Skipping the Fall Semester: A List of Some Major AU Resources


After a long summer break, returning to school can be difficult. Whether you’re a starting freshman or a senior preparing for your senior year, knowing what resources the University of Arizona provides could help you have a great and successful year! Whether it’s academics, building healthy habits, or any other type of general support, UA has you covered.

Academic help

It’s always best to be one step ahead of things to make sure you stay on track in all of your studies. From tutoring resources and technology assistance to preparing for internships and career opportunities, there’s someone on campus ready to help!

Academic counseling center


  • Find and connect with your academic advisor to help you plan your lessons and stay on track
  • Explore advisors by major or certificate to learn about another program or opportunity
  • See different policies and procedures, such as dual degree courses or codes of conduct
  • Calculate your GPA or estimate how much you will need to repay in loans with their online tools
  • Find resources for your specific group, such as freshmen, seniors, honors, transfers, or international students

Disability Resource Center

  • Request course and campus accommodations, whether you have a permanent or temporary disability
  • Get help with assistive technologies like screen readers or note-taking apps

Technology resources for e-learning

  • Contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk when you experience issues with UAWiFi, UAccess, or any other campus-wide technology
  • View and download learning technologies offered at UA, such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365
  • Find resources on Internet access on and off campus
  • Get software and security assistance on your computer

UA Libraries

  • Borrow technology including high-tech laptops, hotspots, tablets, projectors and more to help you do your class work
  • Borrow chargers, noise canceling headphones, cameras, mobile podcast studio, VR, calculators and more for personal use
  • View books, journals, maps, e-books, research papers, and other resources for various school projects, whatever the subject
  • Request written or digital documents, even international articles
  • Book quiet study rooms for one or group study rooms for collaborative meeting space
  • Attend events and workshops
  • Browse and check out their collection of board games or their seed library to grow your garden
  • Use CATalyst Studios for 3D printing, sewing and embroidery, play with circuits, explore the VR studio and more


  • Prepare for a job interview by training with a Career Peer Coach
  • Get feedback on your resume and cover letter when applying for a job or internship
  • Help find ways to use your major and other career opportunities by meeting with a career educator
  • Navigate to college and your next steps after graduation
  • Get recommendations for clubs, organizations and other engagement opportunities tailored to your needs
  • Find programs with different partners, such as LinkedIn Workshops

Student Success District

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Healthy habits

Staying in good physical and mental health is a very important part of succeeding in college. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources on campus to help create these healthy habits.


  • Get crisis assistance using the CAPS 24/7 number at 520-621-3334
  • Sign up for workshops and group counseling sessions to find safe environments to talk to other students who may be experiencing the same difficulties
  • Meet with a counselor to reach your mental health goals

Campus Health Center

  • Make appointments for routine vaccinations, lab tests, X-rays, or general medical issues
  • Filling and picking up prescriptions

REC Centers

  • Sign up and attend group yoga, zumba or bike classes with friends
  • Join intramural sports teams
  • Enjoy access to machines and workout equipment

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A lot goes into a college experience, from making sure finances are taken care of to meal plans to finding clubs and other students with similar interests. These are all factors in enjoying your time here at AU. Here are some resources to keep in mind when creating your Wildcat memories!


  • Find clubs and organizations for all sorts of hobbies, specializations and interests
  • Get your ZonaZoo pass and attend sporting events
  • Attend Wildcat Events Board events throughout the year

bursar’s office

  • Manage tuition and billing records
  • Find new scholarships to apply using Scholarship Universe
  • Track repayments, loans, and scholarships

Campus pantry

  • Find free rides by swiping your CatCard

Office of the Dean of Students

  • Learn about your students’ rights, responsibilities, policies, and code with documents such as the Student Code of Conduct or Title IX
  • File an Incident Report related to Academic Integrity, Conduct, Face Covering Compliance, or Bias Education and Support Team Recommendation
  • Attend the office hours of the Dean of Students
  • Find student support and safety resources, such as Dog Days with the Dean or SafeCats

World Center

  • Get help whether you’re from abroad or going to study abroad
  • Find Student Lounges with Computer Labs and Think Tank Academic Support Services
  • Go to events like yoga classes or cafes
  • Obtain a passport
  • Find food options like Global Market, Mas Tacos, or The Den

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

  • Connect with members of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Find programs, events, clubs, organizations, internships and resources
  • Donate or get clothing from the Queer Closet for all genders and bodies
  • Sign up for Safe Zone training to make AU a more inclusive environment
  • Find mental health support

Meal Plans in Arizona

  • Get details on all campus meal plans
  • Find all the dining options on campus
  • Check your Meal Plan, Meal Dollars or CatCash balance

Housing & Residential Life

  • Contact your resident assistant for roommate disputes
  • Room reassignment file
  • File Maintenance Requests

Safe driving

  • Call for free transportation on and around UA campus as an alternative to walking at night, run and provided entirely by students


  • Contact for safety issues on campus and surrounding areas
  • Use the Blue Light Emergency Phone system when walking around campus
  • Call in case of emergency or security issues

These resources can help you with a variety of different aspects of your college experience for years to come. Some key things to remember are to never hesitate to ask for help, to stay safe, to make informed decisions, and to have fun. To push!

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