You likely have a number of questions regarding student residential living at Grand Canyon University. The following FAQs should answer many of your questions. Your admissions representative is here to help with any additional questions you may have.
Most new students live in one of the residence halls on campus that are classified as either freshman or upperclassman housing. In the event that freshman-only housing fills up, incoming freshman residents will be placed in upperclassman housing with other freshmen.
Research indicates that students who reside on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, perform stronger academically and are more likely to graduate within four years than their commuting classmates. In addition, they have a strong support system with peers who are going through similar experiences.
GCU students participate in a variety of activities including intramurals, events planned by the Office of Student Engagement, Arena concerts, sporting events, outdoor activities and Bible studies. There are also several shopping centers, restaurants and movie theatres nearby. Check out the student life events page for the latest activities.
Cohabitation is not permitted on the campus of Grand Canyon University. Each building has separate housing areas for each gender. Daily "open hall hours" allow students of the opposite gender to visit friends in each suite's living room. Students of the opposite gender are never permitted within the bedrooms.
You may decorate your room with fun bedding, photos of friends and family, throw pillows, rugs, etc. You may also hang posters using 3M hooks or staples. View the what to bring page for more details.
Once you have completed the online housing application, you will be able to look up the name and contact information of your roommate(s) at any time by logging into the housing application, clicking the "Application" tab, then "Status" and finally "View Profile" next to your roommate's name. The Office of Residence Life is not able to provide this information due to privacy policies.
Students wanting to live with another specific GCU student need to coordinate making the same room reservation on the online housing application. The Office of Residence Life does not "place" students in their housing assignments and will not coordinate the reservations of students who want to room together.
Cost varies depending on the type of housing you select. Please discuss cost break-down with your admissions representative or visit our housing costs page.
There is an Ethernet port located within every dorm suite and wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in the dormitories. Students in the North Rim Apartments must set up and finance internet on their own through Cox Communications (602-694-1573).
Yes, there is a cable hookup in the living room of all dormitories and North Rim Apartments. Basic cable is provided in the living areas at no extra cost to the resident. Students in the dormitories may not upgrade to premium cable. Apartment residents may select the cable package of their choosing with the understanding that an upgrade must be paid for by the student.
There are no land lines available in the student residence halls. Residents in the North Rim Apartments may connect to a land line through Cox Communications (602-694-1573).
Yes, every room is air conditioned with an individual thermostat.
You will be assigned a specific move-in time and date based upon your dorm assignment. You will receive your exact move-in time and date over the summer. Please follow up with your admissions representative if you do not receive notification. Fall move-in is approximately one week before classes begin. Spring move-in for new students is the Saturday before classes begin.
The laundry facilities in all dormitories and North Rim Apartments accept coins or credit/debit cards. ‘Lopes Cash is not an acceptable form of payment.
Residents of all halls except Hegel may bunk beds to create more space efficiency. Ask your RD for "bed pins" when you arrive to bunk your bed.
No, all university-provided furniture must remain in the room and intact through the duration of a student's stay on campus. Any removed or missing furniture at the end of the year will result in housing fines.
Students do not have the opportunity to choose a private room. If you have extenuating circumstances that require a private room, you must contact the Disability Services Office and submit to a general screening process.
Yes, when dorms are at capacity we start waitlists. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist, you are encouraged to choose another dorm for the time being and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly to be placed on the waitlist. Waitlist requests submitted from parents or admissions representatives will not be accepted.
You will be able to make your meal plan selection during the online housing application process. Please contact your finance counselor regarding any meal plan changes you wish to make.
All parking inquiries must be directed to Campus Operations (602-639-6527) or visit the parking page to learn more.
No, GCU does not offer student storage. We recommend storing items at one of the many local public storage facilities.