Before You Start

Welcome to Gonzaga University!

Soon you will be headed to campus in Spokane, Washington. Prepare for a successful start by completing your on-campus or digital learning steps below.

Our dedicated personal advisors make sure all your questions are answered and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message.

We look forward to meeting you and welcome to Gonzaga Global!





Latin America

Latin America

Middle East

Middle East

North America

North America

North Asia

North Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

UK and Western Europe


Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

Whatsapp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ainara Gainedenova

Ainara Gainedenova

+7 (778) 887 17 53

Whatsapp: +7 (778) 887 17 53

Email Ainara Gainedenova

Alexis (North America)

+1 239-744-9468

Whatsapp: +1 239-744-9468

Wechat: alexis0426

Email Alexis

Alice (Northwest)


Whatsapp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Alsu Samatova

Alsu Samatova

+7 939 346 09 59

Whatsapp: +7 939 346 09 59

Email Alsu Samatova
Amanpreet Singh

Amanpreet Singh (India)


Whatsapp: +91-9311136326

Email Amanpreet Singh
Amol Pote

Amol Pote (India)


Whatsapp: +91-9326469936

Email Amol Pote

Bibiane (Korea)


Whatsapp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane

Chau (Vietnam)


Whatsapp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chau Luu

Chau Luu (Vietnam)

+84 962 442 193

Whatsapp: +84 962 442 193

Skype: live:chau.luuquynh

Email Chau Luu

Chris (Southwest)


Whatsapp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris
Damini Rajpoot

Damini Rajpoot (India)


Whatsapp: +91-8800020429

Email Damini Rajpoot

Daniyal (Pakistan)

+92 310 588 8648

Whatsapp: +92 310 588 8648

Email Daniyal
Diksha Roy

Diksha Roy (India)


Whatsapp: +91-8882593634

Email Diksha Roy

Doris (South China)


QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris
Hitesh Arora

Hitesh Arora (India)


Whatsapp: +91-8826911998

Email Hitesh Arora

Isha (India)

+91 9953550789

Whatsapp: +91 9953550789

Email Isha

Jane (West China)


QQ: 713070180

Email Jane
Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev (India)


Whatsapp: +91-7982570704

Email Kapil Dev
Laxmi Pawar

Laxmi Pawar (India)

+91 98183 96406

Whatsapp: +91 98183 96406

Email Laxmi Pawar

Lisha (North China)


QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Maryna Kyselova

Maryna Kyselova

+31 6 48685505

Whatsapp: +31 6 48685505

Email Maryna Kyselova
Mohammad Shaban Khan

Mohammad Shaban Khan (India)


Whatsapp: +91-8700757968

Email Mohammad Shaban Khan
Ngoc Hoang

Ngoc Hoang (Vietnam)

+84 382 027 922

Whatsapp: +84 382 027 922

Skype: live:bichngoc.ufm

Email Ngoc Hoang

Nikita (India)

+91 9310587075

Whatsapp: +91 9310587075

Email Nikita

Padma (North America)


Email Padma
Prerna Dhir

Prerna Dhir (India)


Whatsapp: +91-9872221636

Email Prerna Dhir

Rakesh (India)

+91 9096507300

Whatsapp: +91 9096507300

Email Rakesh
Sahil Massey

Sahil Massey (India)

+91- 9811718710

Whatsapp: +91- 9811718710

Email Sahil Massey
Sakshi Bhatia

Sakshi Bhatia (India)


Whatsapp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi Bhatia
Sakshi Parashar

Sakshi Parashar (India)

+91- 880728950

Whatsapp: +91- 880728950

Email Sakshi Parashar

Samah (Middle East)

+971 58 831 8521

Whatsapp: +971 58 831 8521

Email Samah

Sanjukta (North America)


Whatsapp: +91-9820162776

Email Sanjukta



Whatsapp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya
Sayli Vaydande

Sayli Vaydande (India)


Whatsapp: +91-9653473094

Email Sayli Vaydande

Sofya (North America)

+1 347 399 35 72

Whatsapp: +1 347 399 35 72

Email Sofya
Solayide Adenuga

Solayide Adenuga (Africa)


Whatsapp: +234.806.662.9088

Email Solayide Adenuga

Taha (Pakistan)


Whatsapp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan (North Asia excluding Korea)

+886 903006063

Whatsapp: +852 9222 3579

Email Tiffany Chan

Valeria (Latin America)

+57 310 7880364

Whatsapp: +57 310 7880364

Email Valeria

Vartika (North America)


Email Vartika
Veena Iyer

Veena Iyer (India)


Whatsapp: +91-8828317960

Email Veena Iyer

Vicky (North China)


Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky

Viraja (India)

+91 7028090894

Whatsapp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja
Review your conditional offer letter and make sure that you have submitted all documents listed as missing.

Once all your documents are submitted, please submit your I-20 Request Form along with your financial statements as outlined in the Certificate of Finances.

The university will process your I-20 and email it to you as soon as possible – please expect a minimum of 10 business days.

As soon as you have your I-20, please Apply for Your Visa.

After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
    1. Complete your Visa Application.
    2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
    3. Visit to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive and the documentation you need to take with you.
    4. Notify your enrollment advisor of the date and embassy location of your visa appointment.
    5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Other links that international students find useful:

Gonzaga Global offers students free Airport Pick-Up from Spokane International Airport (GEG) to campus. Please provide your arrival details at least two weeks before the arrival date.

When making your travel arrangements, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form.

Gonzaga Global Airport Pick Up Schedule
Arrival Day
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 9:00 a.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 10:00 a.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 11:00 a.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 12:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 1:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 2:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 3:00 p.m. pick-up
GEG Airport Baggage Claim A/B 4:00 p.m. pick-up
After hours Student Responsible for arriving at School
What if I can’t book a flight between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on arrival day?

We recommend arriving a day or two before and staying at one of the hotels near the Spokane International Airport: SpringHill Suites, Ramada by Windham, Wingate by Wyndham. They are located across the street from the hotel.

After 4 p.m. Check-in

If you are arriving after 4 p.m., we do have an airport pick-up service available through Lyft, however, students must have a United States Phone number, +1 (###) ###-####, in order to use the service. Otherwise, students must schedule their own ride. Our on-campus team will email the address of your dorm to you before arrival day.

You can still check into the residence halls after hours. When you arrive on campus, call the phone number posted on the dorm of your residence hall for RA on-call. If you have any troubles, call Campus Security, at +1 (509) 313-2222, and tell them which dorm you need to check in at.

Can I move in early?

No, move-in begins on arrival day. Gonzaga Global recommends students who arrive early to stay at one of the hotels near the Spokane International Airport.

Move-In Dates
For all undergraduate and graduate program move-in dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

Make your payment in full at least two weeks before you arrive to avoid enrollment delays and ensure an on-time start.

Follow the instructions below to submit payment for tuition and fees:

  1. Flywire by Peer Transfer: To submit international and domestic ACH payments via Gonzaga Global’s Flywire portal:
  • Flywire payment options include international wires, international credit cards, and other country specific payment options.
  • Flywire guarantees the best exchange rates, offers 24/7 multilingual customer service, and provides payment tracking and an instant payment receipt.
  • Flywire will be accepting U.S. bank accounts.
  1. Please be aware that if you do not pay your balance as indicated on your statement of fees by the payment deadline, the following may occur:
    • Late payment fees may be charged.
    • You may have your scholarship and/or waivers rescinded. In such cases, you will be responsible for the full cost of your program.
    • You may encounter delays or other issues enrolling and registering for classes.

We’ve partnered with campusSIMS to help connect you with mobile phone service. Get your US phone number in your home country and have service that’s ready to use as soon as you land. Click here to get your free SIM card.

campusSIMS helps international students get connected with mobile phone service in the US. Through campusSIMS’ exclusive partner Mint Mobile, students can sign up and get their US phone number while in their home country, and have mobile phone service ready to use as soon as they land.

Students can get low-cost, reliable mobile phone service starting at as low as $15 per month that includes:

  • A free SIM card
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • High speed data
  • Nationwide coverage on the fastest, most advanced network

For more information, visit

Use the information provided in your acceptance letter. That is where you will see your username.
Visit this link to start the setup.
Contact if you encounter problems.

Please download the Microsoft Authenticator app to sign into your Gonzaga Account.

This will allow you to log in, anywhere in the world without changing phone numbers.

Then please visit to see MyGU which is the main hub for students.

Using the plus icon add the following apps to your homepage. We will discuss them in orientation and they will be important to your student life:


Undergraduate students whose major requires a math class are required to take this math test (except for Academic English and Graduate students). Please check your Gonzaga email to see if this applies to you.

Completing your Housing Agreement is an important step in confirming your housing.

Housing is guaranteed for students who are under 21 years old at the start of their semester. Students above 21 years old can request to live on campus via the website at the same website 

GON Housing Agreement
  1. Log into Zag Living (
  2. Login using the blue “GONZAGA – STUDENT SSO LOGIN” button
  3. Select “Application” from the navigation bar.
  4. Review available applications, select the term (Academic Year “current”) you plan to live on campus.
  5. Follow steps on each page to submit Emergency Contact Information, and Profile questionnaire to match with roommate.
  6. Review the Terms & Conditions to living on campus and e-sign document
  7. Next, select “Forms” from the navigation bar.
  8. Select the form “Early Arrival Form”
  9. Enter the arrival date for your orientation, and select “International Student Orientation”

    Review, and Submit the form. Your housing and pre-arrival tasks are now complete

Please upload your Vaccination Information.

GON Health and Immunization

Go to
Go to square “MEDICAT”
Go to the tab “immunizations”

Find “Mandatory Measles Vaccination”
Write the two dates of the Measles/MMR vaccine

Go to the tab “Upload”

Choose “immunization records.”
Upload a photo of your vaccine record (can be a screenshot or scan of a paper document) Must be translated into English.
If it does not include birthday and name in English, please write it on the paper.

Transcript Submission

Students must provide final, official transcripts including proof of graduation and graduation date prior to or upon arrival. Students who do not submit final, official documents as determined by Gonzaga University will have a hold placed on the account after add/drop date which will prevent the student from registering for the following semester and/or withdrawing from classes and may include dismissal.

Ways to submit final transcripts:

  1. In person: Students may bring official transcripts to orientation. Sealed envelopes not required.
  2. Digitally: Official transcripts can be sent digitally, directly from the school to
  3. Electronic Upload(if available):
  4. Mail:  Students may mail official transcripts to Gonzaga University:

Gonzaga University
Office of Admission
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0102

Additional Guidance:


Must be sent directly from institution to Gonzaga University via Document Delivery service (Parchment/Naviance/Clearinghouse) for proof of graduation/arrival purposes.


Official Documents must include Statement of Results so scores can be electronically verified.


Students with secondary school graduation from China, must bring to campus the original graduation certificates 毕业证书“bi ye zheng shu” Certified English translations also required.

You must submit your ZAGCARD photo before arrival to make check-in smooth.

GON ZAGCARD Photo Submission

In order to receive mail at Gonzaga you need to request a mailbox. You CANNOT send mail to your Residence Hall address.
1. You need to set up a mailbox with Gonzaga. Please do it here. It may take 5 days to get your mailbox.

  1. You need your (a) Gonzaga Student ID number and your (b) Gonzaga email address.

2. You will receive a mailbox number (MSC #)
3. Make sure you use this address format:

  • Student Name
    Gonzaga University
    502 E. Boone Ave. MSC Box _______
    Spokane, WA 99258

4. You will receive an email from the mailroom when you have mail to pick up.

5. Go to the mailroom, located next to the bookstore, to pick up your mail. You will need your Zagcard and to know your MSC #.

Once you have your mailbox, you can begin sending mail to pick up when you arrive.

If you have any questions please check the mailroom website and then ask if you need more help.

Center for Academic Success

Getting ready to study abroad can be challenging! Would you like some help with that? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success (CAS) has many resources for you! For example, you can watch a quick webinar on How to Make American Friends, or take a short interactive eLearning course on Obtaining Your Visa, What to Expect at Orientation, University Dining, and so much more. If you wish you could just ask a live person a question, you can either use the Live Chat button or schedule a Zoom session with one of the friendly Academic & English skills tutors, all of whom are professionals at helping international students. Don’t wait to get your free account at CAS! Sign up today! Detailed instructions for how to register can be found on the Student Resources page.

Important Dates

For important dates, including payment and move-in dates, please visit our Shorelight profile page.