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Slideshow: Expansion continues on GCU’s east side

August 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The east side of the Grand Canyon University campus is rapidly expanding. Just beyond Little Canyon Trail, the Colangelo College of Business building is rising, right next to Agave Apartments and down 30th Drive from the Canyon Activities center, which will house multiple courts for intramurals and club sports.  

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Construction projects cooking, including Taco Bell

June 29, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Campus construction projects are barreling forward this summer, from the addition of 1,000 field-level seats at GCU Ballpark that will put spectators right in the action, to a new Lope Shop, two new residence halls, a soon-to-be-completed parking garage, a new Colangelo College of Business building, a new Canyon Activities Center, and perhaps the most exciting addition for students — a long-anticipated Taco Bell. The projects are on track, many of them expected to be completed by the time students arrive for the fall semester.

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From parking to Pita Jungle, the GCU build is on

May 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Construction is a staple of summer at Grand Canyon University, but this year it’s even more noticeable. There’s a long list of projects, many of them major additions. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Nike store, tech area, boutique part of new Lope Shop

May 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Lope Shop will have a lot of space to fill as it moves into its new home in the old College of Doctoral Studies. The campus retail store will be going from 1,800 to 9,500 square feet and will include a Nike concept store, boutique, women’s fashion area, technology department and much more. The 12-week build is getting underway this summer with plans to reopen the store in its new home a week before students return for Welcome Week.

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2017-18 GCU Year in Review: The top 10 stories

May 03, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

The top 10 stories of the academic year at Grand Canyon University begin with a no-doubter — the University’s non-profit application being approved by the Higher Learning Commission. But there was a lot of other big news, and then there was the development that peopled just loved.

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27th Avenue Fitness Center expanded, improved

January 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s 27th Avenue Fitness Center got a fancy spiff-up over the holidays in a renovation that expanded the women’s and men’s locker rooms and added some space and new equipment.

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GCU’s east side quietly becoming a destination

January 11, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

The east side of campus is a beehive of construction activity — coming later this year are two new apartment buildings, a four-story Colangelo College of Business building, a club sports facility and another parking garage. Many students have found that they enjoy living there, and it’s about to become even more of a destination.

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Making way for new CCOB building

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The Colter office complex, which housed the Facilities department at Grand Canyon University, is being demolished to make way for the new Colangelo College of Business building. The College of Fine Arts and Production classrooms on the south side of the complex will remain in use temporarily, but the other offices were scheduled to come down later Tuesday.  

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It’s game on with summertime construction projects

June 28, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Compared to past summers, campus construction is a tad quieter this year. But there’s still lots of high-profile activity obvious to anyone walking on the west side, where the baseball and softball stadiums both will get new grandstands and the Lopes Performance Center soon will have expanded training and sports medicine facilities. The new Diamondback Hall apartments on the east side of campus also are on schedule.

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GCU 2016-17 Year in Review: Like a good neighbor …

May 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was another busy year at Grand Canyon University, with new facilities opening (of course) and other advancements. But the focus, as always, was on serving the student population and the surrounding neighborhood.

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