Life in the Residence Hall

Students with a permanent address outside of the city limits of Tucson will automatically be placed into the residence hall unless they opt out when completing their online contract. The residence hall is not just a place to stay for the summer, but a thriving community of diverse students and staff with the common goal of academic and personal success.  The hall is staffed by Resident Assistants and a graduate community director who are there to ensure the health and safety of the community but also to provide educational and social programming in the hall.

One important goal of the New Start Summer Program is for students to meet and get to know people of different backgrounds so all students will share a double room with someone from a different school, city or state.  We do not accept roommate requests.

What if I need to mail something to my student?

Mail works differently during the summer so you cannot send items directly to the residence hall.  To send mail to students during the program, use of the of the options below.  We ask that you do not send large packages or boxes as we do not have the capacity for large parcel distribution.

To send using US Postal Service:
Student's Name
C/O New Start Summer Program
PO Box 210040
Robert L. Nugent Building, Room 13
Tucson, AZ 85721-0040

To send using a commercial delivery service (UPS, FedEx, etc.):
Student's Name
C/O New Start Summer Program
Robert L. Nugent Building, Room 13
1212 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0040

Can Tucson students live in the residence hall?.

While priority is given to students with a permanent address outside of the city of Tucson, there may be an opportunity for local students to live in the residence hall based on availability. Tucson residents should indicate on their contract that they would like to be considered for the residence hall, and assignments are first-come, first-served based on the date of contract completion.  Notifications for living assignments will be made in late-May. 

Contact Us


New Student Experiences
1303 E. University Blvd., Box #: 20904
Tucson, Arizona 85719-0521
P 520-621-5773
F 520-621-3799

newstart@email.arizona.edu