Visit Grand Canyon University's Campus

Experience GCU Through a Guided Tour

GCU Campus Tour

Immerse yourself in the Grand Canyon University (GCU) student experience by taking a guided tour from the best person to tell you about it: a student.

Tours depart from the Antelope Reception Center (ARC), located in the Student Advising Services Building. Our campus tour is a walking tour encompassing over 2.5 miles of our beautiful campus. Highlights will include previews of classrooms and labs, a residence hall suite, the Student Union and our newly opened Canyon Activity Center.

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With our commitment to following CDC guidance for safety, GCU has made the thoughtful decision to adjust tour processes and offerings at this time.

Campus is open for individual tours and/or meetings with university admissions counselors upon appointment. Schedule your visit today through the link in the Student Campus Tours section.

If you would like to take a tour of GCU from home, participate in our virtual GCU LIVE tours as a means to experience campus from your home using a smartphone or computer. These are 90-minute interactive experiences led by a GCU Tour Guide that include a virtual tour of campus, program-specific information from a program expert, a Q&A with students and an admissions counselor on a panel. There are four tours daily with different program-specific experiences per day and time.

GCU LIVE Tours run Monday through Saturday. Sign up for a GCU LIVE Tour online today!

Student Campus Tours

All in-person tours are now available on an appointment basis. Click the link below to schedule your visit on campus today!

Schedule a Visit

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ongoing, many GCU locations have altered events and schedules. Please visit gcu.edu/coronavirus for recent updates.

Monday - Friday

9 am – 3 pm

Saturday

9 am, 11 am, 1pm

Sunday

Closed

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri

8 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday

8 am – 6 pm

Saturday

8:30 am – 4 pm

Sunday

Closed

Memorial Day

May 25

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

Sept. 7

Thanksgiving

Nov. 26-27

Christmas

Dec. 24-26

We will do our best to accommodate your tour requests, but due to campus events, we may need to consider alternate dates. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special visit requests that require:

  • Meals
  • Special facility tours
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Transportation to and from campus

The ARC is closed on holidays, special occasions and Mondays at 11 am for Chapel when class is in session Fall and Spring semester.

 

Virtual Campus Tours

If you cannot travel to Phoenix, take a virtual tour for a look at our Student Union, residences, simulation labs and more.

 

Campus Information

Visitor Parking

GCU offers plenty of parking options for visitors, including garages and convenient surface lots throughout campus. If you have any questions, call 855-GCU-LOPE and ask for Parking Operations, or visit our parking webpage.

GCU Shuttle

GCU also offers convenient shuttle transportation across campus, assisting students and visitors to their on-campus destinations.Take a look at the GCU shuttle routes.

Campus Dining

Enjoy a variety of dining options on GCU's campus, including popular national eateries. From Lopes Way to the Student Union and GCU Arena, there are plenty of places to grab a bite on campus with friends and family.

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Things To Do At GCU

GCU offers a wide variety of recreational and educational experiences on or near campus. Don't forget to visit these attractions to see how GCU is expanding as well as positively impacting the surrounding community.

Colangelo Museum

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Located next to the Grand Canyon University Arena on our main campus, the Jerry Colangelo Museum pays tribute to Phoenix sports legend Jerry Colangelo through photos and mementos from his impressive career.

GCU Hotel

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If you are visiting GCU, we encourage you to take full advantage of staying at the GCU Hotel. Located one mile from the GCU campus with affordable rates, the GCU Hotel offers convenience and an abundance of Lopes spirit.

Canyon 49 Grill

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The Phoenix dining scene meets the GCU spirit at the Canyon 49 Bar and Grill. Located in the GCU Hotel lobby, experience great food and live entertainment at an affordable price. Check out our menu below.

GCU Golf Course

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The redesigned GCU Golf Course offers 18 holes of challenging golf with state-of-the-art facilities at the historic former Maryvale Golf Course. Be sure to visit The Lope House afterwards for a great urban dining experience.

Discover GCU

With our commitment to following CDC guidance for safety, GCU has made the thoughtful decision to cancel upcoming Discover GCU events at this time. We encourage you to participate in our virtual GCU LIVE tours as a means to experience campus from your home. Visit gcu.edu/live to contact your admissions counselor and to learn more about GCU LIVE today!

Experience what it's like to be a GCU student with this free, two-day, campus visit where you will have the opportunity to stay overnight in a suite-style residence hall, tour campus, meet future Lopes and talk with your admissions counselor. We also offer program-specific Discover GCU events. These occur once during the fall and spring to help you align your interests and talents with your desired major and minor. Get started below, and talk to your admissions counselor to select your preferred event.

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