Room and Bathroom Types
The vast majority of our rooms are double occupancy. We also have a limited
number of single and triple occupancy rooms. Assignment to a single room costs
substantially more than assignment to a shared occupancy room.
Double Occupancy Rooms
All of our residence halls have double occupancy rooms (two students assigned
to each room). The size of these rooms varies by hall.
Triple Occupancy Rooms
Assignment to a triple occupancy room in a residence hall costs the same as assignment
to a double occupancy room in that residence hall, with the exception of Arizona-Sonora
Hall. Triples are substantially larger rooms than doubles. Rent
for triple rooms in Arizona-Sonora hall is in Tier 4 (lowest), while doubles in
that building are in Tier 2.
Single Occupancy Rooms
There are very few single rooms in our residence halls. Availability tends
to be very limited for new students because most single rooms are occupied by returning
residents. Rent rates for single rooms are substantially higher than those
for shared occupancy rooms - typically 50% more than the rate for double rooms in
the same building. The halls with single rooms are listed below along
with the number of those rooms available to students.
Room/ Bathroom Arrangements
Rooms and bathrooms in most residence halls are arranged in a “traditional”
manner where students living on a wing or floor share a community bathroom on that
wing/floor. While both men and women live in each of our residence halls, bathroom
facilities are single-gender. Students living in traditional residence halls
tend to get to know each other faster and better and develop closer-knit communities
because they see each other more frequently throughout the day. Community bathrooms
are popular because they are always available (no waiting) and they are cleaned
on a daily basis, Monday-Friday, by our custodial staff.
“Suites” are made up of two individual (and separate) rooms that share
a small, adjoining bathroom. Each room has its own door to the corridor (i.e.,
you don’t have to go through one room to get to the other). Students
are assigned to rooms, not suites.
Double rooms in Babcock are
equipped with private bathrooms.
The term “sleeping porch” originally referred to a sleeping room with
open sides or windows. They were common features in homes and college dorms
before air conditioning became widely available.
Maricopa, a small
residence hall available only to women, is the only remaining residence hall at
the UA with “sleeping porches.” While the term seems to have survived
the years, these rooms in Maricopa are NOT “porches” and they do NOT
have open sides or windows.
- They are air conditioned just like the rest of the building.
- They are located at the end of each wing in the building and are equipped with 12-15
- Each resident has her own bed in a sleeping porch in addition to her assigned room
on the wing.
- Assigned rooms on the wing are equipped with only one “day-bed” which
is not intended for regular overnight use.