Student Support

For any questions about appointments and availability, please call The A Center: 520-621-7763

Explore the UA Dictionary


Colleges and universities use so many acronyms sometimes it can feel like learning a whole new language. The Thrive Center has created a UA Dictionary to help you navigate the many terms you will hear as a member of the Wildcat community. 

Additional Campus Resources

There are many offices on campus that can support students in a variety of ways during their time at the University of Arizona.

Are you planning to add or change your major or minor? Search for academic advisors by major, minor, and college, so you can connect and discuss your academic plans further.

With different locations on and off campus, the UA BookStores provide books and supplies, technology, clothing and much more.

The Bursar's Office provides student account and billing information; receives payments for tuition, fees and miscellaneous campus charges; provides collection of delinquent accounts; delivers refunds and financial aid residuals after disbursement.

Campus Health is committed to providing quality medical and mental health care and outstanding health education.

The goal of the UA Campus Pantry is to reduce food insecurity in our Wildcat Community.  At our distribution events, students and staff can grab important food staples at no cost. All you need is your CatCard!

The first distribution will take place during the second week of school. If you have any questions, please email us at

Campus Recreation collaborates with the university community to offer exemplary facilities, programs, and services that inspire participation and engagement.

The Associated Students of The University of Arizona (ASUA) is a representative organization led by University of Arizona students. Our mission is to serve, engage and empower the student body through advocacy and the provision of programs and resources.

Check out on campus clubs and organizations: 

Learn more about ways to get involved on campus:

Our mission at CAPS is to help students thrive personally and academically. We offer direct clinical services to enrolled students, consultation with concerned family, friends, faculty, and staff in service of students, and outreach and education to the UA community.

At Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), students can speak with licensed mental health professionals about things like anxiety and depression, eating and body image, alcohol and drug concerns, family, friend, roommate and relationship problems, crises and trauma, or anything else a student would like to talk about.

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a student at the University of Arizona.

The Disability Resource Center leads the University in a progressive and proactive approach to campus accessibility. Their goal is to ensure that disabled students, employees, and visitors, have a similar, if not identical, experience to that of their non-disabled counterparts.

Students are able to work with consultants to determine which accommodations may be necessary for their courses.

The UA’s first-gen community is represented in every facet of campus life – from classrooms to cultural centers, playing fields to research labs, behind a desk or up on stage – there are over 10,000 UA students, faculty, and staff who are proud to be the first in their family to attend college.
Connect with First Cats.

Fostering Success is a community on campus to support Arizona students who have experienced the foster care system or are unaccompanied homeless and housing insecure youth. Our support structure of peer-to-peer mentorship with professional support staff available for consultation and referrals, and our commitment to evolving based on the needs of our participants provides a unique space for UA students to overcome their individual barriers and gain the confidence to know they will be successful adults.


Over 7,600 students live in 23 dorms across campus. Learn more about housing options, the application process, and cost to live on campus.

International Student Services (ISS) is committed to your educational, personal, and professional success—from application through graduation and beyond. We are your headquarters for a range of resources on and off campus. Through advising and programs, we provide immigration, academic, and personal support, as well as opportunities for friendship and leadership. We are your advocates, always ensuring that you are understood, supported and that your voice is heard.

Whether you are an admitted undergraduate, graduate, or exchange student, if you have any questions about academics, immigration, or cultural connections, our door is always open!

There are multiple library locations across campus with different areas of specialization. The Libraries are the intellectual crossroads of the University, enabling innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative endeavor.

There are several Meal Plans to choose from, each designed to complement how often you eat on campus.

The Ombuds Program advances consciousness in communication, collaboration, and organizational climate through preventive support, proactive solutions, and positive response to conflict and other challenges. They are a confidential, informal, impartial, and independent resource for effective communication, collaboration, and conflict management.

The Office of the Registrar serves students, faculty, staff, and alumni through registration, record keeping, course and classroom management, and academic support.

They also post all semester enrollment dates and important deadlines.

The Scholarships and Financial Aid office strives to inform all families about the many scholarships and financial packages the UA has to offer to help you pay for college. Their goal is to make UA affordable to families from all income levels.

They are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and are located in the lobby on the second floor of the Administration Building.

The University of Arizona office of Parent & Family Programs is a resource committed to keeping you engaged, informed and supported throughout your student's time at Arizona.  We understand that staying connected is vital to their success and to the strength of our Wildcat Family.  College students experience various stages in their collegiate career, and rely on the support of family members to guide them through these stages.  Our goal is to communicate with you regularly so you can be an informed resource for your student.

The Department of Parking and Transportation Services provides creative solutions for campus access and promotes alternative transportation for faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the University of Arizona.

The department's mission is to provide superior quality service through leadership, innovation, and stewardship.

Learn more about how to get parking permits and use the Cat Tran.

The Cat Tran is free to use on campus, including Red and Blue routes. Orange route requires boarding pass.

SafeRide is a free transportation service for University of Arizona affiliates that provides a nighttime alternative to walking alone on campus and in the Tucson community.  Managed and operated entirely by students under the sponsorship of ASUA.

No doubt you’re learning a lot from your professors and peers in the classroom. But when you combine that learning with hands-on experiences, you not only increase your opportunities, you might even discover the thread that connects what you’re learning to your purpose in life.

Investigate your options further and look into employment, internship, leadership or other personal development opportunities offered at the University of Arizona.

The Survivor Advocacy program provides confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. We provide advocacy and services rooted in empowerment and community-based support, are survivor-focused, and relationship-based.

THINK TANK offers a wide range of programs and services dedicated to empowering UA students by providing a positive environment where they can master the skills needed to become successful lifelong learners.

Think Tank provides free tutoring, writing support and supplemental instruction.

To thrive means to grow or develop vigorously, to flourish. Students thrive when they engage socially and academically, and when they feel a sense of belonging in the Wildcat community. By focusing on the assets each student brings with them to college and connecting them with valuable campus resources, Thrive Center is committed to ensuring that students do not just survive at UA, but thrive.

We work to cultivate an inclusive environment for students who have transferred to the University of Arizona (UA), and guide transfer students as they gain academic and life skills through connections to resources and community. 

Services at the Transfer Student Center (TSC) are provided to students who are transferring (or considering transferring) to the University of Arizona. Our staff, along with our team of Transfer Student Assistants, are available to assist you. We help transfer students by getting to know you and your unique needs, as well as offering a variety of academic and social programming in the Center.

We invite you to stop by the Transfer Student Center, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We are located on the fourth floor of the Student Union in suite 402. We look forward to making your university transition as smooth and successful as possible.

The mission of UAPD is to promote a safe and secure community through professional law enforcement stewardship, education, engagement, and partnership.

Veterans Education and Transition Services strives to provide the tools and assistance necessary for students to achieve academic success while fostering camaraderie and engagement. VETS is an organization run by veterans, spouses, dependents, and current service members who through their shared experiences endeavor to maintain a dynamic and effective program which is responsive to the needs of our community. 

VETS recognizes shifting from the military to the academic environment is not always a straightforward process and is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment that makes this transition from military to student to employed graduate as smooth as possible.  If you have questions, call us at 520-626-8380, email at, or visit us at one of our two VETS Centers on campus. If you are new to campus or have never been to our VETS Center in the Student Union please join us for a virtual tour

If you have questions about your GI Bill or other education benefits relative to military service, please visit UArizona's Military Connected Benefits & Certifications or call them at 520-621-9501. VETS is not equipped to answer GI Bill or other VA Educational Benefit questions.