Time Management

When I meet with students during a Learning Strategies workshop or individual session, students often express that they didn’t have to study much to get good grades in high school. Upon entering university life, many students are unprepared for the amount of time necessary to devote to coursework. In addition to being overwhelmed by the change in time devoted to academics, students find that their old study strategies aren’t cutting it.

Hemmingson Center Christmas Tree Lighting and Season of Light Kick Off

You and your family are warmly invited to be a part of a new Gonzaga tradition as we kick off the holiday season with the first annual Season of Light celebration and Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday, December 1st in the John J. Hemmingson Center. We have a fun evening planned around the lighting of a 22-foot Christmas tree in the center of the rotunda.

Career Week Wrap Up

What a busy fall semester! Here at Career & Professional Development, we just wrapped up a very successful Career Week full of events such as our Speed Mock Interviews, two Career Fairs, and Spokane Corporate Excursions to some amazing local companies. So we took a few minutes to celebrate a week of facilitating amazing connections between students and potential employers, but then we got right back to work.

Career Discernment Retreat

Career & Professional Development, in collaboration with University Ministry and the Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL), is offering our Third Annual Career Discernment Retreat for Gonzaga University students on the weekend of December 4th-6th.  Each year we have received outstanding feedback and reviews from students who participate.

Away from Home and Not Feeling Well—How Can You Help Your Student?

It is always hard when your student calls and tells you they aren’t feeling well.  And for many students, this is the first time they have gotten sick without you there to care for them.  Here are some tips from Health & Counseling Services on how you can support your student when they’re ill—no matter how far away you are.

Upcoming Dates

Important dates to know during November and December.

Senior Parents – Book Hotel for Graduation Weekend ASAP

Please set your hotel accommodations for graduation weekend now.

Care Packages – Finals Week

The Office of Parent and Family Relations is sponsoring and distributing Fall Finals care packages for our on campus students. Order one of these delicious and sustaining packages at https://www.swaku.com/gonzaga to make sure your student stays fueled up during this important period of time.

Student Health 101

With finals right around the corner, the November issue of Student Health 101 shared with students how stress affects the body and what they can do to turn it around. Tips and scenarios for living as a Green Dot were also included to encourage students to step in rather than stand by to promote safety.

Gonzaga Will

Last month, Gonzaga launched Gonzaga Will: The Campaign for Our Future—an ambitious effort aimed at making higher education more accessible, reaching new levels of innovation, and unfolding the potential that exists in every student.

Health & Counseling Services Self-Care Store and e-Market are Open!

Recently, we’ve heard a lot of feedback from our students that they’re looking for an on-campus location to purchase basic care supplies and over the counter medications. We’ve also heard feedback from our parents and families that they would like to be able to purchase some items from home. We’re happy to report that Health & Counseling Services has new services to meet both of these requests!

Senior Portraits & Parent Ads

After Image Studios will be taking LAST CHANCE Senior Portraits December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 10am – 4pm in the Hemmingson Starbucks Lounge. No appointment necessary. To schedule an appointment, email spires@gonzaga.edu. Gowns will be provided.

Student Meal Plans – Get Ready for Spring!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the upcoming holiday season! Zag Dining has everything taken care of. Students who have not fulfilled their residency requirements will be automatically registered for the same meal plan they had this semester. Of course, if they want to change plans for Spring that can be done any time before January 15, 2016. Those who have fulfilled their residency requirements (mostly Juniors and Seniors) are welcome to sign-up for any meal plan as well.