International Students

Important Notice
Several FAQs have been updated in accordance with President McCulloh's July 28 announcement. We are reviewing FAQs and will be making more updates in the coming days.
Latest Updates

July 23:

  • Updated answer: "If I am unable to arrive on campus in time for classes to begin and I do not want to defer my start, do I have the option to begin my first semester of courses for Fall 2020 online?"
  • Added question & answer "Can I defer attending admission to Gonzaga until Spring or Fall 2021 and still keep my scholarship?"
Updated July 23, 2020, 9:21 a.m.

Yes, the university will work with students who need a late arrival due to visa or international travel restrictions.

Please contact for more information.


Regarding English Language Center (ELC) classes: We are actively working on possible scenarios that will allow students to attend in-person and/or online. We are waiting for clarification and will update this site soon.

If you would like to enroll in ELC classes and cannot travel to the United States, please contact Katie Nollenberger to discuss your situation.

Updated July 23, 2020


English as a Second Language (ESL) and Global Bridge Track students can defer as many times as needed. 

Global Bridge 1 students can defer for up to one academic year, with readmission guaranteed. Gonzaga cannot guarantee scholarships for students who defer. A short application and final transcripts of coursework or exams is required to activate the readmission process. 

Please contact Theresa Howlett or Katie Nollenberger to discuss options for deferring ESL and Global Bridge Track admission.

Please contact Theresa Howlett to discuss options for deferring Global Bridge 1 admission. 

Added July 23, 2020


Students who will travel to campus for the Fall 2020 semester will be issued an I-20 for Fall 2020.

Students who are not able to travel to campus for the Fall 2020 semester and, instead, will be studying remotely from home, will be issued an I-20 for Spring 2021. This will allow travel to the US to attend courses in person.

If you have any questions about your I-20 or immigration status, please contact International Student & Scholar Services at

Yes. Any students who cross an international border (by any means, including plane, train, car, bus, etc.) in order to arrive on campus for classes (for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020) are required to participate in a two-week quarantine.

Students who plan to live on campus can arrive as early as August 13 in order to complete quarantine prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Students who have off-campus housing for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 must complete their quarantine off campus.

Students will be able to order through our college dorm outfitting program provided by the Parent & Family Relations Office. Simply select the items needed and they will be delivered to your residence hall.



You will be able to contact Plant & Construction Services to make an appointment to retrieve your belongings after your two-week quarantine.

To make your appointment please call Plant & Construction Services at (509) 313-5656. They will inform you of how many items/boxes you have, and you will need to plan your transportation accordingly.

Due to COVID-19 related concerns, and the mandatory two-week quarantine Fall 2020 orientation will be hosted online. Detailed information will be coming at the end of July.

Yes. Your Lewermark health insurance covers COVID-19 related care and testing. Information about how to use your student insurance will be part of your online orientation.

If you have any questions, please contact Britt Harmon at