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Whether you are a fashion and popular music major on our Downtown Campus or one of our 60 plus majors on the Tempe Campus, our residential colleges offer a thriving arts community designed for students who are pursuing a major in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
First-year design and the arts students (except for popular music and fashion majors) on the ASU Tempe Campus live in Adelphi Commons. Located on the southeast end of campus, Adelphi is just a short walk from the Music building and the Nelson Fine Arts Center. On your way to class, you'll also pass by the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. You have the option to walk, use the Tempe Streetcar or use the free campus shuttle to transit to our north-side design and arts facilities such as the Design, Art and Stauffer buildings. Frequent academic, professional and social programming coordinated by student leaders in the halls help students transition to university life.
Upper division students have a variety of options for their sophomore year and beyond, such as 922 Place Apartments, Villas at Vista Del Sol, and Tooker House. The reapplication process for students wishing to reside in upper division housing receive information from ASU Housing via email late in the fall semester or early in the spring semester. To learn more about upper division housing, visit the ASU Housing website.
When you live on campus, student leaders host a variety of programs and events to enliven the community and engage students in their artistic and creative pursuits. From guest artists leading workshops to faculty-assisted creative programs and large community arts events, to hikes up A-Mountain and portfolio review sessions to student film festival evenings, there are fun events and workshops for every interest.
Creative Mentors, upper-division Herberger Institute students who have demonstrated a high level of academic and creative work, facilitate inspirational events geared toward community building, arts and design engagement, and creative exploration. As an on-campus resident, you will have the opportunity to dine with faculty members from your programs, learn new skills such as Japanese book binding, printmaking or puppet-making, and showcase your own creative talents. Events are planned based off of residents' distinct interests, so there are always new, exciting programs and opportunities within the community.