UArizona Campus Dorms & Housing Guide 2022

The University of Arizona’s main campus in Tucson is home to over 39,000 students. Each year more than 8,000 new first-year undergraduates and upwards of 2,000 undergraduate transfer students join the ranks to call Tucson their new home.

The size and continued growth of the University of Arizona have made Tucson one of the largest student housing markets in the country, with numerous luxury highrise student apartments within easy walking distance of campus. Housing comes at a premium when tens of thousands of students compete for bed spaces in both on-campus and off-campus housing. To help sort through the options of on and off-campus housing and the benefits of each, here’s a rundown on dorms and housing options for the upcoming 2022 school year at the University of Arizona. 

UArizona Dorm Locations

The residence halls at the University of Arizona are grouped into one of four districts on-campus. The Highland District is located on the southeast corner of campus near the football stadium and athletic facilities. The Historic District is located near the center of campus off Park Avenue, with dorms both north and south of the Old Main building and an entrance to campus from University Boulevard. The North District is a new area of campus north of Speedway Boulevard that is home to the new honors village housing. The Park District is on the southwest corner of campus, just west of Park Avenue, south of University Boulevard. 

The residence halls at the University of Arizona are grouped into one of four districts on-campus: Highland, Historic, North, and Park District.

Within each district are dorms that offer various living options, including bedroom type, bathroom type, and price point. The available residence halls by the district at the University of Arizona are:

Highland District

    • Apache-Santa Cruz: 550 N. Highland Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Colonia de la Paz: 602 N. Highland Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Graham Greenlee: 610 N. Highland Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Hopi: 1440 E. 4th Street Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Likins: 500 N. Highland Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Navajo-Pinal: 1557 E. 6th Street Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Pima: 1340 E. 1st Street Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Posado San Pedro: 601 N. Highland Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Pueblo de la Cienega: 621 N. Highland Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Villa del Puenta: 575 N. Highland Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719

Historic District

    • Babcock: 1717 E. Speedway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Cochise: 1018 E. South Campus Drive,  Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Coconino: 1003 N. Olive Drive Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Gila: 1009 E. James E. Rogers Way Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Manzanita-Mohave: 1000 N. Park Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Maricopa: 1031 James E. Rogers Way Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Yavapai: 1121 E. 4th Street Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Yuma: 1107 E. James E. Roger Way Tucson, AZ 85719

North District

    • Honors Village: 1101 E. Mabel Street, Tucson, AZ 85719

Park District

    • Arbol de la Vida: 515 N. Tyndall Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Arizona Sonora: 910 East 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Coronado: 822 E. 5th Street Tucson, AZ 85719
    • Kaibab-Huachuca: 922 E. 4th Street Tucson, AZ 85719

Click here for a map of district locations and available on-campus residence halls

UArizona On-Campus Dorm Costs

The University of Arizona offers a variety of living options within each of the four housing districts. Most dorms offer both single and double-occupancy housing within the residence hall, and costs vary depending on both the hall and the room type. 

The rates do not include meal plans, typical for students who live on-campus but are not required by the University for those with an on-campus housing contract.

Single occupancy units are more expensive than double-occupancy, given the added privacy and space available. Here’s a rundown of the 2022-2023 academic year rates by occupancy type and the rate at the University of Arizona:

Single-Occupancy Rates

    • $9,900 for the year at the following dorms:
      • Babcock
      • Coconino
      • Hopi
      • Kaibab-Huachuca
      • Navajo-Pinal
    • $11,380 for the year at the following dorms:
      • Apache-Santa Cruz
      • Cochise
      • Gila
      • Graham-Greenlee
      • Maricopa
      • Pima
      • Yavapai
      • Yuma
    • $13,900 for the year at the following dorms:
      • Arbol de la Vida
      • Arizona-Sonora
      • Colonia de la Paz
      • Coronado
      • Posada San Pedro
      • Pueblo de la Cienega
      • Villa del Puente

Double-Occupancy Rates

    • $6,600 for the year at the following dorms:
      • Babcock
      • Coconino
      • Kaibab-Huachuca
      • Navajo-Pinal
    • $7,590 for the year at the following dorms:
      • Apache-Santa Cruz
      • Cochise
      • Gila
      • Graham Greenlee
      • Manzanita-Mohave
      • Maricopa
      • Pima
      • Yavapai
      • Yuma
    • $9,270 for the year at the following dorms:
      • Arbol de la Vida
      • Arizona-Sonora
      • Colonia de la Paz
      • Coronado
      • Likins
      • Posada San Pedro
      • Pueblo de la Cienega
      • Villa del Puente

Honors Village Housing

    • Single: $12,510 for the year
    • Double: $9,630 for the year
    • 2 Bedroom: $10,280 – $10,860 for the year
    • 4 Bedroom: $13,200 – $13,410 for the year

The rates are just for housing and do not include meal plans, which are common for students who live on-campus but are not required by the University for those with an on-campus housing contract. The University of Arizona offers four different meal plan options for students dining on-campus. For information about these meal plan options and pricing, visit the University of Arizona Student Union website

Benefits of Living On-Campus at the UArizona

Living on-campus is a great option for first-year students looking to acclimate themselves to college life. The University of Arizona encourages all students to consider on-campus housing to further the college experience through the friendships made and additional educational, cultural, and recreational programs offered in the residence halls.

The Office of Housing & Residential Life advises interested students to apply for on-campus housing as soon as they are admitted to the University. Room selection is first-come-first-serve, so those that apply early have both a better chance of securing a space on-campus and more selections to choose from when picking a dorm and room option. To help navigate the process, here’s a link to the University’s 2022-2023 housing checklist

Can UArizona Students Live Off-Campus?

Yes.

The University of Arizona allows students to live off-campus, as there is no on-campus housing requirement, even for first-year students.

There are a lot of off-campus housing options available to new and returning students that are located close to campus and offer convenient access to amenities.

On-campus housing is strongly encouraged for first-year students, but spaces are limited and the University cannot accommodate all first-year students who want to live on-campus. Thankfully, there are a plethora of off-campus options located close to campus that allow new and returning students access to amenity-filled student housing communities within walking distance of campus. 

Benefits of Living Off-Campus at the UArizona

Students who opt to live off-campus have a greater selection of housing to choose among, including both purpose-built student housing and traditional apartment complexes. Purpose-built student housing communities offer individual lease agreements that align with the academic calendar, usually running mid-August through the end of July. An individual lease agreement means students are only responsible for their own rent – not the rent for any roommates they may have. Individual lease agreements almost always require a guarantor – usually a parent or guardian – who is providing some financial guarantee that the rent will be paid, since most students do not have the credit or income to qualify on their own. 

Traditional apartment complexes offer a joint-and-several lease agreement, where all roommates are on the same lease and are therefore jointly responsible for the monthly rent. These complexes are usually at a slightly lower cost than student housing, but students are financially liable for their roommates’ rent payments and the lease terms do not always align with the university school schedule. 

Off-Campus Housing at Aspire Tucson

Aspire Tucson residents are within walking distance of the University, as well as nearby retail and restaurant areas along University Boulevard.

Aspire Tucson is a student housing highrise community located just blocks from the northwest corner of campus at 950 N Tyndall Avenue. Aspire Tucson offers fully-furnished studio, one, two, three, four, five, and six-bedroom apartments – including limited penthouse duplex floor plans – specifically designed for University of Arizona students. Aspire Tucson is a building packed with amenities and offers residents a rooftop pool and gaming courtyard, 24-hour fitness center, study rooms, resident lounge, central courtyard, and onsite management & maintenance team.

Residents of Aspire Tucson are within walking distance of the University, as well as nearby retail and restaurant areas along University Boulevard. For information on availability, roommate matching, and pricing, contact the team at Aspire Tucson today at (844) 200-7182!