Two students enjoying a meal at the Mark Jacobs Dining Hall at the Tempe campus

Barrett Tempe

Discover. Connect. Impact.


When you think about success in college, you may think primarily of what happens inside of the classroom. However, what happens when you're outside of class has the potential to impact not only your collegiate experience, but also your life.

Barrett has been intentional in the way it provides services and support to students that enhance what they are learning in the classroom, prepare them for life beyond college, and provide them with opportunities to engage in their own development. On this page, you will find information about our residential experience, leadership opportunities and support available to Barrett students.

We are here to support you in capitalizing on your experience and look forward to seeing what you make of it.


– Dr. Dawn Rendell, Assistant Dean of Students

Residential experience

The residential community is a key component of the Barrett experience. Honors students live in the Barrett residential college for their first two years, with many choosing to live on campus for all four years. Benefits of living with Barrett include:

  • Proximity to faculty and staff, whose offices are within the community
  • Connections with other honors students in a variety of majors and from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Easy access to programs and events that take place within the community and enhance your experience
  • Ability to to fully immerse yourself in the Barrett community and experience


One of the benefits of getting involved in Barrett, is that you get an opportunity to develop as a leader and engage in an extra-curricular experience that is meaningful to you and helps you achieve your personal goals, whether that’s connecting with your artistic side, learning about other cultures, giving back to your community, or any other of a wide variety of opportunities. We encourage you to take advantage of the many programs and events offered as well as to consider joining a club or organization.

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Emergency contacts

Some of our safety procedures include:

  • Community Assistants are on-call every evening, serving as a resource. CAs also assist in emergency or crisis situations. These student staff members perform community walks in and around each building to check exits, emergency lights, common areas, and hallways every evening.
  • Community Directors serve as resources for Community Assistants on-call.
  • The Honors Hall front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with Desk Assistants who respond to questions, provide information and notify on-call staff in the event of an emergency.
  • Each hall requires residents to meet their visitors at the front desk area and escort them throughout the building at all times. Courtesy phones are available for guests to make on-campus calls. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guest(s).
  • A valid Sun Card is required for residents to enter the perimeter access points of their assigned residence hall.