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Housing Operations

The Office of Housing Operations at Grand Canyon University manages the housing reservations and logistical needs of both the incoming and returning residential community on campus. The planning of living area allocation and growth, creation/maintenance of online housing selection processes and communication of/accountability to housing policies and deadlines are all aspects Housing Operations oversees.

It is the goal of Housing Operations to provide student centric, premier customer service by keeping students informed of housing opportunities and responsibilities and offering an efficient, intuitive housing selection process. Housing Operations seeks to empower and develop students to navigate housing needs and priorities. Striving for continual improvement of student service, processes and policies is paramount to Housing Operations.

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Student Affairs Building, Building 26

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Student Housing

GCU offers a variety of housing options for new and returning students. Our suite-style residence halls and apartments offer all of the amenities you need to make GCU your home away from home. Browse through our housing options to learn more!

Housing Costs

GCU is committed to keeping housing costs low. Housing and meal plan costs are dependent on the accommodations you seek and the type of meal plan you select. Explore our room and board fees to learn more.

Withdrawal From Housing

If you need to withdraw from GCU Housing before the end of your Housing Contract, you will need to fill out the Withdraw from Housing form. The form can be found by logging into your housing portal and clicking on "Withdraw from Housing. Review the 2018-19 reimbursement fee schedule and the 2018-19 meal plan cancellation schedule for more information.

2019-20 Reimbursement Fee Schedule
2019-20 Meal Plan Cancellation Schedule

Housing Selection

The housing selection processes for incoming and returning students occur during two different time periods based on the needs of each group. Returning students select housing in the spring term of the academic year. This allows you time to understand campus housing and develop an idea of with whom and where you might like to live during the next academic year.

GCU hopes that all students who desire on-campus housing are able to choose a housing reservation on campus. GCU strives to intentionally maintain viable options for all students. In the event that housing selection comes to a point where returning students are unable to choose a bed on campus due to capacity, GCU has created contingency plans to open further housing options if needed.

Summer Housing

If you are taking classes or working on campus during the hot season, living on campus is the ultimate convenience. Students who remain on campus during the summer semester must follow all Housing, Residence Life and University policies.


Summer residents must be GCU undergraduate students working on campus (as verified by Human Resources) and/or taking summer classes (on-ground or online).

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About Summer Housing

Summer students must be present for summer move-in and spring checkout. Summer students may extend their stay in their spring housing reservation until the summer move-in date. Deadline to apply for summer housing is Tuesday, April 16 at 11:59 pm.


Summer 2019 Move-In Friday, May 10 (check out of spring housing on Monday, May 13)
Summer Student Fall 2019 Move-In and Contingency Move-In* Friday, July 26
Summer 2019 Move-Out Monday, July 29
Summer Term May 10 - Aug. 26
Location Chaparral, Ocotillo and Saguaro Halls
Cost $1,200 for students taking GCU classes
  $1,600 for students working on campus
Meal Plans (optional) $250 or $500 Dining Dollars

*Summer 2019 students with no Fall 2019 housing reservation will be required to move out of summer housing on Friday, July 26 and into contingency housing until Friday, Aug. 16.