Get Ready for Lope Life

To kick off the 2018-19 school year, all new Lopes are required and families are invited to attend New Student Orientation. Get acquainted. Get prepared. Get excited for GCU!

Grand Canyon University Arena
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Register Today! If you are an out of state resident and are unable to travel to GCU for summer orientation, you may opt to attend New Student Orientation during your Welcome Week dedicated move-in date, limited spaces will be available, at a later date. For assistance with registration, please email us at or call 602-639-6678. For all other questions regarding Welcome Week or New Student Orientation, contact the Office of Welcome Programs at or 602-639-6002.

Please Note: Individuals who reside upon and/or visit the GCU campus are responsible for their own mobility. If assistance is needed, a golf cart ride may be available based on a disability issue; however, arrangements need to be made at least 48 hours prior to the visit and are offered as a courtesy service only. Rides are based on availability of campus resources. For disability accommodations, please contact 602-639-6342.

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Summer Orientation Sessions

GCU highly recommends attending orientation over the summer and offers several opportunities for you to do so. At these summer orientation sessions, you will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the residence halls, attend elective sessions and complete any outstanding registration items needed.

Summer Orientation Dates:

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018

Summer Orientation Agenda

8 - 8:45 am: Check-in

9 - 10:15 am: Student & Parent Info Sessions - During this time, students and parents attend a session together that focuses on getting ready to attend GCU. The session covers everything you need to know about the first year of college, including information about advising services, academic resources, Public Safety, parking, campus events and much more.

10:15 am - 12:15 pm: Elective Sessions - These 30-minute sessions run simultaneously at 10:15 am, 11 am and 11:45 am. Choose the sessions that interest you most to get more information about GCU.

10:15 am - 1 pm: New Student EXPO - At the EXPO you can explore booths from various campus departments including Student Affairs and our colleges. Demonstrations of GCU's online learning management system, LoudCloud, will be available. You can also take care of outstanding items such as health insurance, parking permits, student ID, your schedule, finances and more.

10:15 am - 1 pm: Residence Hall Tours

Lope Life 101

New Student Orientation is the first exciting step to your onboarding process. Once you arrive for Welcome Week, you will experience your second step: Lope Life 101. This experience introduces you to classmates, roommates, and academic resources, providing everything you will need as you begin your new journey. Lope Life 101 starts the day you move to campus or, if you are commuting to campus, on the Friday of Welcome Week.

Welcome to #LopeCountry!

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