Requirements - Arizona Christian University


Residence Life Requirements

Arizona Christian University has adopted this Residence Life Policy to advance the University’s educational mission to provide a Christian, liberal arts education within a living-learning context.  In support of this educational approach, Arizona Christian University has established the following housing requirement, effective for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • All full-time, unmarried undergraduate Campus students are required to live in campus residences and have a meal plan during the academic year.
  • Students that desire to live on campus who are part-time, younger than 17 and older than 25, must petition to live on campus.


This Housing requirement does not apply to undergraduate Campus students who are:

  • 23 years of age or older by the first day of classes in August,
  • Married and/or has legal custody of children residing with him/her;
    Enrolled part-time (11 or fewer credit hours);
  • Living with parents, legal guardians, grandparents, or siblings over the age of 25 in the following cities (Deer Valley, El Mirage, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Sun City West, Tolleson, Youngtown)
  • Returning students who have been grandfathered under the Previous Policy (Enrolled before Fall 2019) and qualify for an exception under that policy.

Residence Life Requirements

Returning students who were enrolled at Arizona Christian University prior to the Fall 2019 semester are grandfathered under the Previous Policy (Before Fall 2019).  Below is a chart that summarizes the Current Policy (Effective Fall 2019) and the Previous Policy (Before Fall 2019).

For additional information regarding the policy, exemptions, or appeals click here. 

Dining/Meal Plan Requirements

A residential meal plan (Meal Plans A or B) is required for all ACU students living on-campus and a commuter meal plan (Meal Plan C) is required for all students approved to live off campus. Meal plans can be purchased online through the housing website.

Office of Residence Life

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

(602) 489-5300

[email protected]