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Getting through the fall semester: A list of some major UA resources

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Mary Ann Vagnerova

UA students utilizing the many resources available on campus. 

After a long summer break, going back to school can be tough. Regardless if you’re a first-year student just starting out or a senior getting ready for your final year, knowing what resources the University of Arizona provides could help you have a great and successful year! From academics, building healthy habits and any other kind of general support, the UA has you covered.

Academic assistance

It’s always better to have a head start on things to ensure that you are staying on track with all your studies. From tutoring resources to technological assistance to preparing for internships and career opportunities, there is someone on campus willing to help you!

Academic Advising Center

  • Find and contact your academic adviser to help schedule your classes and stay on track
  • Explore advisers by major or certificate to learn more about another program or opportunity
  • See different policies and procedures, like double-dipping courses or codes of conduct
  • Calculate your grade point average or estimate how much you’ll have to pay back in loans with their online tools
  • Find resources for your specific group such as first-year, seniors, honors, transfer or international students

Disability Resource Center

  • Request accommodations for classes and campus, whether you have a permanent or temporary disability
  • Receive help with assistive technologies such as screen readers or note-taking apps

Technology Resources for Online Learning

  • Contact the 24/7 IT support center when you’re having issues with UAWiFi, UAccess or any other campus-wide technologies
  • View and download the learning technologies offered at the UA, like Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365
  • Find resources on getting internet on and off campus
  • Receive software and security support on your computer

UA Libraries

  • Borrow tech including high-tech laptops, hotspots, tablets, projectors and more to help get your work done for class
  • Borrow chargers, noise-canceling headphones, cameras, a mobile podcast studio, VRs, calculators and more for personal use
  • Check out books, journals, maps, ebooks, research papers and other resources for various school projects regardless of the subject
  • Request any written or digital materials, even international items
  • Book quiet study rooms for one or group study rooms for a collaborative meeting space
  • Attend events and workshops
  • Browse and check out their board game collection or their Seed Library to grow your garden
  • Use the CATalyst Studios for 3D printing, sewing and embroidery, play with circuits, explore the VR studio and more

LifeLab

  • Prepare for a job interview by practicing with a Career Peer Coach
  • Get feedback on your resume and cover letter when applying for jobs or internships
  • Help find ways to use your major and other career opportunities by meeting with a Career Educator
  • Navigate college and your next steps after you graduate
  • Get recommendations for clubs, organizations and other engagement opportunities tailored to you
  • Find programming with different partners, such as LinkedIn workshops

Student Success District

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Healthy habits

Remaining physically and mentally healthy are very important parts of being successful in college. Fortunately, there are many resources on campus to help create these healthy habits.

CAPS

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

Campus Health Center

  • Make appointments for routine vaccinations, laboratory testing, x-rays or general medical concerns
  • Fill and pick up prescriptions

REC Centers

  • Register for and attend yoga, zumba or cycling group classes with friends
  • Join intramural sports teams
  • Enjoy access to workout machines and equipment

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Bear Down backing

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

ASUA

  • Find clubs and organizations for all kinds of hobbies, majors 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 statements
  • Find new scholarships to apply for using Scholarship Universe
  • Track refunds, loans and scholarship funds

Campus Pantry

  • Find free groceries with the swipe of your CatCard

Dean of Students Office

  • Learn about your student 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 & Support Team referral
  • Attend the Dean of Students office hours
  • Find resources on student support and safety such as Dog Days with the Dean or SafeCats

Global Center

  • Get support whether you’re from abroad or going abroad to study
  • Find student lounge areas with computer labs and Think Tank academic support services
  • Go to events like yoga classes or coffee hours
  • Get a passport
  • Find dining options like the 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 items from the Queer Closet for all genders and bodies
  • Enroll in Safe Zone training to make the UA a more inclusive environment
  • Find mental health support

Arizona Dining Meal Plans

  • Get breakdowns on all the meal plans on campus
  • Find all the on-campus dining options
  • Check the balance of your meal plan, dining dollars or CatCash

Housing & Residential Life

  • Contact your resident assistant for roommate disputes
  • File for room reassignment
  • File maintenance requests

Safe Ride

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

UAPD

  • Contact for safety concerns on campus and surrounding areas
  • Use Blue Light Emergency Phone system when walking through campus
  • Call in case of emergency or safety concerns

 

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 reach out for help, stay safe, make smart decisions and have fun. Bear Down!


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