Each of our programs is designed to meet the needs of different populations. Find the appropriate program below to help. The programs below are for incoming students, and first year students.
ASA Peer Mentoring
ASA Peer Mentoring is a free program that connects UA students with student leaders that understand the challenges of college life. Our peer mentors are trained to support students at various points in their academic career: from their transition to college, as they navigate academic and personal options, and as they plan for their futures after graduation. ASA Peer Mentoring is a program designed to present opportunities and strategies that help students get the most out of their University of Arizona experience.
If you'd like in-person support, we offer numerous workshops and mentoring options that can help you stay connected. If you'd rather connect on-the-go, our digital outreach makes sure that you have the information you need when you need it.
Arizona Assurance Program
- For eligibility and selection and more information on Arizona Assurance.
- The Arizona Assurance Program provides academic, financial and social support for low-income Arizona residents as a way to ensure success, retention and graduation from the University of Arizona. The mission is achieved through first year transition programming, mentoring, leadership, career development, and graduate/professional school preparation.
- First Cats provides support to incoming freshmen who are both first-generation college students and Pell grant eligible. Students in First Cats are connected to a community of students who share their background. Participants are integrated into campus by participating in regular meetings with Cat Coaches (peer mentors), workshops, and planning for career or graduate school.
Cultural Learning Communities
The Learning Communities provide an opportunity for students to participate in a culturally enriching experience. Students who identify as African American/Black (360) or Asian Pacific American (EDGE) or Native American/American Native (FYS) can choose to participate in one of our three learning communities. Each community has been created in partnership with the corresponding Cultural Center on campus. The Learning Communities will provide participants with the opportunity to connect with other students from their specific ethnic background, as well as students in the other two LCs.
- Wildcat Academy is an innovative program for first year students. The program provides students with a roadmap to college success. Structured programming and an individually tailored schedule will ease the transition to the University of Arizona.