FAQs

Cascades GOOB FAQs

What activities will I be doing on this trip?

There will be multiple activities you will be participating in, including biking, hiking, water adventures!

Am I responsible for getting to and from Gonzaga?

Maybe.

Gonzaga Outdoors will be providing Transportation on the evening of Saturday, August 18th for flights arriving at 5:00pm or later and Sunday, August 20th in the morning for flights arriving between 6:00am and 11:00am. If you will be arriving outside of those times than you will need to find your own ride to campus. We will be collecting your flight information and asking about whether you require transportation.

When do I need to be in Spokane and when will I leave?

In order to get access to your residence hall room, you will need to check in on Sunday, August 19 between 9:00am and 12:00pm in the Hemmingson Center. You will return to campus around 2:30pm on Thursday, August 23. The next day you will go straight into New Student Orientation!

What if I am coming from a location where arriving before 10:00am on Sunday morning isn't possible?

Students can arrive on Saturday evening if they have to, but are encouraged to arrive on Sunday and instead of Saturday. You are encouraged to book a hotel room if you arrive on Saturday. If booking a hotel is not possible, we will try to make accommodations to the best of our abilities. There is no programming planned for Saturday night and you are responsible for all meals Saturday night.

Will students be granted early check-in to the residence halls?

Yes, students participating in GOOB will have the opportunity to check into their residence hall rooms on Sunday, August 19 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. You will not however have time to get your rooms settled, (you will have at most about an hour), but you will be able to get your residence hall keys and put your items in your room. For students whose travel necessitates that you arrive on Saturday evening, you will not be allowed to move in until Sunday morning. Please contact Gonzaga Outdoors, if you need information regarding accommodations. GOOB participants will be able to stay in their residence halls on Thursday night following our return.

Do I need to have any prior "outdoor" experience?

Nope, every level of skill is welcome!

Where will I be sleeping?

You will camping at a campground in the area.


Montana GOOB FAQs

Do I have to do all three activities; Hiking, Biking and Rafting?

All three activities are included for you to enjoy! However, if there is a specific activity that you cannot participate in, please let our Office know and we will make accommodations for you.

When do I need to be in Spokane and when will I be done?

In order to get access to your residence hall room, you will need to check in on Sunday, August 19 between 9:00am and 12:00pm in the Hemmingson Center. You will return to campus around 2:30pm on Thursday, August 23. The next day you will go straight into New Student Orientation!

Am I responsible for getting to campus from the airport?

Maybe.

Gonzaga Outdoors will be providing Transportation on the evening of Saturday, August 18th for flights arriving at 5:00pm or later and Sunday, August 20th in the morning for flights arriving between 6:00am and 11:00am. If you will be arriving outside of those times than you will need to find your own ride to campus. We will be collecting your flight information and asking about whether you require transportation.

What if I am coming from a location where arriving before 10:00am on Sunday morning isn't possible?

Students can arrive on Saturday evening if they have to, but are encouraged to arrive on Sunday and instead of Saturday. You are encouraged to book a hotel room if you arrive on Saturday. If booking a hotel is not possible, we will try to make accommodations to the best of our abilities. There is no programming planned for Saturday night and you are responsible for all meals Saturday night.

Will students be granted early check-in to the residence halls?

Yes, students participating in GOOB will have the opportunity to check into their residence hall rooms on Sunday, August 20 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. You will not however have time to get your rooms settled, (you will have at most about an hour), but you will be able to get your residence hall keys and put your items in your room. For students whose travel necessitates that you arrive on Saturday evening, you will not be allowed to move in until Sunday morning. Please contact Gonzaga Outdoors, if you need information regarding accommodations. GOOB participants will be able to stay in their residence halls on Thursday night following our return.

Do I need to have any prior "outdoor" experience?

Nope, every level of skill is welcome!