Back-to-School Questions: GCU Edition

By Jessica Meyer

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As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you may have a few questions about what to expect when you arrive at Grand Canyon University for the 2016-17 school year! Have no fear, we are here to answer all your back-to-school questions:

When do classes start at Grand Canyon University?

If you are enrolled at GCU for the 2016-17 school year, your fall classes will begin on Aug. 29. However, if you plan to live on campus, you can arrive to GCU the week of Aug. 22 and participate in all of the Welcome Week activities, which will help you prepare for the school year and get to know other students. Plus, you will have a ton of fun!

Where is Grand Canyon University located?

Grand Canyon University’s main campus is located in the heart of sunny Phoenix. If you did not visit GCU’s campus prior to enrolling, we encourage you to take a tour, find your classes and get familiar with all that our campus has to offer. From sparkling swimming pools to popular dining options, GCU is the perfect place to call home.

How many students attend Grand Canyon University?

GCU has a reputation as Arizona’s premier private Christian university with amazing growth, both in campus resources and number of attendees. So, how many students attend Grand Canyon University? In fall 2015, there were nearly 15,500 students attending the main campus in Phoenix and nearly 60,000 attending GCU online. We expect even more students this year!

What division is Grand Canyon University?

The Lopes play in NCAA Division I. They began their transition to Division I in fall 2013, and the 2016-17 season is the final year of that transition. GCU offers plenty of exciting athletic events throughout the year, from basketball games in an electric atmosphere in GCU Arena to soccer games in the brand new soccer stadium, located in the heart of campus.

If you have more questions about what to expect as a student attending Grand Canyon University, visit our website or contact us today for more information!

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.

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