Kennel Club Happenings

About Tent City

Since 2006, Tent City has been the way students demonstrate their dedication to the Zags! What started as the most dedicated students setting up tents overnight has now becomea rite of passage during all students’ time at Gonzaga. Tent City begins with a scheduled tweet from the Kennel club Twitter account at 12:15 pm. This tweet will give a location on campus that students will race to receive their tenting number. This tent number is not only your assigned location within Tent City, but it also determines the order you enter the Kennel. Starting the day prior to tip-off, Tent City is set up on either Foley or Herak Lawn and lasts throughout the night. Tent City Participants can expect swag, food, and entertainment at Tent City events. So go grab five friends, put your running shoes on, watch for the tweet, and get ready to run!

Be sure to follow our tweets and Tent City updates via @ZagKennelClub.

*** Tent City is our way of lining up to get into the Kennel. Make sure that you get a ticket to the game by attending ticket distribution prior to tenting.


Tent City 2022-23 Schedule COMING SOON!


How Tent City Works:

  1. Find a group of students who claimed a ticket to the Tent City game. (Friends who did not get tickets or are not tenting can also be inside Tent City during visiting hours but cannot participate in "THE RUN")
  2. Print out and complete the Tent City Registration Form (the file will be attached to an email you will receive). EACH TENT GROUP MEMBER SHOULD HAVE A REGISTRATION FORM WITH ALL MEMBERS' SIGNATURES IN HAND FOR TWEET
  3. Follow @ZagKennelClub on Twitter
  4. On the day of the tweet, spread your tenting team across campus in preparation for "THE RUN." Remember, the location can be anywhere on Gonzaga's Campus.
  5. At 12:15 pm, Kennel Club will tweet a location.The order you arrive at will be your tent number. Only 1 group member must be in line to secure your tenting position. REMINDER: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM SIGNED AND IN HAND UPON ARRIVAL AT THE TWEET LOCATION!
  6. Safely make your way to the tweet location and receive your Tent number.
  7. On the day of Tent City follow the schedule emailed to you and set up a tent in allotted time.
  8. Have at least one person in Tent at all times. Kennel Board will perform regular tent checks to ensure students are participating.
  9. Abide by ALL the rules of Tent City and always keep your wristband on (this is your pass to your reserved spot in line!)
  10. Enjoy Tent City
  11. Line up to enter the Kennel in your tenting order at the scheduled time.
  12. GO ABSOLUTELY CRAZY IN THE KENNEL!

*** Tent City does not help you get a ticket to the game; it only determines the order that students will enter the game. If you are tent #1, you are the first group into the stadium. If you are tent #27, you are the 27th group in the stadium. You do not need to tent to go to the game, but people who do not tent will be entering the stadium behind ALL tent groups. If you choose not to tent, you may camp outside McCarthey but again will be let in after all Tenters.

Tent City Rules and Regulations

  • Adhere to Gonzaga's current masking and COVID policies.
  • There must be a minimum of one person from each tent group in their tent at all times, and there MUST be a sign on the exterior of the tent indicating the tent number.
  • All tents are to be set up in the corresponding tent number location.
  • No amplified music between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.
  • No personal heaters or heater blankets/pads are allowed.
  • Only Tent City participants can be in Tent City between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M.
  • If the temperature is forecasted to be 20 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill) or lower based off www.weather.gov/spokane, Tent City will be shut-down by 10:30 P.M. and will resume the following morning at 7:30 A.M.
  • All bags will be checked when entering Tent City.
  • No alcohol or drugs at any time inside Tent City.
  • Students must abide by all rules stated in the Gonzaga University Code of Conduct, including: Gonzaga's drug, alcohol, and sexual misconduct/harassment policies while inside Tent City.
  • All Tent City participants must sign an agreement stating they understand the Tent City rules in addition to signing an Activity Release.

*** The first offense results in getting kicked out of tent city for that game, second offense results in getting kicked out of tent city for the rest of the season in addition to any other consequences issued by the University.