Learn About Events & Initiatives at Gonzaga
- Ambassador Program
- Orientation + Transfer Success Canvas Course
- 2023-2024 Events
- Veteran Graduation Celebration
- Resources to Create a More Supportive Campus Community
- Veteran Supportive Campus WDVA Designation
- Student Veterans of America Gonzaga Chapter
Transfer, Veteran & Returning Adult Services and First-Generation Initiatives (TVRAS+1st gen) Ambassador Program
The TVRAS+1st gen ambassador program teams up new transfer, veteran, and first-generation students with current transfer, veteran, or first-generation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 25th 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 Canvas Course
We have designed a special Canvas 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."
|Friday, August 25th||9:00 AM||TVRAS Orientation||Cataldo Hall|
|Saturday, August 26th||9:00 AM||First-Gen Brunch Social||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
|Tuesday, August 29th||8:30 AM||Breakfast Social||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
|Wednesday, August 30th||12:00 PM||TVRAS+1st gen Welcome Luncheon||Hemmingson 312|
|Friday, September 1st||4:00 PM||Welcome GU Vets||No-Li|
|Wednesday, September 13th||12:00 PM||Student Veterans Organization Meeting||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
|Wednesday, September 20th||12:00 PM||TVRAS+1st gen Luncheon with CPD||Humanities 243 (reading room)|
|Friday, September 22nd||Veteran Suicide Awareness Boots Display||Hemmingson Rotunda|
|Monday, September 25th||9:00 AM||Breakfast Social||Hemmingson 203|
|Saturday, October 14th||12:00 PM||TVRAS+1st gen Green Bluff Social||TBD|
|October 16-20||National Transfer Student Week: Transfer Prizes|
|Friday, October 20th||12:00 PM||Transfer Luncheon||Hemmingson 201|
|Wednesday, October 25th||12:00 PM||Student Veterans Organization Luncheon||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
|Monday, October 30th||12:00 PM||TVRAS+1st gen Luncheon CSAS and Crafts||Hemmingson 201|
|Friday, November 3rd||5:00 PM||TVRAS+1st gen Bowling Social||TBD|
|November 6-11||Veterans Week: Veteran Appreciation|
|Monday, November 6th||12:00 PM||Student Veterans Organization Luncheon||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
|Wednesday, November 8th||12:00 PM||National First-Generation College Celebration||Humanities 153|
|Thursday, November 9th||8:30 AM||Veterans Breakfast||TBD|
|Monday, November 27th||9:00 AM||TVRAS+1st Gen Breakfast Social||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
|Friday, December 1st||12:00 PM||TVRAS+1st gen end of semester celebration||Hemmingson 312|
|December 11-15||8:30 AM||Finals Week Donuts in TVRAS+1st gen office||Hemmingson 203 (TVRAS+1st gen)|
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).
TVRAS+1st gen 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.
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 and the 2023-2024 academic year, we received the designation of Military Friendly® Silver.
The Student Veterans Organization is the Gonzaga Chapter of the Student Veterans of America. For more information regarding the SVO, please contact email@example.com.