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: May 21, 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 - 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  
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Small Group #1:
Ignite YOUR Small Group
Foley Field and
Herak Quad
Assigned Classrooms
5pm - 6pm  Family and New Student Joint Opening Ceremony   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   
9am - 10:30am
IGNITE Series: Mission and Transition Panel
McCarthey Athletic Center
Martin Centre
10:30am - 11am
Class of 2022 Picture
Mulligan Field
 11am - 12pm
Small Group #2
 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 - 3pm
IGNITE Series: Career and Professional Development
 McCarthey Athletic Center
Martin Centre
3pm - 4pm
Small Group #3
Mulligan Field McCarthey Athletic Center
 4pm - 5pm
Zags Help Zags Small Group
Various Locations
5pm Small Group 1.5  Group Spots  
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 -
1pm - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Ups  Hemmingson Center -
Alcove -
12pm - 1pm

Music Orientation: Creative Lessons,
Ensembles, & Courses

Music Hall 101

 12pm - 1pm
Theater Information Meeting
Magnuson Theater - Lobby
 12pm - 1pm
Dance 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 #4: 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


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 INB Theater  Lower McCarthey   
8:45pm - 9:30pm Musical Performance
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
  • School of Arts and Sciences


Various Locations

  • Jepson School of Business - Wolff Auditorium
  • Hemmingson Center -Ballroom                      
  • Cataldo Hall - Globe Room
  • Assigned Classroom
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 - 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 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 #5: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

Connect with First Year Experience Programs

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