Why Live On-Campus?
Students who live on campus and get involved with activities are more likely to stay on track toward graduation, maintain closer contact with faculty, and have higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem than students who live off campus.
Living and dining on campus is convenient, economical and safe. It offers a variety of support services to assist in your transition from high school and living at home, to college and being on your own.
With easy access to classes, the library, campus activities, sporting events, availability of internet access in each room, and the question becomes..."Why not live on campus?"
Your home away from home...
Students who choose to live on campus live in one of three residence halls: Garces Hall or Kino Hall. All residence halls offer furnished (beds, dressers, desk/chairs, refrigerator), suite style rooms, laundry facilities (at no extra charge), recreation and study areas. Each lobby area also has wireless internet access!
Each room has its own sink, medicine cabinet and a connecting bathroom with shower and toilet (toilet paper is also provided). In addition, each room includes:
- Individual thermostats - AC and Heat
- 2 Internet Data Ports (Must supply own ethernet cord)
- Basic Cable
- Built-in desks with 2 chairs
- Small refrigerator
- 2 standard dressers
- 2 single beds
- Walk-in closet with storage shelf
Things you may want to bring...
There are several items you may want to bring to increase the comfort of your room.
You will need to provide your own:
- Bedding including: blankets, linen and pillows for XL twin size mattress
- Bath Towels
- Small Trash Can
- Blow dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Alarm clock
- Laundry supplies, toiletries and cleaning supplies (toilet paper is supplied)
You may wish to bring:
- Small stereo or iHome
- Television DVD/BluRay player
- Computer (ethernet needed to connect to the internet)
- Study lamp (no halogen lamps)
- Microwave of 700 watts or less (every residence hall lobby is provided with one)
- Laundry basket
- Posters and plants to decorate
- (1) Refrigerator that does not exceed 4.0 cubic feet and must be rated energy star efficient
- First aid kit: Pain reliever, fever reduced; anti-diarrheal; antacids; antibiotic ointment; cough and cold medications; allergy medicine; band aids; and sunscreen
Prohibited items include: Pets of any kind, hot plates, electric toaster ovens, toasters and crock pots, open coil appliances, halogen lamps.
What about your parents? What do they need to know?
The Residential Life Office is here to provide a safe environment that promotes academic and personal success. It has been found that parents' interest and involvement in their student's college life is a very strong factor in their college success. Thus, we want to keep parents informed on what is happening in the residence halls and the many programs and services available to your student.
Below are items of particular interest to parents. Please take a look at this information and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
- "Meet" the professional and paraprofessional staff members that live in the residence halls and find out how they can help your student.
- The Eatery offers a variety of food options to choose from including the daily special, salad bar, deli, and more.
- Make travel plans ahead of time by reviewing important dates.
- Encourage your student to get involved! Take a look at some of the many activities going on and encourage your student to become involved.
- Worried about the safety of your student? Find out about campus security and stay aware of current services, policies and issues. Please note that it is strongly recommended that students purchase a renter's insurance policy, as AWC does not assume responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
- Arizona Western College is a substance free campus. Find out potential sanctions for drug and alcohol violations in the Residence Life Handbook.
Please check out our frequently asked questions.