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Welcome home, Lope! Living on campus provides you with both convenience and the opportunity to enjoy a traditional student experience. In the Office of Residence Life, our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable space for you to live. Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers suite-style accommodations in all of our living areas for both freshmen and upperclassmen.

Browse through the site to learn about your housing options, important dates and policies, applying for housing and what to expect when you move in.

Residence Life Policies

Contact Residence Life

Student Affairs, Building 26, Second Floor

Our Mission

The Office of Residence Life provides a co-curricular experience for students by providing a student leader led community learning plan. As a result of living in university housing, students will become Christ-like servant leaders through an awareness of self and engagement with others.

Our Vision

  • Self-Awareness: Each student will understand who they are.
  • Relationships & Communities: Each student will understand how to engage in communities and healthy relationships.
  • Servant Leadership: Each student will understand how to be a servant leader.

Student Conduct

The Student Conduct Office is an office within Residence Life. We support the educational mission of the university by upholding the Community Standards. The Grand Canyon University (GCU) Student Conduct Process is a fair and informal educational process designed to promote an educational environment and develop students to be a part of the global community.

For more information about the Community Standards, visitation privileges, alcohol and drug policies and more, refer to the Community Standards in the University Policy Handbook.

Housing Operations

Housing Operations helps you find your new home on campus. We organize the logistical needs of all students desiring to join the GCU residential community. Our goal is to provide student-centered customer service by keeping you informed about your housing opportunities. Learn about the housing application process, housing options for the upcoming academic year and more.

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What to Bring

Here is a list of items you will want to bring to your residence hall or apartment. Also included are things you should leave at home. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Take time to communicate with your roommates and discuss what you will each bring! This helps speed up the move-in process and ensures there will not be unnecessary multiples in your suite. Contact info for your roommate can be found on the "status" page of your application.

Statement of Understanding

The Resident Statement of Understanding was created for the health and safety of the entire campus community. All residents on GCU's campus agree to abide by these guidelines in order to create a safe and healthy campus community.

Utilities and Services

GCU provides a number of services while you are living on campus. These services are included as part of the Housing Contract. Please browse below to learn more:

Cable and Internet

All utilities in the residence halls and apartments, including basic cable, are included in the academic year housing charge. All living areas are equipped for basic cable television services (cable hookup in the living room only) and Internet services.

For more information specific to your living area, take a look at the below documents:

North Rim Services

Residence Hall Services

For questions about service, or to report service problems, contact the GCU ITS Help Desk at 602-639-7700.

Lopes Vision - Channel 22

Connect to Lopes Vision to find out all the latest information regarding monthly movie selections, movie times and local Lopes content. Lopes Vision on channel 22 allows you to watch recently released movies right on your TV at no cost. Channel 22 can be viewed from any TV on campus.

Land Line Phone

There are no land line phones available in the residence halls or Papago Apartments. Residents in the North Rim Apartments may connect to a land line through Cox Communications; contact Cox Communications at 602-692-1573.


Debit or credit card and coin-operated shared washers and dryers are available in each living area. Lopes Cash is not an acceptable form of payment. Follow the posted directions in the laundry rooms to sign up for real-time updates regarding machine statuses.

Mail Services

You may be assigned a mailbox at the time of move-in. The box and key are your responsibility until checkout. Upon checkout, the mail key must be returned to the Mail Center or a fee will be charged to your account. For more information, please contact the GCU Mail Center at 602-639-6712.

Facility Services

Facility Services is responsible for the condition of each living area upon move-in. They are here to help you if you have any questions about or requests for repairs and maintenance. Once you accept the condition of your living area at check-in, you are responsible for the normal maintenance of items such as toilet paper and other dispensable items.

For any basic repairs, you must submit a facilities request through the student portal. The request link can be found under the My Housing tab. The request will be evaluated and executed in a timely manner. Requests submitted over the weekend will be evaluated the following week.

Note: Plugged toilets do not suffice for a necessary repair request. Please plan on purchasing a plunger for the room.

Emergency maintenance needs should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at 602-639-6244 during normal business hours. For after-hours emergencies or holiday and weekend maintenance needs (flooding, loss of electrical power, broken A/C in extreme weather, etc.), contact the RA on-call or the Office of Public Safety at 602-639-8100.

GCU Pools and Spas

The pools on the GCU campus are the perfect place to unwind after class. You can enjoy swimming in the heated pools, relaxing in the hot tubs, sunbathing on the chaise lounge chairs or hanging out under the resort-style cabanas.

Pool Hours 
10 am - 10 pm

Roommate Conflict Resolution

Living on campus is an exciting experience, but does not come without its challenges. If you have ever shared a room with anyone, you know that conflict can arise. Our Residence Life team has implemented processes that are meant to help students grow and mature while resolving any instances of conflict. When a student graduates from GCU, Residence Life hopes that he or she will have learned how to live in community with others and deal with conflict in an autonomous, Christ-centered way.