Frequently Asked Questions

1 . When is New Student Orientation?^

This is a four-day Orientation beginning Friday, August 26 through Monday, August 29, 2016. It will be a full weekend of activities, so prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime experience! 

2 . What are "Orientation Leaders" and "GUide Core"?^

Only the best people you will ever meet! During Orientation, you will be assigned two Orientation Leaders, led by upperclass Zags. They have been trained during the summer to ensure that you will have a successful transition into college life. You'll meet with your Small Group throughout the weekend, and they're a great resource to learn the ins and outs of GU. GUide Core are the five students who plan and coordinate New Student Orientation. 

3 . I haven't received any information from GUide Core, what should I do? ^

Please email or give us a call at (509) 313-4016 

4 . Is there a program for Parents and Families? ^

Yes! Our Parent & Family Programs welcomes your families to a two-and-a-half day orientation that runs parallel to New Student Orientation. For more information and Registration, please visit the Parent & Family Orientation website HERE

5 . When will I receive my housing and roommate information?^

The tentative building assignment email message will be sent to the applicant’s Gonzaga email address (not the parent’s) by mid-July. Access to ZagMail is required to view the email. Stay tuned to hear about roomates after you have received your tentative building assignment.

6 . How do I register for my first-semester courses?^

Your first-semester course schedule will be constructed for you by Academic Advising and Assistance, based on the information you provide in the Academic Interest Survey, as well as your academic profile and history.  To learn more, please visit our website at  For all subsequent semesters, you will register for courses on your own, through Zagweb.

7 . If I don't like my schedule, once I receive it, can I change it?^

Yes, perhaps. Once you receive your schedule, if you have questions or concerns, plan to either call, e-mail or visit Academic Advising and Assistance during Schedule Change times during Orientation Weekend. We will listen to your concerns and review your schedule with you to see if changes are necessary and/or possible. Our first priority is registering you for a first semester that sets you on a four-year path to graduation. If that requires schedule changes, we will gladly make them.  For more information about schedule changes, please click here.

8 . How do I find an on-campus job?^

Jobs will begin being posted in August, so at that time you can check the “Student Employment Website”. Keep checking the site as new positions are added constantly.