Incoming first year students, if you plan to live on campus during the fall, you must submit the Residential Living Agreement and $200 Advance Room Deposit by May 1. You have the option of either sending in a check to the Office of Housing and Residence Life or paying the deposit online. First and Second year students are required to live on campus unless you meet the exemption requirements.
To submit a Residential Living Agreement online, follow these steps:
- Visit Zagweb at https://zagweb.gonzaga.edu, then click "Enter Secure Area" Have your ID and PIN ready.
- Enter your ID and PIN in the appropriate fields, then click the Login button.
- Once logged in, click the "Student" link.
- On the next page, click the "Housing and Residence Life" link, then click the "ZagLiving" link. Please use the email address you provided on your application for admission to create your account in ZagLiving.
To Submit the $200 Advance Room Deposit online:
- Go to ZAGWEB and follow these directions for paying the deposit online.
- Scroll down to the Advanced Room Deposit Section.
- Click "Paying the Deposit Online" for instructions on how to pay.
The Advance Room Deposit converts to a damage deposit upon enrollment and will be returned when the student leaves the residence hall system if no damages are incurred. This deposit is non-refundable unless a written cancellation and request for refund is received by the Dean of Admission by August 1st. Refunds for students who enroll at Gonzaga but decide to live off campus will be reviewed on a case-by case basis.
If you plan to live off-campus with immediate family in the Spokane area, you must meet the requirements outlined in the Gonzaga University Residence Requirement and submit the associated Exemption Request form on ZagLiving by May 1st.
Be sure to check out our Residence Halls before applying for housing. This will give you useful information when deciding what residence hall is the best fit for you!
Early completion of the above requirement is strongly encouraged.
Upper Division Housing
The University focuses its on campus housing upon first and second year students. Such students ‘age out’ of the requirement after four semesters or at 21, whichever comes first, at which point they are no longer guaranteed GU housing. We require students under 21 to live on campus for two full years, excluding summer terms. Our mission with our residence facilities is thus aimed and focused as a priority to accommodating those students first.
We continue to maintain some upper division space both on and off campus on a first come/first served basis using a variety of sign up processes between middle of October and middle of November. This allows those students unsuccessful in acquiring upper division space, significant time to search for something off campus during the remainder of the academic year.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life is comprehensive in scope, so part of our mission is to assist students, when needed, in finding something off campus, even with private landlords. We pay for, manage and host an ‘on line’ website based tool where landlords and other students can post vacancies for students and communicate back and forth. We strive to be the housing experts, with wisdom about our off campus neighborhood, pricing, styles of private facilities, and such. Annually, we survey the prices in the private market and produce a comparison sheet for students to discern cost differentials between on campus options and off campus ones. Additionally, we get more specific in comparing our ‘upper division’ apartments against those off campus in our neighborhood as well as some nice communities 10 miles out. By Thanksgiving each year, this information is available upon the asking, via drop in to the office or email request for the information. A couple of professionals in our main office also welcome neighborhood walks to discuss the various quadrants within walking distance and how they differ from one another.
As of academic year 2018/19, more than 75% of our upper division/law/grad population lives off campus at Gonzaga University. The vast majority are very comfortable and are paying ‘less’ than they would living on campus.