The University of Arizona’s Honors College has a new home starting Fall 2019: The Honors Village. With a housing capacity of over 1,000 students, the Honors Village will “elevate every aspect of … life,” according to the Honors College website.
The Honors Village has two different room styles: a “dorm room” style and an “apartment style.”
All “apartment style” dorms have a private bathroom for each occupant, while “dorm style” rooms have shared bathrooms. The proposed individual rent for the Honors Village ranges from $8,850 for a double-occupancy room with a shared bathroom to $12,550 for a four-bedroom, apartment-style room with full beds and private bathrooms.
With these proposed rent prices, the Honors Village would be the most expensive dorm on the university campus. Dana Robbins-Murray, the director of administrative services for Housing & Residential Life, commented on the justification of higher prices for this new dorm.
“This dorm will be a bit higher-priced than our other dorms but will offer additional amenities,” Robbins-Murray said.
Among the numerous facilities and amenities planned for construction in the Honors Village are a small Rec Center and a Campus Health facility next-door, collaborative learning spaces, multiple study rooms and Honors College staff and faculty offices.
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“Housing and Honors are very excited about this project and the enhanced experience it will offer our Honors students,” Robbins-Murray said.
According to the Honors website, the Honors Village is a critical addition to the Honors College.
“The hope is that the facilities will not only allow students a more challenging, beneficial academic experience, but provide greater co-curricular and community-building opportunities that are so important to a holistic student experience,” according to the website.
The room-selection process for students planning on attending the university during the 2019-2020 school year started Oct. 1. The Honors Village requires the same $150 non-refundable application fee as a standard residential application. As of Oct. 15, current students may select to live in any room before the incoming freshmen. Honors students were blocked from living anywhere but the Honors Village until now.
The newest dorm building on the University of Arizona’s campus, created exclusively for Honors Students, opens in the Fall of 2019.
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