GUST Summer Program


Gonzaga University Summer Term (GUST)

Summer 2015 Dates - Monday, June 29 through Friday, August 7.

If you're an incoming Gonzaga freshman and you can't wait to get a start on your degree, GUST is just what you're looking for!

The Gonzaga University Summer Term (GUST) is a 6-week program that offers highly motivated students an opportunity to get a head start on your Gonzaga degree, meet other students, network with professors, and learn valuable college survival skills through focused study in a fun summer setting. No matter your major, GUST offers a wide variety of courses to choose from as you begin your college career.

What will GUST do for me?

Gonzaga students who intend to graduate in four years need to plan their coursework carefully. Because of credit-hour requirements for GU degrees, all undergraduates should plan on taking an average of 16 credits each semester. Some majors require an average of 17-18 credits per semester.

GUST provides structure and support for you as you pursue two or three first-year courses, so you can get ahead and potentially lighten your course load during your first full academic year.

What's involved?

As a GUST student, you'll come to campus in late June and enroll in up to 7 semester credits during our regularly scheduled Summer Session II. You will receive academic support services to help you in choosing your courses for both summer session and the fall term. All GUST students live on campus in one of our residence halls and eat in one of several campus dining facilities. If you are from the Spokane area, you may opt to live at home. A reduced fee structure is available for students who choose to live at home, as well as those who elect not to participate in planned on- and off-campus co-curricular and special activities and events.

What courses are available?

Courses offered include, but are not limited to, English, Speech, and History, as well as Business and Religion courses. A Strategy of College Course (UNIV 115) is also offered and is designed to ease the transition from high school to the college learning environment. Students get individualized academic advising as they explore the structure of college academic work, learning styles, effective note-taking, test-taking and other study strategies, as well as hands-on academic planning. Students who choose this course will be partnered with UNIV 110 STEP Basics Course participants, where these same academic tools and principles are taught.

A complete list of course offerings will be sent to interested participants at a later date.

What are the advantages of GUST?
  • GUST students have a great head start on their college careers
  • Study in very small, very intense classes in a supportive and fun environment
  • Network with faculty and administrators, as well as fellow students early in their academic careers
  • Compose/revise course schedules for the fall semester on-site
  • Have an opportunity to attend study table and work sessions with other motivated students
  • Learn valuable college survival skills
  • Receive individualized academic advising
  • Plan in advance for studies abroad, teacher certification, double majors and other scheduling complexities
  • Learn about campus and community resources, including employment and service opportunities, EARLY!
What does it cost?

The cost for GUST will include a reduced tuition rate, housing, programming fees, the optional Martin Athletic Centre usage fee, and other student account fees. The program cost will not include additional charges for meals, lab fees, books, supplies, travel or incidental expenses incurred by the student in transit or while on campus. The cost for GUST 2015 has not yet been determined. Please check back later for any updates on the cost of the program.

How can I get more information on GUST 2014?

Send us an e-mail at and we'll be happy to send you our GUST informational packet with all of the details. You may also phone us at 509.313.4072 or toll free at 800.965.9223 with any questions.  We look forward to working with you this summer!

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Spokane, WA 99258-0027
Phone: (509) 313-4072
Toll-free: (800) 965-9223
Fax: (509) 313-4062

Location: Foley Center Library, Suite 122
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am-12 pm, 1-5 pm

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