Experience GCU Through a Guided Tour
Immerse yourself in the Grand Canyon University (GCU) student experience by taking a guided tour from the best person to tell you about it: a student.
Tours depart from the Antelope Reception Center (ARC), located in the GCU Arena. Our campus tour is a walking tour encompassing over 2.5 miles of our beautiful campus. Highlights will include previews of classrooms and labs, a residence hall suite, the Student Union and our newly opened Canyon Activity Center.
|Monday - Friday||9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm|
|Saturday||9 am, 11 am, 1 pm|
June 1 – Aug. 17
|Monday - Saturday||9 am, 11 am|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov. 22|
|Thanksgiving Break||Nov. 23 – 24|
|Christmas Eve||Dec. 24|
|Christmas Day||Dec. 25|
|New Year's Eve
(tours offered 9 am and 11 am)
|New Year's Day||Jan. 1|
|Martin Luther King Day||Jan. 21|
|President's Day||Feb. 18|
|Good Friday||April 19|
|Commencement||April 25 – 27|
|Memorial Day||May 27|
After the tour, a general admissions information session will be available. The admissions session can help you find the degree program that matches your goals, answer financial questions and review possible scholarship options. If you are a high school senior or transfer student, you will be given the name of your personal university admissions counselor with whom to follow up. If you are a high school sophomore or junior, you will be contacted upon starting your senior year. In total, the tour and admissions session lasts about two hours.
We will do our best to accommodate your tour requests, but due to campus events, we may need to consider alternate dates. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special visit requests that require:
- Special facility tours
- Overnight accommodations
- Transportation to and from campus
The ARC is closed on holidays, special occasions and Mondays at 11 am for Chapel.
Virtual Campus Tours
If you cannot travel to Phoenix, take a virtual tour for a look at our Student Union, residences, simulation labs and more.
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Google Map Tour
Get an aerial view of GCU's spacious campus, and expand the search area to see more of the surrounding neighborhood with a Google Map Tour.
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GCU's growing campus is an oasis in the heart of Phoenix. Explore our campus map before your visit so you can easily navigate our expansive grounds.
GCU offers plenty of parking options for visitors, including garages and convenient surface lots throughout campus. If you have any questions, call 855-GCU-LOPE and ask for Parking Operations, or visit our parking webpage.
Enjoy a variety of dining options on GCU's campus, including popular national eateries. From Lopes Way to the Student Union and GCU Arena, there are plenty of places to grab a bite on campus with friends and family.
Located next to the Grand Canyon University Arena on our main campus, the Jerry Colangelo Museum pays tribute to Phoenix sports legend Jerry Colangelo through photos and mementos from his impressive career.
If you are visiting GCU, we encourage you to take full advantage of staying at the GCU Hotel. Located one mile from the GCU campus with affordable rates, the GCU Hotel offers convenience and an abundance of Lopes spirit.
Canyon 49 Grill
The Phoenix dining scene meets the GCU spirit at the Canyon 49 Bar and Grill. Located in the GCU Hotel lobby, experience great food and live entertainment at an affordable price. Check out our menu below.
Experience what it's like to be a GCU student with this free, two-day, campus visit where you will have the opportunity to stay overnight in a suite-style residence hall, tour campus, meet future Lopes and talk with your admissions counselor. We also offer program-specific Discover GCU events. These occur once during the fall and spring to help you align your interests and talents with your desired major and minor. Get started below, and talk to your admissions counselor to select your preferred event.