Live in an environment that celebrates and explores Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students' cultural identities. The APIDA Scholars Theme Community is an opportunity to transition to college among other students who want to incorporate Asian Pacific Islander Desi cultural knowledge and experiences with academic support and mentorship.

Benefits of the APIDA Scholars Theme Community

  • Receive guidance and mentorship for your transition into college surrounded by other students who have a strong interest or connection to APIDA culture, identity, and history

  • Engage in resume-building/professional development programming, as well as networking opportunities to enhance career and academic skills

  • Connect with APASA Center staff for specialized support, including tutoring and social activities

  • Be engaged to think about identity—past, present, and future—to help develop an understanding of purpose and mission here at the UA and beyond

  • Make new friends and be guided toward success

  • Located in Yavapai (2020-2021)

How to Apply

  • Submit an online housing application

  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee

  • The theme community application process, inside your housing application, is now OPEN. Space is limited.

NOTE: You must have a housing application on file to be considered for this community. For more information about the Housing application, email housing@email.arizona.edu.

For more information or to apply please visit the Housing & Residential Life APIDA Scholars webpage.