Living with us

Living in an academic residential community allows you to not only live in a residence hall with students who share the same major, but you are also steps away from campus resources and services. This environment helps you to develop new study behaviors, navigate the university environment more easily and provides easy access to faculty members and academic resources outside of the classroom.

We have two processes in place to apply for housing, one for first-time freshmen (A freshman is a student who is applying to ASU while enrolled in high school or a student who has not attended college since high school graduation) and another for transfer, continuing and graduate students (A transfer student is anyone applying for admission to ASU who has attended a college or university after high school graduation). Most students who completed courses while still in high school (dual enrollment) are considered freshmen.

Students with families have housing options available to them in Family Housing at the Polytechnic campus.

Getting Started

Once you have accessed our housing portal you will see the housing options available to you based on your academic major and campus. Please select your preferred housing assignment (for some communities there may also be a choice of room configuration) and payment plan options. You will also be selecting your meal plan. Meal plans are required for all freshmen and some upper class communities.

Through our system you will agree to the terms of our License Agreement for the full academic year. Please make sure you read it fully. Additionally you can purchase your season tickets for ASU football and men's basketball right to your student account.

First-time freshmen

process steps for first-time freshmen students

When you live on campus you can connect to and become fully engaged in all that ASU has to offer. From in-hall study groups to recreational sports to late-night programs, it is easier for you to take full advantage of the resources available through the university. ASU is committed to ensuring the academic and personal success of each student and expects all first-time freshmen to live on campus in their residential college.

Once you are admitted to ASU and have completed your enrollment deposit, housing options will be presented to you based on your campus and academic major. Choose the “Select Your Housing” button in the Priority Tasks box on My ASU to customize these preferences. You should review your options as soon as you have paid your enrollment deposit to improve your chances of receiving your living and dining preferences.

Housing Exceptions

ASU expects all freshmen students to live on campus. University Housing will review requests for housing exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Read about the exception process.


Transfer, upper division and graduate students

process steps for transfer, upper-class and graduate students

Housing applications for continuing students are being accepted for the 2014 spring only semester and 2014-2015 academic year. Please use our online system to select your preferred housing assignment and payment plan (also available from the Customize Your Housing link in the Campus Services tab (in the On-campus Living box) on My ASU). You will also be selecting your meal plan. Meal plans are required for all freshmen and some upper class communities. Continuing students who wish to live on campus for the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic year should contact the University Housing office.

Through our system you will agree to the terms of our License Agreement for the full academic year. Please make sure you read it fully. Additionally, academic year students can purchase season tickets for ASU football and men's basketball right to your student account. New spring students can elect to purchase men's basketball tickets to your student account.

Housing and Dining Confirmation Fee

All Arizona State University Housing residents must read and electronically or physically sign the University Housing License Agreement. A non-refundable Housing Living and Dining Confirmation fee of $125.00 will automatically be billed to your ASU student account and due immediately. If financial aid is awarded and accepted, your confirmation payment may be covered by your aid. By signing this agreement, you agree to reside in on-campus housing for both the fall and spring semesters; the agreement binds the student financially for the entire academic year. Please note this fee is for processing, preparing and reserving your housing preferences. This is not considered a contract fee and is due regardless if an actual housing assignment is made.

Roommate Requests

Roommate requests are considered for students living in the same residential college. To make a request, you and your requested roommate must indicate the other as his/her roommate choice including name, ASU ID number with same hall/residential college preferences. Roommate requests are subject to space availability and are not guaranteed.

Charges and Deadlines

Our Schedule of Charges and Deadlines are subject to change, please review the academic year calendar for important dates. Please be advised that the ASU University Housing License Agreement is for a full academic year

Meal Plans and Dining Options

Dining with friends is an integral part of your college experience. Whether it’s a quick bite on the go or a casual sit-down meal with friends, a meal plan is an effortless way to refuel and reconnect. With a meal plan, you have secured spending so there’s no need to worry about carrying cash on campus. Our affordable plans include All-You-Care-to Eat (AYCE) meals and the flexibility of a-la-carte purchasing using Maroon and Gold Dollars (M&G). For additional information about Meal Plans and dining options on your campus, please visit Sun Devil Dining online at or contact them at 480.727.DINE.

The University, in unique circumstances, may exempt a student from the required meal plan for a documented medical condition or religious dietary observance. To request this exemption for 2013-2014, the student must complete and submit the Meal Plan Exemption form.

Housing and Dining Rates

The 2013-2014 housing and dining rates list cost separately for housing and meal plans. Please visit Housing and Dining Rates to see the rates for your campus. 2014-2015 rates will be posted once they have been approved by the Arizona Board or Regents, which will be around the end of March, 2014.


Housing for students with families

University Housing is pleased to offer residential living options to students with families at our Polytechnic campus.  Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester during the Fall and Spring semesters at ASU. Student status and eligibility to remain in residential living will be verified during each academic semester. To remain eligible for housing, students must maintain enrollment in at least 6 credit hours throughout the term and must be making consistent progress toward a degree. When a student withdraws or is withdrawn from a class for any reason, it is the student's responsibility to inform University Housing.
By signing a license agreement with University Housing, the student gives permission for the college or university to release directory and credit-hour verification and financial aid information relative to the student's eligibility and priority assignment status (as per the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974).
Steps for Family Housing Application
Follow these simple steps to complete your application for Family Housing at the Polytechnic Campus:

  1. Download and print the Family Housing checklist, the Family Housing application, and Family Application Fee Receipt. Complete the application in full.
  2. Mail, email or drop off your completed application to the Polytechnic Housing office.
  3. Housing staff will contact you via email and phone when a house is available to notify you that payment of the application fee is due and with important next steps. The Application Fee Receipt must be received prior to a house being offered.
  4. Move-in dates will vary depending on house type availability.
    • Eligibility verification and application processing will be completed before a house is offered.

Note: House offers are contingent upon background check results which will be run after the application fee is paid.