Reserve residences are the home of many ASU students and provide a place to build friendships, engage in community building activities and experience the Sun Devil spirit. Residential colleges are designed to support and challenge first year students in their transition to college life and to help them make the most of their time at ASU.
Located near ASU’s main campus, Sun Devil Hall and other Living Learning Communities are designed to support the academic success of students as they prepare to begin their undergraduate careers. Students in these communities will live with other first-year students who share their interests and goals and will be surrounded by faculty and staff that can assist them with their academic and social development.
All first-year undergraduate students enrolled in the University as full-time students (as defined by the Office of the Registrar) must live in residence halls for their first semester. To secure a room, first-year students must complete the housing application and pay a $35 fee before the Housing Office opens for the fall and spring. This allows them to be assigned a preferred space as early as possible during the application process.
In some cases, residents may choose to live off-campus but are not required to do so. If this is the case, a student must make arrangements with their advisor to do so.
Whether or not a student should live off-campus will depend on a number of factors. A student must be able to meet the university’s living-learning requirements and be a good fit for the campus community. A student should also be able to find housing in a location that fits their financial needs and schedule.
There are a variety of different options available for off-campus living, including apartment complexes and townhomes. A student should look for a community that offers the services and amenities they need, including a safe environment and a convenient location.
A student should also consider whether the community offers activities and events that are of interest to them, such as dining facilities, sports facilities, recreational opportunities and clubs. Some communities offer these options to all residents, while others have specific offerings for students with unique interests and needs.
Requirements for a Room Reservation
If a student wishes to reserve a room in the Residence Hall/Apartment Complex for an event or meeting, they should submit a “Request for Space” form online. This will be reviewed by the Business Operations Supervisor and the student should receive a confirmation email within one week of the request being submitted.
Depending on the location of the event, it may be necessary for students to participate in the Event Registration process prior to requesting a room. This is the best way to ensure that they are eligible for a space and that they can get approval from DCL.
Reserves and First Nations Land Issues
There are a number of issues that reserve members face when it comes to the management of their land and property. These issues are rooted in the way that reserve land is divided up and how it is managed by the government. There are some lands that are held in trust by the government and do not have a title deed, while there are other lands that are owned directly by the band or tribe. This can create problems for members, who must navigate a confusing system that is often in conflict with federal and provincial policies.