Amenities and Benefits

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There are numerous benefits to living on campus as a Barrett Honors College student. From academic and social programs hosted by student leaders and professional staff in your residence hall and dining close-by, to opportunities to connect with staff and faculty outside the classroom and being part of a community of like-minded scholars, the Barrett Honors College residential college 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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Barrett students, whether they reside on campus or elsewhere, have access to the Barrett Suite, which encompasses faculty and staff offices, conference area, the Barrett Lounge for socializing, studying, and working on group projects, a lending library, thesis library, presentation areas, and a computer lab - equipped with both iMacs and PCs, as well as free printing. In addition to the amenities provided at the Barrett Suite, honors students experience a wide range of other amenities as detailed below.

Academic Amenities

The honors program is designed to provide Barrett students with a highly-individualized college experience that combines the community of a small liberal arts college with the vast resources of a premier PAC 12, Research I university. Throughout the year, Barrett hosts a number of events, visiting lectures, and receptions that honor 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, internship, study abroad, and scholarship information sessions, and other academic events each semester, so that students have continued support from staff and faculty - encouraging them to take part in the many opportunities available to them.

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Students will find studying areas within their honors residential community, as well as the academic resources found within the Barrett Suite - including space for studying and group work, and a computer lab with free printing. The Barrett Suite is also where students meet with writing tutors for guidance with The Human Event essays. The Barrett Polytechnic writing tutors, or Colloquiants, are upper-class students who were outstanding members of their Human Event course as freshmen and have participated in a class designed to prepare them for tutoring other honors students.

Social Amenities

Honors students who live on campus have access to the various social events Barrett hosts each year. In addition to the events described above, the student organization Barrett Living On Campus (BLOC) plans events for the honors residential community and includes things such as bowling, ice skating, hiking, CPR classes, haunted houses, cooking demos, karaoke nights, BBQs, and others. These activities are an opportunity for students to build lasting relationships with one another outside of their scheduled classes and provide students interested in leadership roles with planning and organization skills.

Students who live on and off campus also have access to several social areas and amenities at Polytechnic, which create natural chances for bonds to be strengthened among peers. The Barrett Lounge and Community House, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and the Student Union are just a few of the many spaces that were developed with student interaction in mind and add to the overall experience of being an ASU Polytechnic Sun Devil.

Campus Amenities

Campus-wide amenities include:

Residential Amenities

For a brief description of some of the residential amenities provided to honors students on the Polytechnic campus, please read below. To learn more about other specific amenities and room details, please view the Floor Plans & Rates and Dining & Meal Plans sections. Housekeeping, Laundry, and Water Delivery Services are also available in some residential areas.

Century Hall

Century Hall is comprised of two buildings that are linked together by a one-story common area with a lobby, an information desk, administration offices, a resident community kitchen, two multipurpose rooms, and group study rooms. Outside the common area are gas grills, seating space, and a courtyard. Each wing features three student activity lounges – one on each floor for the pool, gaming, and table tennis. In addition, each floor of each wing has two quiet study rooms and a laundry area. Other residential amenities include free laundry and access to LaundryView, which will let you know which machines in your residence hall are available for use. Just navigate to the site on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, select the Polytechnic campus, and then Century Hall.

To learn more about security measures provided within Century Hall, please click here.

South Desert Village

Homes in South Desert Village are equipped with shared amenities such as an in-house washer and dryer, kitchen appliances, sofa and living space furniture, and dining table. Water, electricity, garbage, 80-channel cable TV, and internet service are all included. In addition to these in-house amenities, South Desert Village also features covered parking spaces and outdoor grassy areas. Barrett maintains a community house in the honors neighborhood for student events and open study hours.

To learn more about security measures provided within South Desert Village, please click here.

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:

Academic

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 Barrett 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/Lifestyle 

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 

Dining

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 for students 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 your thesis and registering for classes and Thesis and Thanks, an event to thank those that helped support you while completing your thesis

Students don’t have to travel far to take part in activities that will enhance academic success, build a culture of service and community, explore art and culture, and promote success.

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