Parent & Family Orientation Itinerary

Note: Subscription to parent and family services is required for parent and family orientation registration.


Parent & Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation (PFO) will take place on campus, August 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2022.

Welcome ZagFam!

Schedule subject to change:

 parent and family orientation schedule

We are very excited to welcome you to the community! As you've been preparing to move your Zag onto campus we have been planning an orientation program that will provide you with a wealth of knowledge, a sense of calm, and confidence that your student is indeed at their home away from home.

We would like to provide you with some information regarding what the move-in process will look like on Friday, August 26th.

It is going to be HOT! Be sure to bring water. There will be blue barrels placed around campus for refilling water bottles in addition to bottle filling stations available in various buildings across campus.

Move-In (campus map)

  • Arrive at your designated move-in time as shown on your student's ZagLiving homepage
  • Park in the BARC Parking Garage
  • Head to Foley Lawn for Check-In's
    • Separate (let the transition begin) for New Student Check-in & Parent and Family Check-in
      • If you did not register for Parent & Family Orientation you will be able to do so on-site at the Orientation Information tent across the walkway (Bulldog Alley) from Foley Lawn.
      • Students continue on to the Housing/ZagCard tent
    • Reunite on Foley Library Steps, at the back/south end of Foley Lawn, for a ZagFam photo!
  • Move-In to residence hall (East CampusWest Campus)
  • Continue on to your Parent & Family Orientation schedule (you will receive a printed itinerary at check-in)
    • Visit the ZagFest community fair on Herak Quad
      • Find US Bank on Herak to open an account
      • Find Zag Dining on Herak to purchase a meal plan
    • Take a tour of campus starting in front of College Hall at the St. Ignatius statue
      • Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 9 AM with the last tour leaving at 2 PM

Community Health & Safety Guidelines

  • If you are feeling ill, or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please help keep our campus safe and stay at home
  • We will have disposable facemasks available if you need one
  • As always, visit often for the most up-to-date information regarding our response to COVID-19

We greatly appreciate your commitment to joining our efforts to keep our community safe and healthy.

Flights and Hotel Reservations:

If you plan to book a hotel, you should start as soon as your Zag has been formally accepted! Hotels in town, especially those close to campus, fill early. For information about hotels, see our Accommodations Page. For directions on how to get to campus, see our Transportation and Directions Page. Unfortunately, Gonzaga does not provide a shuttle service.

Click here to view the Accommodation options >

Click here for Transportation information and directions >