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 Colleen at Vandenboom@gonzaga.edu .

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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 Saturday, August 25 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm on the Gonzaga University campus. All new students are highly encouraged to attend orientation, please sign up below. There will be a special parent/family orientation for your interested family members.

Tentative TVRAS Orientation schedule

 






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2018-2019 Events

Learn about upcoming events on our TVRAS Blog

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SpikeDays: Family Friendly Events for Student-parents

SpikeDays is a fun event catered to our students with children. Roughly once a month, in the Hemmingson, we will feature arts and crafts and other fun events for you and your family!

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018

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TVRAS GU Outdoor Trips and Adventures

TBD

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Veteran Graduation Celebration

In an attempt to find ways to honor our student veterans and our allies, we are in the process of designing our own Gonzaga coin, which will be given to student veterans and allies on special occasions. Additionally, for the first time, starting in 2018, our graduating student veterans will have the option of wearing a red, white and blue cord at graduation (our office is providing these for free).

Next year's graduation celebration is set for Friday, May 10, 2019

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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

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.

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Student Veterans of America Gonzaga Chapter

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in the TVRAS office from 12-1pm. 

2018-2019 Schedule:

Wednesday- September 19th
Monday - October 24th
Monday - November 19th

Monday - January 28th
Monday - March 25th
Wednesday - April 24th

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Gonzaga Veteran Advisory Group

This group will be formed from Gonzaga faculty, staff and students and community members. We plan on meeting about 6 times per year. If you are interested in sitting on the Advisory Group please email Colleen at vandenboom@gonzaga.edu.

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