Residential Communities

The Business Community Advantage

Being a W. P. Carey School of Business student definitely has its advantages. All new first-year business students are automatically part of the Business Community Advantage — a program that aligns and integrates your classes, where you live, supportive student leaders, and in-time resources to help you thrive. The Business Community Advantage connects you with:

  • A tight-knit community centered on helping you excel academically and personally
  • New friends with whom you can easily form study groups and build important networks
  • Student leaders who are happy to share their experiences
  • Events and conversations geared toward you and your success

The W. P. Carey School's previous pilot program found that bringing students together in common classes based on where they lived showed marked success during the first year at ASU and even continued success into their second year. What does this mean for you? Higher academic performance (e.g., a great GPA) and greater satisfaction with college!

The Business Community Advantage welcomes you to small, connected peer communities based on your classes, where you live, and the experiences you have — all within the larger setting of the W. P. Carey School, a top-ranked business school, and Arizona State University, a leader in innovation.

Residential Communities by Campus

W. P. Carey School of Business first-year students live together in the W. P. Carey Residential College with communities located on the Tempe, Polytechnic, and West campuses. These residential communities support student success with targeted programming that focuses on time management, study skills, networking, group activities, and community and campus involvement for W. P. Carey students.

Tempe Campus

First-year business students at the Tempe Campus live in The Business Community located in both Hassayampa Academic Village and Center Complex (includes Best Hall, Irish Hall, and Hayden Hall). Both communities are a short walk from the W. P. Carey School of Business, all found on the south end of the Tempe Campus. On your way to class from Hassayampa, you might pass by the Sun Devil Fitness Complex while living in Center Complex puts you in the center of campus and a very short walk away from the popular Dean's Patio at the Business building complex and the Memorial Union. Both locations provide easy access to tutoring services in the Tutoring Center at Hassayampa (HAV-F) and on the second floor of the Business Administration building. Dining is conveniently located in dining halls in Hassayampa, Barrett, and the Memorial Union. Frequent academic, professional, and social programming coordinated by student leaders in the halls help you transition to university life.

W. P. Carey Leaders Academy hosts a smaller residential community within The Business Community, filling one building of the Hassayampa West complex, (HAV C - Jojoba Hall) as well as Irish Hall (Irish C), part of the Center Complex (Best, Irish, and Hayden Halls). Being involved in the
W. P. Carey Leaders Academy residential community provides the opportunity to live with other high-achieving W. P. Carey business students. In addition to the support received from Housing and the W. P. Carey School of Business, Leaders Academy residents are also provided academic and professional networks, computing resources, leadership opportunities and more.

Students who are concurrently enrolled in the W. P. Carey School and Barrett, The Honors College may choose to be placed on two floors of the Agave Building within the Barrett campus. In addition to the desirable location within the honors college, you will benefit from peer programming and activities planned by Barrett, as well as engagement opportunities through W. P. Carey Leaders Academy, and more.

*This community is available only to Barrett Business students

Polytechnic Campus

W. P. Carey first-year students at the Polytechnic campus live together in residential communities located in Century Hall and Lantana Hall. Living in the residential community allows business students to develop a strong network for success among business students — forming study groups, working on team projects, promoting academic success as well as personal and professional development. Students living in The Business Community at the Polytechnic Campus will benefit from the guidance and support of a Community Assistant (student leader) who lives within the community.

West Campus

The residential community for W. P. Carey first-year students at West campus is located in Casa de Oro. Students living in Casa de Oro have access to tutoring and study space, gaming lounges, and a dining hall located within the facility. Community programming is coordinated by a student leader who lives in the community to promote student success through faculty interaction, campus involvement, professional development, and more.