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.
NOTE: ALL GRADUATE BUSINESS STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN A 3.0 GPA TO GRADUATE
The MBA, MAcc, & MSTax Monthly Newsletter is the best way to stay connected to the program. It features important announcements, class information, upcoming events, and job opportunities. The newsletter is updated once a month but can be accessed any time at http://blogs.gonzaga.edu/gsbstudents/. If you are not receiving the newsletter, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZAGWEB: Your resource for course registration and up-to-date course offerings. 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.
To Add or Drop a Course: Students should consult the MBA, MAcc & MSTax Monthly Newsletter for ADD/DROP deadlines and informaion. Typically a student will have one week from the first day of class to ADD/DROP a course (remove course from transcript with no grade assigned, and tuition is reimbursed). After that he/she can WITHDRAW (course shows on transcript with a W grade, but does not impact their GPA, and no tuition reimbursed). In the event that you need to WITHDRAW from a class, consult your advisor. 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 he/she will allow you to register. The professor must email your advisor to get permission. You must then email the CRN and your GU ID to your advisor to be registered. Advisor contacts can be found on the Current Student page.
Prereq Policy for Registration in 600 Level Courses: MBA, MAcc, & MSTax students cannot register for 600 level courses unless they have successfully completed the appropriate prereq course or CLEP exam. If you are taking the prereq course the semester before the 600 level course, we can accept an email from the prereq 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 prereq immediately upon completion of the course and mail us official transcripts if applicable. If you do not receive a C or better in the prereq course, you will be dropped from the 600 level course. For more information on pre-requisites, please click here.
CLEP: For some prerequisite requirement, CLEP or preficiency exams are available at Gonzaga University School of Business. For more information, click here.
Financial Aid: is available to graduate students, and require you to fill out a FAFSA. For more information, go to Gonzaga's financial aid website. We also offer scholarships and Graduate Assistantships through the Graduate School of Business.
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. Graduate Assistantship Application Form
Scholarships in the Graduate School of Business provide financial assistance to students of high promise who demonstrate significant potential to benefit from graduate education. Scholarship Application Form
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. International Student Scholarship Form
Zagmail - GU Email
Your GU email account, Zagmail, is very important. Professors and Graduate School Staff use Zagmail as your primary contact. You are responsible for all information sent to Zagmail. After you register for classes, we can request your Zagmail account. Once your account is created, we will email you your Gonzaga email address and instructions for setting your password.
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.
Your GU ID acts as your library card and is required for many general uses at Gonzaga, including sporting events. To obtain your ID Card you must be registered for classes and have your payment plan arranged. You can 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.
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.
There are limited apartments reserved for the graduate population. For more information on On-Campus Living, click here.
There are many off-campus off campus housing opportunities around Gonzaga Campus. This has links for aparments and housing within walking distance of Gonzaga.
For information on the Spokane Area, click here.
Internships: 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. If you'd like help finding an internship, ask your advisor. Also, the Graduate School of Business will post internships in the monthly newsletter, LinkedIn, and Who's Hiring.
LinkedIn, Facebook, & Twitter: To meet current and incoming business school graduate students, like the "Gonzaga Graduate School of Business on Facebook and follow us (@GonzagaMBA) on Twitter. We use this site to share information about GU events/interesting articles, job postings, internship opportunities, and upcoming social events. Also join our LinkedIn group (Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business) to stay updated on upcoming professional development events and job opportunities.
Use the campus links below for more information about Gonzaga's University
- Academic Calendar: provides information on holidays, breaks, etc.
- New Student Medical forms: Look for an email in your Zagmail account regarding instructions for logging into your secure Online Health Portal and completing your New Student Medical Forms. All students are required to submit these forms, which include providing documentation of two measles (rubeola) vaccinations. Student registration will be blocked if this is not turned in. For more information on Gonzaga University Health & Counseling Services, please visit www.gonzaga.edu/healthandcounseling
- 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 that includes administrative announcements and events. If you have not begun receiving these messages, please email tech support at email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic Events: As a graduate student you are eligible to receive one basketball ticket to each 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.
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.