O'odham Ki:

Pronounced AW-THAM-KEE, this phrase translates from the southwest tribes (Hopi and O'odham) languages as "the People's House." The wing provides a welcoming, comfortable and supportive living and learning environment for Native American students. This theme community affirms Native American cultural identity and emphasizes education, culture, empowerment, and community. This theme community comprises a wing in Kaibab-Huachuca Hall, which has 11 double rooms (22 beds).

Download the Tradition Meets New Knowledge Brochure and see how UA strives to provide a positive academic and cultural college experience for all American Indian/Alaska Native students.

Benefits of Living in the O'odham Ki: Wing

  • Receive academic and personal support in the transition to the University of Arizona
  • Acknowledge the role Native American culture can play in your college success
  • Attend specialized workshops designed to develop academic and professional skills with other O’odham Ki: residents
  • Connect with Native American Student Affairs (NASA) for educational and social programming

Watch this video to find out more!

Students living in the O’odham Ki: Wing, through collaboration with Native American Student Affairs will have the opportunity to engage in the larger Tucson Native American community. Some of these community resources include:

Tucson Indian Center (520) 884-71319 7 E. Congress, Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85701
Pascua Yaqui Tribe (520) 883-5000 747 S. Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
Sacred Grounds
Trading Post
(520) 628-7900 1814 E. 6th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Indian Health Service (IHS) (520) 295-2405 7900 South J Stock Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
Tohono O’Odham Nation (520) 383-8700
(Membership Services)
P.O. Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634


How to Apply

  • Submit an online housing application
  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
    • A fee deferment may be available under certain circumstances. Please contact Tiffany Sorrell at tsorrell@email.arizona.edu for a form.
  • The theme community application process, inside your housing application, opens in January. Space is limited. 

NOTE: You must have a housing application on file to be considered this community

For more information about living in this community, email housing@email.arizona.edu.

Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Tiffany Sorrell

Graduate Assistant, Native American Student Affairs