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New Student Orientation

Welcome New Zags to Gonzaga University!

New Student and Family Programs, along with the entire Zag community, is dedicated to providing new students with a welcoming, informative and incredibly fun Orientation Experience. We are all thrilled to welcome you all to campus and join you as you begin your journey at Gonzaga University!

Summer Session Dates

Session 1: July 12-14, 2023
Session 2: July 16-18, 2023
Session 3: July 19-21, 2023
Session 4: July 23-25, 2023
Session 5: July 26-28, 2023

Registration instructions are sent to the email address students applied with upon confirmation of enrollment by paying your deposit for the Fall 2023 semester. Registration confirmation, along with all future communications from New Student and Family Programs, will be sent to zagmail.

A tentative schedule can be found here.

You must arrive on campus by 8 PM on day 1 and depart campus no earlier than 12 noon on the last day of your session. You are responsible for transportation to and from campus.

All new Zags will stay on campus in Coughlin Hall for their new student orientation session.

These sessions are for students only. Parent and Family members are invited to attend Parent and Family Orientation taking place during Move-In and Welcome Weekend, August 25-27. Registration for Parent and Family Orientation will open in the late spring/early summer.

Zags will move into their residence halls on Friday, August 25th, 2023. For more information on the move-in process visit

Please contact New Student & Family Programs with any questions at

For more information, please click the links to the right.

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