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About First Year Experience Programs

Welcome to Gonzaga University!

First Year Experience Programs is dedicated to assisting you in a successful transition into the Gonzaga University community. The Office is a one-stop shop in finding and connecting to resources on campus. Whether you are looking for assistance in academic tutoring, finding a flag football team or ways to serve the community, we will be able to get you on the right path. Through the rich experiences and supportive campus community, the First Year Experience Programs is a great resource for you.

We invite you to come visit our office in the Crosby Student Center, Room 110. Whether you are a freshman, international, transfer, veteran or returning adult, we make a commitment to you today help be your map you need for your first year at Gonzaga.

Mission Statement

First Year Experience Programs develops and facilitates an exemplary program of New Student Orientation and year-long transitional programs. New students (including first year, international, athletes, transfer, veterans, and non-traditional) are provided a holistic introduction to the university, connections to students with faculty, staff, and current students and support to their development and success during their first year.

A Commitment to Students

Healthy Well-Being

Provide students opportunities to transition safely into the Gonzaga University and greater Spokane communities.

Resources & Understanding Community

Provide students with the ability to navigate and connect with the physical environment of the campus and identify campus and city resources.


Provide participants with an integrated social support system and connection with Gonzaga students, staff and faculty.

A Commitment to Academic Excellence

Academic Transition

Provide participants with information and opportunities to explore the liberal arts heritage for academic success.

A Commitment to the Integrative Jesuit Educational Experience


Participants will be acquainted with mission, Jesuit Catholic values, cultivating an ethic of service and social justice that support their spiritual development.

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502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258
Crosby Center, Suite 110