For many of our students, coming to Gonzaga may be their first experience with Jesuit education. For other students, this is old hat! The Jesuit educational tradition is rich, longstanding, and steeped in words and phrases that hold a special meaning for why we do what we do.
The ZAGCARD identifies your student as a member of the Gonzaga community and is used to access many areas across campus. The ZAGCARD must be presented to spend Bulldog Bucks and access meal plans; it is a significant part of everyday life on campus.
With summer in full-swing, it’s easy to forget about the next steps for Financial Aid and the Office of Student Accounts. The most important reminder for students is to keep checking their Zagmail email account. All communication to students will be to their Zagmail account, and our offices will be sending out reminders and important information throughout the summer.
At Gonzaga we understand that students are young adults who are learning to make choices about substance use. Based on our Jesuit tradition of caring for the whole person, we are interested in their holistic well-being and not just reacting to a problem or incident on campus. We want to help students make healthy choices and support them in living their values and realizing that many of their peers share those same values.
The Department of Student Involvement and Leadership is home to 130+ Student Clubs and Organizations, the Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA), the Graduate Student Council (GSC), Gonzaga Outdoors and The Payne Center for Leadership. From our name you can tell, we are about involvement.
Every parent wants to know their student’s basic needs are met before leaving them on campus after orientation: dorm room decked out, meal plan, local bank established. Wouldn’t it be a relief if you could take care of securing a local banking solution before you even left home?
Families of students coming to Gonzaga in the fall are making their lists and checking them twice to make sure nothing is forgotten. Going to college is a huge achievement and a huge event for a family, and you no doubt have lots of questions.
This is an exciting year in our department as we welcome a new Executive Director, move to a new suite of offices, and prepare to meet the career development needs of one of the biggest classes of first-year students we have seen at Gonzaga!
The mission of University Ministry is to support the faith development of all students and empower them to live out God’s love in the world. Through retreats, liturgies, programs and events, students have the opportunity to integrate faith into their lives, discover their unique callings and reach out in service to others. All faiths are welcome in our office!
Academic Advising is a hub of conversation—we talk with students and professors regularly, we collaborate with colleagues across departments, and we try to touch base with each other on a regular basis. Conversation, in many ways, defines the work we do.
As Gonzaga’s food service provider, the Zag Dining team strives to give students the nourishment needed to succeed in school in a fresh, fun, community environment. Our comprehensive dining program offers quality, variety, and convenience.
Join your student for Fall Family Weekend (FFW), October 9-11 for a chance to experience the Gonzaga life.
Gonzaga is not just a place for students to attend college; it is a home away from home for parents, families, and loved ones. I will do my best to inform you in this brief letter that your student will be GUided through their time with the utmost intentional care.