The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

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Join other first-year students in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and live, learn, and enjoy life at The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Living Learning Community in the Árbol de la Vida dorm. We are committed to helping you follow your passions while ensuring that you are equipped with a diverse set of skills intended to help you forge a future perfectly designed for you. Join us!

Benefits of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Community

  • Connect with other SBS students, advisors, and faculty in a central space
  • Unique access to instructors and other academic support, including career development resources
  • Build your community while exploring ours with unique access to events and activities that make Tucson a vibrant place to live, work, and play
  • Take common courses like First-Year Writing in your dorm!
  • Student-centered development approach. We meet you where you are!
  • Located in Árbol de la Vida Dorm (southwest corner of the UArizona Campus)

How to Apply

  • Submit a housing application in My UAHome
  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
  • The community application process, inside your housing application, opens on January 1st. Students that apply to the LLC will be able to immediately reserve their spot in Árbol de la Vida, ahead of general room selection. Space is limited.
  • SBS LLC students will have the opportunity to move in early! 

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

Application Criteria

To be considered for admission into The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Community, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a degree-seeking student that has declared an SBS major
  • Be a first-year student- fall must be your first full semester at the UA
  • Apply to the community by completing all the questions in the application.

For more information about living in this community, email

Participating in the SBS Community

The SBS Community is an engaging living environment. In the community, students have access to unique resources and programs designed to support their transition to college. It’s expected that students living in the community take advantage of the array of academically enriching activities offered to members of the community – space is limited, so sign up quickly!


Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Julia Vann
Administrative Assistant, SBS

Rachael Ronald
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs and Student Success