Student Life

Housing & Accommodations

In Phoenix, students will be housed in hostel or hotel style accommodations and should expect to share a room.

While in Arcosanti, students will be housed within the Arcosanti facilities in student dorms, which are furnished with beds, towels, linens, etc. In the video to the right, Dr. Barry Vacker explains the concept of housing at Arcosanti, which ties directly back into their core mission and design principles.

Three meals per day in the Arcosanti cafeteria are included. The daily menu changes but it always includes vegetarian/vegan items.

For the overnight excursion to the Grand Canyon, students will be housed at the Thunderbird Lodge hotel on the Grand Canyon's South Rim, and will room with one other student.

Field Trips & Excursions

While on the program, students will be provided transportation to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport if traveling, as well as for all program field trips.

Field trips include visits to

Multimedia Blogs

Student Projects

  • Owen Luebbers (MET ‘19) wrote a song titled “Things That We Can’t See” using sounds from around Arizona and lyrics inspired by course concepts learned that week.
  • Emily Moser and Dom DiDonato (MET ‘20) created a “choose your own adventure” virtual tour of Arcosanti called “ArGOsanti,” one of the places students visit while in Arizona. Their project won 1st Place in the Emergent Media category at the 2020 MSP Awards.