Campus in the Fall

Pre-Orientation Programs

Bond with fellow new students prior to arriving to campus!

Gonzaga University offers four optional, fee-based Pre-Orientation Programs that take place before New Student Orientation Weekend. Each Pre-Orientation Program focuses on a different aspect of the Zag student experience: holistic education, social justice, promoting diversity, spiritual growth and opening yourself to new adventures. This is a great opportunity to explore the Gonzaga community, make friends, move in early and develop your mind, body, and spirit. 


Registration for all four programs is on a first-come, first served basis. Students may only participate in one program.

Open: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9 a.m. PST
Closes: Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Gonzaga Out of Bounds: Backpacking -$300
  • Gonzaga Out of Bounds: Montana -$450
  • Reality Camp - $125
  • BRIDGE - $70

Fee waivers, based on financial need, are available for students on a first-come, first served basis. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the Pre-Orientation program you are interested in prior to registration opening. 


Learn About Our Pre-Orientation Programs:

All Pre-Orientation Programs are from Sunday, August 18 - Thursday, August 22.

Building Relationships in Diverse Gonzaga Environments (BRIDGE)

Designed to assist first generation students, students of multicultural backgrounds, LGBTQ+ identified students, low-income and/or undocumented students, BRIDGE creates lasting relationships and supportive networks.

Gonzaga-Out-Of-Bounds (GOOB)

Experience the outdoor in two different programs that run simultaneously. The Montana program will bike, hike, and white water raft. The Backpacking program will consist of a backpacking trip through one of three beautiful locations in the beautiful northwest.
  • GOOB: Backpacking
  • GOOB: Montana

Reality Camp

Participate in community building program through service with fellow new students.

Connect with First Year Experience Programs

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