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 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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2022 Events

Date Time Event Location
Thursday, January 13th 8:30 AM Breakfast Social Hemmingson 211 (TVRAS)
Wednesday, January 19th 12:00 PM TVRAS Welcome Luncheon Hemmingson 314 B
Wednesday, January 26th 12:30 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon Hemmingson 201
Thursday, February 10th 6:00 PM TVRAS Evening Social TBD (Off Campus)
Wednesday, February 16th 12:00 PM TVRAS Luncheon Humanities 163
Wednesday, February 23rd 12:00 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon Hemmingson 312
February 28th - March 4th TVRAS Student Midterm Giveaways Hemmingson 211 (TVRAS)
Wednesday, March 16th 12:00 PM TVRAS Luncheon Hemmingson 312
Tuesday, March 22nd 8:30 AM TVRAS Breakfast Social Hemmingson 211 (TVRAS)
Wednesday, March 30th 12:30 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon TBD (On Campus)
Thursday, April 7th 6:00 PM TVRAS Evening Social TBD (Off Campus)
Wednesday, April 27th 12:30 PM Student Veterans Organization Luncheon Hemmingson 310
Friday May 6th 12:00 PM TVRAS End of Semester Celebration TBD ( On Campus)
 
Learn about upcoming events on our TVRAS Blog

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 vetcorps@gonzaga.edu.

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