Choosing the right college can be exciting – and overwhelming! It's important to GCU that students feel confident in their decision and happy about their choice. That's why we offer day, overnight and travel reimbursement campus trips where you can get the real Lope Life experience. Whether you’re visiting from high school, another college, or just beginning on your academic path, we want to make sure that you feel welcome and empowered to make an informed decision for your future.
Our campus visitation programs give you an opportunity for you to experience firsthand what it means to be a student at Grand Canyon University. From exploring campus and meeting current students to learning more about our academic offerings, we want you to make an informed decision on whether GCU is the best fit for you.
Campus Tour Plus
Campus Tour Plus is a GCU tour that benefits both students and their parents. During this time on campus, families will attend a parent breakout session, a student affairs breakout, learn about program info and choose personalized tour options. This tour is available for travel reimbursement* and local visitors.
Prospective students have the opportunity to participate in a Discover GCU trip at no extra cost* after being accepted into the university. Students will stay overnight in a suite-style dorm and experience what life would be like at GCU. They will also participate in a campus tour, college information session, Lope Life session, a current student panel and other social activities.
What Students Can Expect
GCU offers day, overnight and travel reimbursement trips to campus. Students can expect to take a campus tour led by a GCU student and meet with a college representative to learn about your program of interest. During your campus visit, you will also have the chance to dine at popular campus eateries, socialize with other future Lopes and meet current students.
Come experience Lope Life to see if GCU is the university where you can feel at home and achieve your academic goals, while preparing for your career. And if you’re visiting from another university or community college, we make it easy to transfer credits and become part of our Herd!
How to Attend
You must be admissible to GCU to be eligible to attend our all-expenses-paid* on-campus experiences. A conversation between you and your admissions counselor (and, if applicable, guardians) is required prior to approval of attendance and/or travel reservations. Your admissions counselor will lead you through the qualification and registration process.
Request more information or contact your admissions counselor today to get started!
- Apply for free to GCU and be accepted.
- Talk with your family and admissions counselor to select your preferred campus visit program.
- Your admissions counselor will help you to determine which program is right for you and your family, then guide you through the scheduling process.
- Confirmation on your campus visit will be sent directly to you.
- Enjoy your campus visit!
*Restrictions for travel reimbursement may apply.
Why Are University Tours Important?
Visiting and touring campus is an opportunity to experience a university firsthand and get a real feel for the college environment.
During your campus visit, you will experience student life right on campus, tour our state-of-the-art facilities and classroom buildings, gain perspective from current GCU students leading the tour, get valuable information on what it’s like to be a Lope and be a part of the vibrant GCU scene. Afterward, you can reflect on your experience with your family to decide if GCU is the right fit for you.