About Parent and Family Orientation

Gonzaga University understands the important role that family members play in their students' lives and educational success. Continued communication and support from family members can contribute immeasurably to the success of new GU students.

Parent and Family Orientation provides the opportunity to learn about the many offices, services, academic programs, and resources Gonzaga University has to offer. Through Parent and Family Orientation, families can build a partnership with Gonzaga University, focusing on ways in which everyone can support students in reaching their educational and career goals.

This is a very important time in your student’s life. You can help by being active participants at Parent and Family Orientation. Be prepared to take notes during the sessions and write down questions in advance. Gonzaga’s office of New Student & Family Programs strives to make this transition to college as smooth as possible.


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What Families Are Saying

"We’ve been through orientation programs at Georgetown and University of Portland. Honey – you left them in the dust! The organization and extremely helpful sessions were great.”
-Liz, Mom of Nick

“We are so thrilled that our son has chosen Gonzaga, and this weekend only doubly confirmed that. What a terrific community of people committed to developing the whole person...love that!”
-Anne, Mom of Grant

"Orientation was amazing! Now, I am more confident than ever that he will thrive at Gonzaga, and that I’m leaving him in the care and support of extraordinary people.”
-Lisa, Mom of Sean

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