Campus Housing at GCU

Welcome home, Lope! Living on campus provides you with both convenience and the opportunity to enjoy a traditional student experience. Grand Canyon University offers suite-style residence halls and apartments for new and returning students. When you live in GCU’s campus housing, you have access to heated pools, numerous on-campus restaurants and convenient proximity to amenities like GCU Arena, the 18-hole GCU Golf Course and the Canyon Activities Complex. According to, GCU is ranked as having the #1 best college dorms in Arizona, #1 best college food in Arizona, #21 best college food in America and the #24 best college campus in America for 2024.1,2,3,4 Campus living at GCU is designed to maximize your educational journey with a welcoming environment here in The Grand Canyon State. 

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GCU Housing Options for Students

GCU student housing gives you the benefit of living with peers going through the same experiences as you. Check out the residence halls and apartment options below to see layouts and what is provided in each room.

I live with several of my friends in one of the apartments and we have a blast. Campus life has been great because everyone is super friendly. Even if you're just walking around and you see your resident assistant, they’ll stop to just talk and catch up on your life. They’re always there for you and that’s probably the nicest part.

Philip Varkey, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Cybersecurity, Class of 2022

Apartments at GCU

Apartments at GCU

Enjoy your own space with one of our apartment living options. Each on-campus apartment is furnished with a Twin XL bed and a desk, it also has a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor recreation area for student activities. There are multiple floor plans to choose from to best fit your needs. Find out more about all our apartment living options, including the housing costs, requirements and selection process.

Residence Halls at GCU

Ocotillo Residence Hall at GCU

Our fully furnished residence halls give you all the comforts of home in a safe environment. Each residence hall includes a floor plan of either double occupancy (two students per room) or triple occupancy (three students per room). Features include a laundry facility on each floor, breakout rooms for studying and spacious living room areas. Learn more about which residence hall option is right for you and the costs and requirements for on-campus living.

Virtual GCU Housing Tour

Visit our housing accommodations on GCU's beautiful campus from wherever you are in the world. Through this virtual tour, you will see 360-degree views, photos and information about our housing amenities.

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Department of Housing Operations

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GCU's Department of Housing Operations manages the housing reservations and logistical needs of both the new and returning residential community on campus. Housing Operations oversees the planning of living area allocation and growth, the creation and maintenance of the online housing selection processes, as well as the communication and accountability of housing policies and deadlines.

Department of Housing Operations

Department of Residence Life

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GCU’s Department of Residence Life is committed to providing students with a living environment that not only keeps our community safe, but offers countless unique opportunities for personal, professional and spiritual development. Residence Life encourages student development by facilitating the roommate matching process, maintaining a student conduct process that focuses on restorative justice and individualized care, and emphasizing a community that values healthy relationships, servant leadership and self-awareness.

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