Eller Communities

Eller Emerging Leaders

The Pre-Business Academic Communities for Excellence (PACE) offer an amazing opportunity to live, learn, and socialize with your Pre-Business peers in a UA residence hall. PACE Theme Communities feature a creative and high-energy environment with access to Peer Academic Leaders, Academic Advisors, student-faculty interaction, and professional development opportunities. All Eller Pre-Business first year students are encouraged to apply to be part of these housing communities.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, PACE Theme Communities will be located in Colonia de La Paz, Coronado, Manzanita-Mohave, and Árbol de la Vida residence halls. All of the PACE Theme Communities provide social learning communities in which Eller Pre-Business students can work together to be academically successful, and some communities offer additional leadership development.

  • Colonia de la Paz is the most comprehensive, interactive community for Eller Emerging Leaders as the inaugural Pre-Business living learning community. Colonia de la Paz is at the heart of the Highland residential district, a vibrant area of campus, and is able to accommodate 70 Pre-Business students. In this community, students will be engaged in more structured leadership development opportunities and enroll in a (1-unit) leadership class together (in the fall semester) as a part of this community experience.
  • Top floor wings in Coronado and Manzanita-Mohave provide ideal locations for Pre-Business students to interact, study, and begin their Eller Experience. These 'penthouse' PACE Theme Communities will provide you with the opportunity to live in an engaged Pre-Business community and develop study groups for common classes.
  • Honors Pre-Business students will be able to call the top-floor wing of Árbol de la Vida home as they live and learn together. The PACE Theme Community in Árbol de la Vida is for Pre-Business students admitted to The Honors College who are looking to be a part of a larger community of scholars. 

Space is limited, so prospective students are encouraged to apply early to be a part of one of these Theme Communities. 

Benefits of the Eller Communities

  • Connect with Eller College of Management faculty, alumni, and professionals through social and professional programs held throughout the year
  • Receive mentoring and support for your transition to college life from peers and Resident Assistants (who are upper-division Eller students)
  • Interact with an advisor focused on the program
  • Build your resume and engage in networking opportunities to help make you a standout student

How to Apply

  1. Submit an online housing application
  2. Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
  3. The Eller Theme Communities application process can be found on Eller's website. Click here to get started. 
  4. Applications will first be reviewed in January, and will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the spring semseter until spaces are full. You will be notified by email of your acceptance or placment on the waitlist.

NOTE: You must have a Residence Life housing application on file to be considered for this community. For more information about living in this community, please contact Eller:

Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Marisa Trevino