Life at UArizona
Step into Wildcat life, where the sun shines brighter, the people are friendly, and you have access to everything you need to be the best version of yourself.
Whether you want to connect with fellow students around a common interest, build a professional network, or explore the world, you can translate your classroom knowledge into hands-on experiences to launch a career for life.
If you’re looking for international dining options and a nice spot to meet friends, you’ll find fun options at the Global Center. It’s also the place to get tutoring and advising help, and assistance from the International Student Services team.
Our International Student Services office strives to support all international students right through graduation. You’ll find immigration guidance, academic resources, cultural connections and social events through the International Student Services office.
Spirit & Traditions
Why do we say “Bear Down”
if we’re the Wildcats?
In 1926, John Byrd "Button" Salmon, our student body president and quarterback, was critically injured in a car crash. His last words to his coach were, "Tell them ... tell the team to bear down."
Today, this simple two-word phrase is a rallying cry that embodies the spirit of our university.
When you become a Wildcat, you join a worldwide network of 290,000 alumni.
Meet Some Famous Wildcats
From the Lighting of "A" Mountain and Homecoming celebrations, to attending sporting events with ZonaZoo, learning about and participating in University traditions helps you become a part of our story, too. You’ll understand what it means to be a Wildcat for Life.
9 out of 10 Wildcats recommend Zonazoo, our student cheering section, to new students.
17 Division 1 Sports
Teams & Pac-12 Member
"I have enjoyed my time at the University of Arizona. There are a lot of opportunities for growth, campus initiatives students can be a part of. I am very excited for my journey ahead and suggest UArizona because of the opportunities it has given me to grow."
Shruti Srinivas, BA '20
Psychology; Minor in Business Administration and Religion Studies
Life on Campus
Your dorm isn’t just your home away from home – it’s the place where you’ll make instant connections to people, resources and opportunities. Plus, our roommate-matching tool connects you with potential roommates based on shared interests, class schedules, and more.
As a Global Direct Online student, you’ll be part of the largest international network in the world, made of students like you – bright minds with great ambitions. Your hard work and dedication will be matched by peers from around the world, and by top-notch international faculty and experienced academic advisors.
Your classroom will be filled with students from around the world creating a community that will provide the structure and support you need to excel in a truly global network, and you will benefit from diverse points of view.
With locations on five continents, it's a truly international experience. Learn and collaborate with students from around the world.
Students have access to academic support from across the University of Arizona. Student success coaches are always available to help students navigate university processes, answer any questions, and provide encouragement. Some of the support you will have includes: