GEL Student Coordinator

Xenon Berkeley, '19

Hello prospective Zags! My name is Xenon Berkeley and I am the Student Coordinator for the upcoming Gonzaga Experience Live (GEL) Weekend 2019! In my mind, GEL Weekend is “the most Gonzaga weekend at Gonzaga” and one of my favorite on-campus events. It is a fantastic opportunity to discover campus, meet wonderful Zags (and other prospective Zags) and find out what it is truly like to #BeAZag.  

My Gonzaga experience has been absolutely transformative. As a senior from a small town in Southwest Washington, I have grown to recognize and appreciate each person’s unique identity and contributions. I am majoring in Criminal Justice, Political Science and Religious Studies. I was a Running Start student in high school and was able to transfer credits to Gonzaga! Outside of class, I can usually be found on stage at the Magnuson Theater performing in GUTS Improv Comedy shows, at the McCarthey Athletic Center blaring saxophone with the Bulldog Band or taking “short” study breaks in the Hemm Den (which can end up stretching for hours). I brought my own unique story to campus in 2015 and Gonzaga has become a central chapter ever since. Hopefully GEL Weekend 2019 will be the start to yours!

Whether GEL will be your first visit to campus or your tenth, I am certain you will find a welcoming, friendly and supportive community. I have treasured every moment of my GU experience and I am so excited to see you begin yours! Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. We can’t wait for you to Bring Your Story to GEL Weekend!