Benefits of Living on Campus

Living on campus is an important part of the educational experience at Arizona Christian University. We believe your on-campus living participation will overall positively affect your college experience in a number of ways. For instance, you will be more likely to graduate and will perform better in the classroom because you will have easier access to resources on campus and community to support you in your efforts. You will have more opportunities for deep, meaningful, and influential relationships with other students, faculty, and staff across campus.  Other benefits include learning important life lessons like conflict resolution, cultural awareness, interpersonal and communication skills to name a few.

How to Apply for Housing

When an applicant is approved for admission into Arizona Christian University, he/she will be granted access to our online our housing website. They can create an account and submit an online Housing Application at Once you have submitted your Housing Application, you will be sent an email on how to pay your Housing Application Fee. This is a one-time fee that completes the application process.

Housing Costs 2019-2020

Rate per semester
Freedom/Liberty – Double *Freshmen $2,750
Independence – Single $3,150
Constitution – Single $2,150
Constitution – Double $1,950
Constitution – Double (Apartment) $2,450
Patriot – Double *Freshmen $2,750

Meal Plans 2019-2020

Plan   Cost / Semester
Meal Plan A 19 meals/week + $100 FLEX Dollars $2,774
Meal Plan B 14 meals/week + $125 FLEX Dollars $2,595


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I want to live at home with my parents, but I’m under 23?
  1. All student under the age of 23 are required to live on campus.
  2. Exemption include extreme medical conditions, married, legal guardian of child
    a. Petition for approval can be submitted at
What if I want to live off campus and I am over the age of 23? Do I have to do anything?

No. You will not need to submit any documentation to the Office of Residence Life since you are not required to live on campus based on your age.

What if I can’t afford to live on campus but I am required to?
Talk to the Financial Aid Office for help and advice on loan and scholarship options. Keep in mind that it is a common misconception that living on campus is more costly than living off campus. Although the bottom line price seems high, often times living on campus saves you money in the long run, when you take into consideration monthly rent, furnishing an apartment, food, utilities, internet, and cost of commute.
What are some of the benefits of living on campus? listed 7 different Benefits of Campus Living of those 7 included research that supports these statements:

1. Get better grades.
2. Assure graduating.
3. Forge lasting friendships.
4. Expand your social life on campus.
5. Save money.
6. Cut out the commute
7. Access campus and student sponsored events.

When do I get my housing and roommate assignment?

There are three different installments of Housing assignments done throughout the summer. These housing assignments will typically be done during the first week of May, June, and July. Students will only be assigned to a room once they have been ‘cleared’. For information on how to get ‘cleared’ please see FAQ’s below. The residence life team will communicate with you by email once the student has been assigned a room and if any changes have to be made. If you have any questions about housing assignments, please feel free to contact the residence life office at [email protected].

When do I move in?

Fall Athlete move in day will be July 31st, 2019

All Student move in day will be August 9, 2019

Who will be my roommate?
During the application process you will be asked a number of roommate preferences type questions along with some questions about you. We have a really cool computer system that looks for the best match within other recently submitted applications. We use the computer suggestions along with personally reviewing every match to give roommate matches the best care as we can.  Some will request a friend as a roommate, and we will do everything possible to honor these requests. If you would like to make a specific roommate request, please send your request to [email protected] Remember, part of the formational learning experience of joining the ACU community is the opportunity to meet and live with new friends from diverse backgrounds.
What should I bring?

The “What to Bring Checklist” is a great reference when shopping for living on campus at ACU. You do not have to bring everything on the list and, in fact, we highly suggest you find out what your roommate is bringing before you bring items in the “other popular items” column. You can also check the Residence Life Handbook to see what you are allowed to bring to ACU and what we ask you to leave at home. If you still have questions on whether something is allowed or not, please contact us at [email protected].

What furniture is already in my room?

Campus residences are supplied with minimal furniture by the University. These items include beds, chairs, desks and chest of drawers. Students are permitted to rearrange bedroom furniture that best meets their needs, but all provided furniture MUST remain in the room. Storage will not be provided for furniture not used in a room.

*Microwaves and Mini-refrigerators are permitted but are not provided by the university. Microwaves and Mini Refrigerators are limited to one per room.

What size of mattresses are provided?

Twin XL mattresses are provided.

Do you have married student housing?
In the past we have had the opportunity to be able to house married students in our on-campus apartments. Unfortunately, because of growth in our traditional student numbers, we no longer have the space available to house married students. If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life office.
How do meal plans work and how do I get one?
A meal plan is required for all ACU on-campus students. The board rates are established on the basis of a 10, 15 or 19 meal plan, seven days a week. If you do not use all of the allotted meals by the end of the week, they will not roll-over to the following week. The meal plan you select through your housing application for the fall semester will automatically roll over to the spring semester. Commuter residents have the option to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans can be purchased online though the housing website.
What happens if I don't use up all of my meals by the end of each week?
Unused meals are not refundable, as they are part of your contract meal plan and expire at the end of each week. The meal plan you select for the fall will rollover for the spring semester as well.
How safe is on-campus housing?
Arizona Christian University has a Campus Safety Department that is dedicated solely to keeping our campus and residence hall safe. There is a guard on duty 24/7/365 to protect the community. Click Here to be directed to our Campus Safety page to learn more.
Are there curfews for on-campus housing?
Housing policies regulate visitation by the opposite sex during certain hours, but there are no curfews for any student. For visitation policies please see the Residence Life Handbook.
What other policies do you have?
We are intentional about keeping our community safe and protected which means we are intentional about our policies. All of our policies have been put in place with our community’s best interest in mind. If you would like to review ACU policies that are specific to the Residence Life department please see the Residence Life Handbook.
How do I get cleared?
  1. Pay Housing Application Fee (
  2. Get financially cleared through the business office
  3. Submit FAFSA and all required paperwork
  4. Register for classes