Campus Services

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The following is an abbreviated list of vital campus services that meet the needs of doctoral students.

Barney Document Storage
Blackboard
DREAM: Disability Resources, Education, & Access Management
Financial Aid
Foley Library
Graduate Student Council
Health Center
Housing
International Students
IT (Help Desk)
RefWorks
Student Accounts
Student Life
ZagAlert
ZagMail
ZagWeb

Barney Document Storage

Each Gonzaga student is provided with 200MB of document storage on Barney, the Academic File Server. This storage includes documents created in the computer labs, web pages, and archived Zagmail. Documents stored on Barney can also be accessed from anywhere you have Internet access by using the address: ftp://your-username@barney.gonzaga.edu.

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Blackboard
Blackboard is an e-Education platform. In the doctoral program, Blackboard serves as a vital interface between students and professors. Professors may post their syllabus, readings, assignments, and discussion sessions on Blackboard. Blackboard is used by the professor to automatically contact students regarding course changes and schedule notifications. The notification system uses only the ZagMail address, so students are required to either check ZagMail frequently or have ZagMail forwarded to their preferred email provider. (Log into ZagMail and select “preferences” or call the Help Desk and have them coach you through the process.)

All students who have enrolled in a course through the University Information System prior to the start of the session are automatically enrolled in courses in Blackboard. Only those courses that are actively being used by the instructor are visible to students when they log into Blackboard.

To access Blackboard:

  1. Using an internet browser, go to http://learn.gonzaga.edu
  2. Click on the “Login” button.
  3. For your username, type in the username you use to access ZagMail.
  4. For your password, use the same password that you use for ZagMail.
  5. You will be directed to your personal Blackboard entry screen. Active courses you are enrolled in will be listed under the “My Courses” section in the upper right corner of the screen. If you do not find a course you expect to see there, please contact your instructor.

If you have difficulty accessing Blackboard, please contact the Gonzaga Help Desk:
Phone: 509-313-5550

Email: helpdesk@gonzaga.eduLocation: The Help Desk is located on the lower level of Foley Library and is open: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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DREAM: Disability Resources, Education, & Access Management
Disability Resources, Education, & Access Management (www.gonzaga.edu/dream) provides access services to Gonzaga University's programs, services, activities, and facilities for qualified students with disabilities in compliance with federal and state laws. DREAM may arrange or provide academic adjustments, accommodations, auxiliary aids, assistive technology, advocacy, and other types of assistance for students with disabilities.

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Financial Aid
Students often utilize financial aid. Counselors are on hand to provide wise guidance about your financial options here.

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Foley Library
Foley librarians love doctoral students; pretty soon you’ll love them, too. Some awesome features include: quiet study space, InterLibrary Loan, 4-cent-per-page printing, 25-cent faxing, and color pencils. Make this the first place you stop on campus. In addition, the Foley Library provides a Research Guide for doctoral studies.

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Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council an association of students who advise the Vice President of Student Life and Academic Vice President on graduate education matters. GSC acts as the conduit for voicing student concerns and suggests improvement to graduate education and graduate student life at Gonzaga University. GSC grants and administers partial funding requests for registered graduate students from all departments who intend to present at national and international conferences and seminars. Potential presenters are required to submit a proposal to GSC and be willing to make a presentation and/or discuss the conference with the Gonzaga community upon their return.

GSC partially funds some graduate orientations and hosts several networking socials throughout the year for all Gonzaga University graduate students. GSC also coordinates the Annual Graduate Student Reception, which takes place towards the end of the spring semester.

GSC’s goal is to help each graduate student at GU be successful in their endeavors and be a vibrant, contributing part of the Gonzaga University academic community.

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Health Center
The Mission of the Gonzaga University Health Center is to contribute to the physical and emotional health of each student through the provision of quality, accessible, cost effective primary health care to return students to their academic life. The Health Center hopes to lessen the disruption of their studies by illness. It strives to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices through ongoing education and any outreach programs. The Health Center strives to assist students in their academic goals and personal development consistent with the Mission of Gonzaga University. Generally stated, the Health Center strives to provide prompt and efficient medical services, promoting an awareness of the basic components of good physical and mental health, offering programs in health education and preventive medicine to the entire Gonzaga community.

 

As an ambulatory health care facility on campus, the Health Center encourage students to schedule an appointment to access care quickly and easily with the physician, nurse practitioner, or nurses. Walk-ins will be accommodated. All of your records are confidential and are separate from students' academic record. For more info, click here.

 

Moreover, to ensure that students have adequate medical coverage, all registered students are automatically enrolled in a Student Accidental Injury Insurance Plan. The purpose of this plan is to cover accidental injuries or medical expenses that may not be covered by the student's primary insurance coverage that may be treated at the Student Health Center or other local provider. The plan covers basic medical expenses at 80% with no deductible. It also provides an accidental death and dismemberment coverage and travel assistance services for students who travel 100 miles or more from their home. The annual maximum benefit is $5,000.

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Housing
Information on housing can be found here.

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International Students
English Language Center (ELC)

The English Language Center supports international students with a Tutoring Center that is targeted at ESL students put open to all non-native speakers. The ELC can make editing and/or tutoring referrals to individuals with TESL backgrounds. The ELC also offers a graduate writing class for international students (MTSL 509), which may be of interest to a student looking to improve their academic writing for the American context.

International Student Programs (ISP)
International Student Programs assists international students, including Ph.D. students, with New International Student Orientation, immigration advising, and internship and employment eligibility (OPT & CPT). As of summer 2012, Harry Daniels-Schatz is the International Student Advisor and currently the primary immigration advisor for Ph.D. students.

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IT (Help Desk)
The Information Technology team will be your cyber friend throughout the entire program, and if you could memorize any number, the Help Desk’s number just might be it: 509-313-5550. The team will reset your password; they will get you out of Blackboard issues; and they will be there when you just need someone to listen as you talk yourself out of a jam. They also provide technology training on applications, such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Skype.

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RefWorks
RefWorks simplifies the generation of accurate, concise bibliographies, facilitating the research process and guarding against possible plagiarism issues. We recommend students begin using this platform asap.

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Student Accounts
The Student Accounts office is responsible for the preparation and distribution of billing statements for tuition, fees, room, board and other related fees. Student Accounts processes payments, sets up payment plans, disburses financial aid, and issues refunds.

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Student Life
The Division of Student Life offers numerous opportunities to Gonzaga students outside of the classroom. Student Life recognizes students have a need to develop their mind, body, and spirit as they are engaging in their academic pursuits. Student Life endeavors to help students develop through the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, which translates from the Latin as the care and concern for the dignity of the whole person. It offers extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities that provide students an invitation to take an active role in shaping their own experience at Gonzaga. In taking responsibility for their journey, and contributing to their environment at Gonzaga, students learn leadership, critical-thinking, and other skills that will make them valuable resources in their future communities and professional roles.

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ZagAlert
To receive alerts from GU’s emergency notification system, click here.

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ZagMail
ZagMail is university’s email client. All students receive an email address usually formatted like this: jdoe@zagmail.gonzaga.edu. (It usually consists of the student’s first initial and full last name.) This is the email the university will use to communicate with you. You may set it up to forward to another account if you wish. If you have forgotten your email address or password, contact the Help Desk.

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ZagWeb
ZagWeb has many vital functions for the student. Namely, it is the place where you register for classes, update your personal contact information, and receive your bills. To log-in, use your student ID# or SSN#. You create a unique password.

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