We can't wait to welcome new and returning students to GCU for the new school year! Welcome Week 2017 is all about starting a new journey and getting to know campus, meeting new friends and learning what it means to be a GCU Lope. Don't miss out on any of the action.

  • Night at the Movies
  • Glow PartyGCU Pennant
  • Dodgeball & Sand Volleyball Tournaments
  • And much more!

2017 Lopes Resource Guide


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ALL STUDENT EVENTS | WEEK OF AUG. 21
Monday
7 am - 4 pm Bed, Bath and Beyond Tent Kaibab
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
10 am - 4 pm
Orientation Expo
Student Union
2 - 3 pm
Orientation Expo
GCU Arena
6 - 7:30 pm Community Gathering Juniper, Cypress and Acacia Halls
8 - 10 pm
Canyon Cool Down
Grove Lawn & Pool
Tuesday
7 am - 4 pm Bed, Bath and Beyond Tent Kaibab
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
9 am - Noon Lopelife 101 GCU Arena
9 am - Noon
Thrive
Antelope Gym
10 am - 4 pm
Orientation Expo
Student Union
1 - 2:30 pm New Student Hall Meetings Juniper, Cypress and Acacia Halls
2 - 3 pm
New Student Orientation
GCU Arena
3 - 4 pm Out-of-State/International Social ThunderAlley
6 - 7:30 pm Community Gathering Willow and Ironwood Halls
8 - 10 pm
Night at the Movies GCU
GCU Arena
Wednesday
7 am - 4 pm Walmart Tent Kaibab
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
9 am - Noon Lopelife 101 GCU Arena
9 am - Noon
Thrive
Antelope Gym
9 am - Noon Keys to Academic Success STEM
10 am - 4 pm
Orientation Expo
Student Union
1 - 2:30 pm New Student Hall Meetings Willow and Ironwood Halls
2 - 3 pm
New Student Orientation
GCU Arena
3:30 - 4:30 pm Commuter Lopelife 101 Building 6, Rooms 139 and 140
4:30 - 5:30 pm Commuter Social Commuter Lounge
6 - 7:30 pm Community Gathering Chaparral and Saguaro Halls
8 - 9:15 pm
New Student Worship and Ignite
GCU Arena & Quad
Thursday
7 am - 4 pm Walmart Tent Kaibab
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
9 - Noon Lopelife 101 GCU Arena
9 am - Noon
Thrive
Antelope Gym
9 am - Noon Keys to Academic Success STEM
10 am - 4 pm
Orientation Expo
Student Union
11 am - 1 pm Honors College Kick-Off GCU Arena
1 - 2:30 pm New Student Hall Meetings Chaparral and Saguaro Halls
2 - 4 pm Campus Tours Depart from the Orientation Expo Entrance
3 - 4 pm Transfer Student Social LPC
6 - 7:30 pm Community Gathering Ocotillo Hall
1949 (7:49 pm)
LOPE-A-PALOOZA GCU
GCU Arena
Friday
7 am - 4 pm Walmart Tent Kaibab
9 - 10 am Lopelife 101 Antelope Gym
9 am - Noon Keys to Academic Success STEM
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
10 am - 4 pm
Orientation Expo
Student Union
11 am - Noon
Thrive
Antelope Gym
Noon - 2 pm Student Worker Job Fair GCU Arena
1 - 2:30 pm New Student Hall Meetings Ocotillo
2 - 4 pm Campus Tours Depart from the Orientation Expo Entrance
3 - 4 pm Out-of-State/International Social Thunder Alley
5 - 11 pm
Dodgeball Tournament
Lopes Performance Center & Antelope Gym
5 - 11 pm
Sand Volleyball Tournament
All Outdoor Courts
8 pm Party Like It's 1999 GCU Arena
Saturday
6 am The Ultimate LopeVenture Check-In North Cypress Lawn
7 am - 7 pm
The Ultimate LopeVenture
Various
10 - 11 am New Student Orientation GCU Arena
10 - 11 am Veteran Student Orientation North Lecture Hall, Room 104
11 am - 4 pm International Student Orientation North Lecture Hall, Rooms 101 and 102
10 am - 4 pm Orientation Expo GCU Student Union
11 am - 1 pm Campus Tours Depart from the Orientation Expo Entrance
11:15 am - Noon Commuter Lopelife 101 (Lunch Provided) GCU Arena
1:30 - 4:30 pm Keys to Academic Success STEM
8 pm Glow Party GCU Arena
Sunday
7 pm GCU Women's Soccer vs. Weber State GCU Soccer Stadium
COMMUTER STUDENT EVENTS | WEEK OF AUG. 21
Wednesday
3:30 - 4:30 pm Commuter Lopelife 101 CHSS 6-139 & 140
4:30 - 5:30 pm Commuter Social Commuter Lounge
Saturday
11:15 - Noon Commuter Lopelife 101 GCU Arena
1:30 - 4:30 pm Keys to Academic Success STEM
WEEK OF AUG. 28
Monday
5 - 8 pm GCU Club and Community Fair GCU Arena

FIRST 72 EVENT SCHEDULE
Dates, times and locations vary depending on your selected move-in schedule per designated hall.
Day 1

7 - 9:30 am

10 - 11:30 am

Move-In
6 - 7:30 pm Community Gathering
Day 2
9 am - noon Campus Life Sessions Thrive, LopeLife 101 and Campus Tour
Day 3
9 am - noon Keys to Academic Success College Success, Online Success, Learning Success

 

HONORS COLLEGE
Thursday, Aug. 24 11 am – 1 pm  GCU Arena
COLANGELO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Wednesday, Sept. 6 11 am – 12:30 pm GCU Arena
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Thursday, Sept. 7 4 – 5:30 pm Antelope Gym
COLLEGE OF FINE ART AND PRODUCTION
Friday, Sept. 15 11:15 am – 12:15 pm First Southern Baptist Church
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Wednesday, Sept. 13 11 am – 12:30 pm GCU Arena
COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS
Wednesday, Sept. 6 5 – 7:30 pm GCU Arena
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Friday, Sept. 8 11 am – 12:30 pm Antelope Gym
COLLEGE OF THEOLOGY
Monday, Sept. 11 5 – 7 pm GCU Arena

Check back here regularly for the most up-to-date schedule.

Fall 2017 Move-In Dates

Express Move-In: Volunteers will be on campus to unload your car and carry any luggage up to your suite. Please make sure to arrive during your assigned hall/apartment move-in time to take advantage of this perk.

Self Move-In: Prefer to move yourself in? Choose to arrive during the assigned timeslot below.

Monday, Aug. 21
7 - 9 am
Express Move-in
Juniper Hall, Cypress Hall
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Acacia Hall
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in
Juniper, Cypress, and Acacia Halls
Tuesday, Aug. 22
7 - 9 am
Express Move-in
Willow and Prescott Halls
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Ironwood Hall
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in

Willow, Prescott, and Ironwood Halls

Buildings that moved in Aug. 21

Wednesday, Aug. 23
7 - 9 am
Express Move-in
Camelback and Chaparral Halls
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Saguaro Hall and Roadrunner Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in

Camelback, Chaparral, and Saguaro Halls, Roadrunner Apartments

Buildings that moved in Aug. 21 & 22

Thursday, Aug. 24
7 - 9 am
Express Move-in
Ocotillo Hall, Papago 47 Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
North Rim and Encanto Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in

Ocotillo Hall, Papago 47, North Rim and Encanto Apartments

Buildings that moved in Aug. 21 - 23

Friday, Aug. 25
7 - 9 am
Express Move-in
Papago 48 and Diamondback Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Sedona Hall and Agave Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in
All Residential Buildings
Saturday, Aug. 26
Coming Soon Returning Student Self Move-in by Appointment Returning Student Living Areas

For returning students only: Returning students who are unable to move in during their normal time due to extenuating situations may select a timeslot to move in on Saturday, Aug. 26. Reservations for a Saturday, Aug. 26 move-in appointment will be live on Tuesday, Aug. 1 and can be accessed through the Housing Portal. There are limited timeslots available on a first-come, first-served basis in each living area between 8 am and noon. A non-refundable $50 payment will be required at the time of sign up. Students moving in during this time will not have access to SpeedPaks or volunteers to help them move their belongings. Any student seeking to move in on Saturday, Aug. 26 without a timeslot will be fined $150. Students seeking to move in on Sunday, Aug. 27, will be fined $300. As indicated in the "No Show Housing Removal Policy," if you plan to come later than your scheduled move in date/time, please email housing@gcu.edu to inform us that you will be arriving late.

Please note: A timeslot to move in is not needed unless the returning student seeks to move in on Saturday, Aug. 26.

If you miss your scheduled day for Express Move-in, you are eligible to use any of the following Self Move-in days from 2-4 on the following days after your scheduled time. Please make sure to be moved into your hall/apartment by Saturday, Aug. 26.