Welcome to the Hemmingson Center

Welcome to the John J. Hemmingson Center

Welcome home. Built in 2015, our university center brings to life Gonzaga's rich history, educational experiences and serves as a gathering place for students, staff, faculty and the greater Spokane community. 

At its core, the Hemmingson Center is an imaginative place reflecting our vision of what it means to support students who attend a premier Jesuit university. Its intentional design showcases the Gonzaga experience with exciting, innovative opportunities to live in community, and meet, learn, discover, and grow in every aspect of life: mind, body and spirit.

The Hemmingson Center is a place built to...

Choose from two floors of diverse community dinning options made up of six restaurant-style platforms, many inspired by regions around the world. Eat in with friends or grab a coffee or snack on the go.
Live the Northwest life - explore the region's great outdoors and get active. Take part in the arts, entertainment and student activities.
Enrich your life with opportunities for service, travel and discovery on campus.
Meet and relax at one of the many indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. Get involved with the Zag campus community.
Deepen your faith, quiet your mind and take time out of your busy schedule to relax.
Learn in an inspiring, interconnected environment. Get absorbed in your studies and work, collaborate with others and exchange ideas with those around you.

Visit Us

702 E. Desmet Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
Directions & Parking Map

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Building Hours 

Monday-Thursday: 7 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 7 AM - 2 AM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 AM
Sunday: 9 AM - 12 AM

Welcome Desk


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We Welcome Service Animals 

Service animals are dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform a task for an individual with a disability. Please note: pets and other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act or state law, and they are not allowed in the Hemmingson Center. Please contact the Welcome Desk with questions, 509-313-6942.

John J. Hemmingson Center Guidelines and Procedures Manual

This Guidelines and Procedures Manual is the official source for direction regarding the Hemmingson Center at Gonzaga University.