University District

Gonzaga students patronize businesses throughout
the University District, including David's Pizza.

Gonzaga's faculty and students bring tremendous resource to the University District, both brain power and spending power

  • Gonzaga is an anchor of the University District, with nearly 7,600 students and 1,100 employees studying and working on 130 acres adjacent to downtown Spokane
  • Gonzaga students have worked as research assistants on the Riverpoint Campus at WSU-Spokane’s Sleep & Performance Research Center,  Applied Sciences Lab and with the University of Washington Medical School faculty
  • In the last five years, Gonzaga has created or expanded programs in forensic accounting, environmental studies, family counseling, nursing administration and human physiology, adding diverse education opportunities in the University District
  • Gonzaga is the leading provider of private investment in the University District neighborhood
  • 6,000 GU students live in or within walking distance of the University District

University DistrictUDistrict Enhancements


Marty Dickinson

"Gonzaga is a major spoke in
the University District wheel,
keeping the momentum of
the $843 million public/private
investment moving. The
synergy of Gonzaga together
with the other educational
institutions and regional
economic drivers creates an
urban laboratory with exciting
potential to come."
- Marty Dickinson,
president, Downtown
Spokane Partnership

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