Visit Grand Canyon University's Campus

Experience GCU Through a Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the Grand Canyon University student experience by taking a guided tour from the best person to tell you about it: a student!

We offer various types of guided walking tours. Whether you’re looking for an in-depth immersive experience to see all that GCU has to offer, or you’re looking for something that is more academically focused exploring all our hands-on facilities, we would love to showcase our beautiful campus to you! We also offer Spanish tours, which are available upon request.

Tours depart from the Antelope Reception Center (ARC), located in the Student Advising Services Building.

We will do our best to accommodate your tour requests, but we may need to consider alternate dates. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special visit requests that require:

  • Meals
  • Special facility tours
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Transportation to and from campus

Monday – Friday

General Tour of Campus, Campus Overview Tours and Academic Building Tours 9 – 11 am
General Tour of Campus 1 – 3 pm
Campus Excursions1 3 – 5 pm
General Tour of Campus 5 – 7 pm


General Tour of Campus, Campus Overview Tours and Academic Building Tours 9 – 11 am
General Tour of Campus 1 – 3 pm
Campus Excursions1 11 am – 1 pm



1 Check in with our front desk to see what additional opportunities are being offered daily. Spanish tours available upon request.

Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday 8 am – 3 pm
Sunday Closed
Good Friday March 29
Memorial Day May 27
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day Sept. 2
Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28
Day After Thanksgiving Nov. 29
Christmas Eve Dec. 24
Christmas Day Dec. 25

The ARC is closed on holidays, special occasions and Mondays at 11 am for Chapel when class is in session fall and spring semesters.

Group Tours

We offer group tours to interested middle schoolers, high school students, college transfer students and much more! Visit the group tour page for more information and to request a visit.


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GCU Live Streaming and Virtual Tours

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Take a Tour
From Home

Take a tour of GCU’s campus without leaving your home. Our live and virtual tours provide alternative options for viewing the campus.

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Campus Information

While you wait for your in-person tour or GCU LIVE Streaming tour, you can watch GCU’s episode of The College Tour right now. In just under an hour, you’ll get an in-depth peek into life at GCU from real students and staff.

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To Downtown Phoenix
To the Grand Canyon


Campus Dining

Enjoy a variety of dining options on GCU’s campus, including popular national eateries. From Lopes Way to the Student Union, there are plenty of places to grab a bite on campus with friends and family.

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Campus Visitation Programs

Experience what it's like to be a GCU student with this all-expense paid2 campus visit where you will have an opportunity to tour campus, meet other future Lopes and learn about your program of interest. Get started below, or to learn more about your eligibility, speak with your university counselor today.

Reserve Your Visit


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As you prepare for your visit to GCU, find out how an education can help equip you for your future.

2 Travel reimbursement is only available to students who demonstrate their ability to meet admissibility for the traditional campus, plus one legal guardian, from a student’s home city/state to Phoenix, AZ. School/district/organizations staff, faculty and/or personnel are also eligible. To participate, the program requires a signed MOU by both the student and parent/guardian or personnel, approval of travel dates by GCU and receipts submitted per GCU requirements. Travel reimbursement thresholds vary based on location and education sector. Only one form of travel will be reimbursed, air or ground. GCU does not reimburse hotel expenses, baggage costs, early check-in or travel insurance fees. Travel reimbursement usually occurs within 45 days.

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