About Parent/Family Orientation

Gonzaga University understands the important role that family members play in their students' lives and educational success. Continued communication and support from family members can contribute immeasurably to the success of new GU students.

Parent and Family Orientation provides the opportunity to learn about the many offices, services, academic programs, and resources Gonzaga University has to offer. Through Parent and Family Orientation, families can build a partnership with Gonzaga University, focusing on ways in which everyone can support students in reaching their educational and career goals.

This is a very important time in your student’s life. You can help by being active participants at Parent and Family Orientation. Be prepared to take notes during the sessions and write down questions in advance. Gonzaga’s office of Parent and Family Relations strives to make this transition to college as smooth as possible.

On your student's assigned move-in day, (August 26th, 27th, or 28th) we kindly ask that you say your goodbyes and depart campus after the dinner break, by 8:30 PM. In an effort to keep the number of guests on campus to a minimum due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols we will not be hosting on-campus/in person programming for parent and family members beyond your student's assigned move-in date. In addition, there will be no on-campus/in person parent and family programming on Saturday, August 29th or Sunday, August 30th. We understand that the circumstances of our time can make this transition even more difficult than usual. We appreciate your patience, amenability, and understanding throughout this process.

Have Everything Your Zag Needs On Campus When You Arrive!

Shop at swaku.com/gonzaga-linens and have your order shipped to your Zag's on campus mailbox (MSC #) to pick up on your assigned move in date! It's that easy. Order by July 26th.

For on campus pick up, ship to:

Student Name

Gonzaga University MSC #

502 E Boone Avenue

Spokane, WA 99258

Your Zag doesn't have a GU mailbox (MSC #) yet? Request a mailbox here!

What Families Are Saying

"We’ve been through orientation programs at Georgetown and University of Portland. Honey – you left them in the dust! The organization and extremely helpful sessions were great.”
-Liz, Mom of Nick

“We are so thrilled that our son has chosen Gonzaga, and this weekend only doubly confirmed that. What a terrific community of people committed to developing the whole person...love that!”
-Anne, Mom of Grant

"Orientation was amazing! Now, I am more confident than ever that he will thrive at Gonzaga, and that I’m leaving him in the care and support of extraordinary people.”
-Lisa, Mom of Sean

Contact Parent & Family Relations

Send a message
502 E. Boone Ave.
Crosby Center Suite 022
Spokane, WA 99258-2464
(509) 313-4154