Tentative GEL Parent/Guardian Schedule

Tentative Saturday GEL Parent/Guardian Schedule

Time Event
10:00AM-1:15PM Check-In and Luggage Drop Off at Hemmingson Center Ballroom
(Students & Parents)
10:00AM-11:45AM Campus Tours
*Final tour begins @ 11:45 AM ends at 1:15 PM
10:00AM-5:00PM ZagShop Open
(Stock up on GU gear!)
10:00AM-1:15PM Office Open Houses:
  • Center for Community Engagement
  • Center for Global Engagement (including Study Abroad)
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE)
  • Jundt Art Museum
  • Next Gen Tech Bar
  • Parent and Family Office
  • Office of Admission (open from 10AM - 2AM, when GEL events conclude)
  • Office of Mission and Ministry / University Ministry 
  • School of Education's Saturday Literacy Program
  • Student Financial Services (including Financial Aid and Student Employment)
10:00AM-12:00PM Club Fair
10:30AM-11:15AM First-Year Student and Families Info Session 1
10:30AM-11:15AM Well-Being and Adjusting to College Life 1
11:00AM-1:00PM Academic Fair
11:00AM-1:15PM Lunch - Rosauer Courtyard, Welch, Hemmingson (options for $5)
11:15AM-12:00PM Music and Theatre Info Session

First-Year Student and Families Info Session 2

11:30AM-12:15PM Well-Being and Adjusting to College Life 2
12:00PM-1:30PM  Ice Cream Social with Diversity, Inclusion, Community, & Equity (DICE)
12:30PM-1:15PM  Career and Professional Development at Gonzaga 
1:30PM Welcome to Gonzaga (official start to parent/guardian program) 
- Greeting from Dr. Thayne McCulloh, Gonzaga University President
2:45PM Refreshment Break
3:00PM Address by the Office of Mission and Ministry
- Dr. Michelle Wheatley, Vice President of Mission and Ministry
3:45PM Straight Talk with Students
An interactive panel discussion featuring current Gonzaga students
5:00PM Gonzaga Community Social
Hosted by university administrators, faculty, and students. Light hors d’oeuvres served

Tentative Sunday GEL Parent/Guardian Schedule

*In order to accommodate travel plans, all activities on Sunday are optional*
Time Event
8:30AM-9:30AM  Sunday Mass
(All faiths welcome!)
9:00AM-5:00PM ZagShop Open (Stock up on GU gear!)
10:00AM-11:00AM Q&A with the Deans & Directors
Featuring a representative from the Office of Admission, Student Development, Financial Aid, and the Center for Student Academic Success
*Continental breakfast served
10:00AM-1:00PM  Student/Family Meet-up
11:00AM-12:00PM Sunday Mass
(All faiths welcome!)
7:30PM-8:30PM Student Liturgy
*Airport shuttles will depart as needed from the St. Ignatius statue

*Please remember that schedule details are subject to change, but that will not impact when to arrive and depart from campus. Parents will be provided with a schedule including locations at GEL Check-In on Saturday, April 18.