A strong demand for quality academic programs and the student experience at Arizona State University has led to a record number of students choosing to live on campus this year. More than 13,500 first-year and returning students move into residence halls this weekend.
Approximately 8,300 first-year students – an all-time record – will live in ASU’s residential colleges, while approximately 5,500 upper class students have chosen to live at Tempe, Downtown, Polytechnic and West campus residential locations.
First-year students at the Tempe, West and Downtown Phoenix campuses move in over the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17. First-year students at the Polytechnic campus move in on Monday, Aug. 18.
Cruise-ship or assisted move-in will be available on all four campuses. Student volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions and help ease the transition to living on campus.
Classes begin at all campuses on Aug. 21.
All first-year students will live in the university’s residential college housing model, which places students in specific halls based on their academic college enrollment. These residential facilities boast classrooms and multi-use rooms that offer space for tutoring, supplemental instruction, study groups, workshops and events. Residential colleges are essential to academic success and also help students quickly form social connections and build a community of peers and mentors.
“Living on campus supports student success,” said Jennifer Hightower, deputy vice president of student services. “Students have a greater sense of connection and involvement with their professors and peers and benefit from a more personalized experience at the university.”
Students representing all 50 states and more than 30 countries will enjoy assisted move-in and in-person help from a team of student volunteers.