Curious to see if any other incoming freshman students received an e-mail offering housing in the themed dorms of Arroyo Vista. We’d assumed our student would be staying home in the fall, since most classes will be online. Housing in the Middle Earth/Mesa halls is more expensive this year, as they’re offering only single or double options due to social distancing (we’d budgeted for a triple or quad).
The Arroyo Vista option is much more attractive financially, but I’ve yet to see any mention of it anywhere in other social media, or even on the UCI housing page (which provides precious little info or updates, anyway). The email is an offer for the “Camp STEM” theme, but I assume there will be other themes, based on different majors.
Note that I’ve learned AV is usually for continuing or transfer students only, but looks like this year, due to lack of space, they’re providing an option here for freshman.