Gonzaga University President Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., will officially change the name of the University’s Administration Building to College Hall during a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the main entrance to the building. Immediately following the ceremony, Gonzaga will host a reception with complimentary beverages and appetizers. The event is open to the public.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of Gonzaga and its core academic school, the College of Arts and Sciences, which opened in 1887. Developed to reflect the Jesuit philosophy of education, the College offers rigorous, classical academic training. The College of Arts and Sciences provides a general education, called the Core Curriculum, to all Gonzaga undergraduate students, and majors and concentrations in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social and physical sciences.
The ceremony will be one of many events taking place this weekend as Fall Family Weekend also will be in full swing Oct. 19-21. Fall Family Weekend is an opportunity for parents of current students to learn about their student’s life at Gonzaga.
In addition to the renaming ceremony, there will be opportunities to attend a comedy act by Josh Blue (Saturday, 7 p.m., McCarthey Athletic Center), Gonzaga’s fall theatrical production “Fahrenheit 451” in the Russell Theatre (Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), a concert performed by the GU Choir and Schola (Friday 7 p.m., St. Aloysius Church), the GU Crew Home Regatta (Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. both days), and many other activities. Visit the following Web site for a complete schedule of activities at Gonzaga University this weekend:
For more information, contact Pat Reese at (509) 323-6134 or via e-mail.