Admissions and Student Blog

Visit GU

Tips for your Gonzaga Visit

We understand that you have a lot of options when it comes to your college search, and sometimes the best way to figure out if a school is right for you is to visit their campus. Everything that you’ve been reading in brochures and websites is helpful, but it’s important to get a feel for life on campus to really assess if this is a place you can call home.

Gonzaga’s Visit Office is fully dedicated to making your visit informative and enjoyable. We offer campus tours, residence hall tours, meetings with faculty, class visits, interviews with your Gonzaga Admission Counselor, as well as overnight stays. We recommend you schedule your visit two weeks in advance either online or over the phone, but earlier doesn’t hurt either! Find out more about scheduling a visit to Gonzaga HERE!

Here are a few tips on maximizing your campus visit to GU:

1. Research
Take some time before you visit to look at the experiences offered at Gonzaga whether it is through a specific major, athletics, clubs, or leadership opportunities. This can help give your visit more direction and allow us to connect you with faculty and campus resources that cater to your interests.

2. Be present and engage
We offer many options for you to interact with students, staff, and faculty – take some time to meet them and ask questions. Being on campus gives you a great opportunity to ask people about their personal experiences, how Gonzaga has impacted them, or why they choose to represent GU. The Gonzaga community is excited to welcome you to campus and help you with your college search.

3. Explore
Maybe you have heard about the engineering lab, the statue of our mascot Spike in front of McCarthey Athletic Center, or the Mongolian Grill in the COG– go and find it! Take some time to be on campus, experience different parts of it and get a sense for what Gonzaga is like. Don’t forget to also take time to explore Spokane – its restaurants, outdoor activities, and the Centennial Trail.

4. Reflect
While first impressions are important, we encourage you to continue to think about the colleges you visited and interacted with through your college search. Think about what you have been drawn to, experiences that excite you, and where you see yourself growing and succeeding.

5. Share
We love hearing about your visit and seeing the beautiful photos you take around campus. If you share them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #BeAZag!

We hope that you get to experience Gonzaga during a campus visit. Please let us know how we can help plan your visit to GU!