The Pre-Business Academic Communities for Excellence (PACE) offer an amazing opportunity to live, learn, and socialize with your Pre-Business peers. PACE Residential Theme Communities feature a creative and high-energy environment with access to Peer Academic Leaders, Academic Advisors, student-faculty interaction, and professional development opportunities. All Eller Pre-Business first year students are encouraged to apply to be part of these communities. However, even students that choose not to live in a designated Theme Community will experience the PACE program with common courses and Peer Academic Leaders.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, PACE Theme Communities will be located in Colonia de La Paz, Coronado Hall, and Manzanita-Mohave. Some communities offer more leadership development, but all of the PACE Theme Communities provide social learning communities in which Eller Pre-Business students can work together to be academically successful.
- Colonia de la Paz is the most comprehensive, interactive community for Eller Emerging Leaders as the inaugural Pre-Business living learning community. Colonia de la Paz is at the heart of the Highland residential district, a vibrant area of campus. In this community, students will be engaged in more structured leadership development opportunities and enroll in a (1-unit) leadership class together (in the fall semester) as a part of this community experience.
- Top floor wings in Coronado and Manzanita-Mohave provide ideal locations for Pre-Business students to interact, study, and begin their Eller Experience. These 'penthouse' PACE Theme Communities will provide you with the opportunity to live in an engaged Pre-Business community and develop study groups for common classes.
Space is limited, so perspective students are encouraged to apply early to be a part of these PACE Communities. Preferred placement among the PACE locations cannot be guaranteed and are dependent on availability. The application to live in a PACE Theme Community is now located within your UA Housing Application Portal and opens January 2, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until full.