What you need to know

student with his parents

We understand the important role that parents and family play in the success of college students. Nearly 9,150 students live on campus in 21 university-managed residence halls and three university-partnered housing properties. 

Housing and Residence Life at Northern Arizona University is committed to providing an exceptional residential experience for students who live in our residence halls and campus apartments. The facilities, programs and services offered are designed to support our departmental mission "to provide welcoming vibrant communities that foster personal growth and enhance the student experience.”  

Research shows that the benefits of the on-campus residential experience have the greatest impact on first-year students, directly helping them transition from living at home to university life. Second-year students benefit from the continued stability of campus residential life to support their academic and social development. Upper-division students gain more independence and experience navigating the college environment as they progress through their college career, preparing them for off-campus living and graduation.

NAU supports the transition to college by providing guaranteed on-campus housing to all incoming freshmen who apply by May 15.  Housing is then prioritized for rising sophomores (current freshmen) who choose to stay on campus. While most juniors and seniors choose to move off campus, those interested in staying on campus have priority in university-partnered housing, geared toward upper-division students.  

Front Desk Numbers


University-Managed Residence Halls         Phone Number
Calderón Learning Community523-3696
Campus Heights523-4272
McKay Village864-1400
Mountain View523-1555
Pine Ridge Village864-1000
South Village523-7974
Tinsley     523-3262

University-Partnered Housing                Phone Number
Hilltop Townhomes523-1680  
The Suites523-8622