Student Affairs

Welcome to Student Affairs. Our goal is to provide you with resources across campus that help enrich both the student experience and campus life here at Grand Canyon University (GCU). Student Affairs is home to several key departments on campus, including Residence Life, Spiritual Life, Student Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion and Career Resources. Each department plays a key role in providing you with everything you need to find academic success while enjoying the comforts of our campus community.

 

Our Mission

The Student Affairs division exists to serve the Grand Canyon University student population from a Christian perspective that honors God and others. Student Affairs carries out this mission through providing students with relevant co-curricular activities, meaningful engagement in their surrounding community and personal preparation for their future career
and life.

Lope Life

Check back here for information about upcoming events and opportunities on campus.

Resource Guide

Read through the Resource Guide for essential information on what to bring to campus, how to get involved and where to find academic support. 

Our Vision

  • We will equip student leaders to have a positive impact on the university community.
  • We will provide an atmosphere that supports respect toward others.
  • We will promote community development through personal responsibility.
  • We will foster an environment that is fun, safe and encouraging.
  • We will prepare students to be contributing citizens in a diverse
    global community.

Residence Life

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The Department of Residence Life not only handles the logistics of campus housing across GCU, but is also responsible for residence hall programming and staffing. Explore our suite-style residence halls, find important dates
and more.

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Spiritual Life

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At GCU, we believe having the opportunity to explore what it looks like to follow God is critical, and college is a key time when students engage in this process. The Department of Spiritual Life is here to support you by providing spiritual formation opportunities during your time
on campus.

Spiritual Life

Student Engagement

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What makes Lope Life so great? The Department of Student Engagement is here to help you find out! From planning exciting events to helping you get involved in clubs and intramurals, our department is committed to enhancing the campus experience. We also host one of the biggest events of the year, Welcome Week!

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Diversity and Inclusion

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GCU values every student and employee; therefore, we are committed to building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community for all. The Department of Diversity and Inclusion supports this commitment through education and opportunities for open dialogue to build awareness, understanding, respect and compassion.

Diversity and Inclusion

Club Sports

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GCU's nationally-recognized, intercollegiate club sports teams offer a highly competitive alternative to our NCAA Division I athletic teams. Club sports athletes have access to high-quality facilities and receive coaching from top-level teams.

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Dining on Campus

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Hungry? Need to grab a quick snack in between classes? GCU offers multiple dining options across campus, including popular eateries at Lopes Way, the Student Union and Thunder Alley.

Dine on Campus


Academic Resources

Be sure to stay up to date with GCU’s academic policies, requirements and regulations, along with the academic calendar, so you can be informed of important dates throughout the school year. 

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Parent Resources

Parents play a vital role in our campus community. Check out our parent resources for information about getting involved at GCU, connecting with your student, helping your student transition to campus and more.

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Important Dates

Our calendar helps you plan ahead for important deadlines for the upcoming school year. Make sure to mark these in your calendar.

Dates and information are subject to change and apply to all traditional students.

2022 DATES DESCRIPTION
Monday, Jan. 3 (9 am – noon)

Residents new to Spring 2022 may arrive (New Year's Day observed, minimal staffing available)

Monday, Jan. 3 (starting at 1 pm)

Residents continuing from fall to spring can return to campus (New Year's Day observed, minimal staffing available)

Tuesday, Jan. 4 (9 am – noon)

Residents new to Spring 2022: Move-in (full staff available)

Tuesday, Jan. 4 (starting at 1 pm)

Residents continuing from fall to spring can return to campus (full staff available)

Wednesday, Jan. 5

Instruction begins

Wednesday, Jan. 5 (before 5 pm)

Deadline to cancel Spring 2022 only housing contract and academic year 2021-22 spring semester housing contract and vacate living area with $400 termination of housing contract fee for spring

Wednesday, Jan. 5 (at 5 pm)

“No show” resident housing assignments dropped

Wednesday, Jan. 5 (after 5 pm)

Spring 2022 only and academic year 2021-22 spring semester housing cancellation deadline (residents responsible for full spring rent after this date)

Tuesday, Feb. 1

First day of step 1 for returner housing selection

Friday, Feb. 18

Priority date to complete step 1 of returner housing selection (students can still complete step 1 after this date)

Tuesday, March 1 (at 10 am)

Summer 2022 housing application opens

Tuesday, March 1 – Friday, March 11

Step 2 of returner housing selection (optional): Roommate groups

Monday, March 14 – Sunday, March 20

Spring break (residents can stay on campus)

Tuesday, March 22

First day of step 3 for returner housing selection. Starting at their assigned timeslot, students begin to select a bed, select a meal plan and sign their housing contract

Friday, April 1

Priority date to apply for Summer 2022 housing (students can still apply to summer housing after this date)

Friday, April 15

Step 3 of returner housing selection: Students with a booking complete their application; if students do not complete their application, bookings will be cancelled; students can still apply for housing after this date

Monday, April 18 — Wednesday, April 20

Summer 2022 housing selection

Friday, April 22

Summer 2022 deadline to cancel summer housing contract with no termination of housing contract fee

Friday, April 22

Spring instruction ends

Saturday, April 23 (by 3 pm)

Living area closure for all housing residents – residents may not stay on campus

Sunday, May 1

Deadline to cancel academic year 2022-23 housing contract with no termination of housing contract fee

Friday, May 6 (9 am – noon)

Students without Spring 2022 housing move into summer housing

Monday, May 9

Summer instruction begins

Monday, May 9 (before 5 pm)

Deadline to cancel Summer 2022 housing contract and vacate living area with $200 termination of housing contract fee

Monday, May 9 (after 5 pm)

Summer 2022 housing cancellation deadline (residents responsible for full summer rent after this date)

Wednesday, May 11

Summer 2022 room switch deadline

Friday, May 13 (9 am – 8 pm)

Summer 2022 residents: Summer housing check-in

Monday, May 16 (by noon)

Summer 2022 residents: Spring housing check-out

Friday, July 1

Academic year 2022-23 room switch, room swap and housing assignments change deadline

Friday, July 1

Deadline to cancel academic year 2022-23 housing contract with $200 termination of housing contract fee

Friday, Aug. 5 from (9 am – 8 pm)

Summer 2022 residents: Check in to Fall 2022 housing or contingency housing

Monday, Aug. 8 (by noon)

Summer 2022 residents: Check out of summer housing

TBD

Spring 2023 only housing application opens

Friday, Aug. 19

Summer instruction ends

Saturday, Aug. 20 (by noon)

Summer 2022 move-out for non-fall residents

Friday, Aug. 26

Final move-out date for contingency 2022 housing

Monday, Aug. 29 – Friday, Sept. 2

Academic Year 2022-23 Welcome Week (move-in appointment required)

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Fall instruction begins

Tuesday, Sept. 6 (before 5 pm)

Deadline to cancel academic year 2022-23 housing contract and vacate living area with $400 termination of housing contract fee

Tuesday, Sept. 6

“No Show” resident housing assignments dropped

Tuesday, Sept. 6 (after 5 pm)

Academic year 2022-23 housing cancellation deadline (residents responsible for fall rent after this date)

Tuesday, Nov. 1

December graduates: Spring housing cancellation deadline

Monday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving break (residents may stay on campus)

Thursday, Dec. 1

Residents new to Spring 2023: Deadline to cancel Spring 2023 only housing contract with no termination of contract fee (not applicable to residents with an academic year contract)

Thursday, Dec. 1

Non-local program: Spring housing cancellation deadline

Thursday, Dec. 1

Residents new to Spring 2023: Room switch deadline (not applicable to residents with an academic year contract)

TBD

2023-24 new student housing application opens

Friday, Dec. 16

Fall instruction ends

TBD

Christmas break living area closure for all traditional residents – residents may not stay on campus

TBD

Christmas break

Dates and information are subject to change.

2021 DATES DESCRIPTION
Saturday, Jan. 2 - Saturday, Jan. 9 Spring only contracted residents move-in (appointment required)
Saturday, Jan. 2 (starting at 3 pm) Residents continuing from fall to spring can return to campus
Monday, Jan. 4 - Friday, Jan. 8 Spring classes begin (held in an online format for most programs)
Monday, Jan. 11 Face-to-face instruction begins. Face-to-face instruction start dates may be different for nursing or other programs (i.e. Jan. 4 or Jan. 11)
Monday, Jan. 11 at 5 pm Deadline to cancel spring 2021 only housing contract with $400 termination of housing contract fee. "No show" spring only contracted residents housing assignments dropped. (After 5 pm, residents are responsible for full spring rent.)
Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Friday, Feb. 17 Step 1 of housing selection: Submit a housing prepayment
Monday, Feb. 22 - Wednesday, March 10 Step 2 of housing selection: Roommate groups
Friday, March 5 Summer 2021 housing application opens
Thursday, March 18 - Friday, April 9 Step 3 of housing selection: Select bed, meal plan and sign housing contract during assigned time slot. Applications must be submitted completely by April 9. Incomplete applications may result in dropped housing assignments.
Thursday, April 1 Face-to-face instruction ends
Monday, April 5 Online instruction begins (residents may stay on campus)
Monday, April 16 Summer 2021 housing application deadline
Monday, April 19 Spring break begins (residents may stay on campus)
Thursday, April 22 Deadline to cancel summer 2021 housing contract with no termination of housing contract fee
Friday, April 23 by 3 pm Living areas close for all residents
Saturday, May 1 Deadline to cancel academic year 2021-22 housing contact with no termination of housing contract fee
Monday, May 3 Summer classes begin
Friday, May 7 Summer 2021 residents: Summer housing check-in by appointment only
Friday, May 7 before 5 pm  Deadline to cancel summer 2021 housing contract with $200 termination of housing contract fee
Friday, May 7 after 5 pm Summer 2021 housing withdrawal deadline (residents responsible for summer rent after this date)
Monday, May 10 by noon Summer 2021 residents: Spring housing check-out
Thursday, July 1 Academic year 2021-22 room switch, room swap and housing assignments change deadline
Thursday, July 1  Deadline to cancel academic year 2021-22 housing contract with $200 termination of housing contract fee
Friday, Aug. 6 from 9 am to noon Summer 2021 and contingency residents: Check in to fall 2021 housing
Monday, Aug. 9 by noon Summer 2021 and contingency residents: Check out of summer and contingency housing
Tuesday, Aug. 10 Spring 2022 only housing application opens
Friday, Aug. 13 by 3 pm Summer 2021 move-out for non-fall residents
Sunday, Aug. 15 Summer classes end
Monday, Aug. 30 - Friday, Sept. 3 Fall 2021 Welcome Week (move-in dates specific to buildings and by appointment only)
Tuesday, Sept. 7 Instruction begins
Tuesday, Sept. 7 before 5 pm Deadline to cancel academic year 2021-22 housing contract and vacate living area with $400 termination of housing contract fee
Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 5 pm "No show" resident housing assignments dropped
Tuesday, Sept. 7 after 5 pm  Academic year 2021-22 housing cancellation deadline (residents responsible for fall rent after this date)
Monday, Nov. 1 December graduates: Spring housing cancellation deadline
Thursday, Nov. 11 Residents new to spring 2022: Deadline to cancel spring 2022 only housing contract with no termination of contract fee (not applicable to residents with an academic year contract)
Thursday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 28 Thanksgiving break (residents may stay on campus)
Wednesday, Dec. 1 Non-local program: Spring housing cancellation deadline
Wednesday, Dec. 1 Residents new to spring 2022: Room switch deadline and deadline to cancel spring 2022 only housing contract with $200 termination of contract fee
Wednesday, Dec. 8 2022-23 new student housing application opens
Friday, Dec. 17 Fall classes end
Sunday, Dec. 19 by 10 am Christmas break living area closure for all traditional residents – residents may not stay on campus
Monday, Dec. 20 - Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 Christmas break
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