Gonzaga Day: A History

Since 2012, Gonzaga Day has celebrated what it truly means to be a Zag for life — full of gratitude, pride and a willingness to help those in need.

You know that the “Gonzaga Experience” is something special. It continues well past graduation and doesn’t stop once you’ve attained your academically challenging, faith-driven degree. No matter where you are in life, there will always be opportunities for lifelong learning and ways to support future Zags.

On Gonzaga Day, Zags have participated in:

  • Game-watch events in cities and chapter locations around the world
  • Special and exciting halftime performances and presentations
  • Service opportunities
  • Giving challenges to ensure Gonzaga’s impact continues for current and future Zags
  • And engaged with Zag Nation through social media

How we celebrated previous Gonzaga Days

On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, YOU ignited the Zag Nation. From gathering at 19 regional game watches to 3 service projects in chapters around the world, Gonzaga Day celebrates what it truly means to be a Zag for life

Thank you for the many ways you joined in the celebration of the 11th annual Gonzaga Day!

Gonzaga Day 2022

On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, Zag Nation celebrated connection! From networking to community to cheering on the Zags together, Zag Nation is built on the connections we build and nourish together.

From submitting over 100 businesses into the Zags Business Directory, to gathering at 20 regional game watches and filling the social media airwaves with Gonzaga love, you answered the call and made us proud!

Enjoy the recap of your Gonzaga Day 2022 celebrations around the country!


Gonzaga Day 2021

Zags all over the world celebrated hope for a virtual Gonzaga Day. The 2021 event included a special Gonzaga Day interview with GU Alumni, John Stockton ’84 and Laura Stockton ’19.


Gonzaga Alum and Basketball Legend John Stockton '84 and Gonzaga Alumna daughter Laura Stockton '19 play basketball
Photo by Brady Campbell.

Celebrate Hope with our GU alumni
John Stockton ’84 and Laura Stockton ’19
as they share a special Gonzaga Day interview hosted by Matt Santangelo ’00.

Stick around after the interview for more Q&A with Zykera Rice ’18 and Rob Sacre ’11!

The Jesuit Community shares a bit about hope



Gonzaga Day 2020

Group photo of NY Alumni Chapter at their service project on Gonzaga 2020
Gonzaga Day 2020 (January 18, 2020) — Our New York Chapter served their community by volunteering at The Bowery Mission.




2020 marked the 8th Annual Gonzaga Day celebration. Since its inception in the year 2013 (as part of Gonzaga’s 125th year celebration), this event has been a rallying point for thousands of Zags all across the nation and the world.


Gonzaga Day 2019

For Gonzaga Day 2019, Zags all around the world gathered to celebrate Gonzaga’s Mission of service to others and the 20th anniversary of the Mission Possible Program.


Gonzaga Day 2018

Gonzaga Day 2018 Zags around the world celebrated what it means to be a Zag at regional game watches across Zag Nation.


Gonzaga Day 2017

Gonzaga Day 2017 included the first ever Gonzaga Day Giving Challenge that raised over $250,000 for scholarships.


2016 Gonzaga Day

For Gonzaga Day 2016, we celebrated academic innovation—the way a Gonzaga education pushes limits and provides the foundation for Zags to do incredible things. 


2015 Gonzaga Day

Click here for more videos from Gonzaga Day 2015



2014 Gonzaga Day


2013 Gonzaga Day


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