STUDENT SERVICES, HOUSING AND CAMPUS LIFE
Academic advising makes a valuable contribution to the academic success of all students. The University of Arizona is committed to providing accurate information and thoughtful guidance to students throughout their course of study at the institution. Academic advisors make available information on academic requirements, procedures, and regulations; career and graduate education opportunities; and student services on campus. Advisors are also skilled listeners who can assist students in defining or clarifying their educational and career goals. Faculty members, professional advisors, and students' peers participate in the University's multifaceted advising program offering services in academic departments and colleges. Students bear the responsibility of seeking out and making use of the academic advising services available at The University of Arizona. College and faculty offices listed below can provide additional information.
Arts and Sciences
Business and Public Administration
Engineering and Mines
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
For undeclared and undecided students, the College of Arts and Sciences offers special assistance in finding a major. It is located in Integrated Learning Center 103; the phone number is (520) 621-7763.
The student's life outside the classroom is an integral part of the learning experience. Through services and staff, the Dean of Students Office provides support and advisement to students in gaining a sense of belonging, developing knowledge and skills, choosing informed attitudes in a diverse community, and developing self-responsibility. Programs in this area are administered by the Department of Student Programs including Greek Life, Campus Activities, Leadership Development, and Center for Off-Campus Students; Student Publications; ASUA Bookstore; Student Union; Residence Life; Minority Resource Centers including African American Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Student Affairs, Hispano/Chicano Student Affairs, and Native American Student Affairs; and Military Science units including Army ROTC, Naval ROTC and Air Force ROTC.
Additionally, the Dean of Students Office is responsible for the enforcement of University policies and procedures, including the Student Code of Conduct, the Code of Academic Integrity and the Policy on the Use of the Campus and First Amendment Rights. Students seeking to withdraw from the University may consult the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students also has administrative and fiscal oversight of Associated Students of The University of Arizona (ASUA).
The Dean of Students staff works to help students build their campus community, assists with the resolution of problems, and advocates for new student programs. Office staff are frequently resources for students, parents, and faculty for the successful resolution of problems. The Dean of Students Office is available to serve the total University community and is located on the second floor of Old Main.
The University Learning Center (ULC) is located in Old Chemistry 214. The mission of the ULC is to provide direct learning assistance support to students which will contribute to their integration into the academic community and to their successful achievement as effective and independent learners. The ULC serves all UA students. Special emphasis is directed to students who are in their first year of undergraduate University study, or who are first generation, ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, or conditionally admitted.
Many students who meet University admissions standards find it difficult to make a smooth academic transition from high school to college. The volume of material assigned and the critical level of thinking demanded on tests and papers can initially be overwhelming. For this reason, the ULC offers:
1. assessment of study and learning skills;
2. academic counseling by appointment;
3. free non-credit study skills workshops on topics such as time management, note taking, effective text reading, exam preparation, etc.;
4. a 3-unit Learning Strategies course (LRC 197a) which focuses on learning and enhancing learning potential; and
5. fee-based test preparation courses for graduate placement exams.
TUTORING SERVICES-Services include:
1. the Guide to Free Tutoring, a listing of free tutoring available across campus;
2. Tutor Share, low-cost small group tutoring;
3. Private Tutor Index, a listing of qualified UA students who offer private tutoring for an hourly fee; and
4. Large Group Review sessions in high risk courses.
TESTING OFFICE-The Testing Office provides most out-of-class testing services needed by students at the UA, including:
1. Math Readiness Testing for entering students;
2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)-earn credits by exam
in 38 subject areas;3. Vocational interest testing to help stu-
4. National and state qualifying exams (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, ACT, etc.) as well as prep courses for some of these exams.
THE FIRST YEAR STUDENT CENTER-The First Year Student Center is designed as a one-stop center for students' academic and advising needs. Integrated services include free tutoring, academic advising, academic counseling, major and career exploration, and information on student programs and services.
THE FALL TRANSITION PROGRAM-The Fall Transition Program (FTP) is designed to assist new UA freshmen with the transition from high school to college and takes place during the students' first fall semester. Enrollment is open to all UA freshmen on a space available basis. Students accepted into FTP enroll in the Learning Strategies course (LRC 197a), and are assigned a student mentor who will be a resource for information, University procedures, and student issues.
Students who are ethnic minority or who qualify for need-based financial aid may receive regular, ongoing peer advising to assist in making the transition to college life. Minority Student Services also provides student advocacy and referral, scholarship information, newsletters and various sponsored activities.
MATH AND SCIENCE LEARNING CENTER-The center offers free tutoring services both in scheduled groups as well as drop-in tutoring for students in lower division math and science courses. Located in: Nugent 5, 621-1126.
THE MERITS PROGRAM-The Merits Program is a two-semester incentive program for first-year students who are provided support and encouragement to excel academically. By participating in various activities, students earn points towards consideration for book scholarship.
THE STUDENT ENCOURAGEMENT PROGRAM-The aim of the Student Encouragement Program (SEP) is to support students in their transitional freshman year. The goals of the program are achieved through weekly workshops, individual meetings with a peer advisor, critical thinking workshops, cultural activities, and visits to community businesses. SEP, which is funded through a federal grant, serves students who are first generation and/or low income (as stipulated by federal guidelines).
THE NEW START SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM-The New Start Summer Bridge Program, a program for first-time U A freshmen, focuses on the transition from a familiar high school environment to the University. This program provides academic courses and activities which introduce students to the college experience. Included in the six-week program: a comprehensive orientation to the UA, academic coursework, registration for the fall semester, academic skills-building workshops, personal development and leadership.
For more information contact the University Learning Center at (520) 621-1206.
Career Services is located in the lower level of Old Main with satellite offices in Room 229 of the College of Education and Room 210 of McClelland Hall, and offers a variety of programs designed to assist students and alumni develop and implement career plans, gain work related experience, seek part-time work while enrolled in school and gain professional employment after graduation. Old Main, Room 102, Director's Office (621-2588)
The Career Development Unit is designed to assist students and
new alumni in their job search. Services provided
The Job Center has hundreds of part-time and seasonal opportunities for students, their spouses, and alumni. Over 1400 employers list on- and off-campus positions annually. Old Main, Room 104 (621-4606)
A Cooperative Education program is available for students who want to secure paid, career-related experience prior to completing their degree. Work assignments are made with nationwide employers during the semester and/or summer. While students are away from campus working, the Co-op Office maintains their enrollment active with the University, and assists them with university-related business. Old Main, Room 104 (621-5800)
The Placement Office assists students who are 9-12 months from graduation as well as recent alumni with their search for permanent, full-time employment. The primary function of this office is to provide students the opportunity to interview with company representatives from major local and national employers. The on-campus interviewing program generally attracts employers from business, industry and government. Other Placement services include job vacancy books and computerized job listings. Old Main, Room 156 (621-4517)
Career Week is a three-day program offered once a year during the last week of September. It consists of three days of extensive Career/Job Search presentations and two days of Career Fairs where employers come to campus to speak with students. Recent years have seen up to 150 employers. Old Main, Room 111 (621-4224)
The Minority Student Resource Centers serve to provide support, advocacy and programming designed to enhance the persistence and graduation of minority students. The Resource Centers are part of Student Life, Dean of Students Office. Descriptions of each office are as follows:
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS-The African American Student Affairs mission is to serve as an advocate for African American students on campus and in the community. We develop and maintain an academic support structure that assists African American students' retention and graduation. The Office of African American Student Affairs includes the African American Cultural Resource Center as well as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center. For more information call 621-3419.
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS-The mission of the Office of Asian Pacific American Student Affairs is to develop and maintain a campus environment that is conducive to an appreciation of diversity and cultural harmony. In addition to providing cultural programs and resources for the campus and community, academic and student support services are provided to enable students to feel comfortable exploring their personal development while feeling a sense of belonging. The office staff provides campus leadership and advocacy for Asian Pacific American student issues, plans and implements programs and encourages leadership and identity development in students through ongoing opportunities for involvement in campus and community affairs. The Asian Pacific American Student Center is located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Building, Room 320. For more information call 621-3481.
CHICANO/HISPANO STUDENT AFFAIRS-Numerous academic support services and programs are available for Chicano/Hispano students through the Office of the Assistant Dean for Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs. These services include advocacy, counseling, refer-ral, information on Chicano/Hispano related clubs, organizations and activities, and other assistance. The Assistant Dean's Office is located at Bear Down 103, (520) 621-5627.
The Chicano/Hispano Student Resource Center is open in Room 200, on the second floor of Bear Down Gym. Already established as an excellent area to study, the center also sponsors social, academic and cultural activities, as well as providing a meeting place for Hispanic clubs and organizations.
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS-The Native American Resource Center (NARC) serves approximately 500 Native American undergraduate students who are representative of over 50 different tribes throughout the United States. The overall mission of the NARC is to provide retention services and referrals to appropriate services and programs on and off campus.
The center provides student/faculty interactions, tribal leaders speaker series, academic and professional development workshops, Native American English composition and Learning Strategies courses, O'odham Ki' wing in Graham-Greenlee Hall, and many social activities. Other services include personal and academic counseling; information on internships/jobs/scholarships; providing 30-day emergency loans; student message board; computers, typewriters; phone availability; fax services and subscriptions to various tribal newspapers.
The Native American Resource Center is located in the Nugent Building, Room 203. For more information call 621-3835.
SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES
The Advising Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) is a University-wide support unit created to offer major exploration guidance to the 3,000-5,000 undecided students at The University of Arizona. ACES systematically assists the student in self exploration and in the selection of a major. ACES offers self-assessment tools, one-on-one academic counseling, academic advising and referrals to various campus resources that provide the student support in selection of a major. The ACES Mentor Program matches each interested student with a faculty, administrative or staff mentor. The Mentor Program involves the student directly with the University community. Mentors are matched with students based on common interests, hobbies or career paths. For students in academic difficulty, ACES presents probationary workshops which offer strategies to help students raise their grade point averages and reach academic good standing. For additional information, see "Arts and Sciences" in the Colleges and General Division section of the catalog.
APEX-The Academic Preparation for Excellence program (APEX) is a partnership of community members, public schools and The University of Arizona, which seeks to increase the numbers of southern Arizona minority and economically disadvantaged students who are prepared to participate successfully in higher education. APEX emphasizes better academic preparation in junior and senior high schools, career information, and motivation as keys to achieving success in higher education in a period of increased standards. The APEX office is located at 2302 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 202.
MESA-The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program (MESA) opens doors to minority students in the fields of math, engineering, and the physical sciences, which historically have attracted a small percentage of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. MESA was formed to stimulate greater interest in those fields among minority groups, so as to make new career opportunities apparent and, ultimately, to create for minority students a larger pool of qualified potential employees. The MESA office is located at 2302 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 202.
The Center for International Students and Scholars provides specialized services for international students and scholars at The University of Arizona. These services include personal counseling and advising; screening and referral to academic departments and support services on campus; orientation programs each semester for newly-arriving international students and scholars; assistance in complying with federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting non-immigrant students and scholars; liaison and support to over 45 sponsoring agencies and governments in the United States and abroad; supporting numerous international student clubs and organizations; extracurricular field trips; community interaction through the International Friends organization; co-curricular educational programs on topical international issues; and periodic workshops and seminars on topics affecting the international student and scholar population. The Center for International Students and Scholars is located at 915 North Tyndall Avenue. The center may be reached by telephone at (520) 621-4627 or by fax at (520) 621-4069.
Sponsored Program Fees-The Sponsored Programs section of the Center for International Students and Scholars assesses an administrative management fee for international students supported under contractual arrangements with sponsoring agencies and governments. The following fees are billed directly to the sponsor on a per student basis.
Fall semester $250.
Spring semester $250.
Summer term $100.
Specific information with regard to services provided may be obtained by contacting the Sponsored Programs section of the Center for International Students and Scholars.
The mission of the center is to equalize educational opportunities for students and provide support services for faculty and staff with disabilities. The program of services and resources is designed to promote full inclusion and participation in the educational experience and campus life. Services of the center are available for students, faculty and staff who have physical, visual, hearing, learning (basic services) and hidden disabilities. Major programs and services provided by the center are academic accommodations, physical support services, a technology center (computer lab), Disability Resource Clearinghouse, adaptive athletics/recreation, counseling and advocacy, testing services, interpreting, advocacy and referral. The primary service center and administrative offices are located at the SW corner of 2nd Street and Cherry Avenue. Phone: (520) 621-3268 (V/TDD)
The S.A.L.T. Center provides services designed to maximize the educational experience of students with specific learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. This department provides educational support services using specially trained professional staff to guide students, instruct learning and compensatory strategies, and monitor academic progress. A computer resource lab allows students to work independently or with their S.A.L.T. tutor in an environment designed to meet the students' specific learning needs. Content area tutors support student learning by using methods consistent with each student's learning strengths. Additional S.A.L.T. services include specialized instruction in written expression, career exploration and guidance, peer mentoring, and computer-based tutorials in writing and math. Admission to the S.A.L.T. Center is competitive and by application only. A fee is charged for all S.A.L.T. services. For further information regarding admission to the S.A.L.T. Center, call 621-8493.
This center provides advocacy and programs for traditional-age commuter students, undergraduates 25 years or older and veteran students. Services focus on promoting student success. Academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs are sponsored by students for students. The center, as a part of the Department of Student Programs, is a bridge linking off-campus students to the many on-campus student service resources. Location: Student Union 353.
This office provides certification of enrollment for benefits to the Depart-ment of Veteran Affairs. It also assists with the Veteran Workstudy Program and provides tutorial assistance. Location: Administration Bldg. 210.
Child care for students who are also parents is a need that the University is seriously addressing. Students may count on assistance with locating and selecting a child care arrangement including referrals to centers and family child care providers. Because the cost of care is a serious issue for students on limited budgets, the Office of Child Care makes every attempt to know of financial assistance programs specific to child care, including centers that offer sliding fees and state funded subsidies. Information, resources, and referral contacts may be given over the phone at 621-5844; however, visitors are welcome in the office which is located in the Student Union, Room 300.
The Student Health Service
The Student Health Service helps students maintain their physical and mental health, and is a campus resource for counseling on health problems. Regularly enrolled students become eligible for care at the beginning of the semester for which registration fees have been paid. Continuing students who were registered during the spring semester but are not registered for either, or both, summer sessions may become eligible upon payment of the Optional Eligibility Fee.
Every student born after December 31, 1956, must submit proof of having been administered measles and rubella vaccines since 1980. These vaccines are available at the Student Health Center for a charge. International students must also obtain a tuberculosis skin test at the Student Health Center on campus before registering for classes for the first time.
SERVICES-In general, the services available at the Student Health Center approximate those of the family physician. Charges are made for laboratory tests, x-ray services, physical therapy, special clinics, supplies and for prescriptions filled at the Student Health Service pharmacy. Charges may be paid at the Student Health Service Business Office before 5:00 p.m. on the day they are incurred or will be automatically added to your University account and must then be paid at the Bursar's Office. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. During regular school sessions, general medical care is provided; however, the Student Health Service is unable to provide all services during summer sessions, spring break and semester breaks. The Student Health Center is closed on weekends and University holidays.
Special clinics available at the Student Health Center include orthopedics, dermatology, allergy, immunization, sports medicine and minor surgery.
Chronic and pre-existing illnesses, as well as problems requiring complex therapeutic and rehabilitative care, may require outside consultation and referral to the local medical community. In such cases, the cost must be assumed by the student. Occasionally, an illness involving hazard to self or others may require temporary withdrawal from the University.
COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)-The Counseling & Psychological Services section of the Student Health Service is a voluntary, confidential counseling service open to all students who are eligible for care at the Student Health Service. CAPS offers short-term individual, couple, and group therapy, as well as skill-building workshops to promote positive, active mental health.
HEALTH PROMOTION & PREVENTIVE SERVICES-The Health Promotion & Preventive Services section of the Student Health Service is located in Old Main at the center of campus. Health educators and student peer educators are available for individual counseling and group presentations on sexuality, nutrition, fitness, alcohol and other drugs, and other health and wellness topics. Health Promotion also maintains a Wellness Center in the Student Recreation Center. Drop-in services include body composition, fitness and nutrition analysis, cholesterol screening and blood pressure checks. Stop by our office or the Student Health Center main lobby for a copy of the calendar which lists Student Health Service support groups, skill-building workshops and classes.
INSURANCE-A supplemental health insurance plan for students is available to those regularly enrolled at the University who meet eligibility requirements. Since these requirements are subject to change, check with the Student Health Service to verify your eligibility. This insurance is not required for services at the Student Health Center. The insurance option is an HMO plan using the Student Health Service as the primary care provider for students. Another option is Campus Care, a plan which covers most charges (exclusive of prescriptions) within the Student Health Service.
MEDICAL RECORDS-The relationship between a Student Health Service clinician and a student is a personal one and professional confidence is carefully maintained. Release of information may be obtained only by specific written authorization from the student concerned.
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics
These clinics function both as a service center for persons with communication difficulties and as a training site for graduate students under supervision in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Both clinics are committed to the provision of quality and state-of-the-art services. The program is accredited by the Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in both speech-language pathology and audiology.
The University clinics offer a full array of services to students, staff and faculty at The University of Arizona and to both children and adults in the community. The Speech-Language Clinic offers evaluation and remediation of articulation, language, voice (including abnormalities in quality, pitch, or loudness), and fluency (stuttering) disorders, as well as accent and dialect reduction. Individual and group therapy sessions are offered. Specialized instrumental testing is available. Flexible hours, including evenings, can be arranged.
Services in the Hearing Clinic include assessment of hearing; selection of hearing aids; training in use of amplification; counseling relative to alternate communication devices; as well as procurement of earmolds and maintenance of amplification systems.
For information regarding fees, consult the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics. The clinics may be reached at 621-7070 for Hearing and 621-1826 for Speech.
The University Library system contains almost 7,000,000 items,
including books, periodicals, microforms, maps, government publications,
manuscripts, and nonbook media. Basic holdings cover all fields
of instruction, and there are especially strong collections in
anthropology, geology, arid lands, Spanish and Latin American
language and literature, American agriculture, Southwestern Americana,
Arizoniana, 20th century photog-
The University Library system consists of the Main Library, which
houses the Central Reference Department,
MAIN REFERENCE-Houses reference materials for the social sciences, fine arts, humanities, business and government documents. Several SABIO terminals, CD-Rom stations and image stations are available. General reference questions can be answered.
MEDIA CENTER-Houses all the library's nonbook materials
except microforms and music tapes and records.
MAP COLLECTION-A depository for federal government maps, houses a fully cataloged collection of nearly 300,000 maps on every subject.
CURRENT PERIODICALS/RESERVE BOOK ROOM-Displays current issues of the 4,000-plus periodicals received in the Main Library, and manages the reading materials put on reserve for class use.
NEWSPAPERS AND MICROFORMS COLLECTION-Displays current issues of more than 150 newspapers to which the library has a collection of microforms which numbers nearly 2 million.
SCIENCE-ENGINEERING LIBRARY-Houses all materials on science and technology; has more than 500,000 volumes, 1,500,000 microforms, and displays current issues of its 4,000-plus periodicals.
MUSIC LIBRARY-Maintains the library's collection of approximately 50,000 music-related books, 230 periodicals, 70,000 scores, 15,000 pieces of sheet music and 25,000 recordings. Music material from the Arizona and Sonora geographical area is represented. Other significant items include: The Hill & Phillips collection containing over 125,000 titles of historical popular sheet music dating back to the early 1800's.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY-The center is a world-class museum and research center devoted to photography as an art form. The research center features nearly 150 photographer's archives including personal papers, negatives, contact sheets, and artifacts, which are available to researchers by appointment. In addition to 17,000 books, the library has over 80 current periodicals and 500 videotapes.
SOUTHWEST FOLKLORE CENTER- Houses musical tapes and manuscript archives of Southwest music and folklore.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS-Houses the library's collections of Arizoniana and Southwestern Americana, special subject collections, rare books, fine printing, manuscripts and The University of Arizona archives.
ORIENTAL STUDIES COLLECTION-Houses materials in the Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish and other oriental languages; includes over 160,000 items.
LAW LIBRARY-Houses over 340,000 volumes and volume equivalents. It provides a research collection of all state and federal jurisdictions in the United States, as well as extensive holdings of legal periodicals, treatises and loose-leaf services. The library recently became a selective depository for United States government publications related to law. There is a large collection of English and British Commonwealth materials, and a growing collection of foreign and international legal materials, with a special emphasis on Mexican and Latin American law.
HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY-This specialized library, which
serves the University Hospital as well as the colleges
ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY-Houses a collection with emphasis on the topics of design, architectural history and theory, building technology, desert architecture, and design communications. Includes over 10,000 monograph titles and 300 serial titles.
The University recognizes the importance of residence hall living as an integral part of the total educational program. The residence halls provide a living/learning environment that reflects responsible citizenship and concern for others and offers opportunities for individual growth and development. A broad range of programs is offered in the residence halls which provide opportunities to form friendships, heighten self-awareness, increase autonomy and broaden perspectives on the world. Inherent in a community living environment are community standards of behavior. Students who choose the option of living in a residence hall are expected to conform to the community standards.
The residence halls are fully staffed by live-in personnel. The hall directors and resident assistants are skilled in all facets of community living. Students should feel free to seek assistance from a staff member on any type of problem or question which may arise. Faculty fellows are also available in several halls to serve as academic resources for residents.
Residence Hall Facilities
Seventeen residence halls are clustered in three separate residential communities on campus and offer a variety of living options to approximately 4,800 students. The options include both single-sex halls and co-ed halls; various locations; a range of rental rates and a variety of architectural styles.
Rooms in the residence halls are completely furnished. Students are requested not to bring additional furniture with them but do need to provide their own pillows, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, bedspread and towels. Students care for their own rooms. Custodial service is provided for other portions of the halls.
Eight residence halls are accessible for wheelchairs and have other special equipment for disabled students. Most halls are wheelchair accessible into the lobby/lounge area and main floor areas.
RESIDENCE HALL AGREEMENT AND OCCUPANCY OF ROOMS-All students applying for a residence hall are required to sign a Residence Hall License Agreement for the full length of the term for which application is being made. The occupancy agreement terms are concurrent with the regular University academic sessions. Students may apply for the academic year; spring semester only and/or one or all of the summer sessions. Exceptions to the occupancy requirements are provided in the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
The rental rate does not cover occupancy during the December/January recess. All halls are closed during the December/January recess. All halls are kept open for students during the Thanksgiving and spring recesses. Additionally, limited facilities are available to continuing students, at additional charge, during periods between the beginning and end of the academic years and the summer sessions.
Only the students assigned to a specific room may occupy that room. Room changes within a hall must be approved in advance by the hall director of that hall. When necessary, students may be required to move to another room to consolidate unassigned space or exercise the option of occupying unassigned space in their room at additional cost. Students may transfer from one residence hall to another only with advance approval from the Department of Residence Life.
The University reserves the right to change the residence of any student, or to deny or cancel accommodations in cases where such action is deemed desirable.
Students are required to vacate their rooms and check out of the hall within 24 hours after their last final exam, withdrawal, suspension, academic disqualification or dismissal from the hall.
RESIDENCE HALL RESERVATION-In order to apply for a residence hall room, the student must first be officially admitted to the University. Accompanying the notification of admission is the Residence Hall License Agreement, Terms and Conditions of that Agreement and description with rental rates of the halls. Students desiring a reservation should complete the application/agreement form and return it with the required deposit to the Department of Residence Life. Do not send cash. The University cannot be responsible for any cash deposits sent through the mail. Make checks payable to The University of Arizona. The room deposit, in addition to being a guarantee against cancellation of housing application, applies against damage or loss to University property or to other debts to the University. It does not apply to the rent. The deposit is refunded when a student leaves the residence hall, if all charges for loss or damage and debts to the University have been paid.
Notification of residence hall assignments for the fall is mailed to applicants beginning mid-April. Failure to provide required rent confirmation payment within two weeks of assignment notification will result in cancellation of reservation and forfeiture of deposit.
The University does not require freshmen to live in Residence Halls and does not guarantee residence accommodations for freshman students. Demand may exceed available space; therefore, immediate application upon admission is encouraged. Priority for assignment is based on the date the Residence Hall Agreement and deposit are received by the Department of Residence Life.
Residence in halls is ordinarily restricted to students registered for 12 or more units of regular University work and is not open to noncredit, nondegree, or correspondence students. Exceptions must be approved by the Department of Residence Life.
Christopher City Apartments
The University of Arizona operates the Christopher City Apartments for students with families, single students, University faculty and staff, and is an excellent alternative for year-round graduate students. The 360 apartments are conveniently located in northeast Tucson about a 15-minute drive from campus. Most apartments offer a breathtaking view of the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains.
The city bus system provides a direct line between campus and Christopher City that runs frequently. Bus passes are available by month or by semester at discounted rates. Recreational and educational sites are in nearby state parks. Grocery stores, postal services, a pub-lic park, a YMCA and the elementary school are some of the services located within a one and one-half mile radius of the complex. Children attend schools in Tucson Unified School District.
Christopher City is a unique and diverse community of cultures that provides family support and a peaceful environment. The complex features a state-licensed cooperative preschool for children ages 2-5. An on-site staff is available to assist residents. Ample parking, 24-hour laundry facilities, and spacious grounds are enjoyed by all residents. The community center is the focus of activities for residents and includes meeting rooms, study rooms, a weight room, a lounge/game room, and a 70-foot pool and wading pool. All apartments are single-story with a patio and garden area. Apartments include window coverage, electric appliances, garbage disposal, and carpeting. Furnished or unfurnished apartments are available. Monthly rental rates include the cost of air conditioning, heat, and water. Pets are not permitted in the complex.
For current rates, an application or further information about Christopher City, please contact: Christopher City Apartments, 3401 N. Columbus Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85712, (520) 327-5918. Fax: (520) 322-5881.
Housing Off the Campus
Listings of off-campus housing are available in the Center for Off-Campus Students/Department of Student Programs; Student Union 353. A Renter's Handbook for students is available. It contains information about Tucson, utilities, apartment listings, and legal resources. A roommate listing service and weekly housing list are also provided. Call 621-7597 for information.
Change of Address
It is the student's responsibility to keep the University informed at all times of his or her current local and permanent address. Change-of-address forms are available in the Office of the Registrar.
When a student accepts admission to The University of Arizona, the University assumes that the student thereby agrees to conduct himself or herself in accordance with its community standards. The University reserves the right, on the recommendation of the Dean of Students and with the approval of the President, to terminate at any time the enrollment of a student who violates these standards. Evidence of unsatisfactory citizenship may be an overt violation of a specific standard, or social behavior that is not acceptable.
The Office of the Registrar enforces a financial records hold or an administrative hold on the records of a student when an outstanding financial obligation or disciplinary action has been reported.
When a hold is placed on a record, the following results may occur: 1) No official or unofficial transcript is issued. 2) Registration privileges are suspended. 3) Other student services may be revoked.
The hold remains effective until removed by the initiating office. It is the student's responsibility to clear the conditions causing the hold.For a detailed statement of University regulations, refer to the Student Code of Conduct or other applicable regulations when subsequently generated.
Use of Narcotic Drugs
The University provides information required under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989. This information appears each semester in the Schedule of Classes. The use by a student, or the sale, possession, or giving as a gift by him or her of narcotic drugs, sedatives, stimulants, psychotherapeutic drugs, psychedelic agents of any variety, prescription drugs other than such as may be prescribed by a physician for the student's individual use, or of any of the foregoing in violation of federal or state law, is incompatible with and inimical to the social, health, and safety standards and educative purposes of the University, and shall be cause for disciplinary measures, including suspension or expulsion, regardless of action or inaction by civil authorities with respect to violations of the law above mentioned.
Use of and Conduct upon University Property
The grounds and properties of the three universities of the State of Arizona are owned by the state through the Arizona Board of Regents for the use and benefit of the respective institutions. Such properties are devoted to and maintained for the sovereign function of supplying higher education to the people, and are not places of unrestricted public access.
Neither the State nor the Board is obligated to furnish or supply in such grounds and properties a forum or locale for the commission of crime, disorders, violence, injuries to persons or property, or the incitement or encouragement thereof, or any conduct or activity whatsoever which will interfere with or is harmful, disruptive, or inimical to the educational function aforesaid.
Accordingly, in the light of the foregoing and in the exercise of the jurisdiction and control vested in it by law, the Arizona Board of Regents has formally adopted and promulgated the following ordinance and regulation:
No person or persons may enter upon the grounds, buildings, roadways, or properties of The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, or Northern Arizona University, nor may a person or persons there be or remain, for the purpose of or in the actual or threatened commission of, any one or more of the following: a breach of the criminal laws (state or national); violent, obscene, or disorderly conduct; injury to or destruction of property; interference with free access, ingress, or egress; injury to person or persons; seizure or exercise of unpermitted control of properties of the institution; trespass; conduct harmful, obstructive, or disruptive to, or which interferes with, the educational process, institutional functions, contractual arrangements, or the public peace and tranquility; conduct likely to foment uproar or violence; or the incitement, support, encouragement, aid, or abetment of any or all of the foregoing.
Access to, enjoyment of, and presence upon or within the areas aforesaid are conditioned upon compliance with the foregoing ordinance and regulation. Any and all persons not in compliance with the foregoing, or in threatened or actual violation thereof, will be denied entry to or upon such areas, or will be evicted therefrom, as the case may be. More specific details regarding conduct appropriate to a university campus are found in the separately published Student Code of Conduct (or other applicable regulations when subsequently generated).
Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is committed to helping the University community by offering a comprehensive program of transportation services. PTS strongly encourages the use of transportation alternatives, such as buses and bicycles, to preserve the campus environment and to improve air quality in Tucson. PTS also encourages prospective students to contact its office prior to enrollment so it can provide assistance on transportation alternatives available to students. For information on the following programs, write or call:
Parking and Transportation Services
BICYCLES-Parking and Transportation encourages safe, courteous bicycling. Its programs are designed to emphasize safety and education. Designated bicycle parking areas are provided around residence halls and all other campus buildings. Additionally, paths are provided for bicyclists. Bicycle riding is prohibited on sidewalks and at other signed areas. Free bicycle registration is available Monday through Friday (excluding University holidays) at Parking and Transportation Services. Registering a bicycle is a proven deterrent to theft by providing a means of identification. Registration also helps to identify lost or stolen bicycles and is necessary for some insurance claims.
CITY BUSES-The bus pass program is designed to encourage public transit instead of automobile usage. Parking and Transportation Services offers special discounted bus passes from August to June (some restrictions apply and depend on funding availability). Take advantage of this inexpensive and convenient alternative to parking problems.
MOTORCYCLES/MOPEDS/MOTORBIKES-Parking and Transportation encourages you to use this mode of transportation by providing convenient parking locations around campus. Parking permits are required.
MOTORIZED VEHICLES-Campus parking is limited. Students are permitted to bring motor vehicles to the University but parking is not guaranteed. It is strongly recommended that vehicles not be brought to campus unless a parking permit has been assigned. Since campus parking permits are limited, new students are encouraged to contact the permit section of Parking and Transportation Services as soon as they have received notification of admission. Failure to do so may result in a delay in obtaining a permit for campus parking lots. (Preference in assignments is given to continuing permit holders. Remaining permits are issued to new students and employees on a first come, first served basis.) There are several categories of parking permits offered on this campus. Fees vary based on the level of service.
Parking permits are required year round (including academic recess periods, between semesters and summer sessions) from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless the lot is posted otherwise. Parking and traffic limitations may be imposed when campus parking facilities are used for special events. On these occasions notification is posted at lot entrances and informational flyers may be placed on vehicles in the affected lot. (Example: Vehicles parked near the football stadium on game days must be relocated to perimeter lots on the west side of campus.)
Application materials may be picked up at Parking and Transportation Services Permit Section.
RIDESHARING-Save money on maintenance and gasoline costs and reduce parking demand by carpooling. The University provides access to a carpool match list to team you up with others who live near you. Call (520) 621-1800 for more information.
SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS-The University offers a free campus shuttle as a direct link from many of the outlying parking areas on to campus. Ask for a free shuttle guide.
To obtain informational materials on any of these programs, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Parking and Transportation Services.
Co-curricular activities shall be activities which relate directly to and encompass membership in the University recognized student organizations and groups and special events and projects. Intercollegiate athletics for men (NCAA & PAC 10 and Intercollegiate Athletic Association) shall be governed by their own individual standards for eligibility and participation.
UNIT REQUIREMENTS-Any student who is currently enrolled in the University, may participate in these activities. However, where specified in these activities, a student may be required to meet additional criteria for membership or participation.
All elected or appointed officers of these activities to be eligible to hold these leadership positions must at the time of their election or appointment meet the minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; graduate students, work carried for graduate credit only, cumulative 3.0. Monitoring of academic eligibility of presidents is calculated by the Dean of Students Office and the Department of Student Programs: each president is responsible for monitoring eligibility of other organization officers. To participate in co-curricular activities, students must be enrolled in the University for a minimum of seven (7) units throughout their term of office.
When a student continues in office from one semester to the next, the student must have successfully completed a minimum of seven (7) units the previous semester. Graduate students must be enrolled in the University for a minimum of three (3) units throughout their term of office, and must have successfully completed three (3) units in the previous semester to continue in office from one semester to the next. For purposes of this paragraph, satisfactory completion in the case of a course taken for undergraduate credit requires the earning of A, B, C, D, S, or P.
RULES OF PROCEDURE-Whenever an irregularity arises relating to a student's eligibility to participate or hold an office in a co-curricular activity, the Dean of Students shall inform the student and faculty advisor in writing of the nature of the ineligibility. Appeals based on exceptional circumstances may be made to the Co-Curricular Activities Review Committee. The committee will review written statements of the exception and forward recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs for final action.
MEMBERSHIP AND SELECTION-The Review Committee shall be composed of:
1. Three student members appointed by the President of ASUA by the beginning of the second semester of each academic year.
2. Three faculty members appointed by the Dean of Students by the beginning of the second semester of each academic year. The Associate Dean of Students shall serve as the designated chairperson.
3. All committee members shall serve a term of one year from the appointed date.
For further information contact the Dean of Students (621-7059).
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC POLICY -Intercollegiate athletics are sponsored primarily as an aid to the educational purposes of the University. Full control of all phases of this program remains with and is administered by the faculty and staff of the University. Students participating in athletics must have conformed to normal entrance requirements and must maintain acceptable progress toward a college degree.
Requirements for participation in and regulations covering conduct of intercollegiate athletics are administered under standards set by the Arizona Board of Regents, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Pacific-10 Conference.
Scholarships awarded to properly qualified students who participate in athletics are administered by a committee of the Office of Student Financial Aid under standards applying to all such awards. All funds for the support of the athletic program, regardless of source, are accounted for by the University Comptroller and are included in the annual audits.
The student body is organized under the title, Associated Students of The University of Arizona (ASUA). The pur-pose is to enable students to assume the privileges and responsibilities of self-government. Governing authority of ASUA is vested in the elected officials and the ASUA Supreme Court. ASUA provides a number of services to the student body through such programs as Legal Services, Escort Service, and Academic Services. The Associated Students also strives to incorporate traditionally underrepresented groups through its constituency based services that include the Minority Action Council, International Student Association, and the Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Association. Additionally, the Appropria-tions Board provides financial support for University clubs and organizations. As part of its role of servicing students, ASUA organizes a number of activities throughout the year by a variety of ASUA programs including Speaker's Board and Spring Fling.
ASUA also acts to improve the lives of students and the quality of education on the local, state and national levels. This is done through the advocacy positions within ASUA. These positions include the University Budget Review Committee, Arizona Students' Association, and the Federal Relations Office.
Furthermore the ASUA president, with the confirmation of the ASUA Undergraduate Senate and Graduate Professional Student Council, appoints students to many different University organizations such as Cultural Events, Faculty Senate, Parking and Transportation and Student Publications.
ASUA encourages all students to get involved in any of its programs, services, or activities.
Many activities are available outside of the classroom. Students can learn about these co-curricular activities at the Department of Student Programs located in Student Union 101 and 353. The Department of Student Programs recognizes over 280 student clubs and organizations, provides leadership programs, campus activities through the University Activities Board, an off-campus housing program, coordinates the Center for Service Learning and the Center for Off-Campus Students, and information on fraternities & sororities.
The department also coordinates Family Weekend, Wildcat Welcome, Wildcat Camp, the Bear Down Club, and the Student Leadership Development Program which includes peer leadership activities, retreats, skill building workshops and academic course work.The department provides students one place to stop for endless opportunities for involvement at The University of Arizona. For additional information, please stop by Student Union 101 or call 621-8046.
Fraternity and sorority membership offers opportunities for leadership, campus participation, community involvement, and involvement as alumni/ alumnae. They organize the social lives of their members to promote their educational objectives. It is an experience in living together and sharing maintenance, self-government, and personal relations in a community that profits socially and intellectually. Mutual selection based upon congeniality and common purposes forms the basis for these organizations. The University of Arizona recognizes the need for the total growth of the individual during his or her academic experience and, therefore, has made a commitment to organized activities such as social fraternities and sororities. These groups are considered University-recognized student organizations and, therefore, are subject to policies and regulations set by the University for recognized clubs and organizations.
FRATERNITIES-Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Omega Delta Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Beta Tau.
SORORITIES-Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Kappa, Zeta Phi Beta, Zeta Tau Alpha.
SCHOLASTIC HONOR SOCIETIES
Alpha Chi Sigma - Chemistry
Agricultural Business Club
DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS - A number of University departments have organizations, some open to all students taking courses in the department, some limited to majors in the department and some with only elected membership.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE SOCIETIES
Organizations on the campus which are designed to foster the spiritual, intellectual, and social interest of various religious faiths or denominations are: Ambassadors for Christ, American Baptist Campus Ministry, Arizona Student Pagans, Baha'i Community of Tucson, Baptist Student Union, Beal Center, Campus Christian Center, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chabad Student Organization, Chi Alpha, Christian Science Organization, Christians in Action, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Episcopal Canterbury Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Hillel Jewish Student Organization, International Student Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Islamic Center at Tucson, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Little Chapel of All Nations, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Muslim Student's Association, Newman Catholic Student Center, Sikh Dharma, Student International Meditation Society, Student Satsang, Tucson Lutheran Student Movement, Unitarian Universalists, United Campus Christian Ministry, United Methodist Campus Ministry, Wesley Foundation and the Wildcats for Christ. For further information please contact the respective organization.
UNIVERSITY ARTIST SERIES-The University of Arizona Artist Series has become the pacesetter for diversified programs in music, dance, and theatre with outstanding national and international artists and companies. The programs provide a unique opportunity for the entire student body to experience world-class performing arts events and to learn more about these art forms. These programs, presented by the Office of Cultural Affairs, also serve as a cultural outreach to the Tucson community and surrounding area, often providing master classes and open rehearsals, lectures, and workshops in addition to the performances.
The programs are consistent with the University's overall goals of higher education. Special ticket discounts are available for students.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MUSEUM OF ART-The museum presents a continuous series of temporary exhibitions that complement the museum's excellent permanent collection which spans the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Admission is free. (For further information, see the Divisions of Research and Special Public Service section.)
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM-Chartered in 1893 and housing one of the finest collections of prehistoric, historic and contemporary Southwestern Indian material in the world. The Paths of Life exhibit explores the cultures, beliefs and histories of ten Native American groups in Arizona and northern Mexico. Library, research facilities, gift shop. Guided tours for school groups by appointment. Exhibits occupy two buildings. Free admission.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA POETRY CENTER-A 1960 gift of
Ruth Stephan, the rapidly growing poetry collection numbers over
27,000 items, has an extensive collection of literary magazines
and poetry readings on tape, and is available daily for use by
students, faculty and the community. The collection includes poetry
of all ages and various nations, with emphasis on
THEATRE ARTS SERIES-The University's nationally recognized Department of Theatre Arts offers outstanding theatre productions through its Arizona Repertory Theatre Series as an extension of its professional theatre training programs in acting, design/technology and musical theatre. Each year the Arizona Repertory Theatre Series presents a season of five or six demanding plays selected from classical and musical theatre repertoires. Productions are held in the Peter Marroney Theatre in the Drama Building, and the newly constructed Laboratory Theatre in the Fine Arts Complex. Tickets are offered to students and faculty/staff at a significant discount.
Theatre Arts also produces The Contempory Theatre Series, which includes workshop productions, new play development, readings, a one-act Festival and fully-mounted contemporary plays. The department serves the greater Tucson community and schools through the outreach efforts of its educational and entertainment touring productions, The Entertainers, Encore, and Touring Shakespeare, and occasional Adventure Matinees.
MUSIC SERIES-The School of Music offers a wide range of special programs throughout the year, many of them free to the public. Concerts by University orchestras, bands, choirs, and jazz ensembles are held in Centennial Hall, while faculty and student solo and chamber recitals as well as smaller ensemble concerts are held in Crowder Hall and Holsclaw Hall. Selected concerts by guest artists and opera productions by the School of Music's Opera Theatre are offered at a nominal cost to all students and faculty.
Through special arrangements with the University, the following organizations offer programs of interest to faculty and students throughout the year.
ARIZONA EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY - Sponsors concerts by ensembles and soloists performing medieval, renaissance, and baroque music.
ARIZONA FRIENDS OF MUSIC-These concerts present distinguished chamber music ensembles.
Physical fitness, recreational pursuits and social interaction are vital components of each student's education process. The Department of Campus Recreation, a unit within the division of Student Affairs, currently offers opportunities for intramurals, sports clubs, outdoor recreation, aquatics, fitness and aerobics, and open recreation.
The facilities include the national award winning, state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center. The center encompasses more than 185,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including two gymnasia, an indoor jogging track, 7,000 square-foot weight room, two 3,000 square-foot aerobics/multipurpose rooms, 14 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, an olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, juice bar, and wellness center. The center is open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday.
Although it is the most visible component of the Department of Campus Recreation, the Student Recreation Center is only one of the facilities which include historic Bear Down Gymnasium, which houses 3 courts, weight room and bicycle shop; Park Fitness Center with aerobics area and weight room; Bear Down Field; Wildcat Fields; and the Fifth Street Park, which houses 2 sand volleyball courts, concert area and grass area for informal recreation.
The Department of Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of organized and informal activities to students, faculty and staff. The intramural program includes competitive activities in 26 sports for men, 25 sports for women, and 8 coeducational activities.
The Outdoor Adventures Program offers a wide variety of recreational trips such as cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, cave exploring, scuba diving, sea kyaking, and more. The center also offers an equipment rental and resource center where students can rent backpacking and hiking equipment, tents, portable volleyball sets and a myriad of other equipment.
The Student Recreation Center is the home for University Sports Clubs. There are currently 46 sports clubs ranging from such diverse sports as rugby and hockey, to table tennis, hiking and a variety of martial arts clubs.
Informal recreation is also a vital component of campus life. Opportunities for pick-up basketball, volleyball and other activities are available, as well as numerous weight rooms, a jogging track, PAR course, field space, and others.
Information about any of these programs can be obtained at the Department of Campus Recreation offices, Student Recreation Center, 1400 East 6th Street; or by calling 621-4709.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Department conducts a challenging program in 8 sports for men and 10 for women: baseball (M), basketball (M/W), cross country (M/W), football (M), golf (M/W), gymnastics (W), soccer (W), softball (W), swimming and diving (M/W), tennis (M/W), track and field (M/W), and volleyball (W). The University is a member of the NCAA, and both the men's and women's programs are conducted under NCAA rules and participate in NCAA championships. In the 1993-94 NACDA Sears Directors' Cup competitive analysis, The University of Arizona was ranked 6th nationally in overall strength of its men's and women's programs.
The University is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference, which includes men's and women's teams from Arizona State University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of Washington, and Washington State University.
The President of the University appoints an advisory committee on intercollegiate athletics, which consists of the Director of Athletics, the faculty representative to the NCAA, members of the faculty, alumni members, and students.