Frequently Asked Questions about Housing & Residence Life

Yes, most students will be assigned roommates and will live in a double room.

If students have a health concern heightened by COVID-19 where management of the concern would be best accomplished in a single room or by living off campus, please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office at or (509) 313-4103. Upon a student’s request, the Housing Office will coordinate with campus partners in Health and Counseling Services and Disability Access for evaluation of the request.

In consultation with the Spokane Regional Health District, Gonzaga will ensure appropriate public health measures are in place in all residence halls and student health and wellness education will be provided to guide student behavior.


Following CDC guidelines and utilizing industry recommended standards, Gonzaga University staff will provide the following:

  • Clean all residence halls rooms prior to student move-in
  • Provide daily cleaning and disinfecting to common area such as lounges, bathrooms and community kitchens
  • Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces in all residence halls.

Please note: Students will remain responsible for cleaning bathrooms and common spaces in suites and apartment-style units as well as all surfaces in student rooms.

What happens if a student tests positive for Covid-19 or is exposed to Covid-19?

Three University housing facilities have been reserved for use in the event of the need for student isolation and quarantine. Protocols have been developed in consultation with the Spokane Regional Health District and in compliance with CDC recommendations.

Isolation: Required for any student who has received a laboratory confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. Isolation will begin at the time of the diagnosis and continue until at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or 10 days have passed since the collection date of the COVID-19 test if the student did not have any symptoms).

Quarantine: Required of all students who are exhibiting symptoms of or have been exposed to COVID-19 but are awaiting test results for a diagnosis. Based on conversations with the Spokane Regional Health District, we believe that test results will be available within 24-48 hours. Students will either be instructed to quarantine in their own space if allowed by Spokane Regional Health District guidelines or will be instructed to move to one of the housing facilities reserved as quarantine space.

All students in quarantine will have access to a private bathroom.


Contact Plant Services a few days before arrival to let them know you are coming. All items need to be picked no later than September 8.

A final decision has not been made yet regarding early arrivals. If arriving to campus early is something we can accommodate, the early arrival form on ZagLiving will be open.
No decision has been made regarding opening for summer session 2. We will update the website as soon as possible.
Students are able to move into GU Owned Off Campus Properties when the lease starts.

We will welcome new and returning students who are living in campus housing back to campus using a phased approach, over a sequence of three-day periods, beginning Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.

Move-in for first year students will be on Wednesday, August 26 – Friday, August 28. Returning students will move in on Saturday, August 29 – Monday, August 31. We expect some student leaders and fall student athletes to be “early arrivals” beginning as early as Sunday, August 16.

Students will move-in during an assigned shift. Shifts will be designed to reduce the number of people moving into a building at the same time. Roommates will not be assigned to move in during the same shift. More information regarding your exact move-in day and time will be sent to students later in the summer.