Events & Initiatives

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Transfer, Veteran & Returning Adult Services (TVRAS) Ambassador Program

The TVRAS ambassador program teams up new transfer and veteran students with current transfer or veteran students. When a new student is admitted to GU, an ambassador will reach out to the student, share resources and invite them to a personal lunch. We hope this program gets new students started on the right foot! If you'd like an ambassador email Colleen at .

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TVRAS Orientation and Orientation Events

Welcome New Zags to Gonzaga University!

Gonzaga University hosts a special orientation program for our new transfer, veteran and returning adult students. We recognize that you have special needs and many of you have attended college prior to coming to GU. 

The TVRAS Orientation will take place on Friday, August 27th on the Gonzaga University campus. All new students are highly encouraged to attend orientation. There will be a special parent/family orientation for your interested family members.

Transfer Success BlackBoard Course

We have designed a special BlackBoard Course for incoming transfer students. This allows you to learn about tools and resources at your own pace. To find the course, login to BlackBoard and look for "Transfer Success Course."

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2021-2022 Events

Learn about upcoming events on our TVRAS Blog


Start Date Start Time Event Title Location
Friday, August 27, 2021 8:30am-3pm TVRAS Orientation GU: Hemmingson
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 All Day Transfer Treats TVRAS Hemm 211
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:00 PM TVRAS Welcome Luncheon Gonzaga Campus
Thursday, September 2, 2021 All Day Welcome GU Vets! TVRAS Hemm 211
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:00 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon Gonzaga Campus
Friday, September 10, 2021   TVRAS Spokane Fair Night Spokane Fair Grounds
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 PM TVRAS Luncheon: Career Search GU Campus
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 All Day Veterans Suicide Awareness Display Bulldog Alley/Herak Quad
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon Gonzaga Campus
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 PM TVRAS Luncheon Gonzaga Campus
10/18-10/22 All Day TRANSFER STUDENT WEEK Gonzaga Campus
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:05 PM Hockey Game - Watch the Spokane Chiefs Spokane Arena
Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00 PM Veterans Social Spokane Restaurant
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:00 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon: Learning your GI Bill ® Gonzaga Campus
11/8-11/12 All Day VETERANS WEEK Gonzaga Campus
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00 PM TVRAS Luncheon: Academic Advising Gonzaga Campus
Monday, November 22, 2021 8:00 AM Veterans Morning Treats TVRAS Hemm 211
Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:00 PM TVRAS Veterans Social: No-Li No-Li
Monday, December 6, 2021 All Day Transfer Student Giveaways TVRAS Hemm 211


Veteran Graduation Celebration

In an attempt to find ways to honor our student veterans and our allies, we have our own Gonzaga coin, which will be given to student veterans and allies on special occasions. Additionally, our graduating student veterans have the option of wearing a red, white and blue cord at graduation (our office is providing these for free).

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Resources to Create a More Supportive Campus Community

TVRAS has been working with colleagues across campus to create resources to educate the campus community about military culture. See our website designed for faculty and staff.

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Veteran Supportive Campus WDVA Designation and Military Supportive Campus

The Veterans Supportive Campus Rating is awarded through the WDVA to campuses that are working to be a supportive environment for our veterans.
Gonzaga received the WDVA designation of "Veteran Supportive Campus" at a ceremony on September 29, 2017.

In 2020 and 2021 we also received the Military Supportive Campus National designation.

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Student Veterans of America Gonzaga Chapter

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in the TVRAS office. To connect with the chapter email Alyssa Knight at

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