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Residential Communities

ASU’s Residential Colleges are designed to help you gain the confidence and foundation for college success and to pursue your dreams!

As a first-time freshman who chooses to live on campus, you’ll be assigned to the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) Residential College on the campus where your major is based:

Downtown Phoenix campusTaylor Place
Polytechnic campus

Century Hall and

Palo Blanco

Tempe campusAdelphi Commons ||

Here you’ll enjoy a supportive residential environment living with other Integrative Sciences and Arts majors and exploratory students on a designated floor or in a designated building.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering about some of the nuts and bolts? Learn more here!

 

 

What are the CISA Residential Communities?

What are the CISA Residential Communities?

The CISA Residential Communities are an opportunity for students admitted to an exploratory major track, or a CISA declared major, to live on campus exclusively with other first-year students (either in the same building or floor). Support services and programs assist you with your transition to the university and with major and career exploration.

If I begin as an exploratory student and then declare a major do I have to move?

If I begin as an exploratory student and then declare a major do I have to move?

No. Once you have declared your major, we encourage you to remain an active member of the CISA Residential Communities and to assist your peers in their exploration. Students can only be removed from the residential communities for violating University Housing Policies or the Student Code of Conduct.

As a Integrative Sciences and Arts student, am I required to live in a CISA Residential Community?

As a Integrative Sciences and Arts student, am I required to live in a CISA Residential Community?

Any first-year Integrative Sciences and Arts student who applies for housing at the Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, or Polytechnic campuses will be placed in the CISA Residential Communities.

Why would I want to live in an Explorers Residential Community?

Why would I want to live in an Explorers Residential Community?

You’ll enjoy an intimate ASU community experience where you’ll gain a sense of pride, community and identity and can give and receive support from your peers. Programs and events often address common issues faced at different times during the year. More than 100 intentional programs and events put on by the hall staff each year will help you make the academic and social transition to college

For example, registration workshops bring advising teams into the residential colleges to help you enroll for the next semester. An annual “major fair” gives you an opportunity to learn about the many majors and colleges at ASU and ask questions of advisors from each college. Other programs will grow your awareness about all the opportunities and resources available to you at ASU.

When will I know that I am in the CISA Residential Communities?

When will I know that I am in the CISA Residential Communities?

After your housing application and CISA Residential Community is requested and submitted, housing assignments will be made by mid-spring each year. Please visit the University Housing website for additional housing information.

What if I have questions?

What if I have questions?

If your questions aren't answered here, contact

Casey Self
480-965-9255