Letting Go is about exactly that, letting go. At the least, it is about letting go of your child as they go off to college and honestly begin their adventure of self-discovery and development. Your son or daughter will be doing something they have wanted to do for a long time. Remember, while this pent-up anticipation is now going to be achieved, they have no experience with it.
Gonzaga University thrives around its vibrant and engaging student activity offerings, while still encouraging greater participation in the life of our campus. Our Center for Student Involvement works diligently to provide programs presented and sponsored by the University, as well as through our 130 recognized student clubs and organizations. These recognized student groups offer a variety of opportunities for leadership development, community engagement, and social involvement – this, in large part, is what makes being a Zag fun!
If you ever find yourself on Highway 93, outside of Missoula, Montana, pull over when you reach Stevensville. The first Jesuit mission in the northwest was established there in 1841 by Fr. Peter DeSmet and five companions. The church and the Jesuit residence are still there and can be toured. A visit is well worth the stop!
The full service U.S. Bank, located at Gonzaga in the Hemmingson Center, will be welcoming students back during orientation weekend.
As we approach the fall semester, we always like to share information with our parents and families on flu shot availability. We strongly encourage all students to get a flu shot. In an effort to make this both affordable and convenient, we start offering the flu shot at the beginning of the fall semester. The cost for students is only $5, which they can pay with cash, credit, Bulldog Bucks, or put the charge on their student account!
Has your student purchased their Kennel Club Membership for the upcoming year? If not, then now is their chance to join one of the top student sections in the nation.
Your student may experience a challenging time at school and, may or may not, be able to identify the cause. Sometimes the student will realize that they are having a tough time because they are missing home.
According to psychologist Carol Dweck, “Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning.” These words from her book, The Growth Mindset,couldn’t be truer when we think about academic success at the college level, and we are here in the Learning Strategies Management Office to be those “allies in learning” for your student.
Orientation Weekend is an amazing time when the Zag community welcomes our newest members to the Zag family. First Year Experience Programs manages and plans New Student Orientation. Our goal is to make sure students feel like they belong to our communities and the first weekend on campus is as smooth as possible.
Parents and family members of our incoming Gonzaga University students have the opportunity to purchase “Welcome to Campus” care packages for a scheduled delivery of September 2nd.
Student Identity Development and Inclusion Initiatives is the new name which incorporates two centers that are an integral part of campus—the Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) and the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
Welcome to Gonzaga! Friday, August 26th 2016 is the first day freshman can move into residence halls. Four major changes in traffic flow on the university campus will allow easy access for unloading and parking.
We are so excited to have you move in to Kennedy and live with us during the 2016-2017 academic year. Please read on for more details regarding the move-in process.
Career & Professional Development at Gonzaga University is where purpose, education, and professional aspirations meet. Because we believe that Gonzaga University students have the potential to meet the profound needs of a complex and ever-changing world, we help them clarify and attain their educational and career goals by developing a collaborative, community-wide network of career educators, offering relevant and meaningful services and programs to foster and support their success, and teaching them how to navigate lifelong career development.
When I was young, my parents were presented with an idea: friends of our family, a “worldly” Chilean couple, offered to take my brother and I to France for 3 weeks. My parents would need to buy the plane tickets but, after that, Oscar and Clara would house, feed, and show two young kids an experience of their lifetime.