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Finding Tatum’s Purpose: Meet Tatum!

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Wondering what it’s really like to attend Grand Canyon University? GCU is launching a brand-new documentary starring GCU student Tatum Sorrelman to give you a glimpse of what life is really like as a Lope!

In the first episode of this four-year series, Tatum started her journey at GCU by attending new student orientation. Read along as we go to this exciting event with her!

Going into new student orientation, Tatum was a little nervous, as most students are. Walking into a new place without knowing what to expect can be intimidating, but it is also exciting! GCU aims to create an environment that will make you feel right at home. When Tatum first walked into the GCU Arena, she was comforted by the fun environment filled with music, games and even a giant conga line to join!

In addition to creating a fun atmosphere, GCU aims to make new student orientation informative for both students and their parents. This way, students can feel at ease as they transition into college life. At Tatum’s orientation, she learned helpful information about GCU that she wasn’t aware of beforehand. She even learned how to properly make the “Lopes Up” symbol!

Tatum and her mom also had the opportunity to go to the expo in the Student Union, where there were booths representing the many different ways to get involved on campus. Here, she was able to learn more about departments like Residence Life, Spiritual Life and even how to join the Havocs! She had the opportunity to chat with GCU staff and current students who were able to answer all of her questions.

In the end, Tatum left orientation with valuable information about what to expect as she prepares to come GCU, and she was excited about the new school year and the opportunities to get involved on campus. She even received plenty of GCU gear so she can represent her new school!

To learn more about Tatum’s experience at new student orientation, watch the video below:

Finding Tatum’s Purpose is a brand-new documentary starring GCU student Tatum Sorrelman, giving you a peek into what life is like as a Lope! Be sure to keep up with this four-year series as Tatum takes part in the college experience and works toward graduation!