Your college search is exciting! But there's 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 two-day, overnight campus visit, you will move into a suite-style residence hall for the night. You'll have the opportunity to meet other future Lopes and current students, dine at popular campus eateries and check out campus life by attending an athletic event, theatre performance or concert, just to name a few. Discover GCU is also a chance to take a campus tour led by a GCU student, visit the Lopes Shop, meet with an admissions counselor, learn about our various degree programs and attend an informative presentation.

GCU wants to help you find your purpose, so we offer various Discover events year-round a few times a month. Your admissions counselor can help you choose what program is best for you. If you already know your degree of interest, we offer interest-specific events that cater to:

  • Honors
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science & IT
  • Entrepreneurship & Hospitality
  • Club Sports

At GCU, we encourage you to seek out your personal interests and learn more about your degree path while still diving into Lope Life and all that GCU has to offer.

How to Attend

To be eligible to attend this free, two-day, overnight event, you must be admissible. A conversation between your admissions counselor and parent is required prior to confirmation to attend Discover and approval to travel.

Your admissions counselor will lead you through the qualification and registration process. Request more information or contact your admissions counselor today to get started.

Next Steps:

  1. Apply for free to GCU and get accepted
  2. Select your preferred Discover event with your admissions counselor
  3. Talk to your admissions counselor to make travel arrangements


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.