On February 20th Pasco High School freshmen, sophomores, and seniors, as well as a few parents had the opportunity of visiting Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Gonzaga University is medium-sized, private Roman Catholic school, founded in 1887. Students had the chance to experience college life setting first hand. About 90% of the students that attended the campus visit are first generation college students.
While on campus students received a campus tour (includes seeing a college dorm), and admissions presentation. Gonzaga University staff also provided information regarding financial aid for postsecondary education, and scholarship opportunities. Choosing a college or university is a big step in a student’s life. This trip gave students the opportunity to know the expectations from Gonzaga University. One parent stated “My daughter has dreamed of attending Gonzaga University ever since 7th grade. Now that we’ve had the chance to visit Gonzaga she is 100% positive this is her school.” As GEAR UP staff, it is a privilege to take students and parents to experience college campus life first hand!