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There are numerous benefits to living on campus as a Barrett Honors College student. From convenient dining options and academic and social programs hosted by student leaders and professional staff in your residence hall, to the support of a community of like-minded scholars and opportunities to connect with staff and faculty outside the classroom, the Barrett Honors College residential experience is an experience like no other.

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Barrett students at Downtown have access to all of the amenities and benefits of Barrett and ASU together.

Exclusive for Barett students is the Barrett Suite. The suite is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 

Academic Amenities

Barrett’s nationally and internationally-known honors academic experience, dedicated faculty fellows, and high number of national scholars attract the most gifted undergraduates in the country. Barrett is designed to integrate the quality, care, and advocacy of a small college experience with the vast resources of a premier PAC 12, Research I university.

Students have access to:

Social Amenities

Barrett students on or off-campus have access to Barrett Events. These events, ranging from ski trips to bowling, are exclusively for honors students and are based on student engagement surveys. We are always looking for student feedback to help improve the Barrett experience. 

Barrett students are encouraged to participate in Barrett Student Organizations

Social campus amenities include the Educational Outreach and Student Services department (EOSS).

Campus Amenities

Campus-wide amenities include:

Writing Center

Barrett Downtown students have access to Barrett Writing Center services. This is an excellent opportunity to have papers reviewed before turning them in. Click here for more information.

Computer Lab and Printing

Barrett Downtown students have access to the Barrett Suite computer lab and free printing.

Residential Amenities

Barrett Downtown students live in Taylor Place fully immersed in the college experience. Located on the first floor of Taylor Place is the Dining Facilities offered to students. Barrett students have a built-in network of support from staff, CAs, RCSLs, and Peer Mentors to help access with the college experience. 

Other Amenities include:

  • Fitness center
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Common spaces
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The honors program on the Polytechnic campus provides Barrett students with a highly individualized college experience, one that combines the benefits of a small and welcoming residential community with the vast resources of a premier PAC 12, Research I university.

Residential Amenities

Barrett students at the Polytechnic campus live in Lantana Hall, newly opened in August 2020. This 370-bed residential hall houses the Barrett residential community as well as the Barrett Suite, which includes Barrett faculty and staff offices, classrooms, a computer lab, access to free printing, and a lounge for socializing, studying and working on group projects.

Accommodations in Lantana Hall include double occupancy shared rooms with a shared bathroom as well as four-bedroom units featuring four single occupancy rooms, a shared living space and two bathrooms.

Lantana Hall also features the following:

  • Small and large study spaces on the residential floors
  • Lounge space and TVs on each floor
  • Laundry facilities on each wing of each floor
  • A community kitchen
  • An outdoor courtyard with grills
  • An outdoor ping-pong table
  • An event lawn

Academic Benefits

Throughout the year, Barrett hosts a number of events, visiting lectures and receptions that honors students are encouraged to attend to enrich their academic experience. In addition to these intercampus events, Barrett Polytechnic coordinates Thesis Prep and Honors Enrichment Workshops, as well as information sessions where students can learn about internship opportunities, scholarships and ASU and Barrett study abroad programs. Drawing upon the expertise of Barrett staff and faculty, ongoing academic events such as these provide students with the support they need to make informed decisions about the many opportunities available to them.

The Barrett Suite in Lantana Hall, in addition to providing work spaces and access to free printing, is also where students meet with writing tutors for guidance with The Human Event essays. The Barrett Polytechnic writing tutors, or Colloquiants, are upper-division students who were outstanding members of their Human Event course as first-year students and have participated in a class designed to prepare them for tutoring other honors students.

Social Connections

Honors students who live on campus have access to various social events hosted by Barrett. Events include bowling, ice skating, hiking, CPR classes, haunted houses, cooking demos, karaoke nights, BBQs and other fun activities. These activities are an opportunity for students to build lasting relationships with one another outside of academics and provide student leaders with planning, organization and leadership skills. 

Students who live on and off campus have access to the Barrett Suite, which creates opportunities for bonds to be strengthened among peers.

Campus Resources

The Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Student Union are just a few of the many spaces that were developed with student interaction in mind to add to the overall experience of being an ASU Polytechnic Sun Devil. General ASU resources also include:

Learn more by viewing a virtual campus tour.

The Barrett residence halls blend gracefully into uniquely landscaped courtyard spaces. The Barrett residential community offers students a contemporary and fun, yet meditative and studious environment for academic and co-curricular activities. 

Dean, staff, and faculty offices are conveniently located in the complex to promote student access and facilitate advising, mentoring, and teaching. 

Off-campus students also enjoy the amenities of the Barrett residential college while on campus, so we encourage all students to visit their home away from home.

Amenities include:


Barrett’s nationally and internationally known honors academic experience, dedicated faculty fellows, and a high number of national scholars, including a number of Fulbright scholars, attracts the most gifted undergraduates in the country.  The Barrett residential community was built to integrate the quality, care, and advocacy of a small college experience with the vast resources of a premier, PAC 12, Research I university. 

Students have access to their honors advisor, who provides tools for navigating honors requirements and connects students to campus-wide resources, extraordinary opportunities, and programs that create a unique honors experience.

The Barrett Writing Center offers one-to-one writing tutoring exclusively for honors students enrolled in the honors college’s core class, a two-semester sequence called The Human Event, as well as students enrolled in other honors courses. The Barrett Writing Center is directed by honors faculty and staffed by honors students who have completed the Human Event classes and received training in all stages of the writing process.

The Barrett Computer Lab and a Print Anywhere station is located in the Barrett Student Center at Vista del Sol.

As a part of our commitment to academic success, there are a number of study spaces, some of which are available for study groups to reserve.


Social and lifestyle amenities provide the setting for signature activities and events at Barrett, as well as opportunities to have fun.  They include:

  • Our signature refectory, which students often refer to as the “Harry Potter” room
  • An outdoor dining patio
  • The Burning B Café
  • Social lounges with billiards, foosball, ping-pong, and flat panel televisions
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Volleyball courts
  • Basketball court
  • Large outdoor community event spaces with courtyards, lawns, and gazebos
  • Seventh floor social lounges with views of the valley
  • An organic, rooftop garden
  • An outdoor amphitheater for performances
  • An indoor theater for movies and presentations
  • A resort-style swimming pool with a large sundeck
  • 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness center 


The Barrett dining hall, located in Honors Hall, was designed to be the center of the honors student experience. Unlike any “college cafeteria” you’ve ever seen, the Barrett dining hall includes remarkable food and amenities.  It has won the Phoenix New Times “BEST OF PHOENIX” award for “BEST BRAIN FOOD.”

Since the Phoenix metropolitan area receives more than 300 days of sunshine a year, students enjoy patio dining year-round.  

Students enjoy wood-fired, brick oven pizzas, vegetarian and vegan offerings that change daily, sushi, a salad bar, made to order sandwiches, and more in an all-you-care-to-eat setting that includes a covered terrace, a refectory, and private dining rooms. 

Programs in the dining hall allow students to learn healthy eating habits from nutritionists and to connect with peer mentors. A special emphasis is placed on faculty-student engagement in the dining hall as an extension of the broader college philosophy.  

Engagement and Success

Living in the residential community, students have access to caring and committed professional staff and student leaders, whose mission is to create a safe, fun, and engaging community.

Barrett Honors College Student Services, Residential Life staff, and student leaders collaborate to provide services and events to help students connect with their fellow residents and the Barrett community.

Some activities include:

  • Healthy activities including yoga at Om Under the Dome, workout classes in the Vista gym, and hiking “A” Mountain
  • Health initiatives such as Take the Moment Tuesday and Lunch with a Nutritionist
  • Professional development events such as the Etiquette Dinner and company visits
  • Service Saturdays, such as volunteering at a food bank, the zoo, and donating blood
  • Preparing for finals with Smoothie Saturday and Rest and Relax, hosted by Barrett Student Services and Finals Breakfast, hosted by the Barrett dining hall
  • Pop-Up Advising to assist with preparing for the thesis and registering for classes and Thesis and Thanks, an event to thank those that helped support students while completing their thesis

Barrett students in the residential community take part in activities that elevate their academic success, build habits of service to others, allow for the exploration of art and culture, and enhance their university experience.

Barrett on the ASU West campus combines the opportunities of a large research university offering a broad selection of academic and professional programs with the advantages of a small, selective liberal arts college in a suburban location. A diverse mix of exceptional non-traditional students are drawn here by faculty committed to the highest quality university education, and they contribute to a thriving community of scholars.

The Barrett West Community

Being a member of Barrett, The Honors College at ASU West, means being a member of a community of scholars who will nurture your success and enrich your college experience.

All Barrett students, whether they live on or off campus, have access to the Barrett Suite. In the Barrett Suite, students can find quiet places to study, use the best computers on campus, take advantage of free printing, and meet face-to-face with honors faculty and advisors. The Barrett suite also has communal areas where students can relax, play games, and engage in lively discussions in the most welcoming atmosphere possible.

The Barrett Suite hosts honors lectures and receptions for visiting scholars. In these events, students can get the chance to learn about the most interesting and cutting edge topics in science and academia as well as make lasting connections with faculty and other students.

The Barrett Suite also hosts many fun events including game nights, movie screenings, art workshops by BAM, and social events hosted by the Freshmyn Mentor Program or Upper Division Welcome Program.

The Barrett Residential College

Living on campus as a Barrett student means that you will be surrounded by other Barrett scholars in an environment that supports your success. Your roommates and neighbors will represent many of the highest achieving scholars, undergraduate researchers, and Student Government representatives, which will help to bolster your own achievement.

You will also enjoy the support of the Barrett Residential Community (BRC), a group of your peers dedicated to helping you thrive. In addition to helping you get acclimated to your housing and the Barrett community, the BRC plans regular social events and outings to make sure on-campus students always have something fun to balance the hard work of classes.

Campus Amenities

Campus-wide amenities include:

Casa de Oro

The New College Residential College at Casa de Oro is located just steps away from the new Verde Pavilion Dining facility and the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. (You can also check out the map for more information.) It is open to freshmen and sophomores.

Casa de Oro provides:

  • Double-occupancy suite-style units
  • Social lounge
  • Gaming lounge
  • Study rooms
  • Community kitchen for programming use
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business center
  • Interior, landscaped courtyard

Las Casas

Another on-campus living option at West Camps, Las Casas Apartments, is located on the west side of campus near the Central Services Complex. (Visit the ASU Map for more information.) It is open to continuing and graduate students.

A three-story complex, Las Casas Apartments provides the following amenities:

  • Two, and four-bedroom furnished units
  • Shared and/or private bathrooms
  • Full kitchens
  • Inclusive utilities (water, cable, and electricity)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spacious community center
  • Computer lab
  • Swimming pool
  • Sand volleyball court