New Student Orientation Schedule

This schedule is tentative, and subject to change. Please check back often.

Orientation Schedule for Transfer, Veteran, and Returning Adult Student →

Updated: February 15, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018



Original Location 

Alternate Location 

7am - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar - Technical Support Desk  Hemmingson Center  
8am - 3pm

Orientation Station


Housing Check-In

Hemmingson Center -
Northwest Concourse 
Hemmingson Center -
8am - 3pm Community Fair  Hemmingson Center –
Ballroom North & Center 
8am - 3pm Student Resource Fair Hemmingson Center –
Ballroom North & Center 
8am - 3pm Rudolf Fitness Center Tours Rudolf Fitness Center  
8am - 3pm  Rudolf Fitness Center and
Intramurals Information Booth
Foley Field   
8am - 3pm "Alma Mater Matters" Selfie
Spot & University Wall Signing
West Wall -
Bulldog Alley 
8am - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Up  Herak Quad  
8am - 2pm Kennel Club Membership Pick-Up Hemmingson Center -
9am - 4pm Schedule Changes, by Appointment Foley Library  
8am - 5pm  Mail Services BARC BARC  
8am - 4pm Student Media Booth Hemmingson Center-Pop Up Retail  
9am - 2pm Campus Tour St. Ignatius Statue Canceled
Lunch Hour Lunch On Your Own  Your Choice  
3pm - 6pm Orientation Station After-Hours Hemmingson Center -
Welcome Desk -
4pm - 5pm Small Group #1:
Ignite YOUR Small Group
Foley Field and
Herak Quad Assigned Classrooms
Assigned Classrooms
5pm - 6:15pm  Student Opening Ceremony   McCarthey Athletic Center  
6:15pm - 8:30pm   Dinner On Your Own  Off-Campus/Your Choice  
8:30pm - 9:30 pm  Residence Hall Meeting  Various Locations  Various Locations
9:30pm - 11pm   Playfair  Mulligan Field  
11pm - 1am   Fred Meyer Night

 Off Campus:

400 S Thor St,
Spokane WA, 99202 -


Saturday, August 25, 2018



 Original Location

 Alternate Location

7:30 a - 8:30 a Breakfast On Your Own  COG   
8am - 3pm Orientation Station Hemmingson Center-Rotunda  
8am - 12pm Mail Services  BARC  
8am - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar-Technical Support Desk Hemmingson Center  
8:30am Small Group Meet Up  Your Group Spots   
9am - 11am
IGNITE Series McCarthey Athletic Center   
11am - 12pm  Professor Panel McCarthey Athletic Center  
12pm - 2pm Lunch w/ Your Families  Various Locations  
12pm - 2pm US Bank Account Set Ups Hemmingson Center -
Alcove -
12pm - 1pm ROTC Orientation  Magnuson Theater  
1pm - 2pm ROTC Open House  Magnuson Theater  
4pm - 5pm Class of 2022 Picture Mulligan Field McCarthey Athletic Center
5pm Small Group 1.5  Group Spots  
5pm - 7pm Class of 2021 Dinner Various Locations

Hemmingson Center -



Hemmingson Center -
Room 314

7:15pm - 9:30pm Hall Check-In with RA Your Residence Hall  
8pm Welcome Night McCarthey Athletic Center  

Sunday, August 26, 2018



Original Location

Alternate Location

10am - 11:15am Welcome Mass  McCarthey Athletic Center  
11:15am - 12:15pm President's Reception Herak Quad Hemmingson Center -
1pm - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Ups  Hemmingson Center -
Alcove -
12pm - 1pm

Music Orientation: Creative Lessons,
Ensembles, & Courses

Theater & Dance Information Meeting


Music Hall 101

Theater & Dance Studio


1pm - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar - Technical Support Desk Hemmingson Center   
2pm - 3pm Families Depart    
3pm - 4pm Small Group #2: Ignite YOUR Student Engagement  Group Spot Assigned Classrooms
4pm - 5pm Small Group Signage Making Group Spots Assigned Classrooms
5pm - 8pm

How to Zag - Rotation Series

5pm - 6pm


COG How to Zag with CCP
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field
6pm - 7pm How to Zag with CCP
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom 
Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field 
7pm - 8pm Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field
Dinner-COG  How to Zag with CCP
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
5pm - 8pm How to Zag - Downtown    
8pm - 8:45pm  Load Buses to INB Theater  Lower McCarthey   
8:45pm - 9:30pm Cultural Show  Fox Theater  
9:45pm -10:30pm Bus Back to Campus Fox Theater   
10pm - 11pm GUTS Magnuson Theater  

Monday, August 27, 2018

Time  Event  Original Location  Alternate Location
7:30am - 8pm  Next Gen Tech Bar - Technical Support Desk  Hemmingson Center   
9:30am-10am Welcome Walk Herak Quad Cancelled
10am - 11am Academic Convocation  St. Aloysius Church and Cataldo Hall  
10:30am - 3pm Orientation Station Hemmingson Center -
Rotunda -
11:15am - 12:15pm

Advisor Meetings

  • Nursing
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Business


Various Locations

  • Jepson School of Business - Wolff Auditorium
  • Hemmingson Center -Ballroom                      
  • Cataldo Hall - Globe Room
12:15pm - 2pm Lunch On Your Own  
12:15pm - 1:15pm GU Choirs Welcome Picnic  Music Mansion Lawn  
1pm - 2pm Dance Welcome Dessert Social Theater & Dance Studio  
1pm - 5pm Schedule Changes- By Appointment  Foley Library  
2pm - 3:30pm School of Business Concentration Fair Jepson 107, 109, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127   
2pm - 3:45pm College of Arts and Sciences Meeting & Programs Fair  Hemmingson Center -
Ballroom & Pre-function Area -
4:30pm - 5:30pm Small Group #3:Ignite YOUR Academics Foley Field  Assigned Classrooms
5:30pm - 7:30pm Welcome Back BBQ Herak Quad  


Tech Support During Orientation

By Phone: (509) 313-5550
Friday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Monday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM

In Person:
Next Gen Tech Bar (NGTB) in the Hemmingson Center
Friday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Monday: 7:30AM – 8:00PM

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502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258
Crosby Center, Suite 110
(509) 313-4016