Campus Housing at APU

The Office of Residence Life comes alongside undergraduate students as they choose campus housing, move into APU’s living communities, and find a place that they will call “home” during their time at APU. Our staff aims to ensure students have appropriate campus housing options, provides logistical support—housing assignments, issuing keys, and maintaining student housing records—and offers programming and encouragement to help students make the most of their residential experience at APU.

The Office of Residence Life is located in Engstrom Hall on East Campus.

Though we offer a graduate housing program, it is limited, so we encourage graduate, international, and ALCI graduate students; married undergraduate students; and other nontraditional students to visit the Office of Asset Management to learn about noncampus housing options available.

Living on Campus

Living in residence at Azusa Pacific University carries with it distinct privileges and responsibilities. Students who reside in campus housing benefit from living in a community with peers, and as a result, take responsibility for caring for one another in a cooperative and communicative fashion. Through enriching experiences and opportunities, students build friendships and learn to navigate healthy interpersonal relationships.

Research shows that students living in college residence halls:

  • Are more involved in areas events.
  • Interact more frequently with faculty and peers.
  • Are more likely to graduate.
  • Are more satisfied with their college experience.
  • Show greater developmental gains.
  • Demonstrate greater increases in aesthetic, cultural, and intellectual values.

Residence Life activities are designed to address the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, and vocational needs of residents while supporting their academic experience at APU. For this reason, full-time, new students are expected to live in an APU residence unless they request an exemption. Students who in the residence halls are required to choose from a variety of dining plans.

5 Benefits of Living in Campus Housing

Campus housing is often the nicest, more affordable, and more holistically beneficial option for college students. Here are five reasons you should consider living in campus housing.

Living Expectations

Residents must respect and comply with lifestyle expectations and all university and Residence Life policies and procedures. Residents are also responsible for:

Distinctive Features

  • Different types of living environments are available for students, including traditional residence halls and self-contained apartments. Several on-campus living communities are accessible to students with disabilities.
  • Each living area strives to provide living-learning programs based on the needs of its residents.
  • The residence halls are managed by a combination of an area director (AD) and graduate resident coordinators (GRCs). These professionals serve as liaisons between residents and the university community. ADs and GRCs are trained to assist students in making choices that support their success in their college experiences.
  • The apartment living areas are managed by a combination of area directors (ADs) and graduate resident coordinators (GRCs). The Corridor (Shire) has an AD who directs a GRC in each area, while University Village has an AD and multiple GRCs. Each GRC is trained to support the residents in their span of care.
  • Each subcommunity in residence halls and apartments is directed by a residence advisor (RA) who is available as a counselor and resource. RAs also assist in orienting students to the living areas and campus, and help plan diverse programs that promote a sense of community.
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