New Students

Welcome to the University of Arizona!

International Student Services is committed to your educational, personal, and professional success—from application through graduation and beyond. We are your headquarters for a range of resources on and off campus. Through advising and programs, we provide immigration, academic, and personal support, as well as opportunities for friendship and leadership. We are your advocates, always ensuring that you are understood, supported and that your voice is heard.

Whether you are an admitted undergraduate, graduate, or exchange student, follow the information on the left side of the page to learn about important procedures for new students. 

If you have any questions about academics, immigration, or cultural connections, our door is always open!

Request a Ride from the Airport  

Free airport rides from the Tucson International Airport will be available for new international students arriving for the spring 2024 semester.   

You can request a free ride if you meet all of the criteria below: 

  • You are a new international student for spring 2024 

  • Your arrival date is between January 5-9, 2024 

  • Your arrival time is between 12pm and 10pm, Arizona time 

Our Global Wildcat Welcome Team will be at the airport to help with your arrival and coordinate your ride.  

Submit this form by Monday, January 1st. 

If you are arriving outside these dates or times, know that the Tucson airport is easy to navigate and that taxis and app-based rides such as Lyft and Uber are also available. If you are arriving into Phoenix, you can pay to reserve a shuttle to Tucson from the Phoenix International Airport