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 26 from 8:00 am-5:00 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.

Here is the tentative TVRAS Orientation schedule:

8:00 am - Check-in, Small Groups & Welcome
9:00 am - Academic VP & VP Student Development GU Welcome
10:00 am - Ignite Series – Global Community
10:30 am - Ignite Series - Human Dignity & Academic Advising
11:00 am - Professor Panel
12:00 pm - TVRAS Welcome Lunch with President McCulloh
12:45 pm - TVRAS Successful Start Panel
2:00 pm - Class Activities and Gonzaga ID Cards
3:00 pm - Ignite Series – Life at GU
3:30 pm - TVRAS Rotation Series #1 (Degree Audit)
4:30 pm - TVRAS Rotation Series #2 (Career Center, CCP & Library Services)
5:00 pm - New Student Dinner (optional)

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2017-2018 Events

Date

Veteran, Service Member and ROTC Events at Gonzaga

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Gonzaga will be tabling at the Fairchild Air Show

Saturday, August 26, 2017

College Hall: ROTC Orientation Brief

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Transfer and Veteran ORIENTATION, 8:00-5pm

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Telling War presents A Concert from Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel, 6:30pm at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Monday, August 28, 2017

Workshop for Veterans led by Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel, 7:00pm, Washington Cracker Building 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pilgrimage through University Ministry. ROTC always assists with traffic control. Open to the public.

Monday, September 18, 2017

US Air Force Birthday

Monday, September 18, 2017

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Boots Display - First Floor of Hemmingson 9/20-9/22

Thursday, September 21, 2017

VETERAN CAMPUS BREAKFASTS - All breakfast are FREE and held in Hemmingson 313

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gonzaga Law School and Washington State Bar Association host a Day of Service focused on veterans at the law school.

Friday, September 29, 2017

CEREMONY - Gonzaga will receive the Veteran Supportive Designation from WDVA at 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Spokane Regional Veteran Conference featuring Col. Greg Gadson, 9-3pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Gonzaga Fall Family Weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2017

US Navy Birthday

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gonzaga Law School will host a free Washington Veteran Wills Clinic

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall Semester Blood Drive sponsored by ROTC 10-6 outside Hemmingson.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Homeless Veterans Drive (November 1-30)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ranger Challenge Task Force East Competition (ROTC), Boise State

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran’s Day. Hemmingson will feature displays in the rotunda and a Marine corps birthday cake.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Campus Luncheon, 12-1:30pm, Hemmingson Ballroom

Monday, November 13, 2017

VETERAN CAMPUS BREAKFASTS - All breakfast are FREE and held in Hemmingson 314

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Monday, December 4, 2017

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Monday, January 22, 2018

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

VETERAN CAMPUS BREAKFASTS - All breakfast are FREE and held in Hemmingson 315

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Monday, March 26, 2018

(tentative), Military Ball

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

VETERAN CAMPUS BREAKFASTS - All breakfast are FREE and held in Hemmingson 316

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Annual (ROTVC) Awards Ceremony in Cataldo Globe Room

Friday, May 11, 2018

St. Al’s Church, 2017 Military Commissioning Ceremony (ROTC, 5:00pm)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Veteran and Service Member Graduation Celebration, 6:30pm, Herak Club Room 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Memorial Day – University closed

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day - University closed

On-Going

Veterans are always welcome to join PT and work out with the ROTC Cadets. They meet MWF at 6 am at Rudolf Fitness Center.

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Family Friendly Spike Nites and Weekend Events

SpikeNites Family is a fun event catered to our students with children. Once a month from 5-9, in the Hemmingson we will feature a great cartoon movie, fun arts and crafts and other fun events for you and your family!

Saturday, September 9, SpikeNites Family Kick-Off, 12:30-2:30 PM
Saturday, October 14, SpikeNites Family Movie Nite, 2-4:30 PM
Saturday, November 18 SpikeNites Thanksgiving, 1-3PM

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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 this year 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 11, 6:30 PM

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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. We will apply for this rating in 2017. We believe this rating will push us forward in our effort to become a more supportive campus.

Gonzaga will have a ceremony on Friday, September 29 at 2pm to receive the WDVA designation "Veteran Supportive Campus."

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Student Veterans of America Gonzaga Chapter

Student Veteran Organization Meetings - All SVO meetings are held in Hemmingson 313 from 12-1pm. 

Monday - September 18th
Tuesday - October 24th
Wednesday - November 15th
Thursday - December 14th
Monday - January 22nd
Tuesday - February 27th
Wednesday - March 28th
Thursday - April 26th

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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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