New Student Orientation Schedule

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 1, 2019 

First Year Experience Programs is in the process of establishing the schedule for New Student Orientation 2020. Please check back closer to summer for updates as they become available. In the meantime, take a look at this past year's schedule from August 2019 as events, programs, locations, and times will be similar.

Friday, August 23, 2019



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 - 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 am - 11:45 am - 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 am - 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 Purpose 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 2pm

St. Ignatius Statue Canceled
 10am - 2pm

Learning Studio Open House

Foley 123  
 10am - 4pm Free First Year and Family Portraits

Spires Yearbook Photos
Hemmingson Center - Main Street Alcove  
 11am - 12:30pm Honors Open House  Crimont Residence Hall  
Lunch Hour Lunch On Your Own  Your Choice  
 2pm - 3:30pm  Commuter Small Group  Hemmingson Center - Rm.211  
 3:30pm - 4:00pm
New Student Small Group Meet Up #0.5
Herak Field
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Opening Ceremony with New Students and Families

** Doors open at 3:30pm

 McCarthey Athletic Center  
5:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner On Your Own  Off-Campus/Your Choice  
8:30pm - 10:00 pm Playfair Mulligan Field  
10:00pm - 11pm Residence Hall Meeting Various Locations  Various Locations

Saturday, August 24, 2019



 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 2023 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 - 5pm
Small Group #3: Welcome to YOUR Community

Zags Help Zags Small Group
 Various Locations
5pm - 7pm Class of 2023 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 25, 2019



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 -
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


Get out Of Your Bubble -
Woldson Performing Arts Center
Scavenger Hunt
Foley Field
6pm - 7pm Get Out of Your Bubble -
Woldson Performing Arts Center
Scavenger Hunt
Foley Lawn
7pm - 8pm Scavenger Hunt
Foley Lawn
Dinner-COG  Get Out of Your Bubble -
Woldson Performing Arts Center

Monday, August 26, 2019

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

Advisor Meetings

  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Business
  • Human Physiology
  • Nursing
  • Honors 


Various Locations

  • Hemmingson Center - Ballroom
  • Cataldo Hall - Globe Room
  • Jepson Center - Rm 017
  • Hemmingson 314
  • Crimont Residence Hall
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 Info Sessions

  • Thinking of a Healthcare Career?
  • Thinking of Law School?
  • Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Open House
  •  Hemmingson Center, Auditorium
  • Jepson Center, Room 017
  • Jepson Center, Room 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 Jepson Center
103 - Economics
104 - Entrepreneurship & Inovation
107 - Finance
108 - Operations
109 - Accounting
111 - Sustainable Business Minor
114 - Marketing
120 - Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership
122 - Digital Marketing Minor
123 - International Business
124 - Human Resource Management
126 - L&PP
127 - MIS
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 Lawn  Assigned Classrooms
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Back BBQ and Fall Carnival


Your Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) would like to welcome all Zags, new and returning, to campus with our annual Fall Carnival. Come celebrate the start of a new school!

Foley Lawn
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

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502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258
Crosby Center, Suite 110