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Announcement: New Summer Hours – Most Rio Salado locations and services will be closed on Fridays, May 22- Aug. 14. We will resume week-long operations on Aug. 17. Testing Centers at Tempe, Northern, the Communiversity at Surprise and Communiversity at Queen Creek will remain open. Please see Special Service Hours below for details.

Communiversity at Surprise

The Communiversity at Surprise brings together community colleges and universities under one roof to offer students certificates through master’s degrees, all in one convenient location. Students benefit from a variety of course formats, including in-person, online and hybrid. The Communiversity concept allows students to save money by taking up to 90 credits at community college pricing before transferring to one of the university partners to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Educational pathways available through the Communiversity at Surprise are: Business/Management, Education, Healthcare, Information Systems, Liberal Arts, and Public Safety.


  • GCC
  • NAU
  • Phoenix College
  • Ottawa University
  • Rio Salado College
  • College of St. Scholastica

15950 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ, 85374


Important Dates and Closures 2015-2016

College-Wide Closures

Hours of Operation