We can't wait to welcome new and returning students to GCU for the new school year! Welcome Week 2018 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.

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  • Ignite
  • LOPE-A-PALOOZA
  • Canyon Cool Down
  • Men's Soccer Game
  • Speed Friending
  • And much more!

2018 Lopes Resource Guide Coming Soon!

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Monday, Aug. 20
6:30 - 8:30 am Express Move-in Willow Hall and Cypress Hall
9:30 - 11:30 am Express Move-in Ironwood Hall
2 - 4 pm Self Move-in Willow Hall, Cypress Hall and Ironwood Hall
Lope Life 101 (see separate schedule) Willow Hall, Cypress Hall and Ironwood Hall: Day 1
7 am - 4 pm Bed, Bath & Beyond Tent Kaibab
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
10 am - 4 pm
Orientation Expo
Student Union
12 - 2 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
1 - 2 pm Check-in for New Student Orientation GCU Arena
2 - 3 pm New Student Orientation GCU Arena
4 - 6 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
8 - 10 pm Canyon Cool Down Prescott Field
Tuesday, Aug. 21
6:30 - 8:30 am Express Move-in Juniper Hall and Agave Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am Express Move-in Acacia Hall and Cactus Apartments
2 - 4 pm Self Move-in Juniper Hall, Acacia Halls, Agave Apartments and Cactus Apartments
Lope Life 101 (see separate schedule) Juniper Hall and Acacia Hall: Day 1
Willow Hall, Cypress Hall and Ironwood Hall: Day 2
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
12 - 2 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
1 - 2 pm Check-in for New Student Orientation GCU Arena
2 - 3 pm
New Student Orientation
GCU Arena
4 - 6 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
8 - 10 pm Speed Friending Grove Lawn
Wednesday, Aug. 22
6:30 - 8:30 am Express Move-in Ocotillo Hall, Chaparral Hall and Jerome Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am Express Move-in Saguaro Hall, Sedona Hall and Diamondback Apartments
2 - 4 pm Self Move-in Ocotillo Hall, Chaparral Hall, Saguaro Hall, Sedona Halls, Jerome Apartments and Diamondback Apartments
Lope Life 101 (see separate schedule) Ocotillo Hall, Chaparral Hall, Saguaro Hall and Sedona Hall: Day 1
Juniper Hall and Acacia Hall: Day 2
Willow Hall, Cypress hall and Ironwood Hall: Day 3
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
10 am - 4 pm Orientation Expo Student Union
12 - 2 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
1 - 2 pm Check-in for New Student Orientation GCU Arena
2 - 3 pm
New Student Orientation
GCU Arena
3 - 4 pm Out of State Student Social Thunder Alley
4 - 6 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
8 - 9:30 pm Ignite Worship Night GCU Arena & Quad
Thursday, Aug. 23
6:30 - 8:30 am Express Move-in Camelback Hall and Papago 47 Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am Express Move-in Roadrunner Apartments and Papago 48 Apartments
2 - 4 pm Self Move-in Camelback Hall, Roadrunner Apartments and Papago Apartments
Lope Life 101 (see separate schedule) Ocotillo Hall, Chaparral Hall, Saguaro Hall and Sedona Hall: Day 2
Juniper Hall and Acacia Hall: Day 3
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
10 am - 4 pm Orientation Expo Student Union
12 - 2 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
3- 4 pm Transfer Student Social Thunder Alley
4 - 8 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
19:49 (7:49 pm) LOPE-A-PALOOZA GCU Arena
8:45 pm Night at the Movies GCU Arena
Friday, Aug. 24
6:30 - 8:30 am Express Move-in Prescott hall and Encanto Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am Express Move-in North Rim Apartments
2 - 4 pm Self Move-in Prescott Hall, Encanto Apartments and North Rim Apartments
Lope Life 101 (see separate schedule) Commuters, Prescott Hall and Camelback Hall: All Day
Ocotillo Hall, Chaparral Hall, Saguaro Hall and Sedona Hall: Day 3
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Hospitality Corner
GCBC Student Union
10 am - 4 pm Orientation Expo Student Union
12 - 2 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
4 - 5 pm New Student Orientation Antelope Gym
4 - 8 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
7 pm Men's Soccer Game GCU Soccer Stadium
7:30 pm Ring Around the Moon
To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office at ethington@gcu.edu or 602-639-8880
Ethington Theater
Saturday, Aug. 25
8 am - noon Returning Student Self Move-in by Appointment Returning Student Living Areas
9 am - 8 pm Club Events (TBD) Various
10 - 11 am New Student Orientation Antelope Gym
10 am - 2 pm Honors College Orientation GCU Arena
11 am - 1 pm Veteran Student Welcome Session and Lunch North Lecture Halls
11 am - 1 pm American Indian Student Welcome Session and Lunch North Lecture Halls
7:30 pm Ring Around the Moon
To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office at ethington@gcu.edu or 602-639-8880
Ethington Theater
8 pm Glow Party GCU Arena
Sunday, Aug. 26
No move-in times are available on this day
Morning Check with your Life Leader about attending a local church
2 pm Ring Around the Moon
To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office at ethington@gcu.edu or 602-639-8880
Ethington Theater
Week of August 27
Monday, Aug. 28
11:15 am - noon
GCU Chapel GCU Arena
Monday, Aug. 28
5 - 8 pm
GCU Club and Community Fair GCU Arena
Tuesday, Aug. 29
8 - 9 pm
The Gathering Antelope Gym

Week of Sept. 3
Wednesday, Sept. 5
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Colangelo College of Business Kick-Off GCU Arena
Wednesday, Sept. 5
5 - 7:30 pm
College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions Kick-Off GCU Arena
Friday, Sept. 7
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
College of Science, Engineering and Technology Kick-Off GCU Arena
Week of Sept. 10
Monday, Sept. 10
5 - 7 pm
College of Theology Kick-Off GCU Arena
Wednesday, Sept. 12
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Kick-Off GCU Arena
Friday, Sept. 14
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
College of Fine Arts and Production Kick-Off First Southern Baptist Church
Friday, Sept. 14
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
College of Education Kick-Off GCU Arena

3-Day Model
New students moving in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Day 1 Move-in
Community Gathering in living area
Welcome Week night event
Day 2 Hall Meeting
Thrive
Campus Tour
Welcome Week night event
Day 3 Academic and Career Excellence Workshops
Welcome Week night event
1-Day Model
Commuters and new students moving in Thursday and Friday
Friday, Aug. 24 Move-in (residents only)
Commuter Life (commuters only)
Commuter Chapters (commuters only)
Commuter Lunch
Campus Tour
Thrive
Academic and Career Excellence Workshops
GCU Men's Soccer Game

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

Fall 2018 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. 20
6:30 - 8:30 am
Express Move-in
Willow Hall, Cypress Hall
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Ironwood Hall
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in
Willow, Cypress, and Ironwood Halls
Tuesday, Aug. 21
6:30 - 8:30 am
Express Move-in
Juniper Hall, Agave Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Acacia Hall, Cactus Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in

Juniper and Acacia Halls
Agave and Cactus Apartments
Buildings that moved in August 20

Wednesday, Aug. 22
6:30 - 8:30 am
Express Move-in
Ocotillo Hall, Chaparral Hall, Jerome Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Saguaro Hall, Sedona Hall, Diamondback Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in

Ocotillo, Chaparral, Saguaro and Sedona Halls
Jerome and Diamondback Apartments
Buildings that moved in August 20 and 21

Thursday, Aug. 23
6:30 - 8:30 am
Express Move-in
Camelback Hall, Papago 47 Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
Roadrunner Apartments, Papago 48 Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in

Camelback Hall
Papago 47, Papago 48 and Roadrunner Apartments
Buildings that moved in August 20, 21 and 22

Friday, Aug. 24
6:30 - 8:30 am
Express Move-in
Prescott Hall, Encanto Apartments
9:30 - 11:30 am
Express Move-in
North Rim Apartments
2 - 4 pm
Self Move-in
All Residential Buildings

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. 25. Reservations for a Saturday, Aug. 25 move-in appointment will be live on Tuesday, July 31 and can be accessed through the Housing Portal. There are limited timeslots available on a first-come, first-served basis in each living area moving in 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. 25 without a timeslot will be fined $150. Students seeking to move in on Sunday, Aug. 26, 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. 25.

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 pm. Please make sure to be moved into your hall/apartment by Saturday, Aug. 25.