Gonzaga Mobile: GU in the palm of your hand!
Gonzaga Mobile is the official app of Gonzaga University. Whether you're a current student, an employee, an alum, a parent or a fan attending a Zags game, this go-to resource offers easy access to all things GU.
Targeted content and single-sign-on technology create a tailored Gonzaga Mobile experience. Some of the most popular features include Campus Events, IM Leagues, Campus Maps, Timesheets, Grades, and the daily COG food menu.
Gonzaga Mobile is free to download and available in GooglePlay and the iPhone App Store. Current students and Faculty and Staff will sign-in using the university’s single-sign-on system, there is no login required for visitors and families/parents.
The GU Mobile app is cross-divisional partnership between Student Affairs, IT and Marketing and Communications.
FAQ's about the Mobile App
Gonzaga Mobile currently features the following profiles:
- Current Students (behind single-sign on)
- Faculty and Staff (behind single-sign on)
- Parents and Families
- New Student Orientation
Initial conversations about acquiring a mobile app started in September of 2020. A mobile app was the right decision for our population because students and staff are using their phones more consistently than checking emails, with Forbes reporting that 95% of texts are read within three minutes.
After receiving approval from the university Project Review Committee, GU announced a request for proposal (RFP). The RFP selection committee included representatives from IT, Student Affairs, Gonzaga Student Body Association, Marketing and Communications and Procurement. Two vendors came to campus and presented to students, faculty, and staff. The chosen vendor was CampusM- Ex Libris who started work January 11, 2022. The look of the app was driven by students who voted on the layout and graphics. Ryan Arneson, Sr. Product Designer in Marketing and Communications designed the unique Gonzaga themed header graphics for all profiles.
In conversations with current and incoming students the feedback for the app has been overwhelmingly positive. Students have told us the app is easy to navigate and they love the timesheets, maps and class schedule features.
In a pre-post experiment, we asked Gonzaga seniors to complete a series of tasks on their computer and then again on Gonzaga Mobile. In every instance, the amount of time for the student to complete the task decreased. For example, when asked to locate a list of student organizations, the time spent went from 4 minutes to 18 seconds. This was great news given that a major goal of the app was to reduce barriers to success and support.