Virtual New Student Orientation Schedule

The How to Zag (HTZ) core orientation sessions are the main topics that will be discussed with all new students as you transition into Gonzaga University. Each of these sessions will include opportunities to hear from key campus partners, programs, departments, and the chance for learning in community with returning students who will be your orientation leaders.


You will be placed into groups of 8-10 first-year students with one-two orientation leader who will facilitate conversations on the topics via Zoom. Orientation leaders have been participating in online summer training in preparation for New Student Orientation. Training topics have included facilitation skills, tough conversations, and ice breakers. Our orientation leaders are ready to welcome you to Gonzaga University.

 

New students will receive a link to the myGU webpage prior to the start of New Student Orientaiton.

 Virtual New Student Orientation

How to Zag Core Orientation Session Schedule:

Wednesday, August 26

 

Time

Activity

9:00a - 10:00a

Presidential Welcome

10:00a - 10:45a

HtZ: First-Year Transition & COVID-19

10:45a - 11:00a

Break

11:00a - 11:45a

HtZ: Self-Care and Resiliency

11:45a-12:00p

Break

12:00p - 2:00p

Lunch on Your Own

2p - 4p

Super Group Time & 1:1

8:00p - 9:00p

Night time activity

 

Thursday, August 27

 

Time

Activity

9:00a - 10:00a

Small Group Time

10:00a - 10:45a

HtZ: Welcome from the Provost & University Core

10:45a - 11:00a

Break

11:00a - 11:45a

HtZ: Mission Based Leadership

11:45a-12:00p

Break

12:00p - 2:00p

Lunch on Your Own

2p - 4p

Super Group Time & 1:1

4:00p - 7:30p

Break

8:00p - 10:00p

Night time activity - Playfair

 

Friday, August 28

 

Time

Activity

9:00a - 10:00a

Small Group Time

10:00a - 10:45a

HtZ: Zags Help Zags

10:45a - 11:00a

Break

11:00a - 11:45a

HtZ: Transition and Leadership

11:45a-12:00p

Break

12:00p - 2:00p

Lunch on Your Own

2p - 4p

Super Group Time & 1:1

4:00p - 7:30p

Break

8:00p - 10:00p

Night time activity - Bingo

 

Saturday, August 29

 

Time

Activity

9:00a - 10:00a

Small Group Time

10:00a - 10:45a

HtZ: Involvement

10:45a - 11:00a

Break

11:00a - 11:45a

HtZ: Community Engagement

11:45a-12:00p

Break

12:00p - 2:00p

Lunch on Your Own

2p - 4p

Super Group Time & 1:1

4:00p - 7:30p

Break

8:00p - 9:00p

Night time activity - Trivia

 

Sunday, August 30

 

Time

Activity

9:00a - 10:00a

Small Group Time

10:00a - 10:45a

HtZ: Vocational Discernment & Exploration

10:45a - 11:00a

Break

11:00a - 11:45a

HtZ: Commitment to Social Justice and Solidarity

11:45a-12:00p

Break

12:00p - 2:00p

Lunch on Your Own

2p - 4p

Super Group Time & 1:1

8:00p - 9:00p

Night time activity - Illusionist

 

 

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