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Barrett students live in the honors residential community on the ASU campus of their primary academic major.  Select the appropriate tab below to review the most frequently asked questions about the honors college living and learning experience at that campus.

The honors residential community on the Downtown campus is housed in Taylor Place. In partnership with ASU Housing, Barrett works to create a supportive environment for all residents. Should you have any additional questions that are not addressed below, please email Kira Gatewood

How is the Barrett Residential College community staffed?

There is a professional full-time University Housing staff dedicated to the Barrett Residential Life community. Community Directors live in Taylor Place to provide 24/7 support to students. There are approximately five student Community Assistants (CAs) living with the residents of our community. The Barrett faculty, administrative staff, and deans have their offices in the University Center Building. 

For more information on becoming a CA or to learn more about University Housing staff and their roles, click here.

What is the housing expectation for Barrett students?

Living on campus is critical to a successful transition to university life and first-year academic success. Each residential college provides access to resources and services to prepare you for the rigors of your academic major and success in your chosen discipline.

ASU expects first-time freshmen to live on campus in the residential college of his or her major, with the exception of honors students who live in the Barrett Residential College. As a result, University Housing guarantees to house to all first-time freshmen. Students who intend to live elsewhere during their first year should notify University Housing, so we can connect you to valuable resources and support for your first year.

To apply to live on campus, or to notify us that you will be living elsewhere, please log in to the My Housing Portal and complete your housing intention form/application.

I am a second-year Barrett student; do I have to live in the Barrett Residential Community?

Second-year Barrett students are expected to live in the Barrett Residential College at the campus of their primary major. The Barrett Honors experience is such that first and second-year students live on campus as a part of the signature four-year Barrett residential college community. Activities, events, college connections, and access to resources are some of the benefits of living in the Barrett community for the second year. 

How do students apply for housing?

All students must apply online to live on campus by going to the University Housing & Residential Life web page or through the housing portal on their MyASU page. In the housing portal, you will be able to sign your license agreement, find a roommate, and select your room from those that are currently available. 

What is the Housing and Dining Confirmation fee?

All University Housing & Residential Life students must read and electronically or physically sign the University Housing License Agreement. For upper division students, a nonrefundable Housing and Dining Confirmation fee will be automatically billed to their ASU student account and will be due immediately. This fee is for processing, preparing, and reserving your housing preferences. This is not considered a contract fee and is due regardless of whether an actual housing assignment is made.

If I live in Barrett housing, is a meal plan also required?

All first-year ASU students living on-campus, including Barrett students at the four metropolitan Phoenix campuses, are required to have a meal plan. Residential Barrett students on the Downtown Campus purchase one of the Traditional Meal Plans.

Is alcohol allowed in the Barrett Residential College for those that are 21?

Alcohol is not permitted on any of the ASU campuses or in any of the residential communities, including Barrett.

If I want to cook some of my own food, where are the kitchens located in Taylor Place?

The kitchen is located on the first floor of Taylor Place.

Are there any situations where a student might live for only one semester in Barrett?

If a student needs to leave anytime during the academic year, they must petition for a release from their License Agreement. Students should inform their Community Director. Typical justifications for a License Agreement Release (LAR) include extraordinary financial or medical hardship, study abroad opportunities, withdrawal/transfer/graduation from ASU, academic internship sponsored by ASU, and military duty activation. 

Are there co-ed floors in the Barrett Residential College community?

Yes, but males and females do not share a room or bathroom, just common hall space. The university offers gender-inclusive housing accommodations for interested students. More information about this option can be found here.

Is family housing available?

Family housing is available to students with dependents on ASU’s Polytechnic campus. More information about this option can be found here

The honors residential community on the Polytechnic campus is currently housed in Lantana Hall. In partnership with ASU Housing, Barrett works to create a supportive environment for all residents. Should you have any additional questions that are not addressed below, please email Jennifer Brady at jbrady@asu.edu.

General FAQs

I am a second-year Barrett student; do I have to live in the Barrett residential community?

Barrett, The Honors College offers a distinctive four-year residential experience. Barrett students live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their major for their first two years, and many choose to stay all four years to take advantage of the world-class amenities and on-campus convenience. 

Second-year Barrett students continue to live in the honors residential community at the ASU campus of their primary academic major.

Can I choose which campus to live on?

All Arizona State University first-year students live on the campus of their primary academic major. Barrett first- and second-year students live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their primary major. Barrett students in their third and fourth years have the option to live on campus, as well.

Are the floors in the Barrett Residential College Community mixed sex?

Yes, but in Lantana Hall, males and females do not share a room or bathroom, just common hall space. The university offers gender-inclusive housing accommodations for interested students. More information about this option can be found online.

Is alcohol allowed in the Barrett Residential College for those that are 21?

Alcohol is not permitted on any of the ASU campuses or in any of the residential communities, including Barrett.

Where is the closest parking?

Residential parking is available near Lantana Hall. Visit the Parking and Transit Services website for more information about how to purchase a Residential Parking Permit.

What are the ASU Housing Rates?

ASU housing rates for the 2020-21 academic year can be found online. 

Barrett Residential Amenities

What furniture is included in the rooms?

Rooms include a Twin XL bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet space.

Is there married housing?

Family housing is available at the ASU Polytechnic campus.

Dining and Meal Plans

Am I required to have a Barrett meal plan?

2020-21 Academic Year: All students residing in Lantana Hall will be required to purchase an ASU meal plan.

Barrett/University Housing Staff

How is the Barrett Residential College community staffed?

Community Directors live in the Residential Halls and Neighborhoods to provide 24/7 support to students. There is one professional full-time University Housing staff embedded in the Barrett residential community. In addition, student Community Assistants and Barrett residential student leaders provide additional support within the honors residential community.

What is the process to become a Community Assistant?

It is not uncommon for several Barrett students to apply for Community Assistant positions because they provide students with necessary leadership and conflict resolution skills that can be further developed in any professional environment. CAs receive room and board, as well as a stipend. There is a comprehensive application process that interested individuals are required to complete, including an in-person interview process.

Questions should be directed to Jennifer Brady at jbrady@asu.edu or University Housing professional staff.

What is the process to become a Barrett Residential Student Leader?

Barrett Residential Student Leaders, called Hall Hosts, focus on creating an inclusive, welcoming community for honors residents, as well as creating a well-rounded schedule of events designed to promote wellness, service and connections between Barrett students, the university and the surrounding community. Students may apply for this position during the spring semester before the academic year appointment. For more information, contact Jennifer Brady at jbrady@asu.edu.

Who should I contact with a facilities request?

Students should submit a maintenance request for any facilities online.

Who should I contact with a roommate concern?

Students should contact their Community Director, John Jaso.

I am an incoming Barrett student, who should I contact with Housing questions?

If you are an incoming first-semester freshman or transfer student, please contact Natalie Young at Natalie.D.Young@asu.edu with any questions related to the FAQs.

New Barrett Students - Housing Application Process

How do students apply for housing?

All students must apply online to live on campus by going to the ASU University Housing web page or through the housing portal on their My ASU page by logging in with their ASURITE ID and password. 

I was just accepted to Barrett but have already selected a room in another community. How do I change that?

Students can adjust their housing assignment once admitted to Barrett online through the housing portal on their My ASU page during housing selection. If you log into the portal and cannot see Barrett residence halls, please email University Housing at housing@asu.edu or call (480) 965-3515.

I am an upper division student, and I noticed that there is an additional fee. What is that?

All University Housing & Residential Life students must read and electronically or physically sign the University Housing License Agreement. For upper division students, a nonrefundable Housing and Dining Confirmation fee will be automatically billed to their ASU student account and due immediately. This fee is for processing, preparing and reserving your housing preferences. This is not considered a contract fee and is due regardless of whether an actual housing assignment is made. 

Are there any situations where a student might live for only one semester in Barrett?

If a student needs to leave any time during the academic year, they must petition for a release from their License Agreement. Students should inform their Community Director. Typical justifications for a License Agreement Release (LAR) include extraordinary financial or medical hardship, study abroad opportunities, withdrawal/transfer/graduation from ASU, academic internships sponsored by ASU and military duty activation.

Barrett Residential Safety/Access

Safety is a top priority in Barrett, and we invite you to be proactive and learn about safety in both the residence halls and on the ASU campus.

General FAQs

Barrett Residential Amenities

Dining and Meal Plans

Barrett/University Housing Staff

New Barrett Students - Housing Application Process

Barrett Residential Safety/Access

 

General FAQs

I am a second-year Barrett student; do I have to live in the Barrett residential community? Top ]

Barrett, The Honors College, offers a distinctive four-year residential experience.  Barrett students live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their major for their first two years, and many choose to stay all four years to take advantage of the world-class amenities and on-campus convenience.

Second-year Barrett students continue to live in the honors residential community at the ASU campus of their primary academic major. Learn more about the Barrett residential experience on the Tempe campus.

Can I choose which campus I live on? [ Top ]

All Arizona State University students live on the campus of their primary academic major.  Barrett students live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their primary major.

Are the floors in the Barrett Residential College community mixed sex? [ Top ]

Yes, but males and females do not share a room or bathroom, just common hall space. The university offers gender-inclusive housing accommodations for interested students. More information about this option can be found here.

Is alcohol allowed in the Barrett residential college for those that are 21? [ Top ]

Alcohol is not permitted on any of the ASU campuses or in any of the residential communities, including Barrett.

What are "Special Communities" within the 4-year Barrett residential college? [ Top ]

First-year students with majors in the Fulton Schools of Engineering, the W.P. Carey School of Business, and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are encouraged (but not required) to live in college-focused communities. The Barrett Engineering and Herberger communities are located in Cereus Hall, and the W.P. Carey School of Business honors community is located in Agave Hall.

The Sustainability House at Barrett (also known as SHAB) is an intentionally-designed, student-led community created for students from any major who have an interest in sustainable living. SHAB freshmen live in Sage Hall South and SHAB upper division students live in Sage Hall North.  Learn more about living in SHAB.

Where is the closest parking? [ Top ]

The closest parking structure to the Barrett residential community is the ASU Rural Road garage at the intersection of Rural Road and Lemon Drive.  Upper Division students living in Barrett @ Vista can park in the Vista del Sol garage. Many students also choose the less expensive option of Lot 59, located on the north side of campus next to Sun Devil Stadium and accessible by the university FLASH shuttle bus.

Barrett Residential Amenities

What furniture is included in the rooms? [ Top ]

In the first-year student halls of Agave, Cereus, Rosewood, and Sage North, each student has the following: twin extra-long bed with mattress, desk chair, desk with one-shelf hutch, small file cabinet with shelf, three-drawer chest, and two-shelf bookcase. Every student also has a two-sided closet with two mirrored sliding doors. Rooms with a private bedroom/private bath have a full bed rather than a twin extra-long.

The bedroom furniture in the quad rooms of Cottonwood, Juniper, and Rosewood for first-year students and Willow for Upper Division students is the same as the other room types. Common area furniture for the quads includes a kitchen table with four chairs, mini refrigerator, small sink, sofa, chair, end table, coffee table, and entertainment center.

The Barrett @ Vista del Sol private rooms include a full-size bed, dresser, nightstand, study desk, and a chair. The shared room in the 3 bedroom apartment includes two twin beds, two study desks, two chairs, two nightstands and two dressers. Common area furniture includes leather-style furniture, a sofa and side chair, a coffee table and end table, dining nook stools and an entertainment center. Each suite also has its own stackable washer and dryer.

Do any of the rooms have a full-size bed? [ Top ]

Full-size beds are available in private bedroom/private bathrooms and some of the four-bedroom quad units in Willow Hall:

303, 304, 305, 307, 310, 311

403, 404, 405, 407, 410, 411

503, 504, 505, 507, 510, 511

Private rooms in the Barrett @ Vista del Sol community for upper division students also contain full-size beds.

If I want to cook some of my own food, where are the kitchens located in the Barrett complex?Top ]

Each of the residence halls in the Barrett Complex has a single kitchen located within their respective sky lounge. Juniper, Rosewood, and Willow Halls share a kitchen facility, and there is a kitchen in SHAB on the second floor of Sage South.

Apartments in the upper division Barrett @ Vista del Sol community contain a full-sized kitchen with black appliances, full-size refrigerator with ice maker, electric oven/range, garbage disposal, dishwasher, microwave, and built-in dining area with stools.

Is there married housing? [ Top ]

This option is only available at the ASU Polytechnic campus.

Dining and Meal Plans

Where can I find information about the dining and meal plans? [ Top ]

Learn about dining and Barrett meal plan options in Tempe.

If I live in Barrett housing, is a Meal Plan also required? Top ]

All first-year ASU students living on-campus and Upper Division students living in the Barrett Complex are required to have a meal plan.  Barrett students will select a meal plan from the unique honors-only options.  Barrett Upper Division students living in Vista del Sol are strongly encouraged to have a meal plan, and they have additional offerings from which to choose.

What are the unique benefits of the Barrett meal plans and Dining Hall?  Top ]

Barrett students will have options not available to students living in traditional residential communities—upscale menu items including local, organic, and sustainable foods, ethnic foods, sushi, and signature desserts. Learn more about the Barrett dining hall.

Barrett/University Housing Staff

How is the Barrett Residential College community staffed? [ Top ]

There are ten professional full-time University Housing staff dedicated to the Barrett Residential College community. Community Directors live in the Barrett Residential Complex and Barrett @ Vista del Sol to provide 24/7 support to students. There are 91 student Community Assistants (CAs) living with the residents of our community. For more information about becoming a CA or learning about University Housing staff and their job duties, visit the Student Employment page.

What is the process to become a Community Assistant and Peer Mentor? Top ]

The CA selection process for each academic year begins during the fall semester of the previous year. University Housing advertises the comprehensive application process. Questions should be directed to any of the Barrett Community Assistants or to the Barrett University Housing professional staff.

Students may also apply each spring semester to the Barrett Peer Mentor position. Barrett Peer Mentors serve the first-year Engineering, Herberger, and Business communities, as well as Upper Division students in the Barrett @ Vista residential community. Vista and off-campus Peer Mentors are compensated with a private room/private bath in a 4-bedroom apartment in the Vista community, and Barrett Complex Peer Mentors are compensated with a private room/shared bath. Questions should be directed to Ellyse Crow at Ellyse.Crow@asu.edu.

Who should I contact with a facilities request? Top ]

Students should submit a maintenance request for any facilities issue here.

Who should I contact with a roommate concern? Top ]

Students should contact their Community Director.

I am an incoming Barrett student, who should I contact with Housing questions? Top ]

Questions about fall 2021 move-in should be directed to housing@asu.edu. Be sure to identify yourself as a Barrett student and provide your 10-digit student ID number. General questions about the honors college community and residential experience may be directed to Natalie Lang at natalielang@asu.edu.

New Barrett Students - Housing Application Process

How do students apply for housing? [ Top ]

All students must apply online to live on campus by going to the ASU University Housing web page or through the housing portal on their My ASU page by logging in with their ASURITE ID and password. In the housing portal, you will be able to sign your license agreement, find a roommate, and select your room from those that are currently available before orientation for incoming freshmen and during Barrett Housing Renewal for Upper Division students.

I was just accepted to Barrett but have already selected a room in another community. How do I change that? [ Top ]

Students can adjust their housing assignment once admitted to Barrett online through the housing portal on their MyASU page during housing selection. If you log into the portal and cannot see Barrett residence halls, please e-mail University Housing at housing@asu.edu or call (480) 965-3515.

I am an Upper Division student, and I noticed that there is an additional fee. What is that? [ Top]

All University Housing & Residential Life students must read and electronically or physically sign the University Housing License Agreement. For upper division students, a nonrefundable Housing and Dining Confirmation fee will be automatically billed to their ASU student account and will be due immediately. This fee is for processing, preparing, and reserving your housing preferences. This is not considered a contract fee and is due regardless of whether an actual housing assignment is made.

Are there any situations where a student might live for only one semester in Barrett? [ Top ]

If a student needs to leave anytime during the academic year, they must petition for a release from their License Agreement. Students should inform their Community Director. Typical justifications for a License Agreement Release (LAR) include extraordinary financial or medical hardship, study abroad opportunities, withdrawal/transfer/graduation from ASU, academic internship sponsored by ASU, and military duty activation.

 

Barrett Residential Safety/Access

Safety is a top priority in Barrett, and we invite you to be proactive and learn about safety both in the residence halls and on the ASU campus by clicking here.

The honors residential community on the West campus is housed in Casa de Oro and Las Casas. In partnership with ASU Housing, Barrett works to create a supportive environment for all residents. Should you have any additional questions that are not addressed below, please email Sasha Billbe at Sasha.Billbe@asu.edu.  

Am I required to have a Barrett meal plan?

Students residing in Casa de Oro are required to purchase a West meal plan. However, students on the West campus are not required to purchase a Barrett meal plan. Only students at the Tempe campus are required to purchase a Barrett meal plan. Students in Las Casas have access to full kitchens within their apartment-style residence halls and are therefore not required to purchase a meal plan. However, they are more than welcome to do so for convenience.

If I want to cook some of my own food, where are the kitchens located?

The first floor of Casa de Oro features a state-of-the-art community kitchen for resident use, just off of the main lobby area.

The shared houses in Las Casas feature full kitchens.

 Barrett/University Housing Staff

How is the Barrett Residential College community staffed?

There are two professional full-time University Housing staff embedded in the residential communities in which Barrett resides. Community Directors live in the Residential Halls and Neighborhoods to provide 24/7 support to students. Casa de Oro staff can be reached by calling the front desk at 602-543-5648.  Las Casas staff can be reached by calling the front desk at 602-543-2272.

What is the process to becoming a Residential Student Leader?

It is not uncommon for several Barrett students to apply for Community Assistant, Peer Leader, or Ambassador positions because they provide students with necessary leadership and conflict resolution skills that can be further developed in any professional environment. The student hiring selection process for each academic year begins during the spring semester of the previous year (e.g. selection for 2018-2019 will begin in the spring of 2018). There is a comprehensive application process that interested individuals are required to complete, including an in-person interview process. The application process will be advertised by University Housing, as well as through the Barrett West Weekly. Questions should be directed to Sasha Billbe (Sasha.Billbe@asu.edu) or University Housing professional staff.