Spokane GOOB


Spokane GOOB


Spokane GOOB is a smaller setting outdoors pre-orientation trip than Montana GOOB for only 30 lucky freshmen.  Spokane GOOB takes place in the middle of the summer. Freshmen are invited to Gonzaga's campus for a full weekend of adventures in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area. The weekend is packed full of outdoor fun and adventure right in Gonzaga's backyard.  Freshmen should be prepared for a fast-paced, exciting time!  Activities include rafting/kayaking on the Spokane River, hiking Mt. Kit Carson, a high-ropes course and other exciting activities.  Evenings are spent at Lake Coeur d'Alene making s'mores and spending time with other first-year students and the upperclassmen adventure guides.  This is a fantastic way to meet other outdoors-loving students, to learn about Gonzaga, and become acquainted with the outdoor recreation opportunities in the Inland Northwest before you even start school!  

Cost: $250


The date the online registration will be open is yet to be announced, but registration will take place at https://commerce.cashnet.com/pre-orientation.

Please note—online registration and deposit do not confirm your place in a program. Confirmation will be provided at a date TBA. Please do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets until you receive confirmation of your enrollment. Students who are invited to participate will be required to provide additional information to your individual Pre-Orientation Program.

Application Timeline for 2015 Pre-Orientation Programs:

Registration Open: TBA

Confirmation: June TBA

Deposit and Payment

Pre-Orientation Programs requires credit card information be entered during registration. Payment will not be charged to your credit card until you are confirmed within your program. If you are not accepted into a program due to space limitations, your credit card will not be charged. If you are unable to put down credit card information for your deposit, please contact us immediately to make alternate arrangements.  Scholarships are available for students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Fees

Credit card information is required at registration and is not charged until confirmation of attendance in a program.

GOOB Spokane: $250

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What activities will I be doing on this trip?

There will be multiple activities you will be participating in, including biking, hiking, water adventures and a high-ropes challenge course!

Am I responsible for getting to and from Gonzaga?


When do I need to be in Spokane and when will I leave?

We need all participants to be in Spokane between 12:00pm and 1:00 pm on the start date and we will be done with our Sunday activity at 2:00pm on the end date.

Do I need to have any prior "outdoor" experience?

Nope, every level of skill is welcome!

Where will I be sleeping?

You will camping at Mineral Creek Campground between Coeur d'Alene and Harrison, ID.


*Cost will never be a barrier for a Gonzaga Outdoors trip.
If you are unable to afford the participate cost, please follow the sign-up procedures and then contact Gonzaga Outdoors.

About Gonzaga Outdoors:


GU Outdoors

Gonzaga Outdoors offers students an opportunity to participate and learn about a multitude of recreational activities.  We facilitate guided outdoors trips, offer students discounted rental services, and provide a bike and ski shop. We strive to keep recreational outdoors activities accessible to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful local surroundings. Gonzaga Outdoors hopes to inspire students to become active in protecting and participating in the outdoors throughout their whole life.

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Our office is in the lower level of Crosby Student Center
Phone: 509.313.4189
Questions? Email us!