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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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

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)
Wednesday, Oct. 13 2022-23 new student housing application opens
Monday, Nov. 1 December graduates: Spring housing cancellation deadline
Monday, Nov. 1 Residents new to spring 2022: Deadline to cancel spring 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
Friday, Dec. 17 Fall classes end
Saturday, Dec. 18 by 3 pm Christmas break living area closure for all traditional housing residents (except winter commencement participants) - residents may not stay on campus
Sunday, Dec. 19 by 3 pm Christmas break living area closed for winter commencement participants
Monday, Dec. 20 - Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 Christmas break
2022 DATES DESCRIPTION
Tuesday, Jan. 4 (9 am - noon)

Spring 2022 only contracted residents move-in (by appointment only)

Tuesday, Jan. 4 (starting at 1 pm)

Residents continuing from fall to spring can return to campus

Wednesday, Jan. 5

Instruction begins

Wednesday, Jan. 5 before 5 pm

Deadline to cancel spring 2022 only housing contract and vacate living area with $400 termination of housing contract fee

Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 5 pm

“No show” resident housing assignments dropped

Wednesday, Jan. 5 after 5 pm

Spring 2022 only housing cancellation deadline (residents responsible for spring rent after this date)

Thursday, Feb. 3 - TBD

Step 1 of returning housing selection: Submit a housing prepayment

TBD - TBD

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

Tuesday, March 1 at 10 am

Summer 2022 housing application opens

Monday, March 14 - Sunday, March 20

Spring break (residents can stay on campus)

Friday, April 1

Deadline to apply for summer 2022 housing

Friday, April 22

Summer 2022 deadline to cancel summer housing assignments without termination of housing contract fee

TBD - TBD

Step 3 of returning housing selection: Select bed, meal plan and sign housing contract starting at assigned time slot. Completed applications must be submitted by TBD. Incomplete applications may result in dropped housing assignments.

Tuesday, April 26

Instruction ends

Wednesday, April 27 by 3 pm

Living area closure for all traditional housing residents (except spring commencement participants) – residents may not stay on campus

Saturday, April 30 by 3 pm

Living area closure for spring commencement participants

Sunday, May 1

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

Monday, May 9

Summer classes begin

Friday, May 13

Summer 2022 residents: Summer housing check-in

Friday, May 13 before 5 pm

Deadline to cancel summer 2022 housing contract with $200 termination of housing contract fee

Friday, May 13 after 5 pm

Any summer 2022 housing assignment cancellations owe full summer 2022 rent

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

Dates and information are subject to change.

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