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New residential community to open fall 2024 at ASU West Valley campus

Artist rendering of Casa De Oro II, a new dorm to be built on the ASU West Valley campus.

Artist rendering of Casa De Oro II, a new dorm to be built on the ASU West Valley campus. Rendering by Todd and Associations/Oakland Construction Company, Inc.

October 20, 2023

Editor’s note: This story is featured in the 2023 year in review.

Arizona State University has announced plans for a brand-new on-campus residence that is scheduled to open at the ASU West Valley campus in fall 2024.

Located in the heart of the campus, Casa de Oro II will neighbor its sister building, Casa de Oro, and is in proximity to the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Verde Dining Hall and a new academic building coming in fall 2025. 

The new housing facility will feature double occupancy suite-style units with 507 bed spaces, an elevated community space and social lounge, study rooms, a courtyard and lush landscaping.

As the first to live in this exclusive new space, rising sophomores and other upper-division students at the ASU West Valley campus will continue to define what it means to live as a Sun Devil — teamwork, critical thinking, networking and leadership. 

“I am really excited that there's another residence hall. We’re growing so fast, so all of the students that want to be in the dorms are going to have the chance to, which is really exciting,” said Emma Huang, who is majoring in forensic psychology at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU West Valley.

“I work on campus, so my job is really close, my classes are really close. I can wake up 10 minutes before my class and be there. I see my friends all the time. Even just walking to the dining hall or the gym, I always see someone I know, and it’s nice that we all live together,” Huang added.

At the ASU West Valley campus, second-year students are expected to live on campus at Casa de Oro II, and all upper-division students are invited to apply and become part of this new residential community.

“We look forward to welcoming upper-division Sun Devils to this new community and to the wealth of resources that they will receive as a residential student,” said M. Regina Matos, dean of students at ASU West Valley. “Our goal is to ensure that our students find communities of connection and belonging, and have every opportunity to thrive throughout their Sun Devil experience.”

Many universities, including ASU, advocate on-campus living because research shows that students who live on campus are more likely to persist in their studies and graduate. 

“Students who live on campus are more likely to interact with professors and future employers outside of class, attend events, work on campus and participate in clubs and organizations,” said Kendra Hunter, deputy vice president of University Housing.

“Casa de Oro II will create expanded opportunities for Sun Devils pursuing unique academic opportunities at the West campus to connect with important educational resources, social, cultural and community engagement experiences that will further support success in and outside the classroom,” Hunter added.

Sign up to be among the first to reserve a spot at Casa de Oro II here:

Casa de Oro II is part of a dynamic expansion underway at the ASU West Valley campus, where three new schools in business, forensics and engineering launched this fall, featuring academic programs dedicated to cultivating skills and knowledge relevant to high-demand careers in the 21st-century job market.

The W. P. Carey School of Business has introduced the School of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, focusing on entrepreneurial leadership and applied business and technology solutions. The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics is home to the popular forensics program, blending scientific rigor and technical training to address system inequities and safeguard human rights. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is now offering a Bachelor of Science in engineering science, providing STEM opportunities in the underserved West Valley. Graduates will be prepared for careers in engineering or science, as well as business professions.

In addition to the new residence hall, the ASU West Valley campus expansion includes a four-story, 55,000-square-foot academic facility that will house student gallery space, computer labs, faculty offices and future growth spaces, and is expected to be finished in spring 2025.

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