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Residence life

At University of Advancing Technology (UAT), residence life is a unique aspect of the collegiate experience that fosters students’ emotional, intellectual and social development. UAT sponsors a unique student housing program in our on-campus residence hall. Founder’s Hall is full of innovators, technophiles and future industry leaders who have found their home away from home at UAT.

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Founder's Hall

Founder's Hall

Founder’s Hall is the center of UAT’s vibrant residence life community. Situated right on campus, Founder’s Hall is just one minute across the quad from your classes and is the perfect complement to the UAT classroom experience.

Within Founder’s Hall, the residence staff creates and nurtures connections through activities, clubs and enlightening programming. The UAT residential life program supports our residents through the transition from dependence to independence and achieving their role as a positive force in society. Combined with UAT’s technology-infused campus, living in Founder’s Hall provides students the full breadth of everything UAT has to offer.

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Residence Hall Address

2627 W. Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283

Floor plans

Residents of Founder's Hall will live in one of these two floorplan options. Two students live in a room, each with their own individual lease.

Each room includes:

  • 2 twin XL beds
  • 2 desks
  • 2 closets
  • 2 dressers
  • Sink
  • Bathroom
  • Open shelving

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& Services

Founder’s Hall Features & Student services

Founder’s Hall is equipped with everything you need for life on your own! Our residence hall is not only a model of comfort and convenience, but is also loaded with technology and common spaces to support your study habits and social life.

Multimedia Theater

Enjoy movies? We've got a 120" 1080p projection screen with 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, Netflix streaming, a movie library and a pile of bean bags to lounge on.


Fitness is important, so our gym is loaded with all the equipment you'll need to stay in top shape. The gym includes a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, weight bench, leg press and a NordicTrack Vault.

Think Tanks

Quiet, soundproof rooms, each with their own theme and unique equipment. Whether you want to play tabletop games with your friends, meet with a group from class, work on a new art project or plan out your next big idea, these rooms have everything you need from drafting tables to dry-erase walls to conference tables with built-in Ethernet ports.

Full Wireless Coverage

Freedom to traverse the web from the kitchen, game lounge, think tanks or wherever else in the building you need to connect.

Community Kitchen

As one of the more popular areas, you'll always find students cooking for themselves or cheffing up group meals on the ceramic cooktop and double ovens.

Internet-Connected Laundry

Why constantly worry about checking the washers and dryers to see if your clothes are done? Our internet-connected laundry facilities will send you a text message when the machine has finished its cycle. Additionally, our web interface allows you to see how many machines are open or in use before you even leave your room.


The average temperature in Tempe is 84 degrees—perfect BBQ weather. Our gas-powered, self-igniting grills are the perfect place to kick back with your friends and enjoy the scenery or shoot some hoops on our outdoor basketball court. No charcoal or lighter fluid needed, all you have to do is bring the food.

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& RA Program


Who you live with will profoundly impact your college experience. The Office of Residence Life understands this, so we'd like to give you the opportunity to find compatible roommates who will foster your growth throughout your educational journey at UAT. Here are some tips to help make the roommate search a whole lot easier.

Tips for finding a great roommate

  • Come visit campus during UAT Experience or some other event so that you have an opportunity to meet your peers in person. Visiting campus is a great way to get to know other students in your incoming class before you start classes!
  • Don't wait to find a roommate until last minute
  • Be honest with yourself about your roommate needs
  • Think about what kind of roommate you are
    • Are you difficult to live with?
    • What are some great things about living with you?
    • What are some things about you that others may find frustrating?
    • What are your habits? Do you go to bed early or late? Are you neat, messy or a little of both? Do you share, hate to share, will you share with permission?
  • Be realistic in your roommate requirements—no one is perfect
  • Search for commonalities: similar interests and hobbies, favorite books and games, tastes in music and movies
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The Office of Residence Life will make every effort to ensure that roommate requests are fulfilled. However, we may be unable to fulfill some requests for various reasons, such as space limitations or other factors.

Have questions? Please contact the Office of Residence Life at founders@uat.edu or call (480) 351-7929.

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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are peer mentors who live in each wing of Founder’s Hall to help build an inclusive community and are available to assist students with their transition to university life and also during their educational journey at UAT. RAs are current students who act as student advocates and mentors for the students living within the UAT community. RAs form a community by creating relationships, building rapport and mediating any conflicts between students. They are an informative source for campus activities, academic matters, campus and community resources, and administrative procedures.

To learn more about the RA program, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact UAT's Office of Residence Life at founders@uat.edu or call (480) 351-7929.

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Housing costs per Year

The Residence Life Community features shared living arrangements with double occupancy rooms. Some rooms have a private bathroom for you and your roommate and others have Jack-and-Jill bathrooms shared by only two rooms. No community bathrooms here! The price per student includes all utilities and internet.

Lease & Housing Deposit

Students sign a 12-month lease, which includes coverage over University breaks and all three (3) academic terms. Please refer to the UAT License Agreement for information about our Cancellation Policy.

A deposit of $550 is required to reserve your space. $400 of the deposit is refundable if all move-out procedures are followed correctly and there are no damages. $150 is a non-refundable administrative fee. An additional fee is added if the student is their own guarantor.

PAYMENT Schedules

UAT offers students the option to pay for their housing monthly, in one (1) single payment at a 5% discounted rate*, or in three (3) semesterly payments as detailed below.

The payment schedules are for one (1) bed in a room with a roommate in either Unit A (private bath) or Unit B (shared bath).

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Monthly Payments

2022-2023 costs
(effective September 2022)
  • Unit A: $965 per month
  • Unit B: $820 per month

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Semesterly Payments

2022-2023 costs
(effective September 2022)
  • Unit A: $3,860 per semester
  • Unit B: $3,280 per semester

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Full Payment

2022-2023 costs
(effective September 2022)
  • Unit A: $9,576 in full
  • Unit B: $8,835 in full
* Full payment must be made by day 1 of the lease term to receive the 5% yearly concession. Prices listed in Option 3 include the 5% concession.
2024-2025 Costs (effective September 2023)
Unit A: $1010 per month
Unit B: $860 per month
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Fall 2023:
Student Move-Ins: August 29 - 30
CONNECT Orientation: August 31 - September 1

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Mandatory Housing Policies

All first-year undergraduate students are required to live in the Residence Life Community during their first year at University of Advancing Technology (UAT).

There are limited exceptions to this policy (for example, if you are married). A student should inquire in advance about requesting permission from the University for independent housing in order to avoid an inconvenience for the student and the University.

Applying for Independent Housing

To live outside of the Residence Life Community a student must submit an Application for Independent Housing and furnish appropriate documentation*, 30-days prior to the semester the student wishes to commence residing off campus. The General Manager of Founder's Hall shall approve or deny all applications in writing.**

Please send an Application for Independent Housing to the following address:
University of Advancing Technology
ATTN: New Student Advisor
2625 W. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283-1056

Any questions should be directed to UAT's New Student Advisor (NSA). It is the student's responsibility to follow up and maintain communication with the NSA to ensure the Application for Independent Housing was received and that determination of final decision was made.

The New Student Advisor will make every effort to ensure all students receive assistance in finding housing.

* This includes any other written information supportive of the request. Such as, if the student is age 17 or younger the application must have a parent or guardian signature.
** Students must receive application approval the General Manager of Founder’s Hall prior to entering into a third-party rental or lease agreement.

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What should I bring to my new home at UAT?

Many students purchase items at local retailers once they have arrived in Tempe, but you should consider the following:

  • Bedding: pillows, pillowcases and XL twin-bed sheets
  • Towels, washcloths and any other linen
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Laundry supplies (hamper and detergent)
  • Alarm clock
  • Broom, vacuum and mop
  • Personal computer
  • School supplies
  • Wall decorations (posters, etc.)
  • Kitchenware (pots, pans, utensils, glasses, plates, etc.)
  • Woks, rice cookers, etc. (if you enjoy cooking)
  • Electronics (TV, DVD player, stereo, etc.)
  • Social Security card (or a copy of it)
  • Driver license or state identification card

When is the first day I can move in?

The first day you can move in depends on which semester you intend to begin at UAT. Move-in dates generally occur at least one full week before classes begin.

May I move in early?

The Office of Residence Life bases early and mid-semester move-ins to University-sponsored housing upon availability and approval. Residents who are approved to have an early or mid-semester move-in may not be able to live with preferred roommates due to availability. The pricing structure outlined under the "Cost" section begins from the first day that Residence Life check-in is scheduled, and all housing costs are due prior to move-in. Any early check-ins must be approved by UAT and Residence Life, and, if available, are extremely limited.

Is the campus a secure environment?

There is nothing as important to us as the safety and security of all members of the UAT community. In order to ensure that UAT's campus is as safe as possible for every member of our community, all students, faculty and staff members are given the shared responsibility of helping us maintain a secure environment. Learn more about campus security.

What is the parking situation?

Students are encouraged to walk, bike and utilize public transportation. A UAT Parking Permit must be displayed on any vehicle parked in the UAT campus lot. UAT Parking Permits become available for purchase the first week of each semester through the UAT Intranet for $75 per vehicle/per semester. All parking, on campus and off, is at the vehicle owner’s risk.

Do you allow pets?

No pets are allowed in the dorms, including fish.