International Students

Living On Campus at UA

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Living on campus in the dorms is a great way to become part of the University of Arizona community. Our dorms offer a great way to meet people, live close to your classes and campus activities and provide a strong support system to help you adjust to life in America and our University campus. Did you know that students who live in a dorm on campus at least one year have a 50% higher 4-year graduation rate than students who never live in a dorm?

Choices for Living On Campus

  • Academic year (August – May, closes during winter break)
  • Academic year and winter break (August – May, open during winter break)
  • Summer housing for students attending Summer school

Most of our dorm rooms are doubles (for two people). We also offer some single rooms (one person) and apartment-style options (up to four people). Most of the dorms have community bathrooms on their floor or wing, which are shared by students of the same gender. We also have a few dorms with different types of bathrooms: a suite-style bathroom, where two rooms of students of the same gender share a bathroom; and a private bathroom inside the room, where the students in the room share a bathroom. All of our buildings have a community kitchen which is mostly used for cooking small meals or snacks.

Rooms include all furniture, utilities (water, electricity, gas, air conditioning/heating), and internet and Wi-Fi access.

Preference is given to students who will live on campus for the entire academic year. We do not typically offer fall-only housing, but if space permits, we will offer spring-only housing (based on availability).

Resources for International Students

If you are an international student interested in applying to the University of Arizona, please visit the International Admissions webpage. For additional resources, click here

Frequently Asked Questions

While it is not required to live on campus, dorm living enables students to be independent, get along with others, and make friends. It’s a place full of opportunities to learn life skills and receive an education beyond the classroom

Starting Fall 2023, incoming first-year students will be required to purchase a campus meal plan. Arizona Student Unions’ professional dining staff is available to assist in finding menu options that fit your needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings. For guidance, please contact the Student Union nutrition office or click here for more information on menus and nutritional information. If you have dietary restrictions, we encourage you to discuss food-related accommodations with the UA Disability Resource Center

Community kitchens are offered in all of our dorms. Students typically use this community space to prepare small meals or snacks, with no restrictions on the types of food prepared or spices used. Community kitchens equipped with full-sized stoves and refrigerators. Pots and pans can be checked out from the front desk of your dorm. Since these kitchens are shared by all we do not recommend that they be used for every meal. Our dorms also include several other amenities which can be found on our Amenities page.

22 of our dorms are all-gender, with both males and females living in the dorm. Throughout these 22 dorms, males and females may share a hallway or may be separated by floor. When selecting a dorm room in My UAHome you will only be able to select rooms that are available to your self-selected gender. We have one dorm, Maricopa, that is all-female/women-only.

You can learn more about our various types of rooms and what is is included in a room by following these links.

Students have the option of selecting their roommate(s) or receiving a random roommate. If you would like to find a roommate, there are a number of ways to do it; social media, during an on-campus visit, at a Wildcat Day event, or by using the Housing & Residential Life Roommate Tools and search program. The search program is inside the housing portal, My UAHomeas part of your housing application. All students will fill out the Student Profile Questionnaire, even if you don’t want to use the Roommate Tools search function. Then it is up to you if you want to reach out to others through the system. You will have to request your roommate through the system and your roommate must accept in order for the system to allow it.

For more information please visit our page on the roommate selection process.

Campus housing is not guaranteed. If you want to live on campus, apply for housing as soon as you are admitted. We are unable to guarantee that we will have availability for all students who want to live on campus. If you are interested in living on campus in the dorms, apply soon! 

Preference is given to students who will live on campus for the entire academic year. We do not typically offer fall-only housing, but if space permits, we will offer spring-only housing (based on availability).

Living Off-Campus

If you choose to live off campus the University of Arizona has an Off-Campus Housing department which offers free services for students. On the Off-Campus Housing website, you can search for places to live, learn about apartment contracts and questions to ask your roommate.