Supporting the Mental Health of Our Students and University Community

Under the most ordinary circumstances, college is stressful; academic pursuits, physical health, personal and family issues can all contribute to the mental health challenges that many of us experience. Without question, COVID-19 has magnified and added to these, adding anxiety, stress and frustration to an already challenging experience.

We're here to help. Learn more here.

Introducing GU’s COVID blog

Gonzaga’s new ZagOn COVID Blog shares the latest updates on GU’s Covid response. Check out student testing options and what to do if you are exposed. New visitor guidelines at your fingertips and more.

Stay up to date on the latest news and information when it comes to COVID-19 at Gonzaga University.

Updated Mask and Visitor Requirements

Per Washington State requirements, all people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks in indoor spaces in all settings outside of an individual’s home.

See below for updated visitor guidelines and when and where to wear a mask on campus: 


Vaccination Status   

Mask Required  

Indoor spaces 

Vaccinated and


Outdoor spaces
(in a group)  



Outdoor spaces 
(in a group)  


Yes, if 6 ft. of distance*              

Outdoor spaces 



Outdoor spaces 


No, if 6 ft. of distance 
Yes, if 6 ft. of distance not possible 

Updated Visitor Guidelines – Effective September 23, 2021
  • Masks are required for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor settings, unless actively engaged in eating or drinking.
  • Visitors to campus are not required to show proof of vaccination except at certain pre-specified events or activities. However, all attendees for ticketed Gonzaga Varsity Athletics events must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID 19 test 72 hours prior to the event (please see additional information below).
    • If other events, environments, or activities determine that proof of vaccination is advisable or required, information will be provided to visitors in advance.
  • Visitors who have not been fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing, unless outdoors and separated from people not of their immediate household by at least six feet.
  • Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements for capacity limitations or physical distancing for on-campus events.

This guidance is subject to change depending on changes in circumstances and directives from State authorities.


* As of 9/13/2021, masks are required at outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people.

Please note: Those who are vaccinated may choose to wear masks for any reason. Assumptions about vaccine status should not be made based upon whether a mask is being worn, or not.

Learn more about the Governor's August 18, 2021 directives regarding indoor mask requirements and vaccinations for educators.

Fall 2021 Student Guides

Gonzaga has released its Fall 2021 fall operations student guides. Please download and review them to prepare for the Fall semester. 


Student Well Being Resources

Gonzaga Health and Counseling Services has prepared the following resources for students.


COVID-19 Vaccination or Exemption is Required

Gonzaga announced that all campus-based undergraduate, graduate, and law students will be required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to arriving to campus to participate in in-person, campus-based programs and activities, including eligibility to study abroad. Vaccination is also required for all faculty, staff and administrators.

Learn more about the vaccine requirements, including video messages from President McCulloh and Dr. Charlita Shelton, instructions for uploading your vaccination status, and FAQs.

Let's all Vax Up and Zag On! Together, we can all get back to doing the things we love to do.

Essential Information


Information on Gonzaga's current testing options and guidance for student, faculty and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most common questions about the University's COVID-19 response, including vaccine requirements for Fall 2021.

Introducing GU’s COVID blog

The "Living in the Era of COVID Newsletter" has been reimagined for Fall 2021. Stay up to date on the latest news and information when it comes to COVID-19 at Gonzaga University.

Information for Campus Visitors

Visiting our campus looks a little different during Covid. Please follow these requirements and guidelines when you visit.

Dashboard on mobile phone

COVID-19 Dashboard

Regularly updated information on cumulative COVID-19 confirmed positives and current active positives.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Gonzaga is requiring all campus-based students – as well as all faculty, staff and administrators – to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of Fall Semester 2021. Get more information and instructions for submitting your vaccination status.

Important Updates

June 21, 2021

June 10, 2021

February - April 2021

  • Frequent updates to the information on our Testing and Vaccinations pages, as new information becomes available.

June 10, 2021

May 7, 2021

March 10, 2021

  • Published latest COVID-19 Newsletter from the Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

February 24, 2021

  • Published latest COVID-19 Newsletter from the Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

February 23, 2021

February 19, 2021

February 11, 2021

January 27, 2021

January 12, 2021

  • Added announcements from Kent Porterfield and Susan Lee with important information for Spring Semester return for graduate and law students

January 8, 2021

  • Added announcements from Kent Porterfield with important information for Spring Semester return for undergraduate students

December 30

December 16

  • Published latest COVID-19 Newsletter from the Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

December 15

December 7

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