GCU Homecoming

We’re excited to announce that GCU Homecoming 2023 is here! This year, we have a lot of fun activities lined up and can’t wait for you to join us. We’ll be kicking off with the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame celebration, followed by the men’s basketball tailgate and the Lope Nation Watch Party! Come cheer on the men’s basketball team in their last regular season game. Saturday morning, bring the family to the GCU Golf Course to enjoy Breakfast with Thunder. It’s sure to be a great time!

We’re also looking forward to reconnecting with our 250,000 amazing alumni.1 Come back to Lope country for fun family events in Phoenix and reminisce about old memories while making new ones. This will be a homecoming you won’t forget!

Show your purple pride and don’t miss out on this opportunity — reserve your spot today! Don’t forget to purchase your exclusive State Forty Eight homecoming t-shirt! We’ve collaborated with State Forty Eight to create an alumni shirt, available exclusively for homecoming weekend.

Homecoming Events

GCU Alumni Hall of Fame

Friday, Feb. 24 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Help us celebrate and honor distinguished alumni who are making a big impact in their industry and in their community. Join us to recognize these alums in a formal Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony hosted by the alumni director and President Mueller. This is a free event but requires pre-registration.


Friday, Feb. 24 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Before the home game, alumni fans and season-ticket holders are welcome to check out the Tailgate on the Quad. Rides are included for kids. Food, beverages, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the Quad Kitchen. Check out the alumni tent for swag items!

Lope Nation Watch Party

Friday, Feb. 24 | 7 – 9 pm

Calling all Lopes fans! Join the Lope Nation Watch Party on the Quad and cheer on GCU Men’s Basketball as they play Seattle University. Bring a picnic blanket to view the game on our mega outdoor screen. Food from our athletic partners will be catered throughout the first half. Beer and wine will remain available for purchase until halftime. Rides will remain open for families. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the game live.

Breakfast with Thunder

Saturday, Feb. 25 | 9 – 10:30 am

Bring your family and join us at the Lope House at the GCU Golf Course! A full brunch buffet is included with purchase. As you arrive, your family will be greeted and escorted to your table by Thunder himself! Enjoy your breakfast while taking part in activities like Thunder coloring pages and reading Thunder’s favorite books. The cheer and dance teams will even be there too. Snap your photo with Thunder and remember this fun morning forever!


Friday – Sunday (open tee times)

Book your golf outing at a special GCU Alumni rate at the GCU Golf Course! Call the Pro Shop and mention “GCU Homecoming 2023” to get the special rate and to book your party for homecoming weekend.

1 Alumni from 1957 to Oct. 3, 2022. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program.