Residential Living

Welcome to Residential Living at Grand Canyon University

Choosing to live on campus during your college years is one of the best decisions you can make. Here at GCU, we believe that the time you spend living on campus will help you discover your purpose. 

The Offices of Housing Operations and Residence Life staff seeks to provide a holistically-supportive and hospitable environment that allows students to pursue their academic goals while being challenged to pursue authenticity, engage in the community and impact the world. With this in mind, it is our desire to cultivate a living atmosphere where students have the opportunity to find themselves in new and exciting ways, where growth is celebrated and life is lived to the fullest. 

Grand Canyon University understands that the residence needs of each student are unique. Therefore, we offer the following residence choices, which are exclusive to students enrolled full-time (12 or more credits, 8 of which must be attended on the ground campus) in a traditional campus degree program.

Dorm Living

Our dorms include fully-furnished suites with one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms and a large living area shared by two to six students. The suites come furnished with extra-long twin beds, desks and dressers in the bedrooms, a chair and couch in the living room. The living room is shared by all suitemates for watching television or movies and hanging out. Because of our growing campus, GCU has continually dedicated resources to building new dorms. Your choices for dorm living include:

To live in any GCU dorm, students must:

  • Be a minimum of 17 years old.
  • Not exceed 24 years old.
  • Be registered as a full-time student (12 or more credits). At least eight of these credits must be taken on the ground campus.

North Rim Apartments

We also offer students the option of living in the North Rim Apartments, which provide apartment-style living with the convenience of being located on campus. This apartment building, which has been remodeled as of  fall of 2011, includes 153 units, a large laundry room, charcoal barbeque and sand volleyball court.  Whether you are seeking a one bedroom/one bath, two bedroom/one bath, or two bedroom/two bath, all North Rim Apartments are unfurnished so that you can make your apartment your home away from home.

The North Rim Apartment Complex includes a Residence Life Apartment, which is a place for residents to hang out and enjoy a movie or game night. Resident Assistants are a part of the North Rim Apartment community and are dedicated to enhancing the community within the apartments and offering support to residents.

To live in North Rim Apartments, students must:

  • Be at least 21 years old OR 20 years old AND have 60+ completed credits OR be a married student and able to submit a copy of your marriage certificate
  • Not exceed 29 years old
  • Be registered as a full-time student (12 or more credits ).  At least eight of these credits must be taken on-campus.