Your college search is exciting! But there are also many unknowns for students who are looking for the right university. It's important to GCU that students feel confident in their decision and happy about their choice. That's why we offer Discover GCU where future Lopes can get the REAL college experience.

Discover GCU is an opportunity for you to experience firsthand what it means to be a student at Grand Canyon University. For parents, this is an opportunity to learn more about the university and help your student determine if GCU is the best fit for their future.

What Students Can Expect

During this overnight campus visit, you will stay in a suite-style residence hall, dine at popular campus eateries, meet other future Lopes and current students, and experience campus life by attending an athletic event, theatre performance, student engagement event or concert, just to name a few.

Discover GCU is also a chance to take a campus tour led by a GCU student, shop at the Lope Shop, meet with an admissions counselor, learn about our various degree programs and attend an informative presentation.

Come experience Lope Life and see if GCU is the university where you can feel at home and achieve your academic goals, while preparing for your career!


How to Attend

During this overnight campus visit, you will stay in a suite-style residence hall, dine at popular campus eateries, meet other future Lopes and current students, and experience campus life by attending an athletic event, theatre performance, student engagement event or concert, just to name a few.

Discover GCU is also a chance to take a campus tour led by a GCU student, shop at the Lope Shop, meet with an admissions counselor, learn about our various degree programs and attend an informative presentation.

 

Come experience Lope Life and see if GCU is the university where you can feel at home and achieve your academic goals, while preparing for your career!

Next Steps to Attend Discover

  1. Apply for free to GCU and be accepted
  2. Talk with your family and admissions counselor to select your preferred Discover event 
  3. Your admissions counselor will submit your travel request on your behalf
  4. Confirmation on your Discover event will be sent from the GCU Travel Team
  5. Enjoy your Discover visit!

*Restrictions for travel reimbursement may apply.

Program-Specific Discover GCU Experiences

GCU wants to help you Find Your Purpose, so we offer two-night, program-specific Discover GCU events that happen once in the fall and once in the spring. You will explore how your interests, talents and goals for the future can align with a particular major and minor at GCU. The goal of these program-focused events is for you to leave campus confident and excited about the direction you want to pursue academically in college. We want students to begin their freshman year ready to dive into their specific program without any uncertainty.

During these events, you will:

  • Learn about your college of interest
  • Identify what degree program matches your aspirations
  • Gain in-depth program information
  • Participate in hands-on activities 
  • Tour campus and experience what it’s like to be a Lope
  • Meet current students in your college of interest and connect with other future Lopes! 

Contact your admissions counselor to find out about available programs and dates.  


Why are university tours important?

The university website or campus brochures may introduce you to the college, but these can only provide you with so much information. Visiting and touring campus is an opportunity to experience our university firsthand and get a real feel for the college environment.

During a Discover GCU tour, you will experience student life right on campus, check out our state-of-the-art facilities and classroom buildings, gain perspective from a current GCU student leading the tour, get valuable information and be a part of the vibrant GCU scene. Afterward, you can reflect on your experience with your parent to decide if GCU is the right fit for you.

What can I expect from an overnight tour?

Living on campus is a major part of the college experience. It's a way to fully engage in the GCU community, conveniently access everything campus has to offer, build relationships, gain independence and create memories for a lifetime. With an overnight tour, you'll get the inside scoop on what it's like to stay in a residence hall on campus. Check out all the amenities and picture how GCU can become your home away from home.