GCU Commencement

2014 Spring Commencement dates: 

Friday, March 14, 2014
10 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences/College of Theology
3 p.m. - College of Doctoral Studies/Ken Blanchard College of Business

Saturday, March 15, 2014
10 a.m. - College of Education
3 p.m. - College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Live Stream Graduation

Ceremony Reminders
  • The theatre doors will open at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremonies and 1 p.m. for 3 p.m. ceremonies.
  • Graduate candidates will check-in and then be seated in the lower theatre sections by degree program with the help of a commencement staff member.
  • If you have a fellow classmate joining in the ceremony, please make arrangements to meet up with them before you take your seat. There will be plenty of time to check-in, meet with fellow classmates and dress in your regalia if you arrive when doors open.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Estimated time frame for ceremony will be 2 hours.
  • There will be concession stands open for purchase of beverages and/or snacks. No outside beverage/food is allowed into the theatre, unless medically necessary. 
Parking for Friday, March 14 Ceremony:
  • Ace Parking 305 Garage - 29 S. 4th Avenue
  • US Parking System - 193 N. 5th Avenue      
  • US Parking System - 605 W. Adams Street        
  • US Parking System - 447 W. Van Buren Street
Please be prepared to pay $5 - $10 cash for parking.
Parking for Saturday, March 15 Ceremony:
  • Adams Street Parking Garage - 4th Avenue and Adams Street

Please be prepared to pay $5 - $10 cash for parking.

Location Update for March Ceremonies 
Our campus is rapidly growing, including the expansion of our GCU arena. Due to this growth, the location for commencement has been changed to the Comerica Theatre-a 5,000-seat venue located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, only 12 minutes from campus: 
Comerica Theatre
400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
We invite you to our beautiful and growing campus before or after commencement to take a tour and snap some photos to celebrate your big day.

Visiting Phoenix

To help with your travel plans, we have prepared the following guides helping you make the most out of the "Valley of the Sun."
Where to Stay Directions
Where to Go Where to Eat
Where to Shop Getting Around
View a Map of the GCU Campus 

Graduate Information

Official Photographer

For Alumni Apparel, Gifts and More please visit the
GCU Bookstore


For GCU gear visit the
GCU Team Shop

Campus Tours

The week of commencement is a busy time at GCU! We invite you to come and tour the campus by either a guided or self-guided tour.

For guided tours please check-in at the Antelope Reception Center (ARC) located at our campus Starbucks upstairs above the Student Union.  

Guided Tours:
March 10 - 13
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the hour 

March 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour

March 15 
10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon

Self-Guided Tours:
March 10 - March 15
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

During these times, you may walk the campus at your leisure. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.