Student Housing at University of Advancing Technology

Founder’s Hall

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 here.

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.

Founder’s has full wireless coverage. The high-definition Movie Room is equipped with a 120-inch, 1080p projection screen and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. The residence hall’s Think Tanks are unique, soundproof rooms equipped with whiteboards, and workspace to help you and your friends plan out the next big innovation. Second floor community space includes three lounges to play billiards, ping pong, cards or challenge your peers to epic video game competitions in our newly designed Video Game Lounge. Even the laundry facility is connected to the Internet so you can check to see if the machines are open or in use! And the Fitness Center has all the equipment you need to stay in top shape including a treadmill, elliptical, universal machine, bench and free weights.

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Campus Safety

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.

Housing Cost

Housing Cost 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.

  • Monthly Payments
  • Private Bath $840 per month (12-month lease)
  • Shared Bath $700 per month (12-month lease)

Housing Deposit

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.


UAT's on-campus residence hall is located at the following address:

2627 W. Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283

Payment Schedules

Students have the option to pay for their housing in one (1) single payment at a 5% discounted rate or in three (3) payments as detailed below. The payment schedule below is for one (1) bed in a room with a roommate and a private style bathroom. For detailed payment options, please refer to the following link.

Option 1 - Monthly Payments
Private Bath $840 per month (12-month lease)
Shared Bath $700 per month (12-month lease)

Option 2 – Semesterly Payments
Private Bath $3,360 per semester
Shared Bath $2,800 per semester

Option 3 – Full Payment
(Prices below are listed with a 5% concession. The 5% concession is granted if paid prior to student’s start of term.)
Private Bath $10,080 in full
Shared Bath $8,400 in full

* Full payment must be made by day 1 of the lease term to receive the 5% yearly concession

Students sign a one (1)-year 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.

*Housing costs may be covered by financial aid.

Move-In and Orientation Dates

Fall 2021
Student Move Ins: August 31-September 3
CONNECT Orientation: September 3

Spring 2022
Student Move Ins: January 6
New Student Orientation: January 7

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Floor Plans and Amenities

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Residents of Founder's Hall will live in one of these two-suite options. All units are two people per room. Each will have their own individual lease.

Each room includes:

  • 2 desks
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 twin beds
  • 2 closets
  • 1 sink
  • Shelves
  • Bathroom

Amenities Include:

  • High-Definition Movie Room—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.
  • Gym—Keeping fit is important, so our gym is loaded with all the equipment you'll need to stay in top shape—treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, bench and leg press.
  • 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 where ever else in the building you need to connect.
  • Kitchen—As one of the more popular areas, you'll always find students cooking for themselves or doing 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.
  • BBQs—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.

Housing Policies

Mandatory Housing Policy

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 who wishes to reside outside of the Residence Life Community must submit this application to the University and furnish appropriate documentation or other written information supportive of the request 30 days prior to the semester the student wishes to commence residing outside the Residence Life Community.

A student should inquire in advance about requesting permission from the University for independent housing in order to avoid inconvenience for the student and the University.

Prior to entering into any type of rental or lease agreement, a student should secure a written authorization for independent housing.

*If you are age 17 or younger, please be sure that you and your parent or guardian sign the document.

Independent Housing Policy

To live outside of the Residence Life Community, students must submit an Application for Independent Housing and furnish appropriate documentation - along with any other written information supportive of the request—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: Maria Boyer
2625 W. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283-1056

Any questions should be directed to Maria Boyer. It is the student's responsibility to follow up and maintain communication with Maria Boyer to ensure the application for Independent Housing was received and that determination of final decision was made.

Maria Boyer will make every effort to ensure all students receive assistance in finding housing.

Student Housing FAQs

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.

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.

May I move in early?

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


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

Please remember that 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.

What should I consider bringing to my new home at UAT?

  • Bedding: pillows, pillowcases and extra long twin-bed sheets—many students purchase linens and other personal items at local retailers once they have arrived in Tempe
  • 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's license or State Identification card
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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants

UAT's Office of Residence Life manages University-sponsored housing. Resident Assistants (RAs) 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. They are an informative source for campus activities, academic matters, campus and community resources, and administrative procedures. Please feel free to send your questions and requests to or call 480-351-7929.