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.
Applying for housing is completed in two phases. Once you access the MyHousing portal, the first phase is to complete your housing application. The second phase gives you access to our roommate finder tool and allows you to self-select the room of your preference. During the second phase, 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 be asked to review and agree to the terms of our License Agreement for the full academic year. Please make sure you carefully read this document.
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. 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.
First-time freshman 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.
The exception process can be access through the First-time freshman MyHousing portal
Transfer, upper-division, and graduate students are all classified as “returning students” in the MyHousing portal. Housing applications for returning students are being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year. Returning students who are obligated to return to housing as a requirement of admittance to Barrett, The Honors College will be given earlier access to select their room within the returning Barrett community on each campus location.
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.
Students living in the same residential college can search for each using the roommate finder wizard on the housing selection portal. All students who apply for housing can create a roommate profile to be used to search out roommates that share similar interests and behaviors. Students can also form roommate groups and organize to occupy entire rooms or suites. If you have a specific roommate in mind, once he or she has applied all students can be searched in the roommate finder by their ASURITE. (ex: John Smith is jsmith)
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 sundevildining.asu.edu or contact them at 480-727-DINE.
Selecting a meal plan is done via the MyHousing portal.
Arizona State 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 2015-2016, the student must complete and submit the Meal Plan Exemption form.
Housing and Dining Rates
The 2015-2016 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. *Please note that the rates published are for the 2014-2015 year. Rates are subject to change for the 2015-2016 academic year pending approval.
University Housing is pleased to offer residential living options to students with families at our Polytechnic campus. Students must maintain enrollment in nine (9) credit hours per semester during the Fall and Spring and one (1) credit hour during the summer at ASU and must be making consistent progress toward a degree. Student status and eligibility to remain in residential living will be verified during each month. 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 Housing Application for students with families
Follow these simple steps to complete your application at the Polytechnic Campus:
The MyHousing portal will have a term option available for students with families to apply online.