As a part of Housing & Residential Life's mission to provide housing that enables all students to achieve success, we offer various types of housing opportunities. Read more about these options below.
We offer some all-gender bathrooms in several dorms. Please see dorm descriptions and floor plans for locations.
Housing & Residential Life is committed to fostering inclusive communities. We recognize the need to provide housing options that meet the diverse needs and interests of students. Open Housing is intended to create a comfortable living environment for students interested in living with someone of a different gender identity and/or where gender is not a consideration in room assignments. Room assignments are based on students’ preferred room gender. Housing provides three room genders for students: Open Housing rooms, Female rooms and Male rooms.
- Open Housing rooms accommodate students interested in living with someone of a different gender identity and/or where gender is not a consideration in room assignments. Open Housing rooms are available in most dorms.
- Female rooms accommodate female students together. Female rooms are available in all dorms.
- Male rooms accommodate male students together. Male rooms are available in most dorms.
- We have open housing rooms in all dorms EXCEPT Arizona-Sonora, Coconino, Manzanita-Mohave & Maricopa.
Honors students who have been admitted to the UA Honors College are eligible to live in the Honors Village community in the North District of campus. Featuring dorm and apartment-style housing for more than 1,000 students, the North District complex hosts an in-dorm dining facility, recreation spaces, an interior courtyard, Campus Health Service Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) satellite, Honors College offices, a Campus Recreation Center, honors classrooms, and more.
Housing & Residential Life offers Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) in cluster communities that provide a safe and supportive living space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning students. GIH provides a supportive and inclusive living environment where a student can room with any other student, regardless of sex, gender, gender/identity expression, or sexual orientation. GIH rooms are clustered together within a wing or floor in some dorms. Assignment to a cluster community is based on availability. All rooms in GIH cluster communities are Open Housing rooms.
In partnership with Campus Recreation, the Outdoor Adventures cluster community is designed for students who share a passion for human-powered outdoor recreation. In this interactive and fun-filled cluster community, residents participate in a variety of outdoor trips, such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, and canyoneering. With many opportunities to explore the incredible wilderness areas of southern Arizona and the American Southwest, residents will develop leadership abilities, technical skills, and close friendships with their peers. No previous experience is necessary; only a desire to participate, learn, and grow!
NOTE: This community will include a $300 fee to cover program costs like transportation and equipment rentals.