Transfer, Veteran, and Returning Adult Services

A word from Orientation Core's Academics and Special Populations Manager...
Hello future Zags! My name is Brady Essmann and I am the Academics and Special Populations Manager for Orientation Core. My team and I are so incredibly excited to welcome you into our community! We hope to prepare you for academic and student life at Gonzaga as much as possible before you join us in the Fall, so please send us any questions and check the Orientation page frequently to look for new information.

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A word from the Coordinator of Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Relations...
My name is Jaime Hollis and I would personally like to welcome you to Gonzaga University and invite you to attend New Student Orientation (August 30, 2013 - September 2, 2013). I serve as the Coordinator of the Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Program and I’m also a former non-traditional student. You may be wondering, “What is a non-traditional student?”  Non-traditional students are usually over the age of 24 and have gained life experience not typically found in the “traditional” 18 - 22 year old student population. 
I strongly encourage you to participate in Gonzaga’s New Student Orientation weekend and the Non-Traditional Student Barbecue planned August 24th.  It is a great opportunity to get to know the Gonzaga Community and meet fellow non-traditional students. A list of events for non-traditional and veteran students is available on this page. I work in Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Programs and can be contacted via phone at 509-313-5501 or via email at hollis@gonzaga.edu.





Below is the schedule for the 2013 New Student Orientation.

While you are invited and encouraged to participate in all the Orientation events, there are activities designed specifically for Transfer, Non-Traditional, and Veteran students. This schedule is tentative and subject to change. You will receive a finalized schedule later.

TRANSFER STUDENTS (ages 18-23)


Friday, August 30th

Orientation Check-In
All transfer students check-in for Orientation

8am - 3:30pm

Small Group #1

5-5:45pm

Student Resource Fair

9am - 3pm

Nighttime Activities

8-11pm

Fred Meyer Night
Forgot something at home or want to decorate your room? Shop ‘til you drop! Great deals exclusively for GU students at a local hypermarket. To view Fred Meyer's website, visit this link. Fred Meyer is a division of the Kroger grocery chain.

11pm - 1am

Saturday, August 31st

Small Group #2

2:45-3pm

Welcome Night

8pm - 12am

Sunday, September 1st

Early Mass

9-10am

President's Reception

11am - 1pm

Welcome Mass

1-2pm

Small Group #3

3-4pm

Class of 2017 Picture

4-5pm

Boat Cruise

7-11pm

GUTS

Show #1: 7-8pm
Show #2: 8:30-9:30pm

Glow

9-11pm

Monday, September 2nd

Academic Convocation

9:15-10:30am

Non-Traditional, Veteran, Transfer Student Luncheon with the President

12-1:30pm

GU Choirs Welcome Picnic

12-1pm

Small Group #4

3:15-4pm

Admissions - Transfer Webpage Link



NON-TRADITIONAL (students ages 24+) & VETERAN STUDENTS


Saturday, August 24th

*Non-Traditional (ages 24+) & Veteran Student Networking Social
Come join us for a day of good food, new information, fun games, and great company!

11am - 1pm

Friday, August 30th

Orientation Check-In

8am - 3:30pm

Student Resource Fair

9am - 3pm

Nighttime Activities

8-11pm

Fred Meyer Night
Forgot something at home or want to decorate your room? Shop ‘til you drop! Great deals exclusively for GU students at a local hypermarket. To view Fred Meyer's website, visit this link. Fred Meyer is a division of the Kroger grocery chain. 

11pm - 1am

Saturday, August 31st

Non-Traditional, Veteran, Transfer (transfer students age 24+) Small Group #1
Meet at Crosby Steps 

2:45-3:30pm

Class of 2017 Welcome Night

8pm - 12am

Sunday, September 1st

*Early Welcome Mass

9-10am

*Welcome Mass

1-2pm

Class of 2017 Picture

4-5pm

Boat Cruise

7-11pm

GUTS

Show #1: 7-8pm
Show #2: 8:30-9:30pm 

Glow

9-11pm

Monday, September 2nd

Academic Convocation

9:15-10:30am

Non-Traditional, Veteran, Transfer Student Luncheon with the President

12-1:30pm

GU Choirs Welcome Picnic

12-1pm

Non-Traditional, Veteran, Transfer (transfer students age 24+) Small Group #2
Meet at Foley Steps 

3:15-4pm

* Denotes family-friendly events
New Student Orientation
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0070
Phone: (509) 313-4016
Email: orientation@zagmail.gonzaga.edu
Location: Crosby Student Center, Main Floor