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Fun Student Activities Throughout the Year at GCU


Grand Canyon University is more than a learning environment for students to earn a quality education and achieve academic goals. GCU is a special place where students make lifelong friendships and memories. GCU students know how to work hard in the classroom—and let loose outside of the classroom. At GCU, Lope Life is one of a kind.

The following list of fun activities bring students together and provide an unforgettable college experience.

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Midnight Madness: More 7,000 GCU fans fill the Arena with high energy to cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams, kicking off the new season.

Night Splash Pool Party: Once the sun sets, Lopes let loose and cool off at this pool party full of games, relay races, food and beverages.

Hanging of the Greens: Students get into the spirit of the holiday season with dancing, a live band and refreshments during this festive tradition in the Arena.

Casino Night: Ladies and gents dress up in hats and bowties to participate in casino-style games while enjoying music, a photo booth and light refreshments.

Mr. GCU: Male contestants compete to win the crown as the most talented guy at GCU during this pageant-themed event.Mr GCU-032615.002.JPG

Block Party: Lopes show their love for GCU at this black light dance party with a DJ, food and live performances.

Dive in Movie: Lopes head to the pool to relax, sit back and enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen.

Lope Country Fair: Dressed in cowboy boots and hats, students do-si-do over to the Grove Lawn for fun festivities at this western-themed event.

Hiking Trip: Lopes adventure out to Superstition Mountains for a hiking trip with peers. Lip Sync-102115.004.JPG

Lip Sync: During this annual talent show, students have a blast entertaining audiences with dancing, singing and more.

Jump in Ball Bit: Students meet up in the Student Union Promenade to pair up with a fellow Lope where they’ll enter a ball pit and answer questions on the balls.

Kentucky Derby: Students dressed in Kentucky Derby-themed attire cheer on teams competing in this soapbox cart racing event.

Messy Games: Students head to the intramural field for some messing around while playing Twister, Fear Factor-inspired games and more.

To learn more about student activities at Grand Canyon University, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.