Student Life | Amenities | University of Arizona


Recreation • Wellness • Transportation

The Day-to-Day

There are a few big things that come with being a Wildcat – outstanding academics, beloved traditions, excellent dorms, countless clubs – and then there’s the small stuff that makes the everyday extraordinary. Learn about all the special extras that come with being a Wildcat.

Collage of students on campus

Unique Wildcat Benefits

Lesser-known places, resources, and additional assistance that current Wildcats love – all completely free to use.


Students interacting with a friendly white poodle dog

Dog Days with the Dean

Weekly pet therapy with dogs from Pet Partners and the Humane Society.

Students working together at the CATalyst studios on campus

CATalyst Studios

A space for creatives, including a podcasting studio, VR green screen, 3D printers and sewing machines.

An inside view of the campus pantry showing shelves of fresh food

Campus Pantry

Food distribution to reduce food insecurity in the Wildcat community.

Student wearing a mask showing off the campus closet clothing for students

Campus Closet

Gently used or new clothing for Wildcats who cannot acquire the items otherwise.

Student working in the rooftop greenhouse atop the Student Union building

Rooftop Greenhouse

Gardens atop the Student Union Memorial Center, which grow fresh produce for the Campus Pantry.

campus rec Center

Campus REC

Three state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities across campus.

Student parking a bicycle on the bike rack with the sun setting in the background

Bike Valet & Bike Repair

Drop off your bike at the bike valet – no lock required. Plus, assistance with flat tires and bike adjustments at the Campus Bicycle Repair Shop.

Student using a handheld device from the Library Borrow Technology Program

Library Borrow Technology Program

Borrow technology, including laptops, tablets, accessories, cameras and media gear.

Staff helping a student edit their resume on a laptop

Resume Help

Submit your cover letter or resume to Student Engagement & Career Development so you can get the job you want.


And, there’s more where that came from. Learn where you can get your computer repaired, how to become a reporter for the Arizona Daily Wildcat, and more.

Sample Student Schedules

What’s a day in the life of a Wildcat like? Three students share what a typical day looks like, and how they manage classes, jobs, clubs and organizations, socializing – and homework, too! 

Name Tia
Hometown Tucson, AZ
Major Electrical and Computer Engineering
Year Junior

8am: Listen to a podcast while getting ready
10:40am: First class of the day – Introductory Electromagnetics
Noon: A break (aka: time to work on homework) and lunch
2pm: Work – I’m a front desk worker at a dorm
5pm: Club meeting with the Filipino American Student Association
7pm: Lots of TikTok

Left: Student on phone, Right: Laptop decorated with stickers
Left: Student working on Laptop, Right: Student smiling
Left: Students at club meeting Right: Students dancing

Name Noah
Hometown Spokane, WA
Major East Asian Studies, Dance and Pre-Med
Year Junior

7am: Protein and nutrition-focused breakfast
9am: Physio class, followed by ballet
1pm: Japanese and science classes
4pm: Starbucks break
5pm: Meeting with the Pre-Health APAMSA (Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association) club.
6pm: Practicing for a dance performance

Left: Student eating breakfast watching youtube, Right: Student dancing
Left: Student doing school work, Right: Student having lunch
Left: Student moving box, Right: Student dancing

Name Jacob
Hometown Scottsdale, AZ
Major Public Health
Year First-year

9am: Coffee and a workout.
10am: Class and lunch.
1pm: Break – just enough time for a Seinfeld episode.
2pm: Headed to my job – I’m a Medical Assistant at a family practice.
6pm: Lots of studying (I’m on the Dean’s List!)
8pm: Hanging out with friends, preferably poolside.

Left: Student working out, Right: Student sitting and smiling
Left: Student with remote turning on TV, Right: Student in scrubs making photocopies
Left: Student doing school work, Right: Student jumping into a pool

Arizona students walking on campus path near flowers and a shady tree

Health & Wellness Services

The University of Arizona offers comprehensive health services for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students. Speak with a counselor about challenges you’re facing at Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS). Get your flu shot at Campus Health. Learn to make healthy food choices with a nutritionist. Explore all the resources available for Wildcats to feel like their best selves.



Wildcats who recommend Campus health

- Spring 2022 Patient Satisfacation Survey

Getting Around

You don’t need a car to attend the University of Arizona. Parking and Transportation Services provides multiple amenities for students, whether they prefer to bike, skateboard, or ride the streetcar to get around. Learn about the free Cat Wheels Bike Sharing Program, Cat Tran, Disability Cart Service, parking permits, and more.



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Application Information

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