Health & Safety
The University of Arizona is committed to your success and also to your safety. We strive to enhance your personal safety and well-being through a variety of resources.
The University of Arizona is committed to the health and wellness of all of our incoming students and guests during orientation. We will be hosting all summer orientation events and extended orientation in a virtual format in order to limit in-person exposure.
The university has a wealth of resources that are available to all students. For all of our future Wildcats, you can view FAQ pages for first-year, transfer and international students for answers on how COVID-19 will influence enrollment deadlines, financial aid and grades/official transcripts. There are also a number of virtual resources to help students and their families plan for their college future.
For updated information on the university’s response to COVID-19 along with information regarding the university’s plan, testing and vaccine information, please visit the main COVID-19 webpage.
Campus Health is committed to your health and wellness by offering a variety of services and outreach programs, such as general medicine, women’s health services, mental health services, and pharmaceutical services. Registered students do not need health insurance to use the services at Campus Health, but they do accept insurance from most providers, as well as offering their own. You can also pay per service for visits that may require additional fees, such as lab tests or x-rays.
Our trained and licensed counselors are available to help you cope with personal issues so that you can successfully achieve your educational goals. Like other Campus Health services, all current University of Arizona students are eligible for CAPS services.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the campus department designated by the university to ensure access to university classes, programs and activities for disabled individuals. A goal of the DRC is that your student experience is similar, if not identical, to that of your peers. Please contact DRC to request disability-related accommodations that ensure your full participation in university experiences.
The University of Arizona has its own police department dedicated to the safety of campus by providing law enforcement and public safety services 24 hours a day. They are a partner in the UAlert system, so you can stay up-to-date about emergency situations occurring on campus in real time. UAPD recommends downloading the LiveSafe app to assist you if you need campus safety resources, and to report non-emergency crimes. If you feel unsafe walking around campus, utilize one of the emergency blue lights to get in touch with UAPD for a rapid safety response. Call UAPD anytime if you have any questions or concerns.