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What does my student bring to school?


Alarm Clock                             School Supplies                                  Clothes

Bedding                                   Shower Caddy                         Hangers

Computer                                 Shower Shoes                          Pictures of Family & Friends

Headphones                            Towels

Extension Cords                       Toiletries

Power Strips                             Laundry Basket/Bag

Fan                                          Detergent

Seasonal Clothing                   Stain Remover



Microwave                               Extra Lighting

Stereo                                      Office Chair

TV/DVD Player                   Iron/Ironing Board

Cable Cord                              Plants

Coffee Pot                               Bed Risers

Furniture                                  Tools


Hard To Live Without

Bathrobe                                  Removable Adhesive Strips                 Skateboard/Bike/Scooter

Bible/Sacred Writings              Dishware                                              Working Attire

Bike & Lock                              Dry Erase Board                                   Storage Boxes

Camera                                     Mini Refrigerator                                  Sleeping Bag

Decorations                             Mattress Pad                                        Flashlight

Poster Putty                             Sewing Kit


Don’t Bring





Hot Plate


How do I register for Parent Orientation?

It’s easy! Visit the Parent and Family Orientation registration page here:


What happens at Parent Orientation?

All of the details can be found in our Parent and Family Itinerary.

Visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/Student-Development/parent-family-initiatives/Orientation.asp for details!

Where will I stay during orientation?

Check out Visit Spokane’s webpage designed for Gonzaga Orientation. Information regarding lodging, dining, recreation, and shopping is all available.


What will my student be doing during orientation?

The goal of new student orientation is to provide opportunities for our new Zags to become acclimated to campus and feel comfortable about their new journey in college. Your student will be participating in diverse programming throughout the weekend to meet this goal. We are intentional about students acclimating apart from their families, so trust that our orientation crew is supplying a great welcome experience for your students.

What is the estimated tuition and fees for 2014-2015? What are the options for payment plans?

You can find the estimated cost of attendance at this link:


The estimated total cost for fall and spring semester, less verified financial aid (excluding work study), can be set up in 10 or 8 equal monthly installments. Installment plans are interest-free.

10-Month Note

  • Application and the $65.00 fee must be received in Student Accounts by June 2, 2014.
  • Payments are due monthly, the first of each month, beginning July 1 2014.

8-Month Note                                   

  • Application and the $100.00 fee must be received in Student Accounts by August 1, 2014.
  • Payments are due monthly, the first of each month, beginning September 1, 2014.


A link to a printable payment plan application is below:





Where will I park during Orientation?

Campus parking is open to all visitors during orientation weekend. Red and Green lots are suggested with overflow parking available at College Hall.


What is Fred Meyer Night?

Students and family get an opportunity to visit the Fred Meyer store located at the Thor/Freya exit for exclusive specials offered only to GU students, families, and employees. Enjoy shopping for everything your student might need to get started at Gonzaga… and win prizes!




What is the housing assignment process?

At the link below, you can find an informative description of the housing process:



What are the banking options on campus?

US Bank serves as the campus banking partner. The central location is in the Crosby Student Center – next to University Ministry. It is a full service bank accommodating students with bank accounts, credit cards, auto loans, etc.

Operating hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Representatives are available throughout Welcome Weekend, as well as on Labor Day.

ATM’s are available in the Crosby Student Center and the Bark. Online banking and a mobile application are also offered. If you are banking with US Bank, Gonzaga ID cards can be used as an ATM card.

To open a bank account or ask any questions, call 509-325-7027 for assistance.


How does the mailing service operate?

The Gonzaga Mailroom provides the services that include receiving of packages/mail via Fed Ex and UPS. We also provide all services a US Postal Substation does, for example: certified, insured, priority, express, first class and parcel letters and packages. In addition, we also ship out packages/mail through these methods.  We sell packaging materials, boxes, envelopes, tape for all of your packing needs, as well as stamps.

The Mailroom will be open on Saturday, August 30th for Orientation but is normally closed weekends during the academic year. We also observe all of Gonzaga University Holidays.

The cost for a mailbox is $30 for the academic year plus a $5 key deposit.

Pay thru CashNet before coming to campus HTTPS://COMMERCE.CASHNET.COM/GUMAILSERVICES


One Comment

  1. Krista McIntyre

    We are looking forward to the weekend, it sounds great. We do hope to squeeze a round of golf in over the weekend!