TOCC opens permanent main campus

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: 24-4: Language Revitalization, Tribal College News

A TOWERING PRESENCE. Situated in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, Tohono O’odham Community College’s new main campus offers state-ofthe- art classrooms and residential living for students. Photo by Martha S. Lee

By Heather Baxter and Martha Lee

A dream in the making for many years came true in the fall of 2012 when Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC, Sells, AZ) opened its new main campus in the Schuk Toak District on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in southern Arizona. The college can now offer students a residential experience while attending TOCC. The new campus is described by Drew Harris, TOCC student and basketball player, as quiet and peaceful.

The campus has four residential suites which can accommodate up to 36 students. Three suites each have four bedrooms and a shared living space consisting of a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and sitting room. The fourth suite is reserved for two resident advisors.

The main campus also includes an academic building which contains four classrooms with soundproof, removable walls. The building can be converted into one large room for college events and community gatherings. The second academic building is under construction. It will house more classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, a computer lab, the Student Success Center, and the library.

Out-of-state students planning to attend TOCC are encouraged to apply for residential living. Details about the fees and the application process can be found on the TOCC website at: If you have questions about living on the campus at TOCC, please contact TOCC’s Residence Life director, Annemarie Stevens at: (520) 383-8401 or

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