Great Northern University is located at the campus of Fourth Memorial Church, a vibrant congregation where several of our faculty also worship and serve. GNU and Fourth Memorial Church share a common legacy: Fourth Memorial Church has hosted Christian higher education in its facility for nearly 50 years!
We have a relentless, laser-sharp focus on our core values, and it shows in how we've structured our campus. So, when you visit campus, you’ll probably notice that we don’t have a student dining hall, an athletic facility, or a media building. We don't think those things are bad... we've just chosen a different path. So, instead of dorms and a dining hall, we've chosen neighborhood houses for our residence model, where students do life together in a real-world setting. Instead of large, in-house facilities to provide hands-on training, we've developed the Field Education program, where GNU students partner with local agencies and companies to gain real experience in their field of interest. In terms of recreation, Spokane and the entire Pacific Northwest provides more than it's fair share of world-class recreational opportunities.
We may not have a huge, elaborate campus, with laboratories and other amenities, but that is because Spokane is our campus and our laboratory.