Homesickness in the first few weeks of college is not uncommon, especially after the excitement of moving in and orientation wear off. When students get into their day-to-day routines, they often have more time to think about the people and things they miss from home.
From our perspective, the employability of college graduates has been steadily increasing over the past few years. This appears to be largely attributed to students being more proactive in their career planning and preparation efforts.
For many years, the Health Ride program through the Student Health Center has assisted Gonzaga University students with transportation to and from healthcare providers. Please read the FAQs below to learn more about this valuable program for our Zags!
What’s the difference between Dining Dollars and Bulldog Bucks? Great question!
During the Orientation Welcome Mass, both Michelle Wheatley and Fr. Brad Reynolds spoke to our incoming families. Michelle, the Director of University Ministry, offered a prayer of blessing over the families of new students; Fr. Reynolds shared words of encouragement at the end of Mass. Several parents have requested a copy of these texts.
Wake up. Press snooze. Wake up again. Find something to eat. Find a coffee. Get to class. Try to learn something. Go to next class. Try to learn something else. Find something else to eat. Work on homework. Volunteer somewhere. Work on more homework. Hang with friends or family. Take care of other responsibilities. Find something to eat. Catch up on current events. Brush teeth. Get to bed. Repeat.
Hastings (’15) is the student-supervisor at the telefund and she’s been calling alumni, parents and friends of Gonzaga University since she was a sophomore. Hastings enjoys making nightly calls along with the rest of the team, meeting and networking with alumni, learning more about the varied experiences and connections people have with GU, updating records and raising funds for scholarships and other University expenses.
On September 30th at 7pm, Gonzaga’s Parent and Family Office is excited to offer the first of a series of webinars for GU parents entitled “Guide From the Side.” Our first webinar will focus on Homesickness and Getting Involved, featuring staff from the Center for Cura Personalis and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership.