Doctoral and Master of Divinity students often complete a residency as part of their degree program. On GCU’s residency website, students can review their residency information, register for their attending week, submit travel information, and review hotel information once it is available.
If you are accessing the site for the first time, you will see a page with residency information specific to your residency type (Doctoral or Master of Divinity). Review the information and then check the box at the bottom to acknowledge your understanding.
After accessing the Residency site, you will be directed to select a course. Select the course you would like to do your residency for to begin.
After selecting the course, your Registration Information should appear. You can then select an Attending Week from the drop-down and press Submit Registration.
After you submit the Registration Information, you will be asked for the Travel Information. Enter your Arrival and Departure time, as well as your method of transportation.
NOTE Students can update their Travel Information at any time by logging into the residency site, navigating to the class that was registered, and then going to the Travel Information box.
After you submit your Travel Information, it will take 1-2 weeks for the hotel room to be reserved.
After the hotel room has been reserved, a Residency Coordinator will update the Hotel Information box with a reservation number, check-in date, and check-out date.
Students will also receive an email confirmation to their GCU Email with details on their hotel room reservation. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please reach out to your SSC to have the confirmation resent.
Login Issues and FAQ
Just as the message says, the best person to contact for this issue is your counselor. All students can access residency.gcu.edu, but only students with a residency course on their schedule will have access to the site’s features. If you’re receiving this message, your counselor has not yet added a residency course to your schedule.
Despite what the error says, students cannot get locked out of the residency site. This misleading error occurs after multiple invalid login attempts and can be resolved by refreshing the screen and trying again. If you continue to have trouble logging in, we recommend resetting your password.
If you enter your password incorrectly when attempting to log into the residency site, you will receive the following error message.
Your account or password is incorrect. If you don't remember your password, reset it now.
DO NOT click the ‘Forgot your password?’ option. This option will not allow you to reset your GCU password. If you try to reset your password using this link, you will receive the following message:
Get back into your account. We're sorry. You can't reset your own password.Resetting Your Password.
Depending on the status of your course, the attending week that you can select will change.
- If your course has not been scheduled, and it is the only eligible course to register for, you can select any week in the dropdown.
- If you are trying to register for the next course that is not scheduled, your attending week for this course must be after the attending week for your previous course.
- If the course is Scheduled, the attending week will be auto-populated and will be the only week you can select. If you need to change the attending week, you will need to reach out to your counselor to change the scheduled course.
If you have a residency course on your schedule, but you do not have a scheduled start date, you will see the message, “You will be able to submit your travel information once your course has been scheduled by your SSC.” Just like there error states, you will need to reach out to your Student Services Counselor to schedule a start date for your residency course.
If you would like to extend your stay with the GCU Hotel, you can reach out to the hotel directly.
Grand Canyon University Hotel
5115 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017