note
Professional staff in the offices of Academic Advising                                                                                                                                      through our Feedback Form at:
                                                              Disability Access (DA) office establishes
& Assistance, Disability Access, Learning Strategies                                                                       The COG is the central dining location and serves as   
                                                              accommodations for students with documented
Management and the Academic Testing Center work                                                                            a community gathering place. Open from breakfast                 contact/feedback
                                                              disabilities and health conditions, and supports faculty
together to foster and support the academic growth                                                                         through dinner, the COG offers local, fresh and
                                                              and staff in providing those accommodations.
and achievements of Gonzaga University’s students.                                                                         made-to-order fare at six restaurant-style platforms
                                                              For more information about the process of securing
                                                              accommodation, visit us online at           including Spikes Diner for comfort food, Zagriculture
Academic Advising and Assistance (AAA) offers                                                                                                                                        Another branch of Zag Dining that many on campus
                                                              disabilityaccess.                                            featuring plant-based meals, 360 Grill offering
professional academic advising, new student                                                                                                                                          utilize is Flavours Catering. Our catering team can
                                                                                                                           Mongolian style cooking, Daily Bread highlighting
enrollment, major discernment services for                                                                                                                                           execute any event, from a small gathering to a high-
                                                              The Learning Strategies Management (LSM) office              sandwiches and soups, Mediterranean Coast boasting
undecided students, and a variety of other programs.                                                                                                                                 end, elite party. For inquires on catering services,
                                                              works with students to develop strategies to enhance         pizza, pasta and risotto. World’s Fare which features
                                                              academic performance, including but not limited to           our Simple Servings station that is free of the 8 major   please contact
Academic Advising and Assistance enrolls all new
                                                              organization, planning, time management, goal setting,       allergens.
incoming students in their first semester schedules.                                                                                                                                 Still have questions about your meal plan or
                                                              study strategies, and more.
Incoming freshmen should complete an online                                                                                Open for lunch and dinner, 1887 at Cataldo is the         where to eat? For locations, hours, menus, special
                                                              For more information about Learning Strategies Management,   digital-driven dining location on the west side of        features, meal plan details and contact information for
Academic Interest Survey, and corresponding
                                                              visit us online at
placement assessments, by June 1st. New transfer                                                                           campus, which provides a fast-casual setting for          the Zag Dining management team, visit our website at
students will also submit a survey via email upon                                                                          dine-in or take-out. This dining option features For any additional inquiries, you
                                                              The Academic Testing Center (ATC) offers
confirmation of their enrollment to Gonzaga.                                                                               many build-your-own menu items, including salads,         can also always reach our team during normal business
                                                              proctoring services for Gonzaga students with
Accurate and timely information is vital to the new                                                                        burgers, sandwiches, along with hearty staples such       hours at 509-313-6906.
                                                              disability accommodations. Students who receive
student enrollment process, so please be sure you are                                                                      as macaroni & cheese and healthier options like simply
                                                              accommodation will be oriented with the ATC as part
checking your Zagmail accounts often!                                                                                      grilled protein items.
                                                              of the Disability Access process.                                                                                      For updates on special dining events and
                                                                                                                           Zag Dining also provides 12 retail locations              deals throughout the year, follow us:
New student schedules will be completed no                                                                                 throughout campus including The Bulldog (Full-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Facebook Zag Dining by Sodexo
later than August 1st. New transfer students will                                                                          Service Restaurant), Wolfgang Puck Pizza, Tres
receive their schedules when completed by the                                                                              Habaneros, Sub Connection, Duff’s Bistro, Fuel Cell
                                                                                                                                                                                         Instagram @zagdining
professional advisor.                                                                                                      Smoothie Bar, (2) Starbucks locations, (3) Cafés,
For more information about the enrollment process, as well                                                                 Concessions at athletic events, and the Marketplace
as degree requirements, visit us online at                                                                Convenient Store. All Zag Dining retail locations            Decisions are still being made
froshregistration. or contact us at                                                                     accept Bulldog Bucks (included with every meal plan),        regarding Dining Services. Check out
                                                                                                                           cash and credit.
                                                                                                                                                                               for the most
                                                                                                                                                                                        up-to-date information.

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HOW TO ZAG GUIDE - Gonzaga ...
Crosby Center, Suite 001 | P. (509) 313-6506 |

ZAGCARD &                                                   To Do:
Bulldog Bucks                                                  Submit an approved ZAGCARD

The ZAGCARD is your student ID.
                                                               and government issue photo ID
                                                                                                     Other July
It identifies you as a member of the
                                                               Deadline July 31 2020
                                                                                                     To Do’s:
Gonzaga University community.
                                                                                                      Review billing statements through CASHNet
It has several uses such as:
                                                                                                      Students are notified by email with a link to
• Accessing your meal plan and spending Bulldog                                                       Zagweb and then to CASHNet where the bill
   Bucks                                                                                              can be viewed, printed and/or paid.
• Printing, copying and checking out library materials
• Entering your residence halls
                                                                                                      Submit final payment arrangement
• Using the fitness center
• Attending athletic events                                                                           BY AUGUST 10
• Riding the STA bus system for free                                                                  Each semester, you are required to confirm you
• Picking up mail & packages                                                                          have reviewed your billing statement and have a
                                                                                                      payment arrangement in place.

Visit for more
Information. Submit your photo now so your                                                            Decide on your local Spokane banking
ZAGCARD will be ready when you arrive.                                                                solution for the academic year
                                                                                                      Visit for a list of
                                                         Bulldog Bucks is a fee-free, stored-value    financial institutions on or near campus.
All ZAGCARDs are handed out at New Student
Orientation.                                             account managed by the University that
Tips for picking up your ZAGCARD:                        provides a convenient, secure way to         Shop and Swap Room and
                                                         make purchases at on-and-off campus          Building Assignments
• Be prepared to present your original government
  issued photo ID.                                       participating locations. Participating       BY EARLY AUGUST
• We cannot accept:                                      locations can be found on our website and    The housing portal will open for room and
  - Temporary, voided or expired government IDs          you may see the “Bulldog Bucks Welcomed      building swapping. Students can select any
                                                                                                      available rooms in buildings that show a
  - Photos of your ID – on paper or your phone           Here” sticker on participating location      vacancy until August 5.
• If you need to renew your ID, give yourself enough     doors. Bulldog Bucks are included with a
  time in advance to have the new one with you.          resident meal plan and additional Bulldog
                                                                                                      Check Your Zagmail for a Message from
                                                         Bucks can be deposited into your account     Your Small Group Leader
                                                         by family or friends. Bulldog Bucks load
                                                                                                      Your Small Group Leader who will GUide you
                                                         directly to your ZAGCARD!                    through New Student Orientation will be
                                                                                                      reaching out via Zagmail. Check your email to
                                                                                                      know what small group you are in and meet
                                                                                                      other new students.

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Reflection Questions
    What does the transition from high school to college academics look like for you?
                                                                                        Who is excited to #BeAZag!?!?!?!

                                                                                        This is the month we will welcome you to campus. Have you done all your
                                                                                        to-do’s? Check out the list below to know how to set yourself up for the
                                                                                        best New Student Orientation Weekend ever!

                                                                                        To Do:
                                                                                          View completed first semester schedule       Complete financial aid verification
                                                                                          in ZagWeb                                    electronic loan paperwork, if required
                                                                                          AUGUST 1                                     BY MID AUGUST
    What have you learned from past life transitions that will help you be
    successful in this transition to college?                                             Submit payment in full for fall semester     Review the Student Code of Conduct
                                                                                          OR enroll in the 4-month installment
                                                                                          payment plan                                 Sign up for a parking permit
                                                                                          AUGUST 10
                                                                                                                                       Transfer Students ONLY -
                                                                                          If you attempted to swap rooms after         Register for Orientation Weekend
                                                                                          housing selection in June, confirm your       BY AUGUST 10
                                                                                          final housing selection
                                                                                          BY AUGUST 5                                  Transfer Students ONLY - Complete
                                                                                                                                       your Transfer Student Success Course
                                                                                          Contact your roommate                        visit for
                                                                                                                                       more information
                                                                                          Request schedule changes
                                                                                          (see                        Sign up for ZagAlert
                                                                                          froshregistration for details)
                                                                                          AUGUST 3 – 7                                 Begin searching for student
                                                                                          by phone/email/walk-in                       employment opportunities
                                                                                          AUGUST 28TH, 31
                                                                                          by appointment                               Pack your belongings in preparation
                   Check out the latest and greatest                                                                                   for Move-In Day!
                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 1 – 11
                   with our How to Zag Guide online                                       by appointment
                                                                                                                                       Beginning on August 3, check your
                                                                                                                                       Zagmail for instructions on how to
                   Share your journey to campus with                                      Verify contact information in ZagWeb
                                                                                                                                       complete Zag Into Action, an online
                   #HowtoZag                                                                                                           course for your first year at Gonzaga.
                                                                                                                                       DUE AUGUST 21
                                                                                          Encourage your family to register for
                                                                                          Parent and Family Orientation

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Crosby Center, Suite 202 | P. (509) 313-4009 | E.                       Crosby Center, Suite 202 | P. (509) 313-5399 | E. |

Resolution Center                                                                                    Parent and Family
for Student Conduct                                        To Do:                                    Relations                                                       To Do:
and Conflict
                                                                                                                                                                     Subject to change due to COVID-19
                                                             Learn the Code, Live the Code:          We are excited that you are part of the Gonzaga                    Register to Attend Parent/
                                                             The Student Code of Conduct             family, and we look forward to sharing in your                     Family Orientations.
The Zag Way: A Commitment                                    contains the University’s standards     student’s college experience at Gonzaga University!
                                                                                                                                                                        BY AUGUST 21
to Community                                                 of conduct and the accountability       We understand this will be a time of great discovery
                                                                                                     and growth; certainly, our primary objective is to                 Register at:
                                                             processes that address allegations
Because Gonzaga is committed to the growth                                                           assist you and your student during this important        
                                                             of misconduct. All students
and formation of the whole person, the ties that                                                     phase of his/her life.                                             While you are immersed in
                                                             should review and be familiar with
bind members of our community go beyond the                                                                                                                             Student Orientation, your
                                                             University expectations and policies.   Our intent is to make the Gonzaga campus a “home
basic standards of society. As we seek to create an                                                                                                                     family will be attending Parent
environment conducive to living and learning together,       The Student Code of Conduct can         away from home” by offering families a full range
                                                                                                                                                                        and Family Orientation. This
our standards of conduct reflect a deep commitment           be found at            of services and resources. We invite families to
                                                                                                     contact our office with any questions or concerns.
                                                                                                                                                                        orientation is customized
to these ideals where each member of the Gonzaga             studentcodeofconduct
                                                                                                                                                                        especially for families. We
community plays an active role.                                                                                                                                         will walk them through all
                                                             Learn about the Office of
We want our students to be the leaders of tomorrow,          Community Standards by watching                                                                            the uncertainties, questions
and the Resolution Center for Student Conduct and            the video on the website:                                                                                  and concerns that they often
Conflict is committed to cultivating character through                                                                           experience when dropping
                                                                                                            Please check                                                their student off for college.
transformative engagement that empowers students
to be a positive influence in the world. Our staff                                                                                 Registration is required for
encourages students to respond with honesty and                                                             for the latest information regarding                        Parent and Family Orientation.
integrity, as well as learn how to accept responsibility                                                    parent and family orientation.
for their actions. Guided by our Jesuit identity and
contemporary student conduct and conflict resolution
practices, we balance the needs of each student with
those of the larger Gonzaga community.

The Zag Way is a commitment to the community where
learning the code is important, but living the code is
what we are all about. We are committed to respecting
the dignity of all members of our community. When
relationships and our community experiences an
incident that causes harm, we want students to help
co-create the solution. By telling their story and
expressing their needs, we can work together to
identify how to make things right.

The Resolution Center provides information about
the policies and expectations within the Student Code
of Conduct and programs, processes and services
grounded in restorative practices.

For more information, please visit

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Huetter Mansion, 503 E Sharp | P. (509) 313-2222

Campus Security &                                                                                                To Do:
                                                                   Stay Informed
Public Safety                                                                                                      First-year students are encouraged not to bring cars to campus. Those who
                                                                   Preventing crime is a
                                                                                                                   choose to bring a car must purchase a parking permit. Student parking permits
The Campus Security & Public Safety                                team effort involving                           will cost approximately $100 + tax per year (actual cost TBD this summer) and can be
(CSPS) Department is a service-                                    all Gonzaga community                           purchased online starting August 1 at

oriented organization that promotes                                members. Our goal is to
safety, security, education and                                    share accurate information                      There are many transportation alternatives available to students:

personal responsibility.                                           in a timely manner with                           • Students may ride any Spokane Transit Authority bus at no charge,
                                                                   our community regarding                             with their ZAGCARD.

Patrol                                                             crime, crime prevention and
                                                                                                                     • Gonzaga offers any GU student, 18 and older, carsharing through
Campus Security and Public Safety (CSPS) officers
                                                                   campus security and safety                          our Zipcar program, which offers hourly or daily rates.
provide proactive patrol of the campus and University              issues. In doing so, our hope
areas designed to detect and deter crime and facilitate                                                              • The City of Spokane provides Lime Bikes and Scooters to offer a
                                                                   is that this education will
a safe environment for the members of our community.                                                                   travel alternative around the GU neighborhood and campus.
Patrols in and around the residence halls are a priority.          help each of us to make good
Officers respond to a variety of incidents on campus               decisions regarding our own                       • Every GU facility is within a 10-minute walk. Any student who
including fire alarms, medical calls and reports of criminal                                                           desires a ride on campus for safety reasons may call Campus
                                                                   personal safety and the
activity. CSPS officers work in conjunction with Residence                                                             Security and Public Safety at 509-313-2222 for a pick up.
Hall staff, University administration, and local police            safety of others.
to seek compliance with and enforcement of Gonzaga                                                                   • Students are also able to use Health-Ride, a service provided
policies, state laws and local ordinances.                                                                             through Health and Counseling Services or Campus Security and
                                                                                                                       Public Safety (dependent upon the day/work hours), to access
Security Dispatch                                                 Facebook GonzagaCSPS
                                                                                                                       medical services and doctors’ appointments.
A CSPS Communications Center is staffed by security
                                                                  Instagram @gonzagaCSPS
dispatchers 24/7 and 365 days a year. Community                   Twitter @GonzagaCSPS
members are encouraged to call security at (509) 313-
                                                                                                                   Register your bike and use a U lock to deter theft
2222 to request assistance or report suspicious persons                                                            Registering your bike with CSPS allows our team to help recover your bike if it is
or circumstances. There are also phones indicated by blue                                                          stolen. Fill out the registration form online at website. We strongly recommend a high
lights around campus that can be used in emergencies.                                                              quality U-type lock and strongly discourage cable and chain locks. Some residence
Calls from these phones are answered by the CSPS                                                                   halls have bike storage – contact Housing and Residence Life for more information
Communications Center staff.                                                                                       ( or 509-313-4103).

Neighborhood                                                   Security Escorts                                    Sign up for ZagAlert
The risk of crime increases away from campus. Students         CSPS officers can provide a security escort and     ZagAlert is Gonzaga’s emergency communication system to notify students, faculty
should take particular note that nearly all of the assaults    courtesy rides to any area on campus, as well       and staff of an emergency involving an immediate threat to health, safety or life, or
reported to Security each year take place off-campus           as a portion of the immediate neighborhood          a campus closure situation. Log in to ZagWeb to enroll in ZagAlert, and then update
between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. on the weekends. Students           adjacent to GU.                                     your contact information on a regular basis. You may also add contact numbers for
are encouraged to avoid walking alone through the                                                                  family members.
neighborhood during late night hours and to utilize
security escorts.

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Crosby Center, Suite 206 | P (509) 313-5923 | E                                        Hemmingson, Suite 211 | P. (509) 313-5606 | E.                                                                          

Office of Health                                               To Do:
                                                                                                       Transfer, Veteran                                   To Do:
Promotion                                                                                              & Returning Adult                                     Connect with your registration advisor
                                                                  Complete the Zag Into Action
                                                                                                       Services Office
                                                                                                                                                             The Office of Admission will send an email
The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) helps cultivate              online course from OHP                                                                     to your Zagmail and personal email accounts
a campus environment that fosters health and well-                                                                                                           regarding contact with your registration
being. Our professional staff and student interns work
with a variety of campus partners to lead initiatives,
                                                                  BEGINNING AUGUST 3TH
                                                                  Topics include transitioning to
                                                                                                       (TVRAS)                                               advisor. Please wait to purchase textbooks
                                                                                                                                                             until your schedule is finalized.
                                                                  GU, healthy relationships, sexual
create programs, and identify services and spaces that
                                                                  assault prevention, substance use,   We understand that transfer, veteran & returning
promote positive, holistic well-being and reduce high-
                                                                  and more.                            adult students face unique challenges when            Transfer Students: Register for
risk behaviors.
                                                                                                       returning to college, and that’s why it’s our         Orientation
                                                                                                       mission to support your successful transition         Transfer, Veteran & Returning Adult Student
Students should expect myriad opportunities to
                                                                                                       to Gonzaga University. The Transfer, Veteran &        Services will email you with a link to register
learn, grow and deepen in their practice of well-
                                                                                                       Returning Adult Student Services office serves        for Transfer Orientation or the New Student
being strategies that will help them be successful in
                                                                                                       as your central point of information and provides     Orientation. Please select which program
college, and, for the rest of their lives. Some of the                                                                                                       you would like to participate in.
                                                                                                       you with the opportunity and resources to
topics frequently discussed include alcohol and other
                                                                                                       address any questions or concerns you may have
drug use, mental and emotional well-being, healthy                                                                                                           Submit final transcripts and AP/IB
                                                                                                       about being a transfer, veteran, or returning
relationships and stress reduction.                                                                                                                          credit scores before arrival on campus
                                                                                                       adult student at Gonzaga. Our student lounge
                                                                                                       is a great place to find resources, connect with      BY AUGUST 24
                                                                                                       other students, or just to relax. Throughout the      All incoming transfer students must submit
                                                                                                       year, our office provides educational programs,       a final, official transcript from the institution
                                                                                                       social events, service events, student luncheons,     previously attended. An official transcript
     OUR House, the campus Collegiate                                                                  and opportunities to connect with other transfer,     is one that is submitted by the issuing
                                                                                                                                                             institution. Your final transcript must arrive
     Recovery Community                                                                                veteran, and returning adult students.
                                                                                                                                                             before you arrive on campus in order to
     The mission of this program is to foster a common, collective sense                               Monthly TVRAS Lunches:                                ensure your fall enrollment at Gonzaga.
     of purpose for students in recovery from substance use disorders                                  This is your chance to meet new people and learn
     or those exploring sobriety. OUR House provides a 24/7 location on                                about helpful campus resources.                       Transfer Student Success course
     campus that is a safe, recovery-positive environment where students                                                                                     After you have confirmed your attendance
     can get support from other students who have been through similar                                                                                       to #BeAZag, you will have access to
                                                                                                       Veteran and Transfer Ambassadors:
     experiences. Weekly meetings are re-established each semester.                                                                                          a Transfer Student Success course in
                                                                                                       The TVRAS office is proud to host our veteran
     Students should reach out to OHP for more information and/or to get                                                                                     Blackboard which is the online learning
                                                                                                       and transfer ambassadors. These ambassadors
     access to OUR House on campus.
                                                                                                                                                             management system you will use for all
                                                                                                       are fellow students who can be a guide and a          of your classes. The Transfer Student
                                                                                                       friend as you transition to life at Gonzaga. You      Success course is intended to help you get
                                                                                                       will be matched with an ambassador once you are       acquainted with the Gonzaga community
                                                                                                       admitted to GU.                                       and resources. The course can be found
                                                                                                                                                             in your Blackboard home page, under My
                                                                                                                                                             Courses on the right hand side.

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Packing List                                                                                         Extras
                                                                                                            Additional Lamps
                                                                                                            Bike & Bike “U” Lock
                                                                                                                                                                   Do Not Need
      For First-Year Students                                                                               Camera                                                 Extra furniture
                                                                                                                                                                   (if you’re living in a residence hall)
                                                                                                            Iron/Ironing Board
                                                                                                                                                                   Electric Heaters or Heat Lamps
                                                                                                                                                                   Hot plates
Must Haves                                                                                                  TV/DVD Player
                                                                                                                                                                   Pets (except Fish)
  Bedding - Size Twin XL                   Laundry Basket/Bag                                                                                                      Weapons
  Clothes for Cold Weather                 Laundry Detergent                 To Do:
  Ex. coats, boots, hats, scarves
                                           Shower Caddy & Shoes                 Pack your belongings in
  Business Casual Attire
  Ex. dress pants, dress shirt
                                           Plastic Drawers for Extra            preparation for Move-In   Other/Misc.
                                           Clothes Storage                      Day!
  Extension Cords
                                           Power Strips
  Government Issued Photo ID                                                    Optional: Ship
  to pick up your ZAGCARD (valid           Pictures of Loved Ones               packages and
  driver’s license, passport, etc.)        School Supplies                      belongings to your
  Hangers                                  Towels                               campus mailbox
  Laptop (and charger)                     Toiletries

Nice to Have
  Adhesive Strips for Pictures/Posters                           Outdoor Rec Equipment
                                                                 (Skis, snowboard, etc.)
  A Fan
                                                                 Plastic Bins for Extra Storage
  A Few Dishes
  (Don’t bring too many, you only need a cutlery set             Strings of Lights                        Other August To Do’s:
  and a few plates)
                                                                 Room Decorations
  Bathrobe                                                                                                 Payment methods and additional information can         View Completed First Semester Schedule in
                                                                 Skateboard/Longboard                      be found at            ZagWeb.
  Bible/Sacred Text                                                                                        under the “Billing and Payment” section                AUGUST
                                                                 Stain Remover
  Clorox Wipes
                                                                 Sleeping Bag                              OR                                                     Transfer Students will receive their schedule as
  Coffee Maker                                                                                             Enroll in the 4-month installment payment plan         they complete your Academic Interest Survey form
  (Keurig is the easiest!)                                                                                 AUGUST 7                                               MAY-AUGUST.
  Dry erase board                                                                                          Each semester, the estimated total charges can
                                                                                                           be set up in 4 equal monthly installments with an      Confirm Your Final Housing Selection
  Flashlight                                                        Please check                                                                                  EARLY TO MID-AUGUST
                                                                                                           enrollment fee of $50 per semester. Installment
  Mini fridge                                                            payment plans are interest-free.                       Room and building assignment swapping will now
  (You only need one for your room – coordinate                     for updated packing items related                                                             be closed. The room and building you are in is your
  with your roommate; rentals are also available)                                                          Enrollment deadline for the Fall 2020 semester –       fall assignment. If you need to make any changes,
                                                                    to COVID-19.                                                                                  you will have to visit the Housing and Residence Life
                                                                                                           August 10:
  Mattress Pad                                                                                                                                                    Office during Orientation Weekend.
                                                                                                           • Payments for the Fall 2020 semester are due
  Mirror                                                                                                     August 10 through November 10
  Microwave                                                                                                                                                                                         (Continued on page 30)
  (coordinate with your roommate)                                                                          Enrollment deadline for the Spring 2021 semester –
                                                                                                           January 10, 2021:
                                                                                                           • Payments for the Spring 2021 semester are due
                                                                                                             January 10 through April 10

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Other August To Do’s Continued:
                                                                                                                                                        Some of the things you will
   Contact Your Roommate!                                 ATTENTION NEW
   When you have made contact, we recommend               STUDENTS:                                                                                     experience in New Student
   coordinating with your roommate what you will
                                                          Don’t forget to bring your PERSONAL
   be bringing so you don’t bring duplicate items that
   you can share. While you may not become best           ARTIFACT to NEW STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                        MOVE IN DAY!
   friends with your roommate, being able to learn        ORIENTATION!
   to live with someone is an important life-skill with                                                                                                 You will have all day to move in to your residence hall.
                                                          Community is very important to Gonzaga.
   benefits beyond college.                                                                                                                             Your first small group meeting doesn’t start until the afternoon,
                                                          In fact, you’ll probably hear this word
                                                                                                                                                        followed by Opening Ceremony. Your Small Group Leader will
   Request Schedule Changes (Freshman ONLY)               several times a day when you come
   Schedule change requests are taken at several          to campus in August for New Student             New Student                                   GUide you through the afternoon.

   points in the weeks leading up to your first day of    Orientation. As a way to kick us off, your                                                     You will have dinner with your family, and then participate in
   class, through the end of the Add/Drop Period on       Orientation Leader will facilitate several                                                    evening events, including your first hall meeting and Playfair.
   September 11. For directions and guidance please
                                                          community building activities with you and
   visit and click                                                      Orientation is filled with tons of Zag        FIRST FULL DAY OF NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
   on Schedule Changes.                                   your assigned small group. One of these
                                                                                                          traditions, academic preparation, and
                                                          activities is called My Personal Artifact.                                                    Get excited to spend a day with your Small Group learning
                                                                                                          is a great way to get you started at
   Verify Contact Information in ZagWeb                                                                                                                 about the University Mission, academic excellence and career
                                                          We’re asking you to think of an item that       Gonzaga! Remember that you will be
                                                          is special to you and that has significance      participating in specific programming, so
                                                                                                          we encourage you to take advantage of         You and your family will get a chance to enjoy lunch together as
   Set Up a Communication Plan with Your Parents          to who you are today. This item probably
                                                                                                          the times we have built in for breaks, rest   you talk about everything you learned throughout the day.
   for While You’re Away at School                        involves a personal story and may bring
   BY AUGUST 16                                                                                           and connecting with your family.              Our biggest tradition, Welcome Night, is a must for all new Zags!
                                                          up happy or sad memories. Perhaps it’s a
                                                          photo of a loved one, a childhood toy, or
   Begin Your Job Search Online at www. gonzaga.                                                                                                        TRANSITION INTO THE ACADEMIC YEAR
   edu/careers                                            a trophy you won. It can be whatever you
   Map out your availability to work. Be prepared to      want as long as it’s significant to you and                                                    Start the day with your family at Welcome Mass, which is open
   apply for jobs by outlining your work or volunteer     says something about who you are. As you             Please check                             to all faiths. Enjoy a wonderful reception hosted by President
   history and creating a cover letter and resume.        pack for college this fall, be sure to bring                 Thayne McCulloh, D.Phil.
                                                          this special item as you will need it for New        for updates regarding New                Say good-bye to your family at 3 p.m. as you head into small-
   Bring Documentation Showing Your Eligibility
                                                          Student Orientation. With a group of your            Student Orientation.                     group activities for the rest of the evening.
   to Work
   Ensure that you have this documentation before         fellow peers, we will ask you to share the
                                                          following:                                                                                    GET SET FOR CLASSES
   coming to campus (i.e. Passport, SSN Card, Birth
   Certificate). Only original documentation can be       • What the item is                                                                            You will learn about the academic tradition at Gonzaga
   accepted; no copies.                                                                                                                                 University, meet with your faculty advisor, and learn about your
                                                          • How or when you received it, made it,                                                       academic College or School.
   Bring Your Personal Artifact to New Student              bought it, etc.
   Orientation                                                                                                                                          Ignite Your Spirit
                                                          • Why the item is special to you, and
                                                                                                                                                        The New Student Orientation theme, “Ignite Your Spirit,” was
                                                          • How the item represents you                                                                 intentionally designed to help you become a part of Gonzaga’s
                                                          We look forward to welcoming you into the                                                     community. To “Ignite” is to give life or energy to something.
                                                          Zag community and learning a little more                                                      “Your” represents the paradox that is the Gonzaga community;
                                                          about you through your personal artifact!                                                     being a part of “our” Gonzaga while developing “your” own
                                                                                                                                                        identity. And “Spirit” is exhibited through passion in academics,
                                                                                                                                                        relationships, ministry, service and tradition.

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Reflection Question
   In healthy relationships, people hold each other accountable. How will you take ownership for   Fall
   your decisions and help other community members be responsible for their decisions?

   Notes                                                                                           Here are some of the experiences you may encounter in the
                                                                                                   fall at Gonzaga. Please check
                                                                                                   for the latest information regarding these opportunities.

                                                                                                   To Do:
                                                                                                      Check out How to Zag online for programing     Apply for CCE Youth Programs &
                                                                                                      calendar                                       Initiatives, GUSR or Zag Volunteer
                                                                                                                                                     Corps Semester of Service Programs
                                                                                                      Sign up for Compass
                                                                                                                                                     Attend the first Zag Volunteer Corps
                                                                                                      Sign up for ZagLink                            weekend of service

                                                                                                      Apply for Intergroup Dialogue (IGD)            Login to ZagsIgnite
                  Check out the latest and greatest
                                                                                                      Sign up for a Christian Life                   Remember to get a flu shot through
                  with our How to Zag Guide online                                                    Community (CLC)                                Health & Counseling Services!
                  Share your journey to campus with                                                   Complete your IM Leagues registration          Schedule a career
                                                                                                                                                     counseling appointment
                                                                                                                                                     BY THE END OF FALL SEMESTER

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                                                                                                                                  Mission and
Core                                                                                                                              Ministry
                                                                                                                                  The Mission and Ministry team supports the Gonzaga
                                                                                                                                  community in fulfilling our Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic
                                                                                                                                  mission. We believe that mission can never be separated
                                                                                                                                                                                                 To Do:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Subject to change due to COVID-19

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sign up for First Year Retreat
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIGN-UPS OPEN AUGUST 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discover community and deepen your
                                                                                                                                  from ministry. Therefore, our team is missioned to                spirituality as you begin your time at
A Welcome Message from the                                                                                                        serve the Gonzaga community by providing support,                 GU! First Year Retreat invites you to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    connect with other first year students
University Core Director                                                                                                          animation and leadership in three main categories:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    while exploring and growing through
                                                                                                                                                                                                    your college transition. Sign up at
I am Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, the director of the             core experience. Our re-envisioned core is enhanced               Spiritual and Pastoral Care                             
University Core Curriculum, and I welcome you to                by the additions of a First-year Seminar, designed                Retreats provide an opportunity for going deeper,
Gonzaga University!                                             to help students make the transition to university                both as individuals and as a community. We offer an
                                                                intellectual life, and the Core Integration Seminar,              extensive retreat program throughout the academic                 Sign up for a Christian Life
The University Core, re-envisioned in 2016, animates            designed to help students pull together the threads of            year, as well as other spiritual opportunities for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Community (CLC)
our Catholic, Jesuit and humanistic heritage and                their core experience alongside their major.                                                                                        SIGN-UPS OPEN AUGUST 17
mission. As a four-year, cohesive program completed                                                                                                                                                 The CLC program has a long history
                                                                                                                                   •   First Year Retreat
by all Gonzaga students, the core grounds, extends and          More information about the University Core                                                                                          at Jesuit universities, providing
enriches each student’s major area of study.                    Curriculum can be found on your my.gonzaga website.                •   Pilgrimage                                                   opportunities for small group prayer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and sharing. CLC enables members to
                                                                                                                                   •   Search
The core is anchored by this question: As students              Join us in “Imagining the Possible.”                                                                                                grow in their faith, ask questions and
                                                                                                                                   •   Montserrat Silent Retreat                                    build community. Sign up at
of a Catholic, Jesuit and Humanistic University, how
                                                                                                                                   •   Women’s and Men’s Retreats                         
do we educate ourselves to become women and men                 Dr. Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks
for a more just and humane global community? This                                                   •   Light Nights – Catholic Community Night
question is progressively addressed by yearly themes            (509) 313-3600
                                                                                                                                   •   Daily and Sunday Mass
and questions that create cohesiveness in students’
                                                                                                                                   •   Confessions                                           Mission Identity and Purpose
                                                                                                                                                                                             We bring this heritage into our promotion and
                                                                                                                                   •   Adoration and Benediction
                                                                                                                                                                                             education of the Gonzaga mission, and we strive to
                                                                                                                                   •   Off-campus worship for students of all faiths
                                                                                                                                                                                             incorporate that sense of mission and call to action in all
  UNIVERSITY CORE                         As students of a Catholic, Jesuit and Humanistic University, how do we educate
                                          ourselves to become women and men for a more just and humane global community?                                                                     that we do. St. Ignatius of Loyola directed his followers
                                                                                                                                  Discernment and Leadership                                 to “Go Forth and Set the World on Fire.” Our goal is to

  YEAR                       How do we pursue         First-Year Seminar   Math                               PLUS
                                                                                                                                  Discernment (both individually and communally) is
          UNDERSTANDING                                                                                                                                                                      educate and prepare men and women to follow that
                           knowledge and cultivate    Writing              Scientific Inquiry
           AND CREATING                                                                                                           an important way of being and proceeding as we seek        directive no matter what they do or where they go.
                              understanding?          Reasoning            Communication & Speech
                                                                                                                                  to respond with gratitude and generosity to God’s
   YEAR                      Who are we and                                                                                       invitation of love.
           BEING AND
                            what does it mean          Philosophy of       Christianity &                COURSES                                                                             For more information on how to get involved,
           BECOMING                                    Human Nature        Catholic Traditions                                                                                               visit
                              to be human?                                                             Fine Arts & Design,
                                                                                                    History, Literature, Social   Christian Life Communities (CLC) - Faith sharing small
                                                                                                      & Behavioral Science
                              What principles                                                                                     groups with other students, led by students
   3       CARING AND
                              characterize a
                              well-lived life?
                                                                           World or Comparative
                                                                           Religion                    DESIGNATIONS
                                                                                                        Writing Enriched,         Student Assistant Leadership Team (SALT) - Work
   YEAR                                                                                                  Global Studies,          an internship in ministry and service to the Gonzaga
            IMAGINING         What is our role
                                                        Core Integration Seminar                         Social Justice
           THE POSSIBLE        in the world?                                                                                      community

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