Tucson Student and Faculty Hotel Services

Short Term Rental Rules & Regulations

WHO IS A STUDENT:

A “student” for the purpose of qualifying to live at Sahara as a long term resident, a student is defined as someone who is registered as a full time student at an institution of higher learning, in his or her home country, or in any other country, in a program of study that will lead to an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or a PhD. degree.

Therefore the mere fact that a person is taking a course here at the University of Arizona, does not make a person qualify as a student under our definition of a student.

For example, a 65-year-old man taking a course in photography as a hobby at Pima Community College is not a student. But a full-time exchange student from France who comes to the University of Arizona for one semester is a student.

In the same way, an employee of a company in Argentina coming to the University of Arizona to study English as a second language and who is registered in an intensive full-time course of English studies, is not a student, for our purposes.

NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:

Since the Sahara is essentially a dormitory style building aimed at young students, drinking or carrying of open containers of alcoholic drinks is not allowed anywhere other than inside the apartments and short term rental accommodations.

NO SMOKING:

No smoking is permitted in indoor areas, including the apartments, recreation building, and our café & market. Smoking is permitted on the balconies of our short term rental apartments and in other outdoor areas.

NO PARTIES, LIMITS ON NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE APARTMENT:

At the Sahara, we have a “No Party” policy. This rule is enforced based on a provision in our leases for the dormitory section of our community, as well as in the leases and registration forms for the guests in our short term rentals section, that sets a limit of 4 people that are permitted to be in an apartment at any one time.