Parent and Family Programs

As a family member of a GCU student, you are now officially part of our extended Lope family. The role you have in the life of your student over their college career plays an integral part in the success they will have on campus. College is a time of growth in terms of your student’s academic pursuits, personal development and spiritual formation — and we want to partner with you in that endeavor.

Throughout your student's time at GCU, our office can offer support and provide you with resources to stay connected. We encourage you to take part in events tailored just for you, sign up for our monthly Lope Family Newsletter, 'like' the GCU Lope Family Facebook page and participate in a Lope Family Group near you. To be even more involved, apply to be part of our Parent Council in the spring.

We pray that this year brings many blessings and we look forward to seeing you on campus.

-Robyn Hord
Parent and Family Programs Coordinator

Contact Us

602-639-6002
[email protected]

Parent Handbook


Family Weekend

Every fall, Grand Canyon University invites families to discover Lope Life and learn more about our growing campus. Don’t miss out on the exciting weekend-long events! At Family Weekend, you’ll experience your student’s unique journey at GCU and enjoy fun activities together.

Our next Family Weekend will be Oct. 9-11, 2020. Registration is set to open in mid-July. Family Weekend is traditionally the second weekend of October. 

Fuel for Finals

At the end of each semester, we sponsor Fuel for Finals, a drop-in event where students can receive prayer and encouragement from GCU families as they prepare for final exams.

Sign-ups will be collected each semester through the Lope Family Newsletter.


Lope Family Groups

A Lope Family Group is a great way to connect with other GCU families in your area. Groups meet monthly to pray, pack care packages or serve the community.

To join a Lope Family Group, view the current list and sign up.

Serve the City

Every spring, families and students have the opportunity to serve the Canyon Corridor community surrounding GCU through a half day service project. The next Serve the City event will take place February 2021.

 

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Parent Council

Parent Council is comprised of parent volunteers who serve as liaisons to GCU by representing and expressing views of parents to the administration, while also communicating university goals and plans to parents. The Parent Council meets on campus twice per year with the goal of serving parents and their students, participating as volunteers during university events or programs and helping to generate ideas for parent and family programming.

Applications for Parent Council open every spring. Details for applying will be communicated through the Lope Family Newsletter.

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Meet the Parent Council

Kimberley Bailey

Kimberley Bailey 
Lyden, WA
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Kimberley Bailey

Tracy Bartholomew
Watsonville, CA
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Kimberley Bailey

Jason Damkoehler
Bloomington, IL
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Kimberley Bailey

Nancy Damkoehler
Bloomington, IL
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Kimberley Bailey

Michelle Everitt
Urbandale, IA
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Shannon Garza
Shannon Garza
Commerce City, CO
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Ernest Garza
Ernest Garza
Commerce City, CO
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Ernest Garza
Mary McNeil
Hawthorne, CA
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Ernest Garza
Lee Miller
Goshen, IN
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Stephanie Parkison
Stephanie Parkison
Olathe, KS
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Stephanie Parkison
Stacie Sanger
Valley Center, CA
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Stephanie Parkison
 Le Var Seymore 
Avondale, AZ
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Stephanie Parkison
Becky Swelland
Farmington, MN
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Stephanie Parkison

Susan (Su) Thome
Anaheim Hills, MN
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Stephanie Parkison
Chris Woods
Olympia, WA
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Connect

For all the latest updates and campus happenings, stay connected to your Lope Family by liking our Facebook page.

GCU Parents are automatically opted-in to receiving the Lope Family Newsletter during your student's enrollment process. You can add additional family or friends by completing this form.

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