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Gonzaga University

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About

History

When Gonzaga College opened on September 17, 1887, there were seven students enrolled. They included boys from Spokane Falls; Fort Sherman and Lewiston, Idaho; Salem, Oregon; and even one from California.

Education

Gonzaga offers 16 undergraduate degrees through 49 majors, 58 minors and 49 concentrations, 24 master’s degrees and 5 doctoral-level degrees.:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • School of Nursing and Human Physiology
  • School of Leadership Studies
  • School of Law

Research

  • The College of Arts & Sciences launched the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (CURCI) in 2016 in order to promote, publicize, facilitate, and celebrate the transformative educational experiences that occur through student-faculty collaborations.
  • Research isn't just about STEM; the arts, humanities, and social sciences also provide a wealth of opportunities to explore the human experience, and the College of Arts & Sciences' Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (CURCI) serves as an essential resource for students seeking to enrich their undergraduate learning experiences in all areas of the College.

Career

Career and Professional Development Vision Statement

Because we believe that Gonzaga University students have the potential to meet the profound needs of a complex and ever-changing world, we help them clarify and attain their educational and career goals by:

  • developing a collaborative, community-wide network of career educators,
  • offering relevant and meaningful services and programs to foster and support their success, and
  • teaching them how to navigate lifelong career development.

Services

Student services

Gonzaga Student Body Association is committed to helping students.

Through programs, sponsorships, events, and other academic and social activities, GSBA strives to meet the student's needs. Gonzaga Activities Board (GAB) offers an array of events, from weekly coffeehouse artists, to guest speakers and lectures, and even big name concerts like Nappy Roots, Yellowcard and Ben Folds. GSBA also offers everyday programs the Wall, and much more! Most importantly, GSBA acts as the voice of the students to the administration. GSBA prides itself on a strong relationship with the faculty and administration which helps students' voice their concerns and suggestions.

Housing services

  • Traditional Style - These communities are designed with bedrooms located on either
  • side of a central corridor and a community bathroom that serves the floor. 
  • Suite Style - These communities are designed with two or three bedrooms that share an adjacent bathroom. In most cases, the suites are accessible from an interior common space.
  • Apartment Style - These communities are designed with two or three bedrooms that share an adjacent bathroom and include amenities such as a kitchen with fridge and stove. Apartment style halls are only available to upper division students.
  • Off-Campus Housing - Gonzaga owns and manages 3 apartment complexes and several houses located within the Logan Neighborhood adjacent to campus.

Library services

  • Foley Library - information with EASE: Environment, Access, Service and Education.
  • Gonzaga in Florence (GIF) campus, visitors can access GIF's library collection, search collections from other GU libraries, and access media and scholarly journal articles electronically.
  • Chastek Library provides access to over 250,000 volumes across its three floors 

Medical services

Health & Counseling Services functions as your healthcare provider’s office and counseling center. The Health & Counseling Services staff have a strong focus on wellness and want you to fully benefit from Gonzaga’s Jesuit education.

Student Life

Campus life

When it comes to university campuses, Gonzaga's has a pretty special mix that's hard to find anywhere else. Our campus includes handsome classic brick buildings and brand new, state-of the art facilities.

Gonzaga is located in Spokane, a city that National Geographic Traveler magazine named one of the "Best Cities in the United States." It's a city that is large enough to have plenty going on year-round, and yet small enough to be friendly, affordable, and easy to explore. Eastern Washington and the nearby Idaho panhandle region boast a jaw-dropping landscape of rivers, lakes, mountains, and desert, with four beautiful seasons. We are on the "sunny side" of the state, with far less rain than western Washington.

Sports facilities

  • McCarthey Athletic Center
  • Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement
  • Charlotte Y. Martin Centre
  • Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field
  • Luger Field
  • Stevens Center
  • Rudolf Fitness Center
  • A.M. Corner Practice Facility
  • Hall of Honor Presented by the Wolff Family

Student clubs

  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Beta Alpha Psi

Accreditation

Gonzaga University is accredited, as an institution, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a judgment by a regional accreditation body that we are carrying out our mission. Internally, it is a process that helps us to identify our successes and our failures with the goal of continuous improvement in serving our students and our other constituents. 

Spokane, Washington, United States

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