Events & Initiatives

Learn About Events & Initiatives at Gonzaga

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 Chelsea 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 26th 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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Fall 2022 Events

Date Time Event Location
Friday, August 26th  9:00 AM  TVRAS Orientation  Cataldo Hall
Monday, August 29th 3:30 PM  Identity Ice Cream Social  Rosauer Lawn 
Tuesday, August 30th  8:30 AM  Transfer Treats  Hemmingson 211 (TVRAS) 
Wednesday, August 31st  12:00 PM TVRAS Welcome Luncheon   Rosauer Lawn
Thursday, September 1st  8:30 AM  Welcome GU Vets  Hemmingson 211 (TVRAS) 
Friday, September 2nd   8:30 AM  Welcome First Gen ZAGS  Hemmingson 211 (TVRAS)  
Wednesday, September 7th  12:00 PM  Student Veterans Organization Meeting  Hemmingson 312 
Saturday, September 10th  6:00 PM  TVRAS Spokane Fair Night  Spokane County Fairgrounds 
Wednesday, September 14th  12:00 PM  First Gen ZAGS Luncheon: Learning Strategies  Hemmingson 201 
Wednesday, September 21st  12:00 PM   Transfer Luncheon: Learning Strategies Humanities 153 
Thursday, September 22nd    Veteran Suicide Awareness Boots Display Foley Lawn 
Wednesday, October 5th  12:00 PM  Student Veterans Organization Meeting  Hemmingson 312 
Wednesday, October 12th  12:00 PM  First Gen ZAGS Luncheon  Hemmingson 312 
October 17-21    National Transfer Student Week   
Wednesday, October 19th  12:00 PM  Transfer Luncheon  Hemmingson 312 
Saturday, October 22nd 1:00 PM  TVRAS Greenbluff Social   
November 1-4   National Non-Trad Student Week   
Wednesday, November 2nd   12:00 PM  Student Veterans Organization Meeting  Hemmingson 312 
November 7-11    Veterans Week   
Tuesday, November 8th 12:00 PM  National First Gen College Celebration  Hemmingson 201 
Friday, November 11th 8:30 AM  Veterans Breakfast  Hemmingson 201 
Wednesday, November 16th  12:00 PM  Transfer Luncheon  Hemmingson 201 
Wednesday, December 7th 11:00 AM  TVRAS Massages  Hemmingson 314A 
 December 12-16 8:30 AM  Donuts in TVRAS  Hemmingson 201 (TVRAS) 

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. 

For the 2022-2023 academic year, we received the designation of Military Friendly® Silver. 

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Student Veterans of America Gonzaga Chapter

The Student Veterans Organization is the Gonzaga Chapter of the Student Veterans of America. For more information regarding the SVO, please contact 

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