Parent and Family Crew

parent and family crew orientation 2019

Parent and Family Crew (PFC) is a diverse team of student leaders that serve as a resource and guide to incoming parents and families through their Gonzaga experience.

PFC assists with the following events:

  • Parent and Family Orientation
  • Fall Family Weekend
  • GEL weekend


Application Dates

Opens Friday, February 14

Closes Monday, February 24

*Come visit us outside of Hemmingson on Friday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) to learn a little more about PFC and get a lollipop.

Info Session Dates and Times

Join us for info sessions to learn more about your potential role on PFC

Wednesday, February 5, 12:00-12:30 pm

Monday, February 10, 8:45-9:15 pm

Thursday, February 20, 6:00-6:30 pm

Location: Crosby, Lower Level, Room 017

*We will be serving pizza and cookies!

Interview Dates

We will be holding interviews from Tuesday, March 3-Thursday, March 5

Interviews will be held in Crosby, Lower Level, Suite 022

Pillars of Parent and Family Crew

 PFC Pillars Growth Connection Family

Duties of PFC Members (2020 - 2021 Academic Year)

  • Complete online training during the summer
  • In person training: Tuesday, August 25 - Thursday, August 27
  • Orientation Weekend: Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30
  • 2020 Fall Family Weekend: Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11 (in person training Thursday evening, October 8)
  • 2021 GEL weekend

Family Core

Family Core is a team of student leaders that serve as a liaison between Parent and Family Relations and PFC. A position eligible for only those that have served on Parent and Family Crew in the past, Family Core is a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer leadership, event management, and community involvement.

Meet Family Core

Sam Lembo

Student Leader Coordinator

Ryan Hayes

Logistics Coordinator

Serena Hua

Family Weekend Program Coordinator

What Past PFC Members are Saying

“To put it simply, joining Parent and Family Crew 2 years ago was the best decision I have made since deciding to attend Gonzaga University. Students often talk about Gonzaga as being ‘a home away from home’, and I believe that being a part of a team like Parent and Family Crew is one of the primary reasons why I call this community my second family".

- Cole Walchenbach | Class of 2020 Parent and Family Crew and Family Core

"PFC is one of Gonzaga's hidden gems. It’s not intentionally hidden but its just not as well known as other involvement opportunities on campus. But those students who manage to join the “family” are in for a treat. The training as well as orientation itself are defining moments at my time here at Gonzaga… Sure orientation weekend is long and tiring, but it was easy to keep going knowing that we were having the most fun out there and anyone who walked by could clearly see our love for Gonzaga".

-  Rodrigo Vazquez | Class of 2019 | Parent and Family Crew

"Through PFC, I found a family. You are going to be welcoming families and parents to Gonzaga but I did not expect to find a family on my own through PFC. I love PFC because I was one of the people that helped convinced families that their students are going to be okay and I got to share my LOVE for Gonzaga with them. Showing new students and their families how amazing Gonzaga is can be very comforting for new families who care so much for their Zags"!

- Ciara Costanzo | Class of 2018 | Parent and Family Crew and Family Core 

“Being a part of PFC is an extremely rewarding opportunity. Not only do you become part a tight-knit team, you get to connect with incoming students’ families and support systems, many of which are going through a transition period that can be just as intimidating as their student’s. Being able to answer questions, provide support when necessary, and have a great time dancing and bringing positive energy makes for a truly amazing experience".

Ethan Durbano | Class of 2022 | Parent and Family Crew

Contact Parent & Family Relations

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