Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Alumni & Friends

Thank you for visiting the Gonzaga Alumni Website!

We are thinking of all our students, alumni, families and friends during this challenging time. The alumni mailbox alumni@gonzaga.edu and phone line 509-313-5999 are monitored throughout normal business hours, and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Your safety and well-being are our priority, as shared in a message from President Thayne McCulloh and Vice President for University Advancement, Joe Poss to alumni and friends.

In accordance with the CDC recommendation, all in person regional chapter events and on campus gatherings are canceled through the remainder of the semester (May 10). Virtual events will be shared via email communication or Chapter social media pages.

For updates related to COVID-19 from Gonzaga University, please visit this site: www.gonzaga.edu/coronavirus

Gonzaga University The Tassel Will Turn 2020

Tassels Will Turn 2020

Gonzaga’s Commencement Ceremonies have been rescheduled to September 4 – 6, 2020. For more information visit: www.gonzaga.edu/commencement

Many alumni have asked how they can help students. If you feel called to assist with the journey of our students or families:

 

For information regarding events beyond May 10, please see below. We thank you for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times.

Planning for the LA Trek continues, although we will be using the virtual format recently used for the Bay Area Treks. For questions, or if you’d like to be involved, please contact Erin Shields shieldse@gonzaga.edu.

 

As we wait for decisions regarding the season from Major League Baseball, the Zags at the Mariners event on May 30 has been cancelled. We are hoping to reschedule for a later date, and will notify ZagNation when we are able.

For questions, please contact Drew Rieder riederd@gonzaga.edu.

 

As we navigate the uncertain times regarding health and safety in our world, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Alumni Scholarship Benefit event for 2020.

The Alumni Scholarship Board of Directors and the Alumni Relations Office remain committed to providing student scholarships, and look forward to resuming this event next year.

The need for student scholarships is greater than ever. While our fundraising event has paused for the year, our awarding of scholarships has not, and we continue to support the education of Gonzaga students. This year (academic year 2020–21) we had a record number of applicants, and have announced awards for 60 students, totaling over $165,000.

If you would like to contribute to legacy student scholarships at any time, you can do so here.

 

After much discussion and reflection with your reunion planning committee, we have made the difficult decision to postpone your 50 year Gonzaga Reunion, previously scheduled for June 19 – 21, 2020. The revised plan moving forward will be to host a 50 year Reunion for the Class of 1970 next year, potentially in collaboration with the Class of 1971 Reunion. We will share specific dates when they are confirmed.


 

The Memory Book is currently in the publishing process. We will distribute a digital copy of the book when it becomes available. The option to request a physical copy of the book will be made available at a later date.

 

At this time, Alumni Reunion Weekend 2020 remains on the schedule. We will welcome back Classes of 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. We will watch the situation. For questions please contact Megan Torba torba@gonzaga.edu.