Housing and Dorm Life
Living in the honors residential college community allows for more informal interaction with faculty and the ability to maximize and balance intellectual and social engagement with students in the community from multiple majors and backgrounds. The honors living experience elevates involvement in college and campus-wide activities, boosts participation in leadership roles and the development of communication skills. Student driven activities and services enhance the honors experience for all, and encourages participation in Barrett and ASU traditions while providing resources and opportunities that allow students to network and build a foundation for the future. Programs are designed for students both living on and off campus. We have included here a link to our most frequently asked questions, but please don’t hesitate to contact us as needed.
Unique accommodations are available for Barrett students across all campuses of ASU. Below, you will learn more about the Residential Community at the Tempe Campus, but you can find campus-specific information for Downtown, Polytechnic and West on their individual websites:
Housing at the Tempe Campus
The Barrett Honors College campus was designed by renowned architects with input from Barrett students, faculty and staff to function as its own cozy community on the ASU Tempe campus where students also enjoy the resources that exist within a large university. This unique arrangement has often been referred to as the best of both worlds by current students who enjoy the small college feel but appreciate the access to large university programs like Division I athletics and high profile lecturers. The residential halls feature suite-style living accommodations for students at all stages of their university experience; incoming first-year students live in the Agave and Cereus halls, while upper division students have a variety of options in the Willow, Rosewood, Juniper, and Cottonwood halls with highly desirable four bedroom apartment style suites. Laundry facilities are paired with sky lounges that offer views of South Mountain and downtown Phoenix. The Sustainability House at Barrett (SHAB) features low consumption plumbing fixtures, enhanced energy monitoring, a green roof and organic garden. This community offers the opportunity to study, experience and practice sustainable living concepts. Other small communities exist for business, arts, and engineering majors.