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: July 17th, 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

Foley Field
Hemmingson Center -
 8am - 3pm

First-Year Student Gift from Your Gonzaga Student Body Association

- The Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) would like to meet every new Zag and welcome them with a first-year student gift. Stop by to pick yours up!

 8am - 4pm

 Residence Hall Move-In Times


- 8:00 am - 9:00 am - 3rd Floor

- 10:00 am - 11:00 am - 2nd Floor

- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - 1st Floor


- 8:00 am - 8:45 am - 5th Floor

- 9:30 am - 10:15 am - 4th Floor

- 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm - 3rd Floor

- 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm - 2nd Floor


- 8:00 am - 9:30 am - 2nd Floor NE/SW

- 10:15 am - 11:00 am - 2nd Floor  NW/SE

- 11:45 pm - 12:15 pm - 1st Floor NE/SW

- 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - 1st Floor NW/SE

Dillon, Welch, Cushing, Marian - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Crimont, Desmet. Roncalli, Chardin, Goller - 10:00am - 1:00 pm

Alliance, Lincoln, Dooley - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

8am - 3pm

Community Fair 

- Meet Spokane area businesses offering discounts for our Zags

Hemmingson Center –
Ballroom North & Center 
8am - 3pm

Student Resource Fair

- Meet the departments offering support, resources, and services all year long.

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 Passion Finder Selfie
Spot & University Wall Signing
West Wall -
Bulldog Alley 
8am - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Up  Foley Field
8am - 2pm Kennel Club Membership Pick-Up Hemmingson Center -
8am - 4pm
Schedule Changes, by Appointment Foley Library    
8am - 5pm Mail Services BARC
Foley Library  
9am - 2pm

Campus Tours

- Last tour leaves at 2p

St. Ignatius Statue Canceled
 10a - 4p

Free First year and Family Portraits

Spires Yearbook Photos

Hemmingson Center - Alcove
Lunch Hour Lunch On Your Own  Your Choice  
5pm - 6pm

 Family and New Student Joint Opening Ceremony 

** Doors open at 4pm

 McCarthey Athletic Center  
6pm - 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 - 12pm Orientation Station Hemmingson Center-Rotunda  
8am - 1pm Mail Services  BARC  
8am - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar-Technical Support Desk Hemmingson Center  
8:30am Small Group Meet Up  Your Group Spots   
9:30am - 10:30am
IGNITE Series: Mission and Transition Panel

McCarthey Athletic Center

Martin Centre

Hemmingson Ballroom

10:30am - 11am
Class of 2022 Picture
Mulligan Field
 11am - 12pm
Small Group #2 : Find YOUR Mission
 Group Spots
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  
 2pm  Small Group #2.5  Various Locations  
 2pm - 3pm
IGNITE Series: Career and Professional Development
 McCarthey Athletic Center
3pm - 4pm
Small Group #3
 Various Locations
 4pm - 5pm
Zags Help Zags Small Group Assigned Classrooms  
5pm - 7pm Class of 2022 Dinner Various Locations

Hemmingson Center -



Hemmingson Center -
Room 314

7:15pm 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 -
12pm - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Ups  Hemmingson Center -
Alcove -
12pm - 1pm

Music Orientation: Creative Lessons,
Ensembles, & Courses

Music Hall 101

 12pm - 1pm
Theater and Dance Information Meeting
Magnuson Theater - Lobby
 12pm - 1pm
Dance and Theater Information Meeting
Theater & Dance Studio Building
1pm - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar - Technical Support Desk Hemmingson Center   
2pm - 3pm Families Depart    
3pm - 4pm Small Group: Signage Making  Group Spot Assigned Classrooms
4pm - 5pm Small Group #4:  Ignite YOUR Student Engagement Group Spots Assigned Classrooms
5pm - 8pm

How to Zag - Rotation Series

5pm - 6pm


How to Zag with DICE
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field
6pm - 7pm How to Zag with DICE
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom 
Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field 
7pm - 8pm Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field
Dinner-COG  How to Zag with DICE
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
5pm - 8pm How to Zag - Downtown    
8pm - 8:45pm  Load Buses to Fox Theater  Lower McCarthey   
8:45pm - 9:30pm Raptivism - Aiisha Fukushima 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  
11:15am - 12:15pm

Advisor Meetings

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


Various Locations

  • Hemmingson 314
  • Hemmingson Center -Ballroom                      
  • Cataldo Hall - Globe Room
  • Jepson Center - Rm 017
12:15pm - 2pm Lunch On Your Own  
12:15pm - 1:15pm GU Choirs Welcome Picnic  Music Mansion Lawn  St Gregory Choral Hall
 1pm - 2pm

 Pre-Track Information Sessions

  • Thinking of a Healthcare Career?
  • Thinking of Law School?
  • Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Open House
  •  Hemmingson Auditorium
  • Hemmingson 314
  • Jepson 242
1pm - 2pm Dance Welcome Dessert Social Theater & Dance Studio  
 1pm - 1:45pm
Bulldog Band and GU Drumline Info Session
Music Hall, Rm 101
1pm - 5pm Schedule Changes- By Appointment  Foley Library  
2pm - 3:30pm School of Business Concentration Fair 103 - Economics, 104 - E&I, 108 - Operations, 109 - Accounting, 122 - HRM, 123 - International Business, 126 - L&PP, 127 - MIS, 124 Marketing, 107 - Finance   
2pm - 3:45pm College of Arts and Sciences Meeting & Programs Fair  Hemmingson Center -
Ballroom & Pre-function Area 
4:30pm - 5:30pm Small Group #5:Welcome to YOUR Journey Foley Field  Assigned Classrooms
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Back BBQ and Fall Carnival

Overview: The Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) would like to welcome every Zag, new and old, back to campus with our first official Fall Carnival. We have partnered with Sodexo's Welcome back BBQ to create a fun night of food, games, and memories! Stop by Foley and Herak lawn for an unforgettable night!

Herak Quad

 Hemmingson - Ballroom 

Hemmingson - The Bulldog



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

Connect with First Year Experience Programs

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