What if I want to live at home with my parents, but I’m under 23?

All students under the age of 23 are required to live on campus.  Exemptions include extreme medical conditions, being married, or being the legal guardian of a child.  A petition for approval can be submitted to arizonachristian.erezlife.com.

What if I want to live off campus and I am over the age of 23? Do I have to do anything?

No. You will not need to submit any documentation to the Office of Residence Life since you are not required to live on campus based on your age.

What if I can’t afford to live on campus but am required to?

Talk to the Financial Aid Office for help and advice on loan and scholarship options. Keep in mind that it is a common misconception that living on campus is more costly than living off campus. Although the bottom-line price seems high, living on campus often saves you money in the long run, when you take into consideration monthly rent, furnishing an apartment, food, utilities, internet, and cost of commute.

What are some of the benefits of living on campus?

Collegebasics.com listed various Benefits of Campus Living, seven of which included research that supports these statements:

  1. Get better grades.
  2. Assure graduating.
  3. Forge lasting friendships.
  4. Expand your social life on campus.
  5. Save money.
  6. Cut out the commute.
  7. Access campus and student sponsored events.
When do I get my housing and roommate assignment?

There are three different installments of Housing assignments done throughout the summer. These housing assignments will typically be done during the first week of May, June, and July. Students will only be assigned to a room once they have been ‘cleared’. For information on how to get ‘cleared’ please see FAQs below. The residence life team will communicate with you by email once the student has been assigned a room and if any changes have to be made. If you have any questions about housing assignments, please feel free to contact the residence life office at [email protected].

When do I move in?

Fall Athlete Move-In Day: August 9, 2021 for Football ONLY and August 10, 2021 for all other Fall Sports

New Student Move-In Day: August 19, 2021

Returner Student Move-In Day: August 21, 2021

Who will be my roommate?

During the application process you will be asked roommate preference questions along with some questions about yourself. We have an awesome computer system that looks for the best match within other recently submitted applications. We use the computer suggestions – along with personally reviewing every match – to make the best roommate matches possible.  Some students request a friend as a roommate, and we will do everything possible to honor these requests. Remember, part of the formational learning experience of joining the ACU community is the opportunity to meet and live with new friends from diverse backgrounds.

What should I bring?

The “What to Bring Checklist” is a great reference when shopping for living on campus at ACU. You do not have to bring everything on the list and, in fact, we highly suggest you find out what your roommate is bringing before you bring items in the “other popular items” column. You can also check the Residence Life Handbook to see what you are allowed to bring to ACU and what we ask you to leave at home. If you still have questions on whether something is allowed or not, please contact us at [email protected].

What furniture is already in my room?

Campus residences are supplied with minimal furniture by the University. These items include beds, chairs, desks and chests of drawers. Students are permitted to rearrange bedroom furniture in such a way that best meets their needs, but all provided furniture MUST remain in the room. Storage will not be provided for furniture not used in a room.

*Microwaves and mini refrigerators are permitted but are not provided by the university. Microwaves and Mini Refrigerators are limited to one per room.

What size of mattress is provided?

Twin XL mattresses are provided with the exception of the following:
• Queen mattress for Hotel (Patriot I) Double Occupancy
• King mattress for Hotel (Patriot I) Single Occupancy

Do you have married student housing?

In the past we were able to house married students in our on-campus apartments. Unfortunately, because of growth in our traditional student numbers, we no longer have the space available to house married students. If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life office.

How do meal plans work and how do I get one?

A meal plan is required for all ACU on-campus students. The board rates are established based on a 14 or 19 meal per week plan. If you do not use all the allotted meals by the end of the week, they will not roll over to the following week. The meal plan you select through your housing application for the fall semester will automatically roll over to the spring semester. Commuter residents have the option to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans can be purchased online though the housing website.

What happens if I don’t use all of my meals by the end of each week?

Unused meals are not refundable, as they are part of your contract meal plan and expire at the end of each week. The meal plan you select for the fall will roll over for the spring semester as well.

How safe is on-campus housing?

Arizona Christian University has a Campus Safety Department that is dedicated solely to keeping our campus and residence halls safe. There is a guard on duty 24/7/365 to protect the community. Click here to be directed to our Campus Safety page to learn more.

Are there curfews for on-campus housing?

Housing policies regulate visitation by the opposite sex during certain hours, but there are no curfews for any student. For visitation policies please see the Residence Life Handbook.

What other policies do you have?

We are intentional about keeping our community safe and protected which means we are intentional about our policies. All our policies have been put in place with our community’s best interest in mind. If you would like to review ACU policies that are specific to the Residence Life department please see the Residence Life Handbook.

How do I get cleared?
  1. Pay the Housing Application Fee: arizonachristian.edu/student-life/housing.
  2. Get financially cleared through the business office.
  3. Submit a FAFSA and all required paperwork.
  4. Register for classes.

Office of Residence Life

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

[email protected]