Honors Communities

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Honors Hall

Honors Halls - Árbol de la Vida and Yuma

Choose to live in a vibrant community of honors students who will challenge and inspire you. Discover and expand your interests and passions with like-minded students. You’ll thrive in a supportive yet challenging environment—one in which you will grow personally and academically.


Árbol de la Vida Hall

Contemporary Árbol de La Vida Hall, a Global Honors Community, is home to more than 700 honors students. With its bold architecture and modern finish, Árbol de La Vida (Tree of Life) is comprised of five buildings connected by bridges, ranging from four to six stories in height. Students share double rooms on elongated corridors with study rooms, informal gathering lounges, community bathrooms and many community spaces.

A strong sustainability ethic is present, including roof-mounted solar panels for water-heating, low-flow water fixtures, room sensors to reduce energy consumption in unoccupied rooms, and large windows that open for direct ventilation and provide abundant sunlight.

Yuma Hall

Classic Yuma Hall, an architecturally significant building on the National Register of Historic Places, is a popular home to more than 180 close-knit honors students. Students share double rooms with built-in features including a sink. Community areas bring residents together in the cozy sunken living room, library, large multiple-space study lounge, recreation room and courtyard.


How to Apply

Students admitted to the University of Arizona Honors College are eligible to live in one of two Honors halls (Árbol de La Vida or Yuma). Honors students are not required to live in the Honors halls; you can choose to lie in a non-Honors residence hall if you wish, based on availablility. 

To be eligible to live in an Honors hall, submit your housing application and $150 non-refundable housing application fee.


Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Housing Assignment Services

housing@email.arizona.edu