As the leading private Christian university in Arizona, Grand Canyon University offers students a traditional campus environment as well as a state-of-the-art online learning format.
Located in the heart of Phoenix, GCU is home to over 3,000 students who live and commute to this 100-acre oasis. At the heart of the campus lies the promenade, which connects students from their dorms to the Student Union and classrooms, as well as our own resort-style pool.
Housed in the Student Union, the Spiritual Life and Student Life teams help coordinate student activities ranging from concerts, barbeques, dances, pizza parties, movies on the lawn and even skiing excursions. Also, GCU is a university in Arizona that gives back to the community. Through Canyon Cares, students, faculty and staff participate in community service projects including canned food and toy drives, a Christmas tree distribution and a Fall Festival.
This smaller, more intimate university in Arizona boasts amenities and facilities found at many larger universities. For those who love sports, GCU offers 22 NCAA Division II athletic teams including baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer and wrestling. A brand new, state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center opened in the fall of 2010 that features three basketball courts, a cutting-edge athletic training facility, and a student fitness center for all campus residents. A full schedule of fitness classes is offered daily in the Student Recreation Center. Also, in fall of 2010, a new, 4-story dorm building, Canyon Hall, opened as well as a new 23,000-square-foot classroom building housing 19 classrooms and the administrative staff for the College of Education.
A host of exciting 2011 construction projects were recently completed on Grand Canyon University campus. Grand Canyon Arena is a 5,000-seat arena, which opened in September 2011 and is the new home to our men's and women's basketball teams, and will host other sporting events, concerts and conferences. Thunder Alley is a 14,000-square-foot dining facility which opened in late August 2011. This facility provides students access to a cafe, convenience store, various fast food venues and a 6-lane bowling alley along with other recreational games! Another new 5-story dorm building, Prescott Hall, opened in late August of 2011 and can house up to 500 students. Located within walking distance to the new GCU Arena, Student Union, Thunder Alley and the all-new intramural field, Prescott Hall is an ideal experience for students who want to stay connected to happenings on campus.
The Grand Canyon University campus continues to grow as another brand new dorm building on campus, Camelback Hall, is set to undergo construction in Fall 2011. Additionally, a new College of Arts and Sciences building will grace the campus in the near future and feature all-new Science and Nursing labs.