New Student Orientation Schedule

This schedule is tentative, and subject to change.

Alternate locations listed are in the event of inclement weather, poor air quality, excessive heat or other issues that require outside programming to be moved inside. New students will be notified by their Small Group Leader and information will be posted on the First Year Experience Programs and Gonzaga University social media pages.

Please check back often for updates.

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

Updated: August 15, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018



Original Location 

Alternate Location 

7am - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar - Technical Support Desk  Hemmingson Center  
7:30am - 3pm

Orientation Station

New Student Orientation Check-in


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!

Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
 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 (Rooms 200-223 and 248-271)

- 10:15 am - 11:00 am - 2nd Floor  NW/SE (Rooms 224-247 and 272-295)

- 11:45 pm - 12:15 pm - 1st Floor NE/SW (Rooms 1-23 and 47-69)

- 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - 1st Floor NW/SE (Rooms 24-46 and 70-92)

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

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

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

 8am - 2pm
Kennel Club Membership Pick-Up
Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
8am - 3pm

Community Fair 

- Meet Spokane area businesses who are part of Bulldog Bucks and offering discounts for our Zags

Hemmingson Center –
8am - 3pm

Student Resource Fair

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

Hemmingson Center –
8am - 3pm Passion Finder Selfie
Spot & University Wall Signing
West Wall -
Bulldog Alley 
8am - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Up  Foley Field
8am - 4pm
Schedule Changes, by Appointment Foley Library
8am - 5pm Mail Services
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 - Main Street Alcove
Lunch Hour Lunch On Your Own  Your Choice  
 2pm - 3:30pm  Commuter Small Group   Hemmingson Center - Rm.211  
 3:45pm - 4:15pm
New Student Small Group Meet Up #0.5
Foley Field
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Opening Ceremony with New Students and Families

** Doors open at 3:30ppm

 McCarthey Athletic Center  
5:30pm - 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

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast On Your Own  COG   
8am - 12pm Mail Services  BARC  
8am - 5pm Next Gen Tech Bar-Technical Support Desk Hemmingson Center
8:30am Small Group Meet Up #1: Welcome to YOUR Small Group
Your Group Spots   
9:30am - 10:30am
Mission and Transition Panel

McCarthey Athletic Center

Martin Centre

Hemmingson Center - 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 -
Main Street Alcove
12pm - 1pm ROTC Orientation  Magnuson Theater  
1pm - 2pm ROTC Open House  Magnuson Theater  
 2pm Small Group #2.5  Various Locations  
 2pm - 3pm
Leadership and Service Through Career Development - Career and Professional Development
 McCarthey Athletic Center
3pm - 4pm
Small Group #3: Welcome to YOUR Community
 Various Locations
 4pm - 5pm
Zags Help Zags Small Group Sessions
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 Foley Field
 Hemmingson Center -
12pm - 3pm US Bank Account Sign Ups  Hemmingson Center -
Main Street 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 Meet Up: Signage Making  Group Spot Assigned Classrooms
4pm - 5pm Small Group #4:  Find YOUR Community
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 - Aisha 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

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


Various Locations

  • Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
  • Cataldo Hall - Globe Room
  • Jepson Center - Rm 017
 11:15am - 12:30pm

Advisor Meeting

  • Nursing
Hemmingson Center - Rm 314
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?
  •  Hemmingson Center, Auditorium
  • Crosby Center, Career and Professional Development, Main Level
1pm - 2pm Dance Welcome Dessert Social Theater & Dance Studio  
1pm - 2pm
Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Open House
Jepson Center, Rm 242
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 Assigned Locations
2pm - 3:30pm 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 for an unforgettable night!

Foley Field

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