Learn About Events & Initiatives at Gonzaga
- Ambassador Program
- Orientation + Transfer Success BlackBoard Course
- 2021-2022 Events
- Veteran Graduation Celebration
- Resources to Create a More Supportive Campus Community
- Veteran Supportive Campus WDVA Designation
- Student Veterans of America Gonzaga Chapter
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 email@example.com.
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."
|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)|
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.