SUNY University at Buffalo '12
Majoring in Philosophy
Member since 4/1/2010
Better Have a Car – The Spokane Bus System is OK but is slow and only covers arterials. If you have a car, you will be everyones best friend.
The Dorm Life at GU – Freshmen and Sophomores are required to live on campus, so there is not much housing on campus for Juniors and Seniors. Gonzaga has a decent variety on dorms and there are very few that are overly crowded. The Jesuit focus on Community helps invigorate social interaction so there are a lot of dorm activities and participatory events.
Downtown and Hamilton – If you want to get out of fast food habits and Ramen, there are a few places in town that are decent places to eat. The caveat is that most of the grills are also bars so being 21+ is usually the easiest way to get good food. There are some small markets in Spokane too that can help.
The Jesuit Tradition and Mission – Gonzaga places a very high emphasis on personal and spiritual development while also encouraging social and community work. The volunteering options at Gonzaga are robust and make community service not only fun, but competitively sought after. The influence of the Jesuits on education and community is one you won't regret.
The Slipper Still Fits – Love being an Underdog? Gonzaga is the place for you. We Have nationally competitive but underrated basketball and baseball/softball. We are basically on the map because of our Men's Basketball team which has as rich of a history as any other program in the nation. Most of the school attends the games and loves GU basketball to death. The big knock is no football team.
The Party Is Right Next Door – The thing about Gonzaga is Spokane is a pretty small town, but it's not really a college town. Thus, the best way to hang out and have fun is to become close friends with your dorm mates and suite mates then hit the small but comfortable party scenes just off campus. There are no overcrowded die if you go Toga Frat parties, but they are full of enough new people to be continually different but you can still feel comfortable with the people there because you always know at least someone.
The Party Is Right Next Door – Gonzaga has a great nightlife if you are willing to go outside your boundaries and meet your dorm mates. There aren't many clubs for under 21 so most of the fun happens in on campus apartments/houses where you can get the perfect mix of close friends and new people. You can visit parties and never feel its stale but never feel out of place. If you're looking for a raging toga party, this probably isn't the place
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