Gordon Commons is located in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix Campus. It is close to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building, the University Center, the Student Center, the downtown Civic Space, and walking distance to many restaurants, sporting events, and shopping areas.
All first-year freshmen of the Downtown Phoenix campus are expected to live in Gordon Commons. Gordon Commons features student lounges and meeting space, laundry facilities, a private terrace and a 4,000-square foot neighborhood shade garden. Additionally, there are multiple dining options in the community, including the all-you-care-to-eat Gordon Commons Residential Restaurant, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Panda Express.