Come Visit the Grand Canyon University Campus

We welcome you to visit Grand Canyon University, take a tour of our campus and meet with an admissions representative to learn more about our degrees and programs.

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Get the REAL College Experience at Discover GCU

High school seniors, and juniors in their spring semester are invited to Discover GCU. During Discover GCU, you'll experience firsthand what it means to be a student at GCU and all that Lope Life has to offer. Stay overnight in a suite-style residence hall, learn more about your program of study, check out campus life and MORE!  Click here to start your college experience!

Student-Led Guided Tours

GCU offers guided tours of the campus including previews of classrooms and labs, a dorm suite, the Student Union and some of the recreational facilities such as Thunder Alley and Lopes Way. Tours depart the Antelope Reception Center (ARC), located in the arena, every hour on the hour unless noted. The ARC is open six days a week for student appointments.

The total campus visit will last approximately two hours including the tour and meeting with an admissions representative. The tour of campus will be a walking tour. Please let us know if special accommodations are needed.

Once your tour has concluded, you will meet with an admissions representative who will help you find the degree program that matches your goals, answer financial questions and review scholarship opportunities that may be available.

To ensure you receive personalized attention during your visit, reservations are required.

Schedule a Visit
Tours are offered hourly as follows:
May 26 - Aug. 16
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - noon
Saturday 10 a.m. - noon
Aug. 24 - May 15
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - noon

The ARC will be closed on the following holidays

Commencement Oct. 16 - 17
HSET Day Nov. 6
Thanksgiving Nov. 26 - 28
Christmas Dec. 24 - 26
New Year's Day Jan. 1
MLK Day Jan. 18
Presidents' Day Feb. 15
Campus Event March 12
Easter Weekend March 25 - 26
Campus Event April 6 - 9
Commencement April 22 - 23
Commencement April 25 - 26

The ARC will offer tours during Winter Break Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The ARC will offer tours from 9 - 11 a.m. on New Year's Eve.

We will do our best to accommodate your request but, due to campus events, we may need to consider alternative dates. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special visit requests including:

 -Special facility tours
 -Overnight accommodations
 -Transportation to and from campus

Can't take a tour in person? Check out the Virtual Tours of Grand Canyon University!
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Travel Policy

High school juniors and seniors: GCU has regularly scheduled, free, chaperoned, overnight trips to our campus in Phoenix, AZ departing from most major US cities. If you live in an area that is not on this list, GCU may cover a portion of your travel expenses. To determine your eligibility for reimbursement, you must be accepted to the university and submit the appropriate documents to your admissions representative for approval, PRIOR to traveling to campus. No approval can be given after travel has occurred. Contact your admissions representative with any questions.

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