Welcome Family & Guests

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We understand enrollment and orientation can feel a little overwhelming — for both students and their loved ones. Learn how to get your Wildcat off on the right foot by helping navigate the pre-orientation process:

  • Sign up for orientation
  • Pay the enrollment fees
  • Learn the basics of tuition and financial aid


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Health & Safety

During the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, your student’s health, and the health of our campus community, is our top concern. That's why, in adherence with CDC recommendations, we have opted to shift our orientation programs to an interactive virtual experience.

Health & Safety During Covid-19

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Campus Life

A critical component to your student’s success and happiness at college is a thriving life outside of the classroom. At the University of Arizona, they’ll discover world-class facilities, enriching experiences and active student communities that cater to every interest — from wellness to the outdoors. It’s in these settings that your student will create enduring memories and build fulfilling friendships to last a lifetime.

Student Life

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Getting Started

Ready to register for Family Essentials orientation? In the Next Steps Center, your student can register you by selecting guest registration when they sign up for their own orientation. If your student has already registered, and you would like to join them at orientation, they can add you by selecting “Change My Orientation Reservation.”

Visit Next Steps Center