O-Core Mission Statement

Gonzaga University’s Orientation welcomes new students and their families into the GU community. Gonzaga University’s Orientation strives to build this community through the intentional interactions between new students, families, current students, Jesuits, faculty and staff. New students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the intellectual, spiritual, and developmental opportunities available to them, as well as gain knowledge of campus and community resources. Created and facilitated by current student leaders, Orientation enhances the student experience by helping individuals learn to accept and face first-year challenges, appreciate diversity, and therefore grow as students, individuals and Zags.