New Student Information
Welcome to Gonzaga University!
We are excited to have you join our graduate business programs. Below you will find important information for all new students. Please read the information carefully, and contact us @ 509-313-7044 if you have any questions.
Student ID Cards
Zagmail - GU Email
Tuition and Fees
Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships
Student Housing & Relocation Info
MBA & MAcc Monthly Newsletter
Student ID Cards
Your GU ID acts as is your library card and is required for many general uses at Gonzaga, including sporting events. To obtain your ID Card go to Student Accounts in College Hall room 024 or use one of their mail-in options. Be advised offices on campus may close for lunch.
Zagmail - GU Email
Your GU email account, Zagmail, is very important. Professors and Graduate School Staff use your Zagmail as primary contact. You are responsible for all information sent to your Zagmail. To obtain your Zagmail account, go to the helpdesk in the basement of the Foley Library after receiving your student ID or call the Help Desk at 509-313-5550. Please note: Gonzaga has had issues with the blocking/junk-mail functions of non-GU email accounts such as hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc. If you forward your Zagmail to any of these accounts, you many not receive important (and official) emails from Gonzaga.
ZAGWEB: Your resource for course registration and up-to-date course offerings. We encourage you to register as soon as possible for trailer courses. Please set up an appointment with your advisor in advance of registration to secure an available advising slot. For information on how to use Zagweb, click here.
Blackboard: When you register for classes you are automatically registered on Blackboard.
NOTE: Not all classes will be on Blackboard as professors have to turn on their Blackboard site manually. If you do not see your course via Blackboard, please contact your professor directly. For information on how to use Blackboard click here.
To Add or Drop a Course: Students have one week from the first day of class to DROP a course (removes course from transcript, no grade assigned, and tuition is reimbursed). After that they can WITHDRAW (course shows on transcript with a W grade, but does not impact their GPA, and no tuition reimbursed). Students can WITHDRAW from a course up until 3 weeks of the last day of the course. Proper paperwork must be processed for both dropping and withdrawing from courses. The forms can be found on the registrars' website.
Courses that are CLOSED: If a course is closed, you can email the professor to see if they will allow you to register. The professor must email Jinny Piskel with permission. You must then email the CRN and ID to Jinny at email@example.com to be registered.
Pre-req Policy for Registration in 600 Level Courses: MBA and MAcc students can not be registered for 600 level courses unless they have successfully completed the appropriate pre-req course or CLEP exam. If you are taking the pre-req course the semester before the 600 level course, we can accept an email from the pre-req professor once midterms (major exams) have been completed. This email must state that you are in good standing (receiving a B or better). We can then register you for the 600 level course. The professor must email us your final grade for the pre-req immediately upon completion of the course and mail us official transcripts if applicable. If you do not receive a C or better in the pre-req course, you will be dropped from the 600 level course. For more information on pre-requisites, please click here.
Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid is available to graduate students, but you must fill out a FAFSA. For more information go to Gonzaga's financial aid website. We also offer scholarships through the Graduate School of Business and Graduate Assistantships.
Graduate Assistantships are an excellent way for students to work with faculty and staff in the school of business while earning $15/hour. Students are partnered with faculty and staff based on their interests and skill sets. Most assistantships are for 5-15 hours per week, and on average students are able to earn approximately $2,000 per semester. Last year, over 80% of eligible applicants were awarded an assistantship.
Scholarships in the Graduate School of Business provide financial assistance to students of high promise who demonstrate significant potential to benefit from graduate education.
- International Student Scholarships provide financial assistance to international students of high promise who demonstrate significant potential and benefit from graduate education. Applications are evaluated on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Scholarships are awarded in the fall and spring semesters on a highly competitive basis.
Graduate Housing and Relocation Info
There is a limited number of apartments reserved for the graduate population. For more information on On-Campus Living, click here. There is also a large number of off campus housing opportunities around Gonzaga Campus. For information on the Spokane Area, click here.
The MBA & MAcc Monthly Newsletter is the best way to stay connected to the program. It features important announcements, upcoming events and job opportunities. The newsletter is distributed once a month. Our new blog format to the newsletter allows you to subscribe for the most up to date information. If you are not receiving the newsletter, please contact us at:
Gonzaga University's internship program is designed to provide benefits to both students and business partners. Interns are able to receive academic credit and wages, gain significant and diverse business experience, and increase their marketability and productivity after graduation. The School of Business maintains a business internship site. The Graduate School of Business will also post internships in the monthly newsletter.
Zagtrax, Gonzaga's recruiting and employment site, also posts available internships. For more information on how to set up a ZagTrax account, click here. For additional Career Center resources and services, click here.
Facebook and LinkedIn
To meet current and incoming business school graduate students become a fan on Facebook. We use this site to share information about job postings, internship opportunities, and upcoming social events. Also join our Linkedin group to stay updated on upcoming professional development events and job opportunities.
Academic honesty is expected of all Gonzaga University students. Academy dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating academic dishonesty. Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty is subject to disciplinary action. To see the full academic honesty policy, click here. To view the academic honesty slideshow, click here.
Academic Calendar - provides information on holidays, breaks, etc.
Campus Map - interactive.
Immunization Records - New students need to submit the Immunization Record Form or official vaccination records by August 1 to the Gonzaga University Health Center. Student registration will be blocked if this is not turned in. For more information on why your account will have a hold if this form is not submitted, please refer to our Mandatory Proof of Immunization Policy.
Parking Passes can be bought from the Campus Security Office. Parking rules are enforced year round, 24 hours a day unless otherwise specified. If you are only taking night classes, you can purchase a Silver night pass good in all non-residential parking lots after 5:00 p.m. To pay for your parking pass online, click here.
Morning Mail is a daily email from the central university which includes administrative announcements and events. If you have not begun receiving these messages, please email tech support at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to their list. If you have not received your Gonzaga email address or do not hear from the help desk in a timely manner, please let us know at:
Athletic Events As a graduate student you are eligible to receive basketball tickets to all of the men's and women's home games. Check the Morning Mail before games for distribution times. For more sport events including ticket information, click here.
Rudolph Fitness Center Membership Graduate students may obtain a membership to the Rudolph Fitness Center for $150/semester. For more information on the Rudolph Fitness Center, click here.
Student Organizations For information about clubs and organizations, including joining a club, starting a club, or contacting someone in a club, visit the Clubs and Organizations office or call extension 4087.
Graduate Student Association The GSA is a group of students who advise the Vice President of Student Life and the Associate Academic VP on matters of graduate education. The GSA is open to all registered graduate students at Gonzaga University.
The Zag Shop provides a variety of services and supplies to our growing community including selling textbooks, classroom supplies, study aids, Zag gear and more. Please visit the Zag Shop website for information on return policies, used book buy backs, and textbook availability.
Foley Library Your GU ID Card is also your library card, which also works at the Gonzaga Law Library, Whitworth College, North Idaho College, University of Idaho, and Idaho Law Library. You can search their catalogs online just like ours.
Zag Language As with every university, Gonzaga has many phrases and slang term unique to our campus. Use this link to access a guide.