The new upper deck is in place at GCU Arena.
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GCU Arena expansion is sitting pretty

June 26, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Expansion of GCU Arena continues to be on schedule, and it appears that it won’t be long before the final details can be wrapped up.

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The old Fleming Library building is now the home of GCU's provost and other administrators.
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New student residences, parking garage on schedule

June 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Over the next two months, expect to hear the grinding and churning of heavy machinery as two new residence halls, a second parking garage, retail food sites, and more classroom spaces open to as many as 11,000 Grand Canyon University students.

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The new upper deck at GCU Arena has taken shape. Photo by Darryl Webb
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With upper deck in place, Arena on schedule

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The concrete for the new upper deck at GCU Arena has been poured, which means much of the heavy lifting has been done.

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Scott Schraml's MOJO BOWL will have a permanent home at the Student Union, along with Qdoba Mexican Grill and other new food options. (Photo courtesy of Scott Schraml)
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New eateries coming to Student Union

May 06, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University and food services provided Sodexo are working to bring local healthy food vendor MOJO Bowl and Qdoba Mexican Grill to the Student Union. A separate healthier food option and a gourmet by-the-slice pizza spot are also possibilities.

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Renovation on GCU Arena is on schedule with workers doing 10-hour shifts six days a week.
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Next up for Arena: de crane, de crane

April 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Crews of 70 have been working double shifts of 10 hours each, for six days a week, in the early stages of the project.

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The south end of the Arena will undergo a radical transformation, as seen in this rendering.
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All hands on (upper) deck in Arena project

March 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s basketball home will grow from a capacity of 4,328 to about 7,000 — and in only a few months’ time, thanks to an aggressive renovation schedule.

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Construction is on schedule for the new Papago Apartments. Soon, crews will begin clearing space for a new residence hall just north of Saguro Hall.
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Another residence hall added to busy construction schedule

February 27, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The Papago Apartments are only part of GCU’s latest plans to accommodate nearly 11,000 campus students in the fall. A new traditional residence hall, parking garage, classroom space and other amenities also are under construction.

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GCU's new campus apartment complex is slated to include nearly 1,000 private beds, most of which are set in four-bed, two-bath setups.
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Papago name a keeper for new campus residences

February 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The new residence hall on the east side of Grand Canyon University’s campus will be named Papago Apartments. The 940-bed complex is designed to give students more privacy and independence.

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The “yellow floor.” on the third floor of the Student Union, has been designed as a collaborative study area. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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New library brings place for study, community to heart of campus

November 14, 2013 / by / 3 Comments

Students won’t find much in common with the old Fleming Library, which lacked computer availability and adequate seating. The new library will open Monday, and grand-opening festivities have been scheduled for Dec. 3.

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Smells like the big time: Starbucks enhances upscale campus vibe

September 20, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee giant, is open for business on the second floor of GCU’s Student Union, which also includes a lounge area with more than 200 seats and a massive bank of TVs.

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