Welcome GCU Alumni, Family and Friends

Introduction to Homecoming Family Week 2021

March 1 – 7

This year, GCU is combining its two most exciting events to bring all of your favorite Homecoming Family Week festivities straight to you! The Office of Alumni Relations and Parent and Family Programs have designed a special week packed with virtual events, content and activities your family can enjoy together as you experience Lope life in the heart of Phoenix delivered right to your own home.

We hope Homecoming Family Week 2021 inspires you to keep connected and engaged with GCU alumni and our student families from around the world. Be sure to visit alumni.gcu.edu and the Lope Family Facebook page to learn all the ways you can continue to stay involved in the Lopes community.

Share your favorite memories and moments all week long! Tag #HCFW21.

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Main Events

Here is the lineup of Homecoming Family Week festivities:

GCU Alumni and Family Chapel

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Alumni, parents, family and friends are invited to join us for Chapel on March 1 at 11 am, as we continue to celebrate this core component of GCU’s legacy. Participants will hear a special message from the Lead Pastor of Central Church in Phoenix, AZ, GCU alumnus Nick Ely. Be a part of this amazing event streamed live from GCU Arena on the university campus.

A Message from President Mueller

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GCU President Brian Mueller shares a special address to families and alumni providing participants with updates on the current state of the university as well as future projects, programs and plans.

GCU Campus Tour

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Take a virtual tour of the GCU campus and experience the university in a unique way. This tour will showcase iconic GCU landmarks that have stood the test of time as well as some new additions you might not have seen yet.

Cooking With the Herd

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Round up the entire family as we learn to make delicious brunch foods with Thunder and Chef Mike! This class will be hosted virtually. Participants will need to supply their own ingredients.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Butter for frying
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed, fully-cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

GCU Alumni Hall of Fame

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Join the Office of Alumni Relations as we highlight and honor distinguished graduates within the GCU community. This year, we celebrate the 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees.

GCU Flashback Archives

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For those who love history, we invite you to explore decades of GCU history and tradition through a collection of photos and yearbooks. These archives highlight the story of the university and student life since its inception.

Lope Nation Watch Parties

Calling all Lopes fans! Join the Lope Nation Watch Parties and cheer on GCU Men's Basketball as they wrap up a historic season. Make sure to stop by the Lope Shops to get some discounted GCU gear before the big game!

March 5 vs. Utah Valley at 6:30 pm Arizona Time

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March 6 vs. Utah Valley at 6:30 pm AZ Time

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Discounted GCU Gear

Homecoming Family Week attendees can take advantage of exclusive deals at the Lope Shops all week long. Score big on discounted GCU gear! Submit your RSVP to receive an additional discount code!

  • $7 Long Sleeve T-shirts
  • $5 T-shirts
  • $3 Youth Clothing
  • $2 Mugs
  • $2 Bottles
  • $1 Keychains
  • $1 Decals
  • $1 Magnets
  • $1 Hair Bows
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TikTok Competition

Our Lope families are flooding TikTok with videos in order to win Lope Shops cash. We need our GCU Alumni to select the top videos! Please take a moment to search for #HCFW21 on TikTok and like all of your favorites. You will even see some of your favorite GCU personalities such as President Brian Mueller and Pastor Tim Griffin displaying their moves alongside our Lope families!

Live Student Performances

Be sure to join us on the GCU YouTube channel Tuesday through Friday at noon to see student performances streamed live from the Student Union promenade!

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How to Pray for the GCU Campus

We invite you to pray with us as our students share the needs of the student body and university as a whole.

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