Get Ready for GCU Family Weekend!

A GCU family enjoying campus

Each fall, Grand Canyon University invites parents to come and experience the excitement of Lope life during Family Weekend, a three-day event packed with athletic and social events, along with a worship event. You and your family will also have opportunities to take university walking tours, enjoy our dining venues and much more. Don’t miss out on this wonderful chance to get a taste of what GCU has to offer!

Family Weekend 2017 will be held October 6 – 8, 2017 at GCU’s main campus. Don’t delay! Today is the last day to register for this fun and family-friendly event. The cost per person is a non-refundable $15, excluding GCU students and children 12 years old or younger. This registration fee includes raffles, T-shirts, refreshments, prizes, a Family Weekend tote bag and more.

To check in, families should head to the Promenade, which is south of the Student Union. Once you arrive, be sure to pick up your Family Weekend registration packet and events schedule. You can check in for Family Weekend from 10 am – 8 pm on Friday and 6 am – 5 pm on Saturday.

There are plenty of activities you and your family can enjoy as soon as you arrive. On Friday, parents can take advantage of light refreshments and a chance to meet with Parent Council members at Thunder Alley. Friday also features guided walking tours, the GCU vs. ASU club soccer game and a Movie on the Lawn.

On Saturday, look forward to a fun-filled day of events like the Thunder Run! Family 5K, Family Weekend Chapel, the Fall Festival, Thunder Bolt and the Lil Lopes Cheer & Dance Clinic. The weekend wraps up on Sunday with the GCU vs. University of Arizona club soccer game at 7 pm.

Want a full schedule and official guidebook to Family Weekend 2017? Download the GCU app on your smartphone or scan the QR code in this blog post!

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