Fall 2020 Campus Reopening

The health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and local community is the number one shared priority as we look to manage operations during the global pandemic.

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  • Our updated approach, rooted in our Mission, provides flexibility for students and families to choose if they wish to attend remotely or on campus. Our Frequently Asked Questions cover many common questions. 
  • Our plans were developed by a campus-wide Pandemic Response Task Force, based on guidance from local, state and federal agencies. Read the Student Arrival & Return to Gonzaga Guide for details.
  • No matter the discipline or mode of course delivery, our goal is to continue to foster the tight-knit and supportive community that is a hallmark of the Gonzaga experience.
  • New Student Orientation and phased move-in will begin Wednesday, Aug. 26. Returning students who live on campus begin phased move-in Saturday, Aug. 29.
  • Undergraduate classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 1 and conclude Friday, Dec. 11, with the last day of finals Friday, Dec. 18.
  • Students will have the option to return home for Thanksgiving break, or stay on campus through the end of the semester. All instruction after break will be distance delivery. We will ask students who elect to travel outside of Spokane County for the Thanksgiving Break not to return to campus for the remainder of the semester.

We believe that together, we can set the stage for a thoughtful and carefully managed educational experience.

The Off-Campus Student Guide includes information, resources, and expectations for how we all must act both on- and off-campus to stay as safe and healthy as possible.
For our return to campus to be successful, every one of us must take COVID-19 precautions seriously. This important video message discusses our shared expectations for social gatherings.
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COVID-19 Dashboard, Testing and Contact Tracing

Regularly updated information on cumulative COVID-19 confirmed positives and current active positives, as well as information about Testing and Contact Tracing.

Important Message about Parties and Social Gatherings

Zags: On- or off-campus parties and social gatherings risk your health, the health of others in the Spokane community, and our ability to keep the Gonzaga campus open. Please heed this important message from President McCulloh.

Student Arrival and Return to Gonzaga Guides

These guides detail the principles, expectations, and responsibilities of all students as we prepare for the Fall 2020 semester.

Notice and Acknowledgement of Student Risk

All students are required to acknowledge they have reviewed the appropriate Student Arrival and Return to Gonzaga Guide before the Fall semester begins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of the most common questions students and families have had about the University's plans for the Fall semseter and coronavirus response.

Town Hall Webinar Recordings

View the recordings of President McCulloh's two town halls for students and families, where discussed the University's approach to reopening and answered questions from participants.

  Recent Updates

September 18

Added the following updates about Alumni Reunions to the Alumni, Donors and Friends FAQ page:

September 11

  • Added message: COVID-19 Testing from Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

September 3

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August 20

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