Housing & Living
You’ll be spending a lot of time here on campus, and luckily there are many resources for getting you here, getting you around and getting you fueled up. Housing, transportation and dining are all important aspects of your campus experience.
The University of Arizona BookStores is the definitive one-stop-shop for all of your academic needs. Not only can you purchase your textbooks and supplies at the University of Arizona BookStores, but you can also pick up a school-spirited t-shirt or hat in a pinch. University of Arizona BookStores is also an authorized Apple Campus Store, providing you with the latest technology at a discount.
Get excited, it’s time to start thinking about moving into your dorm! Check out the move-in section of our website at https://housing.arizona.edu/move-in for important information and updates. You can also get ideas of what to bring (and what not to bring) with you to campus. Once you get moved in, remember we offer tons of support to help you during your transition to college life. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Most students live on campus their first year; many even live in the dorms into their second or third years of undergrad. It is a great way to meet friends and have a built-in support system. When you’re ready to start thinking about living off-campus, the Off-Campus Housing office can help.
You can’t study your hardest if your body isn’t fueled for the task. The University of Arizona boasts more than 35 restaurants, three convenience stores and 350 vending machines to feed any appetite. Learn more about purchasing a Wildcat Meal Plan directly at https://union.arizona.edu/mealplans.
There are a lot of great options for getting both to and around campus, which is where Parking and Transportation Services comes in. From two wheels to four wheels, Parking and Transportation Services has you covered. You can request a parking permit for campus or commuter lots, find a carpool, or learn more about bike rentals and repair assistance at our website. Learn more about our free Cat Tran campus shuttle service directly at https://cattran.arizona.edu.
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