How to Prepare for College Life at GCU

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Are you excited about being a GCU Lope? Whether you are a new or returning student for the 2016-17 school year, we have some tips on how to best prepare yourself for college life at Grand Canyon University. Check them out:

Take a Tour

If you have not already, try to reserve just two hours of your day to take a tour of our beautiful main campus in Phoenix. During this tour, your student tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about GCU’s campus, including where you will eat, play, study, and sleep. Not to mention, after your tour, you are offered an opportunity to meet with an enrollment representative to discover the numerous scholarships available to GCU students.

Discover GCU

If you know you are going to be a GCU student studying on campus, do not miss out on an opportunity to participate in Discover GCU! Here, you can experience GCU firsthand by taking a tour of the main campus, staying overnight in a suite-style residence hall, eating at our popular restaurant options, meeting fellow GCU students, attending fun events and more! Plus, you are given a chance to learn more about your program of interest by meeting with a representative from your college.

Attend Welcome Week

Every year GCU organizes a week full of fun activities and events for new and returning students, notoriously known as Welcome Week. During this time, students become familiar with the campus, meet new students and learn what it means to be a GCU Lope.

Join Clubs and Organizations

At GCU, it is never too early or too late to join a club or organization. Whether you want to join an honors program, volunteer across local and global communities or participate in various clubs, GCU can cater to you and your unique interests! If you would like to prepare for college by joining a fun group and meeting new people with similar interests, it is highly recommended that you check out GCU’s wide selection of student organizations.

Meet Your Neighbors

When you attend GCU events, such as a campus tour, Discover GCU and Welcome Week, do not be afraid to introduce yourself to the people around you! By doing this, you can meet new friends and experience your new journey together. The same thing goes for your roommates and suitemates!

There are several ways in which you can prepare yourself for college life at Grand Canyon University. If you want to be a future GCU Lope, visit our website or contact us today for more information about what it is like to attend our main campus! 

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. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.