Enhancements to On-Campus Living Offered for Students at Central Arizona College This Fall
By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
The Central Arizona College Department of Residence Life recognizes that campus living provides one of the many learning opportunities available for students at CAC.
Living on campus is an important element to a student’s college experience, allowing them access to a diverse environment with living and learning programs to support their academic and personal goals. Students are encouraged to engage in co-curricular programming such as TRIO, intramurals, clubs and organizations, student leadership, student employment and more.
Benefits to living on campus include: being close to classes, the library, computer labs, and other campus facilities; educational, recreational and social programs; dining hall; furnished rooms; laundry facilities; and much more.
This fall, students choosing to live at the Signal Peak Campus will be greeted with new enhancements such as free Internet/Wi-Fi access, study areas with onsite tutoring, laundry facilities with 24/7 access, enhanced meal plans, upgraded flooring and painted accent walls in select rooms, furnished units with utilities included, and new living and learning communities tailored to help students transition to college and maximize their on-campus living experience.
Themed lifestyle housing options allow students to choose the type of community they would like to live in. The first year experience quad and first year experience tower communities are focused on new students and their needs during their first year at CAC. Students may choose from a quad, housing up to eight students in a four room setting or a traditional three story co-ed residence hall with rooms accessible through an inside hallway.
The second year suite offers a room accessible from the outside and is conjoined with another room through a Jack and Jill bathroom. Each room houses two students. In comparison, the second year experience tower wing is a living and learning environment for the continuing CAC student that meets specific criteria. Hallways are co-ed with rooms that share a bathroom being single gender. The Honors wing is a 24 hour quiet wing designed for second year students who are committed to their academic achievement and have a minimum college grade point average of 3.0. The room layout models that of the second year experience tower.
Single Occupancy rooms are available in the super single quad style living. Here, each student has their own room, shares a bathroom and all residents have access to the quad community room.
Professional and student staff are dedicated to making on campus living a positive and memorable component of college life. Staff members are trained to assist in crisis or problem situations, help residents understand residence life rules, procedures, and college policies. There is always a professional staff member on-call who works closely with student staff, campus police and college administration to create and enjoyable and safe living environment.
Applications for living on campus at CAC are currently being accepted for the fall semester. For more information about living and learning at CAC please visit www.centralaz.edu/reslife or call 1-800-237-9814, ext. 5470.