We want to ensure everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. Please review our guidelines and recommendations for community members.
The health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and local community is the number one shared priority as we work to fulfill our educational mission and manage university operations during the global pandemic.
- Our approach, rooted in our Mission, provided flexibility for students and families to choose if they wish to attend the Fall semester 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 has been to continue to foster the tight-knit and supportive community that is a hallmark of the Gonzaga experience.
- Undergraduate classes began 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 the Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov. 27–25), or stay on campus through the end of the semester.
- All instruction after the Thanksgiving Holiday will be distance delivery.
- We will ask students who elect to travel outside of Spokane County for the Thanksgiving Holiday not to return to campus for the remainder of the semester.
Spring 2021 Return to Campus
- Spring Semester Plans were announced on November 16th, 2020.
- Changes to the Academic Calendar were shared with the community on October 9th, 2020. The modified calendar:
- Removes Spring Break from Spring 2021 calendar.
- Pushes the start of the semester back by 1 week to January 19th.
- Adds an additional Reading Day in-between President’s day and Good Friday. This was chosen to be Friday, March 12, 2021. No classes will be held.
- Changes the Spring Faculty Conference to Thursday, January 14th.
- Information about on-campus housing move-in is forthcoming
- These changes do not necessarily pertain to Law or Online Graduate Programs.