Booster Clinics for Eligible Students and Employees 

1/21/2022

Beginning January 25, 2022, Gonzaga is offering COVID-19 booster clinics for any Gonzaga University students or employees who qualify and have not yet received this important safeguard against the COVID-19 virus. Whether individuals received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, there are booster doses available for on campus, free of charge, by appointment only

Learn more about the booster clinics and schedule your appointment.

Commitment to Wearing Face Coverings

1/13/2022

As Spring Semester 2022 gets fully underway, we at Gonzaga along with most colleges and universities across the country are seeing an increase in reported cases of COVID-19.

Based on the most recent trend data, we anticipate that this surge will continue over the next four to six weeks. Our objective during this time is to slow the rate of infection, and limit the number of people who are affected at a given point in time. I want to reinforce that in addition to keeping vaccinations current with a booster (which reduces the risk of serious illness and hospitalization), it is imperative that we commit to wearing face coverings while in indoor, congregate settings.

Please see President McCulloh's full message for more context and information on how to help keep each other safe.

Spring Semester Booster Vaccine and Pre-Arrival Testing Requirements

12/30/2021

Effective immediately, all vaccinated students, faculty and staff will be required to receive a booster shot within 14 days of becoming eligible. We strongly recommend that you receive your booster shot before the end of holiday break if you are eligible to do so. 

Additionally, all students, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, boosted or not boosted, are asked to test for COVID-19 within 48 hours of their planned return to campus (for graduate and law students, this would be within 48 hours of your first visit to campus for the spring semester).

Please read the full message for additional context and important details about the start of the Spring 2022 Semester.

We know you may have questions about how these requirements impact your return to campus and the start of the Spring Semester. Please see our FAQs for answer to the most common questions.

Supporting the Mental Health of Our Students and University Community

10/22/2021

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.

COVID Blog Launched

Gonzaga’s 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. 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: 

Location  

Vaccination Status   

Mask Required  

Indoor spaces 

Vaccinated and
Unvaccinated               

Yes              

Outdoor spaces
(in a group)  

Vaccinated 

No*              

Outdoor spaces 
(in a group)  

Unvaccinated  

Yes, if 6 ft. of distance*              

Outdoor spaces 
(alone) 

Vaccinated  

No               

Outdoor spaces 
(alone) 

Unvaccinated  

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

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

Updated Visitor Guidelines

Our visitor guidelines were updated January 18, 2022, and remain in effect until further notice.

  • 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, including Gonzaga Varsity Athletic events, Woldson Performing Arts Center events, and indoor events where visitors are being served food and beverages.
    • Visitors attending pre-specified events must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the event. Instructions for compliance with this requirement will be sent to visitors by the event organizer. Please see our FAQ on Events Requiring Proof of Vaccination or a Negative Test from Visitors for more information.
    • 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.

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.

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

Essential Information

Testing

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.

 Recent 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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